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1979: Exposed the activities of domestic “secret police”

In the early 1970s, the American public got its first look at decades of records of surveillance and recordkeeping by local, state, and federal government agencies like the FBI and CIA. In 1979, using over 13,000 pages of records obtained though the Freedom of Information Act, AFSC published a report on the interconnected network of intelligence agencies whose illegal and unconstitutional actions targeted peaceful dissidents, minorities, and the Service Committee itself.

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Taken on September 5, 2012