COINTELPRO: The FBI and the Ku Klux Klan – Covert Aid to Right-Wing Vigilantes
COINTELPRO: The FBI and the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) Revisited
Covert aid to right-wing vigilantes
In the guise of a COINTELPRO against “white hate groups,” the FBI subsidized, armed, directed and protected the Ku Klux Klan and other right-wing groups, including a “Secret Army Organization” of California ex-Minutemen who beat up Chicano activists, tore apart the offices of the San Diego Street Journal and the Movement for a Democratic Military, and tried to kill a prominent anti-war organizer. Puerto Rican activists suffered similar terrorist assaults from anti-Castro Cuban groups organized and funded by the CIA.
Defectors from a band of Chicago-based vigilantes known as the “Legion of Justice” disclosed that the funds and arms they used to destroy bookstores, film studios, and other centers of opposition had secretly been supplied by members of the Army’s 113th Military Intelligence Group.
COINTELPRO: The FBI and the Ku Klux Klan (KKK)