Agents of Repression: The FBI's Secret Wars Against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement

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South End Press, 2002 - Political Science - 509 pages
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For those wondering how Bill Clinton could pardon white-collar fugitive Marc Rich but not Native American leader Leonard Peltier, important clues can be found in this classic study of the FBI's COINTELPRO (Counterintelligence Program). Agents of Repression includes an incisive historical account of the FBI siege of Wounded Knee, and reveals the viciousness of COINTELPRO campaigns targeting the Black Liberation movement. The authors' new introduction examines the legacies of the Panthers and AIM, and shows how the FBI still presents a threat to those committed to fundamental social change.

Ward Churchill is author of From a Native Son. Jim Vander Wall is co-author of The COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars Against Dissent in the United States, with Ward Churchill.

 

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Calling the FBI America's political police, this book examines the agency's harassment, surveillance, and disruption of black and Native American groups in the 1960s and 1970s, and shows how it sought ... Read full review

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Contents

Birth and Formation
17
The COINTELPRO Era
37
COINTELPROBlack Panther Party
63
Why Pine Ridge?
103
The Pine Ridge Battleground
135
The GOONs Cable Splicer and Garden Plot
181
Assassinations and Badjacketing
199
Informers Infiltrators Agents Provocateurs
219
The Disinformation Campaign
261
Perjury and Fabrication of Evidence
287
Other Political Abuses of the Judicial System
329
A Legacy of Repression
353
Moving Forward
383
Notes
388
Selected Bibliography
469
Index
477

The Oglala Firefight
235

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About the author (2002)

Ward Churchill has achieved an unparalleled reputation as a scholar-activist and analyst of indigenous issues. He is a former Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, a leading member of the American Indian Movement (AIM), and the author of numerous books, including A Little Matter of Genocide, Struggle for the Land, and Fantasies of the Master Race.

Jim Vander Wall is an active supporter of indigenous people's sovereignty, and has written several articles on FBI counterintelligence operations. He is co-author with Ward Churchill of The COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars Against Dissent in the United States and an editor of New Studies on the Left.

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