[Ppnews] Prisons on Fire - 40th Anniversary

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Wed Jul 20 14:53:19 EDT 2011


Prisons on Fire

<https://co.clickandpledge.com/advanced/default.aspx?wid=33028>Order this CD

Forty years ago, America's prisons burned. Here's how, why, and what happened.

Who were the Attica Brothers? Why did 1,500 Black, Puerto Rican, and 
white prisoners seize control of the New York prison?

And who was George Jackson? And the Soledad Brothers? And why was he 
murdered by the San Quentin prison administration?

What is the legacy of the prison movement? And what do these 
forgotten histories tell us about prisons, repression, and the 
struggle for freedom today?

Through a mixtures of archival audio and contemporary interviews, 
music and narration, we hear the voices of George Jackson; Jonathan 
Jackson Jr.; Georgia Jackson (mother of George and Jonathan Jackson); 
Angela Davis; David Hilliard (former Black Panther Party leader); 
James Baldwin; Harry Belafonte; David Johnson, Hugo Pinell, Luis 
Talamantez and Sundiata Tate; Frank "Big Black" Smith (Attica Brother 
and prison activist); William Kunstler; Elizabeth Fink and Michael 
Deutsch (attorneys for the Attica Brothers); L.D. Barkley (Attica 
Brother, murdered in the retaking of the prison in September of 1971, 
and who announced the "Attica Manifesto" to the world); and Ruchell 
Magee (prison activist and leader, still in prison for his political 

This audio documentary introduces and grapples with this history as 
well as lessons for today, and tomorrow.

Order this CD & get your local radio station to broadcast it in August!


Included on the CD:
<http://www.freedomarchives.org/struggle_inside_Sept.html>The Murder 
of George Jackson
The Attica Rebellion

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