Monday, August 8, 2011

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Comrade George Jackson

(ABOVE: Painting of George Jackson by Sundiata Acoli)

The SF Bay View Newspaper has published Kiilu's new article reflecting on the 40-year anniversary of George Jackson's assassination. An excerpt is featured below, but you can read the full article here.
This Black August, let us honor our martyred freedom fighter, Comrade George, as well as those who recently joined the ancestors: Donald Cox, Michael Cetawayo Tabor and geronimo ji Jaga. And let us not forget all those who remain captive after many decades: Mumia Abu-Jamal, Sundiata Acoli, Herman Bell, Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald, Ruchell Cinque Magee − sole survivor of the Marin Courthouse Rebellion of Aug. 7, 1970 − Jalil Muntaqim, Albert Woodfox, Herman Wallace, Leonard Peltier, Oscar Lopez-Rivera and exiled freedom fighter Assata Shakur, to name just a few.

“Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are dying who could be saved, that generations more will live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act. Do what must be done; discover your humanity and your love in revolution.”

George Jackson - 40 year commemoration from Freedom Archives on Vimeo.