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ID:

577

Date:

2010-07-30

Headline:

FBI Releases Its Howard Zinn Surveillance File

Reporter's name:

Casual Observer

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Firedoglake

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released its file on the late American historian Howard Zinn, containing 423 pages from 1949 until 1974, including an investigation of Zinn's links to what the FBI called "Communist Front Groups" in the 1950s. The Bureau renewed its interest in Zinn in the 1960s after Zinn criticized its civil rights investigations.

Notes:

The full file - minus redactions - is available at http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/zinn_howard.htm

Keywords:

Howard Zinn, civil rights, Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, surveillance

URL:

http://my.firedoglake.com/casualobserver/2010/07/30/fbi-releases-its-howard-zinn-surveillance-file/


Agencies:

FBI

States:

DC

Categories:

civil rights
FBI
law enforcement


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