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William H. Schaap, Radical Lawyer, Author and Publisher, Dies at 75
NYT ^ | 3/3/2016 | SAM ROBERTS

Posted on 03/03/2016 7:45:24 AM PST by Borges

William H. Schaap, a radical lawyer, author and publisher who fought against investigative abuses by government agencies at home and abroad, died on Feb. 25 in Manhattan. He was 75.

The cause was pulmonary disease, his niece Rosie Schaap said.

Mr. Schaap began his activism in law school, counseling students arrested in Chicago for protesting segregated housing.

As a lawyer, he defended Columbia University students arrested in 1968 for occupying campus buildings to protest the war in Vietnam. In the late 1960s, he left a Wall Street law firm where he was an associate and moved to Japan and Germany with his wife, Ellen Ray, to counsel resisters to the war in Vietnam.

In 1976, they formed what became CovertAction, a publication that reported on illegal Central Intelligence Agency activities. It also identified C.I.A. agents by name, from unclassified sources, a practice outlawed by Congress in 1982.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: cia; obit; obituary; schaap; vietnam; williamhschaap; williamschaap

1 posted on 03/03/2016 7:45:24 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

I suppose he got what he wanted...radicals running 90% of higher ed.

My guess is he would be four square behind self segregated housing on campus for black students, separate black student unions etc......which means the whole thing was and is a sham.

2 posted on 03/03/2016 7:52:31 AM PST by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The Ends.)
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