Re: Resistance and speaking out

From: Mike Cole (
Date: Sat Jan 29 2005 - 16:08:08 PST

Right, Nate. Like I said, I have seen it before and am seeing it
again. Thanks for the detailed support!

(And reasons for Jay to feel inhibited, even on his own home turf)


On Sat, 29 Jan 2005 17:45:14 -0600,
willthereallsvpleasespeakup who-is-at
<willthereallsvpleasespeakup who-is-at> wrote:
> Alexander Cockburn (COUNTERPUNCH, 1-26-05)
> The CIA's New Spies on Campus
> After disclosure of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's effort to set a
> new and spectacularly unaccountable version of the CIA in the Pentagon,
> the sprouting forest of secret intelligence operations set up in the
> wake of 9/11 is at last coming under some scrutiny. Here's sinister one
> in the academic field that one that that had escaped scrutiny until this
> week.
> Dr David Price, of St Martins College, in Olympia, Washington is an
> anthropologist long interested in the intersections of his discipline
> with the world of intelligence and national security, both the CIA and
> the FBI. CounterPunchers know Price's work well. Now he's turned the
> spotlight on a new test program, operating without detection or protest,
> that is secretly placing CIA agents in American university classrooms.
> With time these students who cannot admit to their true intentions will
> inevitably pollute and discredit the universities in which they are now
> enrolled. Subscribers to our CounterPunch newsletter are now receiving
> the edition with Price's full investigation. Herewith a brief resume of
> his expose.
> Even before 9/11 government money was being sluiced into the academies
> for covert subsidies for students. The National Security Education
> Program (NSEP) siphoned off students from traditional foreign language
> funding programs and offered graduate students good money, sometimes
> $40,000 a year and up, to study "in demand" languages, but with pay-back
> stipulations mandating that recipients later work for unspecified U.S.
> national security agencies.
> When the NSEP got off the ground in the early 1990s there was some huff
> and puff from concerned academics about this breaching of the supposed
> barrier between the desires of academia and the state. But there wasn't
> even a watch-pup's yap about Congressional approval for section 318 of
> the 2004 Intelligence Authorization Act which appropriated four million
> dollars to fund a pilot program known as the Pat Roberts Intelligence
> Scholars Program (PRISP), named after Senator Pat Roberts (R. Kansas,
> Chair, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence).
> PRISP is designed to train intelligence operatives and analysts in
> American university classrooms for careers in the CIA and other
> agencies. The program now operates on an undisclosed number of American
> college and university campuses. Dr Price has discovered that if the
> pilot phase of the program proves to be a useful means of recruiting and
> training members of the intelligence community then the program will
> expand to more campuses across the country.
> PRISP participants must be American citizens who are enrolled fulltime
> in graduate degree programs. They need to "complete at least one summer
> internship at CIA or other agencies", and they must pass the same
> background investigations as other CIA employees. PRISP students receive
> financial stipends ranging up to $25,000 per year and they are required
> to participate in closed meetings with other PRISP scholars and
> individuals from their administering intelligence agency.
> From his enquiries Dr Price has determined that less than 150 students a
> year are currently authorized to receive funding during the pilot phase
> as PRISP evaluates the program's initial outcomes. PRISP is apparently
> administered not just by the CIA, but also through a variety of
> individual intelligence agencies like the NSA, MID, or Naval Intelligence.
> Secrecy is the root problem here, with the usual ill-based assumption
> that good intelligence operates best in clandestine conditions. Of
> course America needs good intelligence, but the most useful and
> important intelligence can largely be gathered openly without the sort
> of covert invasion of our campuses that PRISP silently brings.
> Anyone doubting the superior merits of open intelligence has only to
> study the sorry saga of the non-existent WMDs whose imagined threat in
> vast stockpiles was ringingly affirmed by all the secret agencies, while
> being contested by analysts unencumbered by bogus covert intelligence
> estimates massaged by Iraqi disinformers and political placemen in
> Langley and elsewhere.
> Dr Price says, "The CIA makes sure we won't know which classrooms PRSIP
> scholars attend, this being rationalized as a requirement for protecting
> the identities of intelligence personnel." But this secrecy shapes PRISP
> as it takes on the form of a covert operation in which PRISP students
> study chemistry, biology, sociology, psychology, anthropology and
> foreign languages without their fellow classmates, professors, advisors,
> department chairs or presumably even research subjects (knowing that
> they are working for the CIA, DIA, NSA or other intelligence agencies.
> "In a decade and a half of Freedom of Information Act research," Dr
> Price continues, " I have read too many FBI reports of students
> detailing the 'deviant' political views of their professors." In one
> instance elicited by Dr Price from files he acquired under FOIA, the FBI
> arranged for a graduate student to guide topics of 'informal'
> conversation with anthropologist Gene Weltfish that were later the focus
> of an inquiry by Joseph McCarthy). Today, Dr Price maintains, "These
> PRSIP students are also secretly compiling dossiers on their professors
> and fellow students."
> The confluence between academe and intelligence is long standing and
> pervasive. In 1988 CIA spokeswoman Sharon Foster bragged that the CIA
> then secretly employed enough university professors "to staff a large
> university". Most experts estimate that this presence has grown since 2001.
> But If the CIA can use PRISP to corral students, haul along to mandatory
> internships and summer sessions, douse them in the ethos of CIA, then it
> can surely shape their intellectual outlook even before their grasp of
> cultural history develops in the relatively open environment of their
> university.
> Academic environments thrive on open disagreement, dissent, and
> reformulation. As Dr Price writes," The presence of PRISP's secret
> sharers brings hidden agendas that sabotage fundamental academic
> processes. The Pat Roberts Intelligence Scholars Program infects all
> academia with the viruses dishonesty and distrust as participant
> scholars cloak their intentions and their ties to the cloaked masters
> they serve."
> ********************************
> List of members from
> Air Force Institute of Technology
> Alabama A&M University
> Alabama State University
> American Public University System
> Anna Maria College
> Arkansas Tech University
> Army Management Staff College
> Auburn University
> Ball State University
> Baylor University
> Birmingham-Southern College
> Bowdoin College
> Bowling Green State University
> Brigham Young University
> Brown University
> Butler County (PA) Community College
> California State University - Sacramento
> Case Western Reserve University
> Central Missouri State University
> Central Piedmont Community College
> Chattahoochee Technical College
> Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
> Clackamas Community College
> Clayton College and State University
> Clemson University
> Cleveland State University
> College of William and Mary
> Colorado State University
> Columbus State Community College
> Corinthian Colleges
> Cuyahoga Community College
> Delaware State University
> DePaul University
> Desert Research Institute
> Duke University
> ECPI College of Technology
> East Carolina University
> Eastern Michigan University
> Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
> Fairleigh Dickinson University
> Florida Atlantic University
> George Mason University
> George Washington University
> Georgetown University
> Georgia Institute of Technology
> Georgia State University
> Global Maritime and Transportation School
> Grossmont College
> Hagerstown Business College
> Idaho Stae University
> Indiana University
> Indiana University of Pennsylvania
> Iowa State University
> Ivy Tech State College
> Iowa Wesleyan College
> Jackson State University
> James Madison University
> Johns Hopkins University
> Joint Forces Staff College
> Kansas State University
> Kennesaw State University
> Kent State University
> Kirkwood Community College
> Lamar Institute of Technology
> Lakeland Community College
> Lehigh Carbon Community College
> Los Alamos National Laboratory
> Louisiana State University
> Marshall Center
> Massachusetts Institute of Technology
> Massachusetts Maritime Academy
> Merrimack College
> Metropolitan College of New York
> Michigan State University
> Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies
> Michigan Technological University
> Mississippi State University
> Monmouth University
> Monroe Community College
> Myers University
> National Defense University
> NAVAIR Orlando, TSD
> Naval Postgraduate School
> Naval War College
> New Hampshire Community Technical College
> New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
> New Mexico Military Institute
> New York Institute of Technology
> New York University
> North Carolina A&T State University
> North Carolina State University
> North Dakota State University
> Northern Michigan University
> Northern Virginia Community College
> Northwestern University
> Oakland Community College
> Oklahoma State University
> Ohio Dominican University
> Ohio University
> Old Dominion University
> Olympic College
> Oregon Health and Science University
> Owens Community College
> Penn State University
> Portland State University
> Purdue University
> Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
> San Francisco State University
> San Jose State University
> Sonoma State University
> South Dakota State University
> South West International University
> Southern Methodist University
> St. Edward's University
> St. John Fisher College
> St. Mary's University of Law
> Stanford University
> State University of New York at Buffalo
> Stony Brook University - State of New York
> Syracuse University
> Teikyo Post University
> Texas A&M University
> Texas State University, San Marcos
> The Florida State University
> The Judge Advocate General's School
> The Ohio State University
> The University of Detroit Mercy
> The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
> The University of Pennsylvania
> The University of Scranton
> The University of Texas at Dallas
> The University of Texas at San Antonio
> The University of Vermont
> Thomas Edison State College
> Thunderbird University
> Tiffin University
> Troy State University
> Tufts University
> United States Air Force Academy
> United States Army War College
> United States Coast Guard Academy
> United States Merchant Marine Academy
> United States Military Academy
> University of Akron
> University of Alabama
> University of Alabama at Birmingham
> University of Alaska Fairbanks
> University of Alaska Anchorage
> University of California, Davis
> University of Central Florida
> University of Cincinnati
> University of Colorado, Boulder
> University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
> University of Connecticut
> University of Dayton
> University of Delaware
> University of Denver
> University of Findlay
> University of Florida
> University of Georgia
> University of Guam
> University of Hawaii - Manoa
> University of Houston
> University of Idaho
> University of Illinois
> University of Illinois at Chicago
> University of Iowa
> University of Kentucky
> University of Louisville
> University of Maine
> University of Maine, Fort Kent
> University of Maryland
> University of Maryland, College Park
> University of Massachusetts, Amherst
> University of Miami
> University of Michigan Ann Arbor
> University of Minnesota
> University of Mississippi
> University of Missouri-Columbia
> University of Missouri-Kansas City
> University of Montana
> University of Nebraska
> University of Nebraska Medical Center
> University of Nevada-Las Vegas
> University of Nevada-Reno
> University of New Hampshire
> University of New Orleans
> University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
> University of North Carolina at Charlotte
> University of North Carolina at Wilmington
> University of North Dakota
> University of North Texas
> University of Northern Iowa
> University of Oklahoma
> University of Rhode Island
> University of South Carolina
> University of Southern California
> University of South Florida
> University of Tennessee
> University of Tennessee, Knoxville
> University of Tennessee, Martin
> University of Tennessee, Memphis
> University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Lab
> University of Texas at Austin
> University of Toledo
> University of Tulsa
> University of Virginia
> University of Washington
> University of Wisconsin-Madison
> University of Wyoming
> Utah Valley State College
> Vanderbilt University
> Virginia Commonwealth University
> Virginia Military Institute
> Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
> Waynesburg College
> Webster University
> West Virginia University
> Western Carolina University
> Western Connecticut State University
> Westfield State College
> Wright State University
> Youngstown State University
> --
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> Email: willthereallsvpleasespeakup who-is-at
> "The zone of proximal development defines those functions that have not yet matured but are in the process of maturation, functions that will mature tomorrow but are currently in an embryonic state. These functions could be termed the buds or flowers of development rather than
> the "fruits" of development. The actual developmental level characterizes mental development retrospectively, while the zone of proximal development characterizes mental development prospectively."
> - L.S.V.

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