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For Years The FBI Was Secretly Spying On Muhammad Ali

AFRICANGLOBE - The FBI kept tabs on the late boxer Muhammad Ali in 1966, including his divorce and his speech at a Miami mosque, allegedly in its investigation of the religious group Nation of Islam, according to documents released by the agency. The FBI has been criticized for monitoring public figures, including civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.. The latest batch of about 140 pages of FBI documents from 1966 on Ali, which includes previously classified material, were released following a lawsuit to obtain the papers brought in August by conservative group Judicial Watch.

Muhammad Ali, The People’s Champion

AFRICANGLOBE - Ali’s greatest victories came outside the boxing ring. He was the greatest of all time as a boxer and, more important, as a humanitarian. It was his unpopularity with the establishment that made him popular with people. Ali didn’t know it, but wherever he was going, the FBI was spying on him as part of its COINTELPRO campaign. The agency overheard conversations between Ali and Dr. King as part of its wiretapping of King’s phones and hotel rooms.

Eric Holder, Re-Open COINTELPRO Investigation

The Pine Ridge, South Dakota, Oglala Sioux have convinced the U.S. Justice Department to re-examine 50 possible political killings, from the mid-Seventies, some of...

COINTELPRO: The FBI’s War On Black America

AFRICANGLOBE - Through a secret program called the Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO), there was a concerted effort to subvert the will of the people to avoid the rise of “a black Messiah” that would mobilize the African-American community into a meaningful political force.
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