The FBI in Peace and War was a radio crime drama inspired by Frederick Collins' book, The FBI in Peace and War. Airing on CBS from November 25, 1944 to September 28, 1958, it had a variety of sponsors (Lava Soap, Wildroot Cream Oil, Lucky Strike, Nescafe, Wrigley's Gum) over the years. Martin Blaine and Donald Briggs headed the cast.
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FBI investigations laid the basis for the prosecutions, and between 1949 and 1956, 104 members of the party were tried and convicted.
Clark ordered the FBI to use the maximum resources, investigative and intelligence, to collect and report all facts bearing upon the question as to whether there has been or is a scheme or conspiracy by any group of whatever size, effectiveness or affiliation, to plan, promote or aggravate riot activity....
FBI informers also joined in the Klan's many beatings of civil rights workers and fls to protect their "cover." FBI agents, forewarned by informers of impending Klan violence, stood by at the scene and watched when local police did nothing to stop it.
Today's front page report in the New York Times revealing that the FBI was targeting the recent national anti-war demonstrations in Washington and San Francisco must be understood as the tip of the iceberg," said Mara Verheyden-Hilliard attorney with the Partnership for Civil Justice and the National Lawyers Guild.
"Under the banner of the war on terrorism, Bush and Ashcroft are resorting to J. Edgar Hoover's COINTELPRO tactics of the 1950's and 1960's against the rising anti-war movement of today," stated Brian Becker of the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, the initiator and co-sponsor of the October 25 demonstration.
F.B.I. officials said in interviews that the intelligence-gathering effort was aimed at identifying anarchists and "extremist elements" plotting violence, not at monitoring the political speech of law-abiding protesters.
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