Jalil A. Muntaqim: The making of a movement

by Jalil A. Muntaqim I was captured on Aug. 28, 1971, in San Francisco after a car chase and gun battle with San Francisco police. It was alleged that myself and co-defendant Albert Nuh Washington were attempting to avenge the assassination of George L. Jackson in San Quentin on Aug. 21, 1971. I was convicted […]

Exiled Black Liberation Fighter – Assata Shakur. November 2nd marks the 38th year of her liberation!

  On May 2nd 1973 State troopers on the New Jersey State Turnpike stopped Assata and 2 other members of the Black Panther Party.  Surviving 2 deadly gunshot wounds Assata was charged with the murder of a trooper.  Six years later, on November 2nd 1979 she escaped from New Jersey’s Clinton Correctional Facility and is living […]

Apartheid Attica

Nestled in the upstate New York rural community, stand grey walls and ominous gun towers, inside 24 hundred souls captured and confined. Marching two by two, 40 strong, escorted by club wielding guards enter a messhall, a sea of Black and Brown faces, under camera surveillance and controlled, by the threat of club wielding automatons. […]

The Making of a Movement

by Jalil A. Muntaqim I was captured on August 28, 1971, in San Francisco after a car chase and gun battle with San Francisco police. It was alleged that myself and co-defendant Albert Nuh Washington were attempting to avenge the assassination of George L. Jackson, in San Quentin on August 21, 1971. I was convicted […]

A gathering to honor a freedom fighter

by SAEED SHABAZZ Assata Shakur “My name is Assata (she who struggles) Olugbala (for the people) Shakur (the thankful one), and I am a 20th century escaped slave,” she wrote on her website in 2013. “Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence […]

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 […]

Abolition Collective letter of support for Jalil Muntaqim

The Abolition Collective expresses its support and solidarity with Jalil Muntaqim, Political Prisoners, and the right of incarcerated people to engage in popular education. Jalil has been politically active since his incarceration. Most recently, he was punished for teaching an administratively sanctioned Black History class in Attica Prison, and was transported to a supermax prison […]

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 […]

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 […]