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

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by Ward Churchill, Jim Vander Wall

South End Press

1988, 1990, and 2002, paperback

SKU: 9780896086463

 

"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

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 third 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.