Cynthia McKinney was a Democratic Congressperson, and later, a candidate for President of the United States as a member of the Green Party. Last week, Cynthia McKinney was part of a panel in Montreal, which discussed 9-11 and the political aftermath.
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A Dark Decade
Conference Examines Post-9/11 Democracy
by Jacob Roberts / September 13, 2011
“Of course we were all afraid, and we didn’t know what had actually happened. But when I was given those talking points that said I should go out and tell my 630,000 constituents that we were hit because we are free, as a black person in the United States, I knew that wasn’t the truth. As a person who has understood the workings of the Counter Intelligence Program [an FBI operation debuted in 1956 to spy on and infiltrate the African-American community], I understood that wasn’t the truth,” McKinney told the crowd.
McKinney went on to talk about the manipulation of what [Canadian Prime Minister Stephen] Harper would define three days later as democratic values: freedom, human rights, and the rule of the law…