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Laura Whitehorn

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Fighting to Get Them Out

Former U.S. political prisoner Whitehorn discusses the context of the armed struggle of the 1970s and 1980s, the repression and persecution of radical activists in the U.S. by the FBI’s COINTELPRO destabilization program, and the importance of the ongoing campaigns to free political prisoners. Activists on the outside, she argues, must reach deep to find the enduring power and strength to carry out sustained programs to win the release of political prisoners.

political prisoners, racism, political persecution, activists, law enforcement, atrocities, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 30, No. 2 (2003): 51-56