Still Spying | Presented by Defending Rights & Dissent

Still Spying | Presented by Defending Rights & Dissent

A limited series podcast that does a deep dive into the history of FBI spying on protest movements and activists. Hosted by Defending Rights & Dissent policy director Chip Gibbons.


Exposing FBI Surveillance Today featuring Alice Speri
Sep 15 • 33 min
The FBI is still spying on dissent. But how do we know what they’re up to? On this episode, Alice Speri of The Intercept talks about the importance of the Freedom of Information Act and whistleblowers to journalists reporting on FBI surveillance. She…
The War on Black Dissent Part III: The FBI vs. The Movement for Black Lives feat. Malkia Devich Cyril
Aug 27 • 40 min
In our conclusion of Still Spying’s three-part exploration of the FBI’s war on Black dissent we bring the story up to the present. In response to police violence and white supremacy, the US has witnessed renewed movements for racial justice….
The War on Black Dissent Part II: COINTELPRO & The Assassination of Fred Hampton
Aug 10 • 32 min
The War on Black Dissent, Part I: Black Lives, Red Scares featuring Gerald Horne
Jul 28 • 32 min
Is All Policing Political? Featuring Alex S. Vitale
Jul 10 • 48 min
What does the neutral application of the law mean if the law itself is not neutral? Still Spying podcast host Chip Gibbons & noted abolitionist Alex S. Vitale. explore the political nature of federal and local law enforcement and ask the question:…
What Powers Does the FBI Have & How Do We Rein Them In? Featuring Emily Berman
Jun 29 • 36 min
Legacy of Abuse: From The Palmer Raids to Black Identity Extremism Feat. Mike German
Jun 9 • 65 min
An exploration into the history of the FBI looking into certain political activities and political actors that conspicuously all seemed to have a common denominator.Also, a one-on-one conversation with Mike German, a retired FBI agent and a fellow in…