Still Spying | Presented by Defending Rights & Dissent

The War on Black Dissent Part II: COINTELPRO & The Assassination of Fred Hampton

August 10, 2020 Season 1 Episode 5
Still Spying | Presented by Defending Rights & Dissent
The War on Black Dissent Part II: COINTELPRO & The Assassination of Fred Hampton
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Still Spying | Presented by Defending Rights & Dissent
The War on Black Dissent Part II: COINTELPRO & The Assassination of Fred Hampton
Aug 10, 2020 Season 1 Episode 5

In what Noam Chomksy called the “gravest domestic crime of the Nixon Administration,” the FBI orchestrated a Chicago police raid that killed Black Panther Fred Hampton and Mark Clark. In part two of a three part exploration of the FBI’s War on Black Dissent, host Chip Gibbons is joined by Jeffrey Haas, a lawyer with the People’s Law Office and the author of The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther. Haas represented survivors of the raid and was instrumental in exposing the FBI’s role in it. He also knew Hampton personally. In a powerful and moving interview, he makes the case that Hampton’s death was a political assassination. 

Show Notes

In what Noam Chomksy called the “gravest domestic crime of the Nixon Administration,” the FBI orchestrated a Chicago police raid that killed Black Panther Fred Hampton and Mark Clark. In part two of a three part exploration of the FBI’s War on Black Dissent, host Chip Gibbons is joined by Jeffrey Haas, a lawyer with the People’s Law Office and the author of The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther. Haas represented survivors of the raid and was instrumental in exposing the FBI’s role in it. He also knew Hampton personally. In a powerful and moving interview, he makes the case that Hampton’s death was a political assassination.