Cuba pledges refuge for ‘U.S. civil rights fighters’

By Chris Fry   On June 16, Donald Trump, while announcing the rollback of President Obama’s modest improvements in U.S. imperialism’s posture towards revolutionary Cuba, demanded Cuba return freedom fighter Assata Shakur. As part of the Cuban government’s overall response to Trump’s attack, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez rebuffed Trump’s demand: “Regarding the issue of the […]

Assata Shakur, Always Welcome

Conor Tomás Reed This essay expands upon remarks I shared at the event “Poetics and Higher Ed Justice: The Role of Writers in the Struggle for a Freer University,” on May 5 at Wendy’s Subway, alongside sister CUNY educators Miriam Atkin, Makeba Lavan, Zohra Saed, and Meghann Williams. It is our duty to fight for […]

If You Embrace Assata, You Must Fight the Black Misleadership Class

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford Donald Trump’s lynch party seeking the extradition of Assata Shakur from Cuba includes every U.S. president — most especially Barack Obama, who doubled the bounty on her head and demanded “that a home-grown Black revolutionary and escaped political prisoner be returned to captivity.” As for […]

Assata! July 16th Newark!

An Open Call to Share! Sunday, July 16th marks the 70th birthday of Assata! TJ Whitaker and i are hosting an intergenerational bday celebration at the REFAL CTR in Newark @ 4:30pm under the rubric of the NJ Black Panther Party Commemorative Committee. This is more than a drum call to come. This is a call […]

BK/NY – Tuesday, May 23rd – Letter Writing Dinner for Sundiata Acoli & Mutulu Shakur

https://nycabc.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/bkny-tuesday-may-23rd-letter-writing-dinner-for-sundiata-acoli-mutulu-shakur WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 WHERE: The Base – 1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below) NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet. COST: Free This week brought the much anticipated releases of both Oscar Lopez Rivera and Chelsea […]

Stealth Histories of Armed Struggle: A Tribute to Zayd Malik Shakur and Captured Comrades

We are re-posting this interview (April 2016) with Dhoruba bin-Wahad as a supplement to his recent statement commemorating Zayd Malik Shakur,Sundiata Acoli and Assata Shakur among the many other “captured comrades.” Unsilencing Stealth Histories of Armed Struggle and Shortcomings of Left Media Analysis. Dhoruba bin-Wahad, formerly of The Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, […]

The Story of Kamau Sadiki, Assata Shakur and the Black Liberation Army

Dhoruba bin-Wahad, formerly of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, also a former political prisoner as part of the Panther 21, joined us once again to discuss the story of Kamau Sadiki, Assata Shakur and the BLA in part to amend popular histories but to also offer clarity and inspiration to those becoming […]

Remembering Zayd Malik Shakur

By Black Panther Party/B.L.A. Political Prisoner Sundiata Acoli   April, 2017 Statement in Tribute to Zayd Malik Shakur Greetings to all, This is the type of speech i’m always happy to make: talking about comrades who’ve stood at the “Scratch line.”  In case you’re not familiar with the term, “Standing at the Scratch line,” it […]

Gov. Christie Wantz Black Panther Assata Shakur Back in US Jail

  Governor Chris Christie said the Trump administration should prioritize pressuring Cuba to return Assata Shakur to the United States. | Photo: AFP / WikiCommons Assata Shakur escaped prison, fled to Cuba and was granted asylum by the late Cuban President Fidel Castro. Former presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appealed to the […]