The COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars Against Dissent in the United States

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South End Press, 2002 - Political Science - 467 pages
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Readers anxious about civil liberties under George W. Bush will find fodder for fears--and suggestions for activism--in The COINTELPRO Papers. Ward Churchill and Jim Vander Wall's exposť of America's political police force, the FBI, reveals the steel fist undergirding "compassionate conservatism's" velvet glove. Using original FBI memos, the authors provide extensive analysis of the agency's treatment of the left, from the Communist Party in the 1950s to the Central America solidarity movement in the 1980s. The authors' new introduction posits likely trajectories for domestic repression.

Ward Churchill is author of From a Native Son. Jim Vander Wall is co-author of Agents of Repression: The FBI's Secret Wars Against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement, with Ward Churchill.

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Dr. Ward Churchill is Creek-Cherokee (a member of Keetoowah Band Cherokee). He is one of the strongest and most influential voices of native resistance to colonial oppression in North America. He is both an activist and an intellectual defending the rights of indigenous people across North America and around the world. Dr. Churchill is the Coordinator of American Studies at the Center for Studies of Race and Ethnicity in America at the University of Colorado at Boulder, he is co-director of the Colorado chapter of the American Indian Movement and vice-chair of the American Anti-Defamation Council, he has served as a delegate to the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations and has served with many other organizations protecting the interests of aboriginal people. Dr. Churchill is a prolific writer on issues affecting indigenous peoples. He has written innumerable articles and many books including "Fantasies of the Master Race", "Indians Are Us?", "Struggle for the Land", and "Since Predator Came".

Vander Wall has been an active supporter of the struggles of Native Peoples for sovereignty since 1974 and has written several articles on FBI counter-intelligence operations.

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