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Political Prisoner Radio links

Posted in Audio files on August 14, 2012 by legacybc

CLICK THE LINK for Bro. Bilal Sunni-Ali on the case of Dr. Mutulu
Shakur at

CLICK THE LINK for the case of PP Robert “Seth” Hayes w/guests his
daughter, Crystal Hayes, and
long-time supporter, Nate Buckley at

CLICK THE LINK for Sis. Gloria LaRiva on the case of the Cuban Five at

CLICK THE LINK for Bro. Herman Ferguson and Sis. Iyaluua Ferguson on
the case of Bro. Abdul Majid at

CLICK THE LINK for Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. at

CLICK THE LINK for Bro. Ralph Poynter on the case of Atty Lynne
Stewart at

CLICK THE LINK for Bro. Robert King Wilkerson on the case of the
Angola 3 at

CLICK THE LINK for Atty Robert Boyle and Brooke Reynolds on the case
of Bro. Jalil Abdul Muntaqim at

CLICK THE LINK for Sis. Karima Al-Amin on the case of Imam Jamil
Al-Amin at

CLICK THE LINK for David Hill, Peter Clark and Wanbli Tate on the case
of Bro. Leonard Peltier at

CLICK THE LINK for former PP’s Vicente “Panama” Alba and Ricardo
Jimenez on the case of Bro. Oscar Lopez-Rivera at

CLICK THE LINK for Sis. Dequi Kioni-Sadiki on the case of Bro. Sekou
Odinga at

CLICK THE LINK for ex-PP Bro. Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin and the upcoming
Memphis Black Power Conference!

CLICK THE LINK for Sis. Fayemi Shakur and Sis. Walidah Imarisha on the
case of Bro. Sundiata Acoli!

CLICK THE LINK for Sis. Dominque Stevenson on Bro. Marshall “Eddie”
Conway (features a call-in from Bro. Eddie)!

CLICK THE LINK for Sis. Theresa Shoatz on Bro. Russell “Maroon”

CLICK THE LINK  for Prof. Johanna Fernandez and Sis. Jamila Wilson on
Bro. Mumia Abu-Jamal!

CLICK THE LINK  for Sis. Kiilu Nyasha on Bro. Hugo “Yogi” Pinell!

CLICK THE LINK for Sis. Ramona Africa on the MOVE 9!


Kumasi Speaks: What is Black August?

Posted in Audio files on August 12, 2012 by legacybc

Kumasi, the official historian of the Black August Organizing Committee, speaks about the origins of the California prison movement and the meaning behind Black August.

Black August originated in the California penal system to honor fallen Freedom Fighters, Jonathan Jackson, George Jackson, William Christmas, James McClain and Khatari Gaulden. Jonathan Jackson was gunned down outside the Marin County California courthouse on August 7, 1970 as he attempted to liberate three imprisoned Black Liberation Fighters: James McClain, William Christmas and Ruchell Magee. Ruchell Magee is the sole survivor of that armed liberation attempt. He is the former co-defendant of Angela Davis and has been locked down for 38 years, most of it in solitary confinement. George Jackson was assassinated by prison guards during a Black prison rebellion at San Quentin on August 21, 1971. Three prison guards were also killed during that rebellion and prison officials charged six Black and Latino prisoners with the death of those guards. These six brothers became known as the San Quentin Six.

Khatari Gaulden was a prominent leader of the Black Guerilla Family (BGF) after Comrade George was assassinated. Khatari was a leading force in the formation of Black August, particularly its historical and ideological foundations. Khatari, like many of the unnamed freedom fighters of the BGF and the revolutionary prison movement of the 1970’s, was murdered at San Quentin Prison in 1978 to eliminate his leadership and destroy the resistance movement.

The brothers who participated in the collective founding of Black August wore black armbands on their left arm and studied revolutionary works, focusing on the works of George Jackson. The brothers did not listen to the radio or watch television in August. Additionally, they didn’t eat or drink anything from sun-up to sundown; and loud and boastful behavior was not allowed. The brothers did not support the prison’s canteen. The use of drugs and alcoholic beverages was prohibited and the brothers held daily exercises, because during Black August, emphasis is placed on sacrifice, fortitude and discipline. Black August is a time to embrace the principles of unity, self-sacrifice, political education, physical training and resistance.