Journal of Prisoners on Prisons V15 #2 & V16 #1

Journal of Prisoners on Prisons V15 #2 & V16 #1

Edited by: Ashanti Omowali Alston, Viviane Saleh-Hanna

258 Pages · 9.00x6.00 · April 15 2007

Paper ISBN: 9780776609317

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A Special Issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons dedicated to the Political Prisoners of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, in the words of the political prisoners themselves, along with those in exile and former political prisoners. Despite the criminal justice system’s attempts to thwart the content of this publication, submissions were collected, experiences were recorded, and events, experiences and thoughts occurring over the 40 years that have passed since the forming of the Black Panther Party have been addressed in this issue of the JPP.
Preface Viviane Saleh-Hanna and Ashanti Omowali Alston .................................v A SPECIAL BLACK PANTHER POLITICAL PRISONERS ISSUE Editors’ Introduction: Responding to Centuries of Violence, Imprisonment and Oppression Viviane Saleh-Hanna and Ashanti Omowali Alston .................................1 ARTICLES Introduction: American Apocalyse Dylan Rodriguez .....................................................................................10 Liberation or Gangsterism: Freedom or Slavery? Russell Maroon Shoatz ...........................................................................51 The Ethics of Black Atonement in Racist America: The Execution of Stanley Tookie Williams Dhoruba al-Mujahid Bin-Wahad ............................................................80 The Perverse Slave Mentality Jalil Muntaqim ........................................................................................87 Soledad Brother George Jackson—Memories of Comrade George Kiilu Nyasha ...........................................................................................91 Before Guantanamo or Abu Ghraib were the Black Panthers Mumia Abu-Jamal ..................................................................................96 How the US Destroyed the Black Panther Party and Continues to Persecute its Veterans John Bowman .......................................................................................101 The New York Panther 21 Trial: Fighting “Democratic Fascism” Dhoruba al-Mujahid Bin-Wahad ..........................................................107 A Woman’s Journey in the BPP and BLA: Safi ya Bukhari, 1950-2003 Safi ya Bukhari ......................................................................................124 My Prison Experiences and What Keeps Me Struggling Sundiata Acoli ......................................................................................148 Neutralize and Destroy: The Continuing Vendetta Against the Panthers Larry Pinkney and Gerald Sanders ......................................................150 Let 100 Mandelas Bloom: Who Needs Prisons and Who do the Prisons Need? Veronza Bowers ....................................................................................157 On Being a Black Panther Herman Bell ..........................................................................................175 Release Ruchell Cinque Magee: Sole Survivor of the August 7, 1970 Courthouse Slave Rebellion! Ruchell Cinque Magee with Kiilu Nyasha ............................................178 Bismillah Ir Rahman Ir Raheem Bashir Hameed .....................................................................................182 Interview with Hugo Pinell Hugo Pinell and Kiilu Nyasha ..............................................................186 Parole Denial Appeal Robert ‘Seth’ Hayes ..............................................................................201 Two More Black Activists Resist and are Jailed: October 5, 2005 Claude Marks .......................................................................................203 Revive the Federal Parole System Sundiata Acoli ......................................................................................207 Marshall Law: Excerpts from a Memoir Eddie Conway .......................................................................................211 The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with the First Step: May 2006 Robert ‘Seth’ Hayes ..............................................................................240 PRISONERS’ STRUGGLES Dedication to Yuri Kochiyama .................................................................243 On-going Organizing: Black August Organizing Committee ..................245 Resources and Links ................................................................................246 About the Artist ........................................................................................249