[News] Radio release of Legacy of Torture

Anti-Imperialist News news at freedomarchives.org
Wed Feb 21 08:37:29 EST 2007


Dear friends, Wednesday Feb 21st

Nationally Syndicated Radio series, Making 
Contact is releasing a radio version of the video 
by Freedom Archives “Legacy of Torture. The War 
Against The Black Liberation Movement” on the 
torture in ‘73 and grand jury ’05 of former Black 
Panthers. Given the January arrests of SF8 etc. 
this is especially timely! MP3s etc 
at 
<http://radioproject.org/archive/2007/0807.html>http://radioproject.org/archive/2007/0807.html

In the bay area it should air on KPFA 94.1FM on 
Friday Feb 23 at 1:30pm. See airtimes for other 
locations ***** or suggest to your local station 
that they play it as a special, (it’s free!) if 
they don’t already carry Making Contact every 
week. Nat’l & Internat’l Airtimes at 
<http://radioproject.org/listen/>http://radioproject.org/listen/


Legacy of Torture #08-07

In 1971, John Young, a San Francisco police 
officer was killed. Members of the Black Panther 
party were arrested, charged and then tortured by 
San Francisco and New Orleans police. Since the 
police used torture to extract their confessions, 
eventually, the charges were dismissed. Now more 
than 35 years later, the case has been reopened. 
On January 23rd, 2007, some of those same men were arrested again.

In this special documentary from the Freedom 
Archives, we hear from some of the accused men 
themselves. They describe the torture and how 
they were targeted for their political activities.

Featuring: Ray Boudreaux, John Bowman, Richard 
Brown, Hank Jones, former Black Panther and 
Harold Taylor, former Black Panthers; Soffiyah Elijah, attorney.

For more information:

Committee for Defense of Human Rights (CDHR) 
(Defend the San Francisco Eight) P.O. Box 90221 Pasadena, CA 91109
626-345-4939
<http://www.cdhrsupport.org/>http://www.cdhrsupport.org

The Freedom Archives
522 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-863-9977; info at freedomarchives.org
<http://www.freedomarchives.org/>http://www.freedomarchives.org

Center for Constitutional Rights
Report on these recent arrests and torture:
<http://www.ccr-ny.org/v2/reports/report.asp?ObjID=ktRDgqT2La&Content=927>http://www.ccr-ny.org/v2/reports/report.asp?ObjID=ktRDgqT2La&Content=927
OR
<http://www.cdhrsupport.org/CCR.html>http://www.cdhrsupport.org/CCR.html

"A Legacy of Torture: From Cointelpro to the Patriot Act"
by Ron Jacobs
<http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/jacobs050107.html>http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/jacobs050107.html

"Arrest of Former Black Panthers Aims to Erase 
Revolutionary Legacy," by Sérgio Ramires 
<http://cdhrsupport.org/erasing_legacy.html>http://cdhrsupport.org/erasing_legacy.html

DemocracyNow!
³Murder Charges Against Former Black Panthers 
Based on Confessions Extracted by Torture² 
<http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/01/26/1559250>http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/01/26/1559250

"John Bowman remembered at the African American 
Art and Culture Complex," by Wanda Sabir 
<http://www.cdhrsupport.org/John_Bowman_tribute.html>http://www.cdhrsupport.org/John_Bowman_tribute.html

Profile of Richard Brown and Richard O'Neal (ABC News story)
<http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=local&id=4964954>http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=local&id=4964954


Making Contact is syndicated and provided free 
each week to over 200 radio stations in the U.S., 
Canada, South Africa, Ireland and the Internet. 
It is also available on our website through 
RealAudio and MP3. For more info or to submit 
program topic ideas and pitches please see 
<www.radioproject.htm>www.radioproject.org.

Contact National Radio Project for permission to 
reproduce this and/or other programs or to 
purchase tapes and CDs at $10 each. Special 
arrangements for bulk orders. Subscriptions (CDs 
mailed weekly): 6 mo $98; 1 yr $175.




The Freedom Archives
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 863-9977
www.freedomarchives.org 
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