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

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

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by Ward Churchill, Jim Vander Wall
     
 

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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

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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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896086463
Publisher:
South End Press
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Series:
South End Press Classics Series Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
550
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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Agents of Repression: The FBI's Secret Wars Against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement (Classics Edition) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Not only was this an excellent book on this country's sordid past, but the ideas in this book have increasing relevance today, relating to the US war on terrorism. The crimes committed by the FBI, and the numerous COINTELPRO operations, have largely been forgotten, yet with the passing of the Patriot Act and various reportings of people being detained after Sept 11, without being charged, this important piece of history needs to remembered.