Right now 80s looks are all the rage in the fashion industry. So why is politics headed back to the 50s and 60s? For those of you who don’t know about COINTELPRO, it was a set of covert and illegal projects run by J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI from 1956-1971 designed to spy on civil rights and anti-Vietnam War groups and activists. Like Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, now recognized as seminal Americans. It’s one of the reasons FISA was created.

Color of Change, FireDogLake and BlueAmerica PAC are running the ad below in the Washington Post on Thursday in response to the recent actions of Congress. Target: Steny Hoyer. Where’s the Congressional Black Caucus on protecting the civil rights of Americans given that last time around, our community was hit hard by illegal wiretapping? Read more here.

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