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Secret Cold War Files Reveal US Spied On Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King Jr.

Secret Cold War Files Reveal US Spied On Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King Jr.

Declassified documents reveal National Security Agency put anti-war critics on a watch list

David Usborne Thursday 26 September 2013

The United States has another secret eavesdropping scandal on its hands, but this time it goes back to the administrations of Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, a time, it now seems, when paranoia about foreign governments allegedly stoking the anti-Vietnam War movement was rife.

Historical archives reluctantly released to researchers at George Washington University show that under a programme dubbed ‘Minaret’, the National Security Agency, NSA, was monitoring the overseas phone calls and cables of several figures of note still now, including heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali and late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

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