Thursday, February 22, 2007

whitewashing the panthers

Whitewashing the Panthers: Can the Government Prosecute Black History?
Connecting the Torture Tactics against the Panthers with those used at Guantanamo/Abu Ghraib

Films and Speakers
Friday, March 2nd, 7:00 pm
The Community Church of Manhattan, 40 E. 35th St. (between Park and Madison)
A program on the new (old) case against the Black Panther Party

FILMS: Legacy of Torture:
The War Against the Black Liberation Movement
Melvin van Peebles interview of Herman Bell, political prisoner and defendant in this case (Starz in Black)

SPEAKERS: Kathleen Cleaver, Soffiyah Elijah, Gita Guiterrez and Iyaluua Ferguson, and others

This January, as police continue to shoot unarmed civilians, the government charged eight men (aged 50 to 70) for conspiracy in acts that occurred over 30 years ago. Their new evidence is based on police torture of Black activists in the 1970s.

Come learn about this case, and hear from representatives of the jailed defendants and their movement.

For more on the case of the SF8: http://www.freedomarchives.org/BPP/torture.html

We will be collecting donations for the case

SPONSORED BY: Center for Constitutional Rights, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, National Lawyers Guild NYC, NYC Jericho, NY Taskforce on Political Prisoners, Resistance in Brooklyn, Immigrant Justice Solidarity Project

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