[act-ma] Thursday 1/15: "The Angola 3 - Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation" - Free UPandOUT film screening
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Wed Jan 14 17:35:21 PST 2015
*<http://rule19.org/download-film/film-150115-Angola3.pdf>The Angola 3:
**Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation*
[see video /Who Are the Angola 3?
Showing Thursday, January 15, in Cambridge
[please download & distribute flyer
This film tells the gripping story of Robert King , Herman Wallace and
Albert Woodfox, men who have endured solitary confinement longer than
any known living prisoner in the United States. Politicized through
contact with the Black Panther Party while inside Louisiana s prisons,
they formed one of the only prison Panther chapters in history and
worked to organize other prisoners into a movement for the right to live
like human beings. This film explores their extraordinary struggle for
justice while incarcerated in Angola, a former slave plantation where
institutionalized rape and murder made it known as one of the most
brutal and racist prisons in the United States.
In a partial victory, the courts exonerated Robert King of the original
charges and released him in 2001.
[Herman Wallace, dying of liver cancer, was released on October 2nd and
died on October 4th, 2013. Albert Woodfox has now endured as a political
prisoner in solitary confinement for over 42 years.]
/*The Angola 3*/ is dedicated to the Anarchist Black Cross
<http://www.abcf.net/> who have been fighting for the freedom of
political prisoners and the abolition of prisons around the world for
over 100 years.
Narrated by Mumia Abu-Jamal, *The Angola 3* features interviews with
former Panthers, political prisoners and revolutionaries, including the
Angola 3 themselves, and Bo Brown, Geronimo (ji Jaga) Pratt, Malik
Rahim, Yuri Kochiyama, David Hilliard, Rod Coronado, Noelle Hanrahan,
Kiilu Nyasha, Marion Brown, Luis Talamantez, Gail Shaw and many others.
"/on April 23, 1976, the Church Committee released its Final Staff
Report on the FBI and CIA's rampant domestic illegalities which included
a chapter entitled 'The FBI's Covert Action Plan to Destroy the Black
Panther Party.' /" ~ G. Flint Taylor
/"Even 15 days in solitary confinement constitutes torture or cruel,
inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and 15 days is the limit
after which irreversible harmful psychological effects can occur.
However, many prisoners in the United States have been isolated for far
longer./" ~Juan Mendez, UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel
/"The goal of the government was to get all the leaders of the Black
Panther Party in jail so that they could be killed systematically
through prison violence, and that way they could stop what was a very
powerful and evolving movement."/ ~James Cromwell
doors open 6:40; film starts promptly 7pm
243 Broadway, Cambridge - corner of Broadway and Windsor,
entrance on Windsor
Please join us for a stimulating night out; bring your friends!
*free film & free door prizes
****[donations are encouraged]
*feel free to bring your own snacks and soft drinks - no alcohol allowed
"/You can't legislate good will - that comes through education/." ~
*UPandOUT film series* - see rule19.org/videos <http://rule19.org/videos>
Why should YOU care? It's YOUR money that pays for US/Israeli wars - on
Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Palestine, Libya. Syria, Iran, So America, etc
etc - for billionaire bailouts, for ever more ubiquitous US prisons, for
the loss of liberty and civil rights...
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