Scholars Challenge Author's Assertion That 1960s Activist Worked for FBI

A new book's claims that Richard M. Aoki was an FBI informant rely on ambiguous sources, critics say.
August 31, 2012

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Was Richard M. Aoki, an icon of the 1960s protest movement in the Bay Area, an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation?

That's the explosive claim made by Seth Rosenfeld, a journalist who…

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