human rights logo

The Building Human Rights WebNet is in the process of migrating to a new system. We apologize for the inconvenience. Click here for a preview.

Building Human Rights

Building Our Planet
Building Democracy
Building Economic Justice
Building Equality
Building Gender Justice
Building Immigrant Rights
Building Liberty
Building Public Education
Building Racial Justice
Building World Peace



More Resources for Human Rights and Social Justice:

Building Liberty | COINTELPRO

Documents from the COINTELPRO Files

COINTELPRO Document Scans,
Transcripts, & Related Collections

The Paul Wolf Collection

Documents and Reports, including:
Intelligence Activities and the Rights of Americans, Book II
Supplementary Detailed Staff Reports, Book III

Communist Party, USA
Socialist Workers Party
New Left
Black Nationalist Hate Groups
White Hate Groups
Groups Seeking Independence for Puerto Rico
Border Coverage Program
Cuban Matters
Violence-Prone Yugoslav Emigres
Counterintelligence and Special Operations

Political Research Associates



More Resources

David Kaplan of California's Center for Investigative Reporting called COINTELPRO "the largest known program yet in domestic suverillance."

Kaplan observed that "between 1965 and 1975, the FBI opened more than 500,000 intelligence files on more than one million Americans, according to a Congressional report."

"Among the Bureau's targets: Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement, anti-Vietnam War Groups, and the underground press."



A Collaborative Project of:

Bill of Rights Defense Committee | Defending Dissent Foundation
National Lawyers Guild | Political Research Associates

Progressive Online Civil Liberties Action Network

Building Human Rights is a compelling master frame
for building a progressive movement for social change.

Allied Sites

How does
Social Science
Analyze the Success
and Failure of
Social Movements?

Visit the Social Movement
Study Network Activism Pages

And learn how to
fine-tune your organizing


Democracy is not a specific set of institutions but a process that requires dissent.
- - -
Democracy is a process that assumes the majority of people, 
over time, given enough accurate information,
the ability to participate in a free and open public debate,
and to vote without intimidation,
reach constructive decisions that benefit the whole of society, and 
preserve liberty, protect our freedoms, extend equality,
and thus defend democracy itself. 


Unless otherwise noted, all material on this website is copyright ©2011-2015 by Building Human Rights WebNet

Site curated by Chip Berlet