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Sankar and the Chemistry Crime Committee By Gopala Vemulapalli
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Crime 101: The way they do in the portals of academy.
Sankar and the Chemistry Crime Committee By Gopala Vemulapalli
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Crime 101: The way they do in the portals of academy.
The Vigilance Committee of '56 By James O'Mera
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Viligantism in the California Gold Fields in the 1850s. Primary sites of action, San Francisco and Sacramento.
Foreign and Military Intelligence: The Secret History of the CIA and Covert Action By Church Committee
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Recent Presidents have justified secrecy on the basis of "national security." The Bay of Pigs fiasco, the secret war in Laos, the secret bombing of Cambodia, the anti-Allende activities in... More > Chile, the Watergate affair, were all instances of the use of power cloaked in secrecy which, when revealed, provoked widespread popular disapproval. The Church Committee emerged out of allegations of abuse and improper activities by the intelligence agencies of the United States. This first book of their report provides details on the intelligence agencies of the U.S., particularly the CIA and their covert action programs. The Committee's investigation documented a number of actions committed in the name of "national security" that were inconsistent with declared policy and the law. Hearings were held and the committee issued reports on alleged assassination plots, covert action in Chile and the interception of domestic communications by the National Security Agency (NSA).< Less
Foreign and Military Intelligence: The Secret History of the CIA and Covert Action By Church Committee
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Recent Presidents have justified secrecy on the basis of "national security." The Bay of Pigs fiasco, the secret war in Laos, the secret bombing of Cambodia, the anti-Allende activities in... More > Chile, the Watergate affair, were all instances of the use of power cloaked in secrecy which, when revealed, provoked widespread popular disapproval. The Church Committee emerged out of allegations of abuse and improper activities by the intelligence agencies of the United States. This first book of their report provides details on the intelligence agencies of the U.S., particularly the CIA and their covert action programs. The Committee's investigation documented a number of actions committed in the name of "national security" that were inconsistent with declared policy and the law. Hearings were held and the committee issued reports on alleged assassination plots, covert action in Chile and the interception of domestic communications by the National Security Agency (NSA).< Less
COINTELPRO: The FBI's Covert Action Programs Against American Citizens By Church Committee
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COINTELPRO is the FBI acronym for a series of covert action programs directed against domestic groups. In these programs, the Bureau went beyond the collection of intelligence to secret action... More > designed to "disrupt" and "neutralize" target groups and individuals. The techniques were adopted wholesale from wartime counterintelligence, and ranged from the trivial to the degrading (sending anonymous poison-pen letters intended to break up marriages) and the dangerous (encouraging gang warfare and falsely labeling members of a violent group as police informers). This report is based on a staff study of more than 20,000 pages of Bureau documents, depositions of many of the Bureau agents involved in the programs, and interviews of several COINTELPRO targets. The selected cases demonstrate the consequences of a Government agency's decision to take the law into its own hands for the "greater good" of the country.< Less
COINTELPRO: The FBI's Covert Action Programs Against American Citizens By Church Committee
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COINTELPRO is the FBI acronym for a series of covert action programs directed against domestic groups. In these programs, the Bureau went beyond the collection of intelligence to secret action... More > designed to "disrupt" and "neutralize" target groups and individuals. The techniques were adopted wholesale from wartime counterintelligence, and ranged from the trivial to the degrading (sending anonymous poison-pen letters intended to break up marriages) and the dangerous (encouraging gang warfare and falsely labeling members of a violent group as police informers). This report is based on a staff study of more than 20,000 pages of Bureau documents, depositions of many of the Bureau agents involved in the programs, and interviews of several COINTELPRO targets. The selected cases demonstrate the consequences of a Government agency's decision to take the law into its own hands for the "greater good" of the country.< Less
Operation CHAOS: The CIA's Covert Action Program Against American Citizens By Church Committee
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The most extensive program of domestic spying by the CIA on Americans was the CHAOS program. CHAOS was the centerpiece of a major CIA effort begun in 1967 in response to White House pressure for... More > intelligence about foreign influence upon American dissent. The CHAOS mission was to gather and evaluate all available information about foreign links to racial, antiwar, and other protest activity in the United States. In addition to the CHAOS program, this book covers domestic mail opening by the CIA and FBI, surveillance of Americans by the National Security Agency (NSA), and improper surveillance of private citizens by the U.S. military.< Less
Intelligence Activities and the Rights of Americans: A History of Abuses of Power by the FBI, CIA, and NSA By Church Committee
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The Church Committee examined whether intelligence activities threaten the rights of American citizens. The Committee found that too many people were spied upon by too many Government agencies and... More > too much information had been collected. The Government often undertook secret surveillance of citizens on the basis of their political beliefs, even when those beliefs posed no threat of violence or illegal acts on behalf of a hostile foreign power. The Government, operating primarily through secret informants, but also using other intrusive techniques such as wiretaps, microphone "bugs," surreptitious mail opening, and break-ins, swept in vast amounts of information about the personal lives, views, and associations of American citizens. This book details how governmental officials violated or ignored the law over long periods of time and advocated and defended their right to break the law.< Less
Intelligence Activities and the Rights of Americans: A History of Abuses of Power by the FBI, CIA, and NSA By Church Committee
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The Church Committee examined whether intelligence activities threaten the rights of American citizens. The Committee found that too many people were spied upon by too many Government agencies and... More > too much information had been collected. The Government often undertook secret surveillance of citizens on the basis of their political beliefs, even when those beliefs posed no threat of violence or illegal acts on behalf of a hostile foreign power. The Government, operating primarily through secret informants, but also using other intrusive techniques such as wiretaps, microphone "bugs," surreptitious mail opening, and break-ins, swept in vast amounts of information about the personal lives, views, and associations of American citizens. This book details how governmental officials violated or ignored the law over long periods of time and advocated and defended their right to break the law.< Less

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