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August 1, 1972
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'pHE VOICE, ? , h, Approved For Release 20~Qjs'ItDP75-00001 FOIAb3b A virtual news blackout has 1$een declared by' the nation's press concerning the major, legal Challenges that have been .launche.d against the Central In Telligence Agency. .The August 10 filing of a suit in Washington against CIA Director Richard Helms and othe .government officials was a .matter of,court record and eas- ily accessible to the news ? media. In addition, a news re-, lease containing essential fact about; the story was hand deli - ?vered' to the Washington Post, the Evening Star, the Associate Press and United Press Inter- national. A week later, not one 'line concerning it had appeared any- where in the country. It was.'confixmed by THE VOIC that editors were-well aware of the story and its importance. A call to one of Washington*' two dailies by a source access- ible'to THE VOICE produced this continent' from a leading reporter "You can call it' a 'press con- spiracy' if you like, but we're not going to print it and I'm sure no one else is either." Earlier this 'year on July 20 an important decision in.the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals guaranteed that the CI would be brought to court on a challenge that had been in pro cess.since 1968. America's Approved For Relea Ear ~;:a;c~? 1:J to carried the story as a small,, CPYRGHT greatest newspaper "of record", the New York Times, ignored the story, as did the Washington Evening Star and most other papers. The Washington Post item on page ten. The Washington Post,,The. Evening Star, the news ser- vices and'the local radio stations have seen fit to suppress one of/'the major news stories of the-year--the legal challenges to. the nerve cen- ter of American imperialism, the.Central Intelligence Agency. For.this reason THE VOICE felt obligated to fill the; void by bringing out the ;~ first "special edition" in its young life. CPYRGHT Yet iri 1964. in a court case involving .two Estonian emigres the CIA presented to the court a secret document authorizing it' to engage in certain domestic activities. This authorization was in the form of an executive order which seems to be in direct viola- tion of the' act"creating the CIA. As.a matter of fact the do- mestic operations of the CIA.'' were so large by 1964 that it set up a Domestic Operations. Division with headquarters at 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., about a block and a half from the. MMMlajox breaks in CIA'secrecy in. . 1966 and 1967 resulted in disclosures that the CIA was very heavily involved in financ ing all types of programs at such major. Lmiversities as Michigan State and the Massa- chusetts Institute of Technol-?. The National Security'Act which created the CIA states that it shall not have "police, subpoena,'law-enforcing powers or internal security functions, The CIA has been operating in violation of this law for at least fifteen years and prob- ably longer. In- early 1966 Richard Helms, the Director of the CIA', in testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee stated flatly that.the?CIA does not operate in the United States. ' 2000/05/23 :'CIA-RDP75-000 . In-addition, it was revealed that the CI?A'had subsidized' many domestic organizations in- cluding the major American student organization, The Na- tional Student Association. CIt money also found its way into at'least twenty foundations, as well as Radio Free Europe, a large publishing house, and various other organizations. Have the CIA's domestic operations ceased?;', A simple inspection ,of telephone books . , discloses that today the CIA ha offices. in, at least twenty American cities. 00010001001 %qn-1 ,Q4; Q 4 Approved For Release 2000/05/23 : CIA-RDP75-00001 R0001 00010019-6 MISSING PAGE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT MISSING PAGE(S): NJ (`IUi~Nfi~iiv~v Approved For Release 2000/05/23 : CIA-RDP75-00001 R000100010019-6