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The FBI war on Indian radicals
08-04-2009, 04:06 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-04-2009, 04:10 AM by mexika.)
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The FBI war on Indian radicals
Interview: Robert Robideau





The FBI war on Indian radicals


July 28, 2009

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Leonard Peltier, one of the longest-serving political prisoners in the
U.S., will go before a parole board July 28 for his first full hearing
in 15 years, with activists across the U.S. and around the globe calling
for his long-delayed release.

Peltier was convicted and sentenced to two life terms for the murder of
two FBI agents in a gunfight on the Lakota Sioux Pine Ridge reservation
in 1975.

One of Peltier's co-defendants was Robert Robideau, a fellow leader of
the American Indian Movement (AIM). Robideau was acquitted along with
Dino Butler in a separate trial from Peltier, but he devoted himself to
winning justice for his comrade.

Robideau died February 16 this year in Barcelona, Spain, at the age of
61. Below is an unpublished interview with Robideau from 2006, conducted
by Joe Allen, that describes the AIM struggle and Peltier's role in it.

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COULD YOU tell us what were the issues and conditions that gave rise to
the American Indian Movement?

AIM WAS born at a time when there was great civil unrest in the United
States. The antiwar movement against Vietnam and the Black civil rights
movements was the spark that ignited hundreds of thousands of people of
all colors to rise up and voice their grievances--against the unjust war
in Asia, and racism and prejudice against Black people.

Issues with treaty rights had begun anew with the fishing struggles in
the Northwest, and reclamation of Indian lands was in full swing after
the Native takeover of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay in 1969.
This electrifying moment in time and history inspired a small group of
urban tribal members to form the American Indian Movement in
Minneapolis, to fight racism and police abuse against urban Indians.

The First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, and the
relocation and termination of some tribes brought thousands of tribal
Indian people into the large cities of North America. Indian people
didn't find the better life that had been painted for them. They
discovered racism, prejudice and abuses that were no different then what
they had experienced most of their life from whites who surrounded their
reservations.

Those who became members of the American Indian Movement formed roving
patrols to record the police abuses that went on in their communities.
They alerted the media with the hope of generating community support.
They began to rally, and hold workshops and teach-ins in an effort to
create community consciousness against the abuses and the general
attitude of racism.

They were looking for a better life in which to raise families--and were
willing to fight to have it.

TWO EVENTS are credited with putting AIM on the map: the 1972 Trail of
Broken Treaties and the occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973. Can you tell
us something about them?

THE TRAIL of Broken Treaties and the takeover and occupation of Wounded
Knee in 1973 brought AIM into the national arena of Native Indian
struggles--and they also brought the attention of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI).

The Trail of Broken Treaties was a national effort participated in by
all tribal peoples, tribal organizations and Indian activist groups to
voice their grievances against the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and
protest the continuation of broken treaties by the federal government.
There was hope that our actions and collective voices would be heard in
Washington, D.C., and around the world.

The protest march began from many cities on the West Coast and moved
across the U.S., converging on the BIA in Washington, D.C. Government
officials wouldn't meet with spokesmen of the Trail of Broken Treaties.
In the end, the BIA building was occupied, and thousands of important
documents were liberated from BIA files.

A confrontation ensued that resulted in the U.S. government paying
thousands of dollars for the occupiers to leave. The documents were
taken to investigate the fraud and theft--perpetuated by the U.S.
government, through the BIA--of Indian lands, programs and tribal
governments. This gave the federal government the excuse to set their
political watchdogs, the FBI, into motion against the AIM.

The occupation of Wounded Knee was a protest against a corrupt
neo-colonial tribal government, which the U.S. government had sent the
FBI in to protect. Traditional and progressive Oglala people who
challenged Chairman Dick Wilson's iron-fisted methods to maintain his
position called in the AIM in a last-ditch effort to unseat him and
remove him and the gang of thugs that became known as the "GOONs"
(Guardians of the Oglala Nation).

WHY DO you think the FBI became obsessed with destroying AIM with its
Counterintelligence program (COINTELPRO)?

ANOTHER RESULT from the occupation of the BIA building and the
occupation of Wounded Knee was that the U.S. government looked upon AIM
as a serious threat to national security, and it became evident by the
actions of the FBI that AIM had been ordered destroyed.

It's clear, from AIM's standpoint, that the real threat we presented was
to multinational interests in uranium, oil, natural gas and other
natural resources that are accessed cheaply by the U.S. government by
setting the rules and regulations under which tribal governments are
allowed to exist and or perish. The BIA was created to maintain
regulatory powers over tribal governments, and allow easy and cheap
access for corporations who had then, and continue today, to target
various profit ventures at the many natural resources they know lay
under tribal lands.

The same program the FBI had used against the Black civil rights
movement and other legitimate protest groups was set in motion against
the AIM. COINTELPRO was designed to destroy groups from within through
various disruptive methods the FBI had perfected with prior movements.

Douglas Durham became the central disruptive figure for the FBI. He
successfully infiltrated AIM at its highest leadership level. The
greatest damage he seemed to have done was to begin the chain of events
that led to the execution of Anna Mae Aquash [an AIM activist found
murdered on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1976].

The FBI set out fabricating a host of FBI reports called "302s" that
describes the war readiness of AIM. These 302s falsely reported "dog
soldiers"--an elite Indian group of warriors in various places, training
for war--"bunkers designed to withstand frontal assaults," etc. There
were no trained dog soldiers nor bunkers, nor any other preparations by
AIM to engage the FBI or other law enforcement personnel.

WHERE DOES Leonard Peltier's case fit into all of this?

THE FBI began targeting members of AIM shortly after the Trail of Broken
Treaties.

Leonard was one of the first to be set up when an off-duty policeman
assaulted him in Milwaukee and filed "assault with intent to kill"
charges against him. He was later exonerated when the girlfriend of the
policeman came forward at trial to testify about the policeman's lies.
Such setups were part of the FBI's COINTELPRO tactics to eliminate
leaders.

Leonard became a wanted man, forced to go into hiding. He still remained
active in AIM. The FBI began receiving reports of Leonard's activities
and followed his movements from 1972 to the day of his arrest in Canada.
It knew that he had become the leader of Northwest AIM and a central
leader in providing security for Dennis Banks [a cofounder of AIM], AIM
occupations and large AIM gatherings, including AIM-held sun dances at
the spiritual encampment of Crow Dogs on the Rosebud reservation.

As a result of the widespread fear on the Pine Ridge reservation that
resulted from a reign of terror of 300 assaults and murders from 1973
and up until the Oglala firefight on June 26, 1975, many communities
requested AIM's assistance to protect them. Leonard, with his small
group of mostly young men and women, set up an encampment next to White
Clay Creek, on Jumping Bull property, about one mile away from a cluster
of homes in which various family members lived.

There have been numerous reports uncovered through the Freedom of
Information Act that clearly show the FBI kept Leonard under constant
surveillance, up until the Oglala firefight. These reports show they
knew Leonard was on Pine Ridge, and also had been at the Farmington AIM
convention. An informant gave the FBI descriptions of those who had
traveled back to the community of Oglala.

We were rag-tag AIM groups that had been asked to protect the
communities on Pine Ridge, with little more than our bodies. By falsely
criminalizing Leonard in Milwaukee, and criminalizing our activities in
AIM, they were able to justify their attack on the Jumping Bull property
that resulted in a gunfight in which two of their own died, as well as
the death of Joe Stuntz.

In 1975, a large uranium deposit was discovered in the Northwestern
corner of the Pine Ridge reservation. On the day of the firefight, tribe
President Dick Wilson negotiated the transfer of one-eighth of the Pine
Ridge reservation into federal hands. To justify their invasion of the
Pine Ridge reservation, the FBI issued a number of reports stating that
the Jumping Bull home was a sophisticated AIM military complex,
featuring fixed defensive positions such as bunkers.

THE FBI is determined to keep Leonard in prison, despite its
well-documented record of misconduct in the case. Why?

WITH THE acquittals of Dino Butler and myself on grounds of
self-defense, the FBI issued a memo designed to pave the way for the
manipulation of the Justice Department to convict Leonard of an
"offense" that, to this day, even prosecutors say they can't prove--that
they have no proof of who killed the agents, and under what
circumstances they were actually killed.

Leonard's conviction and imprisonment represent another justification
for the FBI's actions against the Oglala-Lakota people during this
period, which were described as a "reign of terror" by two U.S. civil
rights representatives--Shirley DeWitt and William Muldrow.

Despite being condemned by a host of civil rights organizations and
members of the Justice Department, including Judge Gerald Heaney of the
8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the FBI is determined to keep Leonard
in prison simply because it allows them to publicly argue that they were
"acting in the line of duty."

WHAT WOULD you say to younger people today about the continued
importance of the Leonard Peltier case and what can they do to help win
his freedom?

IT IS the youth who will carry on the struggles that will determine what
the quality of life will be for themselves and future generations. To
know and understand what has gone on before them is an important
prerequisite for knowing what they must prepare for in the circle of
life.

The Leonard Peltier case represents a clear warning of the abuses of
power by the U.S. government, the Justice Department and affiliated
law-enforcement institutions such as the FBI. Leonard Peltier's
continued 30-year imprisonment represents the ongoing denial of his
rights, but also the erosion of the rights of all. The consent of
silence must not be condoned if future generations are to enjoy life's
liberties.

To allow Leonard Peltier to remain in prison is to consent to your own
loss of rights and protections. Not lending your voice against the
injustice of the continued imprisonment of Leonard Peltier is to submit
to the unjust and criminal actions committed by the FBI and officers of
the U.S. Department of Justice. It is to condone and protect a
government gone astray.

Programs such as the COINTELPRO and the Patriot Act, used by the federal
government to criminalize legitimate political protest groups and
individuals, represent a real and dangerous step toward fascism--some
semblance of which existed in the 1970s--and allow the unjust
imprisonment of Leonard Peltier to continue.



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08-04-2009, 04:33 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-04-2009, 05:21 AM by mexika.)
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I have come to understand that education and good will to any people in America is NULL. The reason being is that the Elite, the Wicked corrupted politicians, CIA, FBI, and the Military Police are nothing but disease, decayed morality and are these police state institutions who see America, from Canada to the tip of Chile and pretoria as nothing but lands to be treated as exploitable prostitute regions by the Queen, Elite, corporations, and Europe. Europe does not care about America or any people that live there. What Europe, the elite, and corporations care the most is pure profit, waste, environmental destruction of all the continent of America which are Canada to Chile. This is only that which started with Christopher Columbus, and it has not stopped. There has been plenty of time for the so called Enlightened King And Queen, and Organized Religions to have evolved into true human beings or a utopian kind of world where culture and technology should be the envy of outer galaxy worlds. The case is distorted morality, decayed beast behavior, and full environmental destruction of the planet by some real devils. If these so called educated, morally decayed entities have not evolved since the time of christopher columbus, chances are, they will never transcend human evolution, but de-evolve and take any and all towards that benevolent trend. The United States as an Example, has fallen into doom decay. Monkeys are waiting and watching closely who in turn want a piece of America; China, Japan, and some devil like european nations. Unfortunately, the United States of America does not care about Native America, that being Mexico, Central and South America. The good neighbors are only seen as mare coincidence and back yard waste dumps. That is all America sees towards the south. it is up to the South to wake up and the enemy for what it does not care to co-exist, but destroy, control, and subjugate. its been 220 years since the founding of the so called Great America, yet it has not learned much from its past experiences and Civility. Therefore, Native America does not count that America has the morality and the the true honor to manifest what it preaches. It has come to be understood, that America is nothing but a profiteering corporations based on deceit, treacherousness, lies, back stabbing, and hungry monkeys with thirst of a never ending greed. May the creator forgive you, America, you have had plenty of time America! Will you follow your constitution or will you wipe your ass with it and let George Bush command the puppet to that which the skull and bone could never accomplish. Yes, the puppet is a front, the front to do what the demon could not accomplish. Change we can trust, change you can not trust even if you were blind.

Obviously, America likes to smear itself with shit. It likes the foul stench of chaos and bad taste. it likes to smear its neighbors with crap and it enjoys tearing that which people have built to have civility, to be civilized through human struggle and equality for all. The experience to know what is civility and to become civilized. Not in America, because America, being the United Snakes, by its very Snake Nature, only provides illusions and fails again and again to respect the constitution. But than again, you should not be surprised, it has violated every Indian treaty, what do you expect..???? It does not make a person mad anymore, what it does now, is that the joker wants you to laugh, because the joker, United States Laws and Judges, politicians, and the pimping corporations are laughing all the way to the bank and people can not get it. We have to give credit to the Jokers, they certainly know how to celebrate a good laugh!!! Do not be afraid of the abroad terrorists, they are only defending their lands and people from the real terrorists which are inside the United States in a place called the pentagon and corporate industrial prison complex, the white house. Put a blind fold around lady liberty, handcuff her, than brand her face with a skull and cross bones, I bet you, she will like it... She has no choice.... might as well teach her to enjoy the Obelisk!!
Unite The Many, defeat the few.

Revolution is for the love of your people, culture, knowledge, wisdom, spirit, and peace. Not Greed!
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08-05-2009, 04:46 AM,
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Quote:
Quote:Programs such as the COINTELPRO and the Patriot Act, used by the federal
government to criminalize legitimate political protest groups and
individuals, represent a real and dangerous step toward fascism

100% on point. It has always been its main cause and nothing else.
It serves no good for the people and never did.
Makes you sick doesnt it ? It shows they want evil to rule no matter what!

Thanks for the interesting read Mexika.:)


Your Welcome..
Unite The Many, defeat the few.

Revolution is for the love of your people, culture, knowledge, wisdom, spirit, and peace. Not Greed!
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08-05-2009, 05:21 AM,
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Some good points but then some.... wow! I think saying all of Europe is evil is a bit broad. The elite are evil, most corporations and global bankers are evil, rulers and "leaders" of most countries are evil. But to say a whole people are evil just isn't quite right, that is not correct. American government in it's current path, yes. America itself isn't since the majority of people are good, honest, hard working people - but hey, thats any country.

The elite do not consider anybody their equals, they think they are above people. They hold no alliance to anybody reguardless of race, religion, color, nationality - nor any country. The ones you see in power positions are merely the tails of peacocks, not the body. A side show, a simple diversion. Yes there are people that suck up and do their bidding, known or not, but the ain't all the same color.

Years ago, I guess when we got Indians from India we stopped calling American Indians Indians and it went to Native American. Newsflash, if you are born here you are a Native American, I don't give a shit where you ancestors came from or what color you are. Like when black people say they are African American. I know some real African Americans but few. Most people I know that are black never seen Africa. We had that chat at work years ago and finally the black guys agreed, they are just American. I'm not saying to not know where you've come from. I'm not saying don't be proud to say your family came to (insert country) but you are part of that country you were born in.

As long as we divide ourselves by beliefs, color, countries, we will all be conqurered. All it takes is respect for the person and whatever differences they have. We all breath the same air, walk the same earth, eat to survive, and have the same color blood. Shit needs to change, everybody here knows it, most in the world, even the sheeple know something ain't right, but be the change you want to see first. Yea some whites (a very few) had black slaves, and some did (very few) attack America Indians but that is over. None of these people are alive today, but the masters that created the problems children are still here. Been done by people we never met and that can not be changed, past, and the past can not be changed or fixed. Problem is, neither can the present or the future as long as we live in the past. Check out Red Elk.

Your anger is well founded at the evil ones, now if you will just adjust your focus to the very few at the helm, preferrably current ones.
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08-05-2009, 05:51 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-05-2009, 06:03 AM by mexika.)
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Quote:Some good points but then some.... wow! I think saying all of Europe is evil is a bit broad. The elite are evil, most corporations and global bankers are evil, rulers and "leaders" of most countries are evil. But to say a whole people are evil just isn't quite right, that is not correct. American government in it's current path, yes. America itself isn't since the majority of people are good, honest, hard working people - but hey, thats any country.

The elite do not consider anybody their equals, they think they are above people. They hold no alliance to anybody reguardless of race, religion, color, nationality - nor any country. The ones you see in power positions are merely the tails of peacocks, not the body. A side show, a simple diversion. Yes there are people that suck up and do their bidding, known or not, but the ain't all the same color.

Years ago, I guess when we got Indians from India we stopped calling American Indians Indians and it went to Native American. Newsflash, if you are born here you are a Native American, I don't give a shit where you ancestors came from or what color you are. Like when black people say they are African American. I know some real African Americans but few. Most people I know that are black never seen Africa. We had that chat at work years ago and finally the black guys agreed, they are just American. I'm not saying to not know where you've come from. I'm not saying don't be proud to say your family came to (insert country) but you are part of that country you were born in.

As long as we divide ourselves by beliefs, color, countries, we will all be conqurered. All it takes is respect for the person and whatever differences they have. We all breath the same air, walk the same earth, eat to survive, and have the same color blood. Shit needs to change, everybody here knows it, most in the world, even the sheeple know something ain't right, but be the change you want to see first. Yea some whites (a very few) had black slaves, and some did (very few) attack America Indians but that is over. None of these people are alive today, but the masters that created the problems children are still here. Been done by people we never met and that can not be changed, past, and the past can not be changed or fixed. Problem is, neither can the present or the future as long as we live in the past. Check out Red Elk.

Your anger is well founded at the evil ones, now if you will just adjust your focus to the very few at the helm, preferrably current ones.



With all due respect, what happened in the past is the product of the future. If you do not know your history or the American brainwash history, that becomes the mess we are in right now. The past is not the past, the past is what got us in the mess we are right now and because few americans know real history, they could care less and the elite, church, and corporations are very happy with educating us on what real history was. Most europeans always state that we should forget the past, yet europeans of European descent, will not allow themselves to forget the roman empire aka America, is that hypocrisy or what? Forget the past? NEVER!! Because the past is what can change the future, the past teaches experiences, mistakes, struggles. How can we forget the past? it is easy for many europeans or those who are at fault for the mess it is creating all over the globe, because elite europeans are criminals at fault. Therefore it is better to forget the past, because it is very convenient not remember criminal activity which happened in the past by most probably white european elites which can implicate many europeans with murder and sadistic behavior. Understood that many europeans are humans, just like anybody, but there are Europeans who do not even want to share the air they breath in. Go figure...

For those that have lost or their culture has been damaged, lands taken away and put on deserts, Iraq, Egypt, Latin America, Native Indigenous America, how can you tell them to forget their past..??? The past is what teaches wisdom and if we forget the past, we are doomed to be savages and not worthy of divinity, respect, and a shred of any honor. If we are to forget the past we will never transcend and evolve to other civil levels. We can not forget the past because it is part of everyone, no matter what or who. The past dictates the future and only those with criminal history would dare to brainwash the past because it is part of the original sin, the brainwash and whitewash of history.

it is no surprise that in American history, the populace works in tandem with religious brainwash. If we are to fix the future, the past must be embraced and truth must be taught. Only then can we continue into a good future. Else, the savages will continue to be savages and those who had a glorious culture, sacredness, respect for the 4 corners, all races, will be the favored.

We can not forget the past and since many in America, especially a great number of europeans would like to forget the past, their future generations will fail to have respect for people of color, the earth, and to have any honor amongst all living species.

To move forward, we must consult the past. P<span style="color:#00FF00">lain and Simple, those who forget the past, are doomed to repeat it again and many who have suffered under the hands of the oppressor will not
forget the past unless a campaign of brainwash is unleashed, which has happened and is taking place in America at the very moment.
Unite The Many, defeat the few.

Revolution is for the love of your people, culture, knowledge, wisdom, spirit, and peace. Not Greed!
Soul Rebel Native Son


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08-05-2009, 06:42 AM,
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I'm not saying forget the past or don't learn and teach the past, but not like it is happening right now in the present. Yea I know they would love for the past to be forgotten, but that is TPTB and their minions. While you are so focused on the past though, the present is at hand and that my friend is what determines the future. You termed it correctly "white european elites" but let us also not forget their masters, the Zionist.

You are wrong to hate a person who has not wronged you just because somewhere down the line did to your ancestors. You learn from it. You want an Indian saying, Don't cry over spilt milk. You watch and see, TPB will hold no color. no country, no religion over themselves or to themselves. There were Indians that helped the agenda, blacks, etc. All good and decent people are you to be akin to.

You do good research my brother if you could find room to get the hate of our your heart, or at least give it to the few that have earned it. Picking a peoples that are just as repressed as are we doesn't make it a hate matter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYq1J9frWyc Listen to this man.
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08-05-2009, 07:23 AM,
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Quote:I'm not saying forget the past or don't learn and teach the past, but not like it is happening right now in the present. Yea I know they would love for the past to be forgotten, but that is TPTB and their minions. While you are so focused on the past though, the present is at hand and that my friend is what determines the future. You termed it correctly "white european elites" but let us also not forget their masters, the Zionist.

You are wrong to hate a person who has not wronged you just because somewhere down the line did to your ancestors. You learn from it. You want an Indian saying, Don't cry over spilt milk. You watch and see, TPB will hold no color. no country, no religion over themselves or to themselves. There were Indians that helped the agenda, blacks, etc. All good and decent people are you to be akin to.

You do good research my brother if you could find room to get the hate of our your heart, or at least give it to the few that have earned it. Picking a peoples that are just as repressed as are we doesn't make it a hate matter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYq1J9frWyc Listen to this man.


Thanks Hilly....
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08-05-2009, 08:50 AM,
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You are welcome my friend
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08-05-2009, 09:59 PM,
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Good posts you two, thanks.
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