Heavy Radicals - The FBI's Secret War on America's Maoists: The Revolutionary Union / Revolutionary Communist Party 1968-1980

By Aaron J. Leonard, Conor A. Gallagher

Heavy Radicals: The FBI's mystery battle on America's Maoists is a background of the progressive Union/Revolutionary Communist social gathering — the most important Maoist association to come up within the US — from its origins within the explosive 12 months of 1968, its enlargement right into a nationwide association within the early seventies, its extension into significant all through early a part of that decade, the devastating schism within the aftermath of the dying of Mao Tse-tung, and its final decline because the Seventies changed into the Eighties. From its beginnings the grouping was once the point of interest of J. Edgar Hoover and different best FBI officers for an unrelenting array of operations: Informant penetration, atmosphere enterprises opposed to one another, constructing phony communist collectives for infiltration and disruption, planting of mobilephone faucets and microphones in flats, break-ins to scouse borrow club lists, using FBI ‘friendly reporters’ similar to Victor Riesel and Ed Montgomery to undermine the crowd, and lots more and plenty extra. it's the tale of a large component of the radicalized formative years of whose radicalism didn't disappear on the finish of the sixties, and of the FBI’s greatest — and during the past, untold — crusade opposed to it.

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Progressive Union, aka pink Union inner defense - progressive Union. Bureau dossier, Steve Hamilton 100-445639. record liberate p. 284. 121. “On March 2, 1969, an government Committee assembly of the RU was once held at 620 Waller highway, San Francisco, California, during which STEVE HAMILTON used to be current. SF T-1, 3/10/69. ” and “On March nine, 1969, an government Committee assembly of the RU was once held at 6A Downey, San Francisco, California, within which the East Bay neighborhood of the RU used to be represented through STEVE HAMILTON and different participants. ” T-3, 3/10/69. document of Brent T. Palmer, FBI, 4/10/70. Bureau dossier, Steve Hamilton, 100-54915. NARA rfile free up p. 15. 122. RU government Committee assembly, San Francisco, California, 4/6/69, submitted, April 14, 1969. Bureau dossier, Steve Hamilton 100-445639. rfile unencumber p. 118. 123. Ibid. 124. Hillson, Jon. Denver department, SWP, “American Maoism: Re-emergence and Regroupment. ” SWP dialogue Bulletin, Vol. 31, No. 6, may possibly 1973. From marxists. org, Encyclopedia of anti-Revisionism online. http://www. marxists. org/history/erol/ncm-1/hillson. htm a hundred twenty five. Weinberg and Gerson. op. cit. 126. Ely, Mike. electronic mail trade with Aaron Leonard, February 21, 2012. 127. The pink Papers. The innovative Union 1969. From marxists. org, Encyclopedia of anti-Revisionism online. http://www. marxists. org/history/erol/ncm-1/red-papers-1/against. htm 128. Mao Tse-tung. “Statement helping the yank Negroes of their simply fight opposed to Racial Discrimination by way of U. S. Imperialism. ” Peking overview, August eight, 1963. 129. The crimson Papers. op. cit. one hundred thirty. Ibid. 131. For a great historic accounting see, J. Arch Getty and Oleg V. Naumov. the line to Terror: Stalin and the Self-Destruction of the Bolsheviks, 1932-39, Yale collage Press, 2002. 590-91. 132. Sale, SDS. op. cit. p. 522. 133. “Schram, Stuart. The suggestions of Mao Tse-tung. Cambridge: Cambridge collage Press, 1989. p. 151. 134. The Sino-Soviet break up. op. cit. one hundred thirty five. The purple Papers. op. cit. 136. Ibid. 137. RU govt Committee assembly, San Francisco, California, 2/23/69. file dated, March three, 1969. Bureau dossier, Steve Hamilton 100-445639. record unlock p. 172. 138. SA Bertram Worthington TO SAC, San Francisco, 3/5/69. Bureau dossier, Steve Hamilton 100-445639. record unencumber p. 177. 139. RU govt Committee assembly, San Francisco, California, 4/6/1969, record dated, April 14, 1969. Bureau dossier, Steve Hamilton 100-445639. record liberate, p. 119. a hundred and forty. SAC, San Francisco (100-61281) to Director, FBI (105-184369). “Revolutionary Union. ” April 30, 1969. 141. Koziol, Ron, “Red Unit Seeks SDS Rule. ” Chicago Tribune, June 17, 1969. 142. Ibid. 143. Chicago, To Director, FBI, 6/30/69 topic: COINTELPRO New Left. Freedom of knowledge and privateness Acts topic (COINTELPRO) New Left, Chicago department. 100-449698-9, rfile pp. 28-30. a hundred and forty four. SAC, Chicago to Director FBI, topic COINTELPRO - New Left, 6/24/1969. Freedom of knowledge and privateness Acts topic (COINTELPRO) New Left, Chicago department. 1,00-449698-9, record pp. 31-32. a hundred forty five. SAC Chicago, to Director FBI “Counterintelligence and particular Operations (Nationalities Intelligence).

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