Cuba spurned FBI bid to swap Assata Shakur for Cuban Five

BY MAGGIE TROWE Former FBI Director Louis Freeh recently revealed that the agency tried unsuccessfully in 1998 to swap some or all of the Cuban Five for Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther who was granted political asylum in Cuba in 1984. In two interviews with the North Bergen, New Jersey, Record, Freeh demanded Cuba […]

Act Now to Defend Assata Shakur: Tell Barack Obama and Eric Holder, Stop Pressuring Cuba to Hand Over Assata

Please tell President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to stop trying to extraditeAssataShakur, anAfrican American freedom fighter who is living in exile in Cuba.The U.S. government is using negotiations with Cuba as an opportunity to go after Shakur. Roberta Jacobson, lead U.S. negotiator, testified at a recent congressional committee meeting that she raises Shakur every time she talks with Cuban […]

Sekou Odinga, Sundiata Acoli & Albert Woodfox

Download Podcast Join us on Political Prisoner Radio as we discuss the latest news and events concerning Political Prisoners and Prisoner’s of War against those who have dared to struggle against injustice, racism and American imperialism. Sister Dequi Kioni-Sadiki will join us briefly to discuss an upcoming event hosted by The Sekou Odinga Defense Committee […]

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Radical: Assata Taught Me

justin adkins For years I have been reading about Assata Shakur. I read newspaper articles; I watched discussions about her on Democracy Now! and other radical news outlets; I’d seen her name emblazoned on shirts, and some of my favorite revolutionaries quote her. Last week, I finally picked up her autobiography. I couldn’t put it […]

The Cuban Opening And Strugglez For New Social Order – OpEd

A man walks past near an image of revolutionary hero Ernesto “Che” Guevara in Havana December 27, 2014. | Photo: Reuters By Pambazuka News By Horace G. Campbell* When the Cuban revolutionaries took power on 1 January, 1959, the political leaders of the United States were initially ambivalent towards the Castro leadership but after the […]

1/14 Komrade Sundiata Acoli Bornday

Sundiata was in the car with Assata Shakur in 1973 when they were stopped by New Jersey State Troopers known for their Nazi membership (this is not the usual hyperbole, there were cells of authentic WWII Nazis in that organization).                               “There is something about Sundiata that exudes calm. From every part of his being you […]

Movement growz to pardon freedom fighter Assata Shakur

  By Nisa Islam Muhammad Black Liberation Army member Joanne Chesimard (Assata Shakur) leaves Middlesex County, April 25, 1977. Photo: AP/Wide World photos WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) – The U.S. cold war with Cuba is showing sights of being over and as relations appear to thaw, a growing campaign is calling for the pardon of Black Liberation […]

Analytical Shortcomingz of the Left with Dhoruba bin Wahad

  Extending our earlier discussion of Herman Wallace and the Dhoruba bin-Wahad continued with this frank — and highly explicit* — discussion of the shortcomings of many current strategies chosen by those looking to free political prisoners. Our conversation picks up with bin-Wahad discussing Angela Davis and much of what he sees as flaws with […]

Assata Shakur’z 1998 open letter iz eerily relevant today

by Blue Telusma When President Obama announced a resumption in relations between the America and Cuba for the first time in over 50 years – many of us found ourselves asking “Will Cuba extradite Assata Shakur to the US?“ The new development between the two countries and the public’s concern for Shakur prompted us to take […]