Agents of Repression
The FBI’s Secret Wars Against the American Indian Movement and the Black Panther Party
Ward Churchill and Jim Vander WallPages: 538
Edition: Classics Series, Volume 7
Release Date: 2002-09-01
This book is also available in cloth
Agents of Repression features one of the best histories of the FBI siege of Wounded Knee, the FBI efforts against the Black Panthers, and the development of COINTELPRO.
Written by a key AIM member and one of its most knowledgeable supporters, Agents of Repression, features one of the best histories of the FBI siege of Wounded Knee. The 1973 attack resulted in Peltier's imprisonment. The book also provides a well-written synthesis of the FBI efforts against the Black Panthers.
This edition, Volume 7 of the South End Press Classics Series, includes a new introduction examining the cases of Leonard Peltier and Anna Mae Aquash and the infiltration of AIM by the FBI. While the FBI seems a less flagrantly violent organization now than in the 1970s, twenty-first century readers will learn why America's political police force remains a threat to those committed to fundamental social change.
“This study gives a chilling account of the government attack against AIM and the Black Panthers, placed in the context of the traditional use of the FBI for domestic political repression. It is a powerful indictment, with far-reaching implications.”—Noam Chomsky
Table of Contents
Preface to the Classics Edition
Introduction Beyond the Myth
Part I: The FBI as Political Police–A Capsule History
1 Birth and Formation
2 The COINTELPRO Era
3 COINTELPRO–Black Panther Party
Part II: A Context of Struggle
4 Why Pine Ridge?
5 The Pine Ridge Background
Part III: The FBI on Pine Ridge, 1972–76
6 The GOONS, Cable Splicer, and Garden Plot
7 Assassinations and Bad-jacketing
8 Informers, Infiltrators, Agents Provocateurs
9 The Oglala Firefight
10 The Disinformation Campaign
11 Perjury and Fabrication of Evidence
12 Other Political Abuses of the Judicial System
Part IV: We Will Remember
13 A Legacy of Repression
14 Moving Forward