The FBI’s COINTELPRO remains one of the darkest chapters in our nation’s history. For decades, the FBI carried out covert actions and dirty tricks against social movements. COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program) included among the program’s many targets, organizations such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the anti-Vietnam War movement, and individuals such as Martin Luther King, Jr, as well as local, state, and federal elected officials.
There’s a bill in Congress that will open up the FBI’s files. HR 2998 would require full, public release of the FBI’s COINTELPRO files. This historic bill is an important step to reconciling with the FBI’s continued legacy of undemocratic abuses of power.
Please help us make history and expose FBI dirty tricks. Please write your member of Congress today to ask them to support this bill and to support efforts to broaden it to cover the full scope of FBI files.
Follow the read more link for sample scripts from which you can adapt your emails and phone calls to Congressional offices.
IJAN Update -- September 2020
Ever since the video of James Santos (a/k/a Otis Jackson) surfaced in late 2019 confessing to the shooting for which Imam Jamil Al-Amin (formerly known as H. Rap Brown) was wrongfully convicted, the momentum to free him has increased exponentially. And We Need to Keep Our Pedals to the Metal
In January, 2020, the Conviction Integrity Unit was formed in the Fulton Co., GA District Attorney’s Office to review unjust cases. It was formed by Paul Howard, incidentally the same DA who called for Imam Jamil to face the death penalty. Former UN Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor, Andrew Young spoke at the inaugural hearing calling for Imam Jamil’s case to be re-opened .
YOU CAN WATCH JAMES SANTOS CONFESS IN COURT
& ANDREW YOUNG CALLING FOR A RETRIAL FOR IMAM JAMIL AT:
On August 10, 2020 at 11AM, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia), the Imam Jamil Action Network (IJAN), and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), and other community advocates, with host a press conference outside the Fulton County Courthouse. The purpose of the press conference is to call for each Fulton County District Attorney candidate to commit to reopening Imam Jamil Al-Amin’s (H. Rap Brown) case.
14 More Things You can Do for Imam Jamil Al-Amin
There are several ways you can work for Imam Jamil's freedom and dignity, whether you are an individual or a group of people. The most important thing is to try to do what each of us can consistently. Here is a list of ideas:
1. Make Dua (a Prayer)