30 Years After the Attica Rebellion:
A 29-minute radio documentary about the origins of the
modern anti-prison movement
You can hear this program as well as a documentary about the murder of
George Jackson at www.freedomarchives.org
September marks the 30th anniversary of the Attica Rebellion in New York.
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.
Who were the Attica Brothers?
Why did they seize control of the prison?
What makes Attica important to the anti-prison movement today?
Featuring historical materials from the Freedom Archives. Voices include:
Frank 'Big Black' Smith, Attica Brother and prison activist
L.D. Barkley, Attica Brother killed during the re-taking of the prison
Elizabeth Fink, attorney for the Attica Brothers
Michael Deutsch, attorney for the Attica Brothers
Historical recordings in Attica prison during the rebellion and the
bloody retaking of the prison
Knowing what happened in the early 1970s prison movement is essential for
youth, communities of color and progressives to effectively confront
today's unprecedented prison growth. We bring you this history through the
voices of the people who were there - taking young people back to a time
filled with lessons for today and tomorrow.
Available free via satellite (Channel A 735, 9/5 11am ET & 9/7 12pm ET) or
on cassette for radio broadcast.
The Committee to End the Marion Lockdown has the video of the Attica
film available. It costs $50 + 4 s&h. Checks should me made out to CEML and
PO Box 578172
Chi, IL 69657-8172.
For more information contact:
The Freedom Archives/Real Dragon Productions
(415) 863-9977 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Also available: 30th anniversary of the murder of George Jackson
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience.
Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world have obeyed
the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war,
and millions have been killed because of this obedience. . . Our problem
is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and
starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people
are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while
the grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem."
Howard Zinn, "Failure to Quit", p. 45
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