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Film: Angola 3 - Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation

When: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 1:40 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

Angola 3The Angola 3:

Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation

[see video Who Are the Angola 3?]

Showing Thursday, January 15, in Cambridge
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This film tells the gripping story of Robert King , Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, men who have endured solitary confinement longer than any known living prisoner in the United States. Politicized through contact with the Black Panther Party while inside Louisiana s prisons, they formed one of the only prison Panther chapters in history and worked to organize other prisoners into a movement for the right to live like human beings. This film explores their extraordinary struggle for justice while incarcerated in Angola, a former slave plantation where institutionalized rape and murder made it known as one of the most brutal and racist prisons in the United States.

In a partial victory, the courts exonerated Robert King of the original charges and released him in 2001.

[Herman Wallace, dying of liver cancer, was released on October 2nd and died on October 4th, 2013. Albert Woodfox has now endured as a political prisoner in solitary confinement for over 42 years.]

The Angola 3 is dedicated to the Anarchist Black Cross who have been fighting for the freedom of political prisoners and the abolition of prisons around the world for over 100 years.

"on April 23, 1976, the Church Committee released its Final Staff Report on the FBI and CIA's rampant domestic illegalities which included a chapter entitled 'The FBI's Covert Action Plan to Destroy the Black Panther Party.' " ~ G. Flint Taylor

"Even 15 days in solitary confinement constitutes torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and 15 days is the limit after which irreversible harmful psychological effects can occur. However, many prisoners in the United States have been isolated for far longer."  ~Juan Mendez, UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel treatment

"The goal of the government was to get all the leaders of the Black Panther Party in jail so that they could be killed systematically through prison violence, and that way they could stop what was a very powerful and evolving movement." ~James Cromwell

 

When/where
doors open 6:40; film starts promptly 7pm
243 Broadway, Cambridge - corner of Broadway and Windsor,
entrance on Windsor
rule19.org/videos

Please join us for a stimulating night out; bring your friends!
free film & free door prizes
[donations are encouraged]
feel free to bring your own snacks and soft drinks - no alcohol allowed

"You can't legislate good will - that comes through education." ~ Malcolm X

UPandOUT film series - see rule19.org/videos

Why should YOU care? It's YOUR money that pays for US/Israeli wars - on Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Palestine, Libya. Syria, Iran, So America, etc etc - for billionaire bailouts, for ever more ubiquitous US prisons, for the loss of liberty and civil rights...

 

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