Leslie James Pickering on the FBI frame-up attempt against Burning Books

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 7:00pm
ArtRage, 505Hawley Avenue, Syracuse, NY, 13203
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For two years beginnning in 2012, the FBI used informants & extensive surveillance in an eco-terrorism conspiracy investigation into Buffalo's radical bookstore, Burning Books. Undercover agents were sent to public events at Buring Books while co-owners had their mail copied, were placed on a secret list for airline travel, were subject to over a dozen federal grand jury subpoesnas, were followed around & had their photographs secretly taken by teams of FBI agents & much more. Leslie James Pickering, alleged "mastermind sociopath" of the conspiracy & former Spokesperson for the Earth Liberation Front Press Office, exposes secret FBI files, tactics deployed by the FBI agaisnt activists & strategies for resisting state repression in this shocking & eye-opening presentation.