Break-ins, Death Threats, and the FBI
The Covert War Against the Central America Movement
Ross GelbspanPages: 258
Release Date: 1991-01-01
If you think homeland security hysteria started in 2001, read this breathtaking account of how ordinary citizens were labeled and treated as “terrorists” in the 1980s. Using extensive interviews with a Salvadoran American FBI employee, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Ross Gelbspan documents the wide-ranging FBI assault on the Central America solidarity movement and other political dissidents.
“Raises the curtain on the FBI's secret attempts to undermine and demonize the nationwide network of individuals and protest groups opposed to the Reagan Administration's Central America polices and programs. Gelbspan demonstrates that the more than two hundred verified instances of break-ins, burglaries, death threats, harassment, and arson cannot be viewed, as many preferred, as a series of scattered horror stories.”—Frank J. Donner, author of The Age of Surveillance: The Aims and Methods of America's Political Intelligence System and Protectors of Privilege: Political Repression in Urban America