While I don’t agree with all of the sentiments here I do agree that the way the American government has treated Blacks and other minorities is unwarranted and oppressive. Things need to change for all Americans who are not among the racists or elitists. (E)
- Assata Shakur is a modern-day Harriet Tubman (workers.org)
- The government’s terrorist is our community’s heroine by Yasiin Bey(Mos Def) (freedomhallblog.wordpress.com)
- Why the Assata Shakur case still strikes a chord (thegrio.com)
- She’s No Terrorist: The Bizarre Move By The FBI Against Assata Shakur by Bill Fletcher (zcommunications.org)
- FBI Most Wanted Terrorists List: Who Is Assata Shakur? (npr.org)
- Supporters Say ‘Hands Off Assata’ Shakur (theroot.com)
- An Open Letter From Assata by Assata Shakur (zcommunications.org)
The attack on Sister Assata Shakur is an attack on the right of the Black masses and the Black liberation movement to resist oppression. The U.S. government and all of its branches have always persecuted, jailed, exiled and murdered Black activists and revolutionaries no matter their philosophies or tactics-communism, Pan Africanism, separation, revolutionary nationalism, integration; nonviolence, armed self-defense, running for political office.
Assata, who was unarmed and shot 5 times with the intent to kill by the New Jersey state police, was a victim of the U.S. government COINTEL program, similar to the now so-called war on terrorism. It is designed pass new laws to justify murderous attacks of Black activists and revolutionaries, that saw the assassinations of Malcolm X, Martin L. King, Black Panthers and the frame-ups, jailing and forced exile of many named and unnamed activists that occurred under COINTELPRO.
The labeling of Sister Assata as a…
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