The Freedom Archives produces video tributes including: an interview with Isabel Allende focusing on the 1973 coup in Chile; the Attica Prison Rebellion; the 45th anniversary of George Jackson’s murder; the ongoing campaign to Free Political Prisoner Herman Bell and dvd extras from Cointelpro 101.
The 1973 Chilean Coup:
As a follow up to our audio documentary Chile: Promise of Freedom (2003), we interviewed Isabel Allende (author and cousin of Salvador Allende) to better understand the significance of the Chilean military coup of 1973 and its contemporary relevance.
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More than 2.4 million human beings are imprisoned in the US. This massive incarceration—overwhelmingly aimed at people of color and criminalizing youth—makes the US by far the greatest purveyor of punishment in the world.
Among these millions are a number of political prisoners, and among these courageous sisters and brothers is Herman Bell. Herman Bell has been a political prisoner in the US for nearly 40 years. When national liberation and revolution rocked the world in the 1960s and 70s, Herman was active in the social justice movements of those times, particularly the Black Liberation movement and the Black Panther Party.
August 21st, 2011 marked the 45th anniversary of the execution of George Lester Jackson.
Jackson was a prisoner who became a leading author, a member of the Black Panther Party, and co-founder of the Black Guerrilla Family prison organization. He achieved global fame as one of the Soledad Brothers and for his writings, before being executed by prison guards in San Quentin Prison.
Based on an edited portion of the CD Prisons on Fire by the Freedom Archives (2001) with video editing by Oriana Bolden.
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Cointelpro 101 Bonus Videos:
Click on the links below to view Bonus Feature Videos:
Muhammad Ahmad (Max Stanford)—Founder of Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM) and professor at Temple University.
Kathleen Cleaver—former leader of the Black Panther Party, now Professor of Law at Emory and Yale Universities and an expert on COINTELPRO.
Ward Churchill—just-removed Professor at the University of Colorado who has written extensively about COINTELPRO.
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz—Long-time Native American activist and educator.
Priscilla Falcon—Long-time Mexicana activist and professor whose husband was assassinated for his leadership in the Chicano struggle.
Geronimo Ji-Jaga Pratt—former leader of the Black Panther Party who was falsely imprisoned for 27 years in a COINTELPRO case.
Jose Lopez—Director of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Chicago and long-time advocate of Puerto Rican independence.
Francisco ‘Kiko’ Martinez—long-time Chicano/Mexicano activist and attorney.
Ricardo Romero—long-time Chicano/Mexicano activist and Grand Jury resister.
Akinyele Umoja—African American History scholar at Georgia State University.
Laura Whitehorn—radical activist and former political prisoner who was targeted by the federal government.
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September 9-13 marks the yearly anniversary of the Attica Rebellion. This massive prison takeover by hundreds of inmates and the callous repression and murders by the state of New York are part of a unique moment in US history. The legacy of Attica and the fight for human rights is carried on in the prisons of Georgia, Ohio, California, and wherever people are caged for years on end.
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