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FBI Files On The Anarchist Cookbook

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posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 02:58 PM
I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this, but it didn't seem to really fit in anywhere else, either.

FBI Files On The Anarchist Cookbook PDF

These files were obtained through a FOIA request. I am by no means an advocate of violent revolution, but I found the media, public, and government reactions to the book very interesting, to say the least.

If you've never heard of the book before:

Wikipedia Page

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 03:06 PM
Dang it, I can't get the page to load. I'm interested as I have this book.

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 03:33 PM
Anarchist cookbook! been awhile since I heard those words..And yes they still bring a childish smile to my face!

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 03:40 PM
reply to post by TechVampyre

i bought it when you still could order one from a bookstore..


still wonder if i'm on a old FBI file of people who read it,,

(until my dad made me throw it away)

he saw the thing about smoking bananas/ peanut skins,, and had a fit!!!
bombs were ok/ish but ""
if you smoke a banana,, i will dis-own you""

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 03:44 PM
link didn't get it from me..

edit on 16-2-2011 by TechVampyre because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 03:49 PM

Originally posted by TechVampyre didn't get it from me..

edit on 16-2-2011 by TechVampyre because: (no reason given)

whisper whisper kool

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 03:53 PM
You should check out these books also, I highly recommend them to any fan of the cookbook.

Forbidden knowledge
More forbidden knowledge

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 03:56 PM
reply to post by darrman

A lot of things in the book are pure bunk, but it's entertaining to see how people flipped out when it was released.

I particularly like this recurring quote from the files:

"All individuals involved in New Left extremist activity should be considered dangerous because of their known advocacy and use of explosives, reported acquisition of firearms and incendiary devices, and known propensity for violence."

Sounds similar to what Homeland Security calls the right wing these days, no?

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 06:16 PM
Looks like a number of irate letters from right-wing Ma & Pa prompted Hoover's machine to look at every possible way this book could be illegal. Epic fail freedom of information rules the day. At least back then.
Publishers Loompanics Unlimited and Palladin Press endured quite a bit of scrutiny for publishing everything from military demolitions to how to be a hit man and I believe eventually had to take some things off the market, which have of course since reappeared as downloadable pdf files on the internet. No use of the US Mail these days.


posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 07:20 PM
The file wouldn't load for me, but I will say this.

There was a time, several decades ago, when there was an ad in a comic/newspaper...

It was an advert on how to create a silencer for a gun, home-made.

A fellow ordered the instructions.

A short time later, the FBI showed up, and confiscated the material he was using. They questioned him, finding only that he was just curious as to how it worked and wanted to create a version himself, and left him alone.

So who placed the ad in the first place? The FBI? To see who is interested in learning how to create a silencer?

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