Fwd: Radio release of Legacy of Torture
- From: Kiilu Nyasha <kiilu2@...>
Subject: Radio release of Legacy of Torture
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 16:47:43 -0800
To: Kiilu Nyasha <Kiilu2@...>
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If you want to listen to the KPFA broadcast on Friday, it's pretty easy to
stream on www.kpfa.org either live or later as an archive program. I think
this case of the S.F. 8 is a clear signal of the imminent repression of all
dissent here in the U.S. -- i.e., of more and worse to come. We better nip
it in the bud...
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
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, (its free!) if they dont already carry
Making Contact every week. Natl & Internatl Airtimes at
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,
For more information:
Committee for Defense of Human Rights (CDHR) (Defend the San Francisco
Eight) P.O. Box 90221 Pasadena, CA 91109
The Freedom Archives
522 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Center for Constitutional Rights
Report on these recent arrests and torture:
"A Legacy of Torture: From Cointelpro to the Patriot Act"
by Ron Jacobs
"Arrest of Former Black Panthers Aims to Erase Revolutionary Legacy," by
Sérgio Ramires http://cdhrsupport.org/erasing_legacy.html
³Murder Charges Against Former Black Panthers Based on Confessions
Extracted by Torture²
"John Bowman remembered at the African American Art and Culture Complex,"
by Wanda Sabir http://www.cdhrsupport.org/John_Bowman_tribute.html
Profile of Richard Brown and Richard O'Neal (ABC News story)
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