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

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    The War on Black Dissent, Part II: COINTELPRO & The Assassination of Fred Hampton
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In what Noam Chomksy called the “gravest domestic crime of the Nixon Administration,” the FBI orchestrated a Chicago police raid that killed Black Panther Party Chairman 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.

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