Save the Date - Dec 3, 6:30 pm - Fred Hampton event and book release
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Racism, Repression, and Resistance: COINTELPRO Then and Now:
40 years since the FBI and Chicago police assassinated Fred Hampton

Thursday, December 3, 2009, 6:30 pm

AT: The Community Church of New York
40 East 35th Street Between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue
New York, NY, 10016-3870

Racism, Repression & Resistance

COINTELPRO Then and Now:
40 years since the FBI and Chicago police assassinated Fred Hampton

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the murder of Fred Hampton and the
release of The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the
Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther by Jeffrey Haas. Panel
discussion will explore the ongoing repression of political dissent in
the U.S., from the COINTELPRO program that targeted the Black Panther
Party to the current surveillance and disruption of political movements
in the name of national security.

Panelists Include:

* Jeffrey Haas: attorney and author
* Rachel Meeropol: staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights
* Malik Rahim: founder of Common Ground Relief in New Orleans
* Francisco Torres: member of the San Francisco 8
* Laura Whitehorn: activist and former political prisoner

Discussion and book signing will follow the presentation.
This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Center for Constitutional Rights.
Co-sponsors include: The National Lawyers Guild.

For more information, contact Sarah Hogarth at shogarth@igc. org