Reflections on COINTELPRO: Past and Present

Oregon Jericho and PDX Coalition Opposing Political Repression present:

Reflections on COINTELPRO: Past and Present

  • Saturday March 12th 2011
  • Time: 6:30-8:30pm
  • Portland State University Smith Memorial Building Cascade Room: 236

Event is free, open to the public, and disability affirmative



  • Peter Bohmer- Activist scholar and former COINTELPRO target
  • Arthur Miller- Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee /Northwest Regional Organizer
  • Kent Ford- Co-founder of Portland Black Panther Party and father of Political Prisoner Patrice Lumumba Ford

Panelists will explain their personal experiences with the FBI’s
counterintelligence program (COINTELPRO) dating back to the 1960’s.  The full story and implications of COINTELPRO still have yet to be discovered and resolved including the gross reality of contemporary impacts.  Today, in a time of FBI raids and subpoenas, from Minneapolis to Chicago starting in the fall of 2010, more awareness of the countries quickly dwindling and diminishing civil liberties must be understood in historical context.  As civilians deserve redress for the illegal activities of COINTELPRO, hearings must be reopened and amnesty granted for U.S.-held Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War.  All of this and more will be discussed.


Co-sponsored by:
Students for Unity, Student Animal Liberation Coalition, Bmedia
Collective, Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, Portland International Socialist Organization, NW Student Coalition, Portland Coalition Opposing Political Repression, Oregon Progressive Party, Cascadia Rising Tide, Portland Animal Defense League, PDX APOC, Portland Industrial Workers of the World


Oregon Jericho
The Jericho Movement for Political Prisoner Amnesty
P.O. Box 17420
Portland, Oregon 97217

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