Today on Your Call: How and why did the FBI target radicals at UC Berkeley in the 60s?

Sep 19, 2012

On today's Your Call, we’ll speak with Seth Rosenfeld, author of Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals and Reagan's Rise to Power.  “Ultimately,” says Rosenfeld, “this is a cautionary tale about the dangers of secrecy and power.”  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here.  What are your memories of activism in Berkeley in the 60s?  Or if you’re involved today, have you experienced repression?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

Guest:

Seth Rosenfeld, author of Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals and Reagan's Rise to Power

Resources:

Center for Investigative Reporting: FBI files reveal new details about informant who armed Black Panthers

The Daily Beast: The FBI’s Harassment and Spying on 1960s Students Revealed in 'Subversives' by Seth Rosenfeld

Fresh Air: Student 'Subversives' And The FBI's 'Dirty Tricks' 

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism: Seth Rosenfeld | Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals and Reagan's Rise to Power

NY Times: Reagan’s Personal Spying Machine

BookForum: Peeping Ron  

The Boston Globe: ‘Subversives ’ by Seth Rosenfeld  

Berkeleyside: The FBI’s secret war against Berkeley  

Wall Street Journal: When G-Men Do Research on Campus

S.F. Chronicle: 'Subversives,' by Seth Rosenfeld 

Christian Science Monitor: Subversives