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Surveillance Of MIT: From COINTELPRO to Chelsea Manning

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Published on March 1, 2014

Author: stannenb

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A brief overview of government surveillance of MIT, from COINTELPRO to Chelsea Manning
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Surveillance of MIT: From Cointelpro to Chelsea Manning Saul Tannenbaum @stannenb saultannenbaum.org

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COINTELPRO – Counterintelligence Program “The FBI began COINTELPRO in 1956 to disrupt the activities of the Communist Party of the United States. In the 1960s, it was expanded to include a number of other domestic groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan, the Socialist Workers Party, and the Black Panther Party. All COINTELPRO operations were ended in 1971. … COINTELPRO was later rightfully criticized by Congress and the American people for abridging first amendment rights and for other reasons.” - vault.fbi.gov

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Some things don’t change “serious-mind young people … little time for outside activity” July, 1968

They read The Tech to discover “ringleaders”

Problem: MIT Humanities Dept. employing “radical-type” instructors June, 1969

Tangible Results Instructor’s “automatic” renewal of contract halted June 1969

“The Daily Reamer”: “not … sufficiently obnoxious to warrant” interference with advertising, except the NSA January 29, 1969

It’s not like harassment was a secret From The Tech October 31, 1967

Chelsea Manning 0 1

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Wikileaks Timeline ✤ Early January 2010: Manning downloads Iraq/Afghan war logs ✤ Late January 2010: Manning visits Cambridge and MIT independent living group PIKA ✤ Early February 2010: Manning provides Wikileaks with war logs

MIT/Manning Connections Manning PGP key signed by Daniel Clark, PIKA resident

Manning/MIT Connections ✤ David House, then MIT researcher, founded Bradly Manning Support Network ✤ Laptop seized without warrant at the border ✤ Summoned before Wikileaks Grand Jury ✤ Wikileaks Grand Jury has subpoenaed one other unnamed “Cambridge resident” ✤ Wikileaks Grand Jury still sitting, investigation still open ✤ Wikileaks investigation seems pretty clearly to have used all the NSA “dragnet” techniques that have been disclosed

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How many hops away from a “terrorist” are you?

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