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

November 4, 2016 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Sponsored by the Syracuse Peace Council and the
Syracuse Animal Rights Organization.

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 against activists & strategies for resisting state repression in this shocking & eye-opening presentation.

For two years beginning 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 Burning 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 subpoenas, were followed around & had their photographs secretly taken by teams of FBI agents & much more.