Agents of Repression: The FBI's Secret Wars Against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement / Edition 2

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Overview

The mentality and operational priorities of the FBI have remained constant despite the supposed "reforms" it underwent during the late 1970s. In light of the Homeland Security Act, a measure which formally sanctions many of the worst abuses in which the Bureau engaged a generation ago, every activist in the country should become intimately acquainted with the experiences of the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement. This South End Press Classics Edition features a new preface by Ward Churchill exposing the FBI's recent efforts to prevent a presidential pardon of Leonard Peltier and its ongoing cover-up of a roster of murders of AIM members and sympathizers. Churchill pays particular attention to the FBI's infiltration of AIM and the murder of Anna Mae Aquash.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
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 to maintain the sociopolitical status quo within the country. The authors demonstrate how the FBI's covert counter-intelligence program known as COINTELPRO, which was set up to undermine liberal groups, came to symbolize the whole context of ``clandestine political repression activities.'' For students of radical movements and government repression. John R. Sillito, Weber State Coll. Lib., Ogden, Ut.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896086470
  • Publisher: South End Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Series: South End Press Classics Series Series , #7
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 550
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Ward Churchill (Keetowah Cherokee) has achieved an unparalleled reputation as a scholar-activist and analyst of indigenous issues. A Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a leading member of AIM, Churchill is the author of numerous books, including From a Native Son, and, with Jim Vander Wall, Agents of Repression, and COINTELPRO Papers.
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Table of Contents

Dedication
"Daughter of the Earth: Song for Anna Mae Aquash"
About the Authors
Acknowledgements
Glossary
Preface to the Classics Edition
Introduction: Beyond the Myth 1
Pt. I The FBI as Political Police - A Capsule History
1 Birth and Formation 17
2 The COINTELPRO Era 37
3 COINTELPRO-Black Panther Party 63
Pt. II A Context of Struggle
4 Why Pine Ridge? 103
5 The Pine Ridge Background 135
Pt. III The FBI on Pine Ridge, 1972-76
6 The GOONS, Cable Splicer, and Garden Plot 181
7 Assassinations and Bad-jacketing 199
8 Informers, Infiltrators, Agents Provocateurs 219
9 The Oglala Firefight 235
10 The Disinformation Campaign 261
11 Perjury and Fabrication of Evidence 287
12 Other Political Abuses of the Judicial System 329
Pt. IV We Will Remember
13 A Legacy of Repression 353
14 Moving Forward 383
Notes 389
Bibliography 469
Index 477
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