American Indian Movement

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American Indian Movement

Radical takeover

Created in 1971, the American Indian Movement (AIM), got captured by extreme elements with communist connections, including the Means brothers, Dennis Banks, Vernon Bellecourt, Jimmy Durham, and others. They got national attention by seizing an Indian Bureau building at Wounded Knee, which led to the killing of two FBI agents, the seizure of the abandoned penitentiary at Alcatraz, and other publicity stunts.[1], and [2]

However, AIM also had numerous contacts with communist governments and movements, as well as some terrorist groups around the world.[3].

People's Progressive Convention

In 1992, a "call" went out to leftist radicals and communist revolutionaries of various orientations to hold a national People's Progressive Convention in Ypsilanti, Michigan, August 21-23, 1992.

Endorsers included American Indian Movement .

Solidarity with Sept. 24 FBI Raid Activists

The Committee to Stop FBI Repression lists American Indian Movement as one of the organizations that has issued a statement of solidarity in support of the activists raided in the September 24, 2010 FBI Raids.[4]

Footnotes

  1. The Attempt to Steal the Bicentennial: The Peoples Bicentennial Commission, Hearings, Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, March 17 & 18, 1976, pp. 30 & 35.
  2. Revolutionary Activities Within the United States: The American Indian Movement, Hearings, SISS, April 6, 1976.
  3. Revolutionary Activities Within the United States: The American Indian Movement, Report, SISS, September 1976.

References

  1. Revolutionary Activities Within the United States: The American Indian Movement, Hearings, Senate Internal Security Subcommittee SISS, April 6, 1976
  2. Revolutionary Activities Within the United States: The American Indian Movement, Report,SISS, September 1976
  3. The Attempt to Steal the Bicentennial: The Peoples Bicentennial Commission, Hearings, Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, March 17 & 18, 1976, p. 30 and 35.
  4. Committee to Stop FBI Repression: Solidarity Statements (accessed on Oct. 6, 2010)