[Ppnews] Omaha - Black August event on Omaha Two and COINTELPRO to be held by Malcolm X group 8/11

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  Black August event on Omaha Two and COINTELPRO to be held by Malcolm X
  group

    * Cointelpro <http://www.examiner.com/topic/cointelpro>
    * July 31, 2012
    * By: Michael Richardson
      <http://www.examiner.com/cointelpro-in-national/michael-richardson>

<http://www.examiner.com/node/50769781/forward?render=overlay>COINTELPRO 101
Credits:
Freedom Archives
COINTELPRO 101

The Malcolm X Memorial Foundation will host a Black August commemoration 
in Omaha on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the Malcolm X Center. The theme 
of the event will be America's Imprisoned Human Rights Activists and 
will feature the Omaha Two 
<http://www.examiner.com/topic/omaha-two-1/articles>, Ed Poindexter 
<http://www.examiner.com/article/prison-interview-with-ed-poindexter-on-cointelpro-and-the-omaha-police> 
and Mondo we Langa 
<http://www.examiner.com/article/prison-interview-with-mondo-we-langa-on-cointelpro-and-omaha-two-case> 
(formerly David Rice).

Black August is a nationwide series of events recognizing the political 
imprisonment of activists in the 1960's and 1970's. The Malcolm X 
Memorial Foundation has held five prior Black August events.

The Omaha Two 
<http://www.crimemagazine.com/j-edgar-hoover-and-framing-omaha-two> were 
leaders of the Nebraska affiliate of the Black Panthers in 1970 and were 
targeted by J. Edgar Hoover's infamous COINTELPRO 
<http://www.examiner.com/article/anti-cointelpro-demonstration-at-nebraska-state-capitol-for-the-omaha-two> 
operation. Hoover headed the Federal Bureau of Investigation and 
secretly directed a clandestine war on political dissidents that did not 
meet his favor. Ed Poindexter and Mondo we Langa were convicted for the 
murder of an Omaha policeman after Hoover ordered laboratory evidence 
withheld.

The Black August event will feature screening of three films. 
/COINTELPRO <http://www.examiner.com/topic/cointelpro> 101/ is a 
documentary produced by Freedom Archives and offers an overview of 
COINTELPRO's attack on American citizens particularly the Black 
Panthers, Hoover's most despised group. /Black August/ is a feature film 
on George Jackson, the Soledad Brothers, and the prosecution of Angela 
Davis. /Prisons on Fire/ is a documentary on 1971 prison uprisings at 
Attica and San Quentin.

The Jericho Movement will present an exhibit of photos and biographies 
of 49 persons incarcerated beginning in the 1960's who lost their 
freedom after clashes with police.

Tariq Al-Amin, head of Nebraskans for Justice and former Omaha 
policeman, will discuss the plight of the Omaha Two and how they did not 
receive a fair trial because of COINTELPRO interference with the police 
investigation.

Historian Tekla Ajbala will provide additional details on the 
compromised murder investigation that shifted the case from the 
confessed killer to the targeted Panther leaders.

Earlier this summer the Omaha City Council voted against hearing new 
evidence about the identity of one of the killers of policeman Larry 
MInard, Sr 
<http://www.examiner.com/article/omaha-patrolman-larry-minard-killed-ambush-bombing-after-911-call>. 
The August 17, 1970 bombing murder of Minard was blamed on the Omaha Two 
and the confessed bomber, Duane Peak, was allowed to escape a murder 
charge in exchange for implicating the two Panther leaders.

Ed Poindexter and Mondo we Langa are in their 42nd year of life 
sentences at the maximum-security Nebraska State Penitentiary. Both men 
continue to deny any role in MInard's death.

*More information on the Omaha Two 
<http://www.examiner.com/topic/omaha-two-story/articles>*

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