A limited series podcast that does a deep dive into the history of FBI spying on protest movements and activists. Hosted by Defending Rights & Dissent policy director Chip Gibbons.
The FBI's Man Inside the Klan feat. Mary Stanton
The FBI was ruthless in its pursuit of civil rights activists. At the same time, the Ku Klux Klan was engaged in a reign of terror. How did the FBI's attitude towards those fighting nonviolently for racial justice compare to its attitude towards those...
Exposing FBI Surveillance Today featuring Alice Speri
The FBI is still spying on dissent. But how do we know what they’re up to? On this episode, Alice Speri of The Intercept talks about the importance of the Freedom of Information Act and whistleblowers to journalists reporting on FBI surveillance. She...
The War on Black Dissent Part III: The FBI vs. The Movement for Black Lives feat. Malkia Devich Cyril
In our conclusion of Still Spying’s three-part exploration of the FBI’s war on Black dissent we bring the story up to the present. In response to police violence and white supremacy, the US has witnessed renewed movements for racial justice....
The War on Black Dissent Part II: COINTELPRO & The Assassination of Fred Hampton
The War on Black Dissent, Part I: Black Lives, Red Scares featuring Gerald Horne
Is All Policing Political? Featuring Alex S. Vitale
What does the neutral application of the law mean if the law itself is not neutral? Still Spying podcast host Chip Gibbons & noted abolitionist Alex S. Vitale. explore the political nature of federal and local law enforcement and ask the question:...
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Great historical context
I always look forward to Chip’s “Chip Chat” segments on the District Sentinel podcast, with his reports on the latest abuses of the US surveillance state.
The episodes here so far give a broader historical view, disproving the notion that this is an aberration, either unique to Trump or post-9/11 America.
The episode with professor Gerald Horne in particular was a joy to listen to; much wider-ranging than other interviews the prof has given recently.