10-11:30 PM ET Tonight: PBS INDEPENDENT LENS, "1971", Anti-Vietnam War Activists FBI Break In
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in Media, PA look back and speak out about anti-war actions like the major 1971 break in of the FBI Office in Media, PA and the theft of thousands of files. Coverage of the Philadelphia Resistance Group, the Citizens Group to Investigate the FBI for surveillance of anti-draft and anti-war individuals and groups considered un-American. A look at government and other officials who also kept track of anti-Vietnam War dissidents, deemed radicals and political and social movements of the era. 10-11:30 PM ET. PREMIERE, NEW, 2015.
"1971", the Making of the Film
a Catholic Left anti-Vietnam War group of activists who in 1971 planned and carried out a raid on a Camden, NJ Draft Board Office. Their action resulted in a high-profile Trial against the activists that was viewed by many as a referendum on the Vietnam War and as an example of successful use of jury nullification.
Surveillance Photo, three members of the 'Camden 28' outside the Draft Board Offices early morning, Aug. 22, 1971.
More on the 'Camden 28' at Wiki:
"THE SECRET BURGLARY THAT EXPOSED J. EDGAR HOOVER'S FBI"
NPR/National Public Radio
Jan. 7, 2014
By Carrie Johnson
A new book reveals the details of the 1971 historic burglary of an FBI Office in Media, PA by anti-Vietnam War activists that exposed the domestic surveillance program and abuses committed by the FBI's unchecked power to spy on Americans considered subversives who opposed the Vietnam War and the draft.
The real story here is these ordinary people put themselves on the line here.
People in the government were not about to reveal these illegal activities for whatever reason...