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The "New" COINTELPRO: Not So Fast...

Rosnick, Rachel (2010) The "New" COINTELPRO: Not So Fast... Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Throughout the 1950's and 60's, domestic activist groups were subject to heightened levels of surveillance, infiltration, and harassment through the government's counterintelligence program (COINTELPRO). Though the program was officially disbanded nearly four decades ago, current domestic activist groups, especially environmental and animal rights activists, continue to allege that the program remains in effect to this day. Though certain similarities to the COINTELPRO-era remain, the current socio-political climate's focus on terrorism prevention and the protection of industry profits and the resulting legal, statutory and regulatory frameworks present new challenges to such activists that must be met with new solutions. This thesis will examine the origin of the activists' claim, why such an analogy is faulty, and why such a distinction is important for those involved in environmental and animal rights activism.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairNelson, Lisalsnelson@pitt.eduLSNELSON
Committee MemberRist, D Wesdwrist@pitt.eduDWRIST
Committee MemberSealey, Michaelsealym@pitt.eduSEALYM
Committee MemberSeybolt, Taylotseybolt@pitt.eduSEYBOLT
Date: 29 June 2010
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 13 April 2010
Approval Date: 29 June 2010
Submission Date: 22 April 2010
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs > Public and International Affairs
Degree: MPIA - Master of Public and International Affairs
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: COINTELPRO; green scare
Other ID:, etd-04222010-113044
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:41
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:41


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