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Many Political Prisoners have fought for equality, demanded Justice, marched, rallied and stood up for the rights of the People. It is unfortunate that as a result of this many are held in captivity behind the enemy lines. They need our support, we must show them that we can now carry the torch and march forward on their behalf. We can't forget about their plight, they need us to sign petitions, write letters, join organizations which fight for their freedom. This page is dedicated to all Political Prisoners. Please read their stories and help in any way that you can. For additional links, videos and to add your post please click (page 2) below.
Mumia Abu-Jamal is a renowned journalist from Philadelphia who has been in prison since 1981 and on death row since 1983 for allegedly shooting Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. He is known as the “Voice of the Voiceless” for his award- winning reporting on police brutality and other social and racial epidemics that plague communities of color in Philadelphia and throughout the world.
Sekou is of Afrikan / Cherokee heritage, born on September 6, 1948 in Gadsden, AL. He was raised by his mother, grandparents and aunt in Detroit, Harlem, New York, and Birmingham, AL, respectively. Throughout the 1960′s, Sekou participated in the Civil Rights movement, organizing youth for participating in demonstrations and marches across Alabama and providing security for meetings of the Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC), Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). J. Turk)He currently serving two consecutive life sentences for crimes he did not commit. Sekou has spent over fourty years behind bars.
Anthony Bottom/Jalil A. Muntaqim was born October 18, 1951, in Oakland, California, the first of four children in his family. His early years were spent in San Francisco. In his junior high school years he obtained a summer scholarship to attend an advanced high school math and science program; and while in high school he obtained a summer scholarship to attend an advanced college summer math and engineering program. During the civil rights movement, he participated in NAACP youth organizing and was one of many who engaged in street riots against racism and police brutality in San Francisco.
Herman Bell is a Political Prisoner held in captivity for his involvement in Black Liberation Movement. The U.S. FBI's counter-intelligence program, called COINTELPRO (a continuation of this suppression campaign to stifle black political aspirations), sought to destroy all black political organizations in the U.S. by any means necessary. Its operation is largely responsible for the deaths and imprisonment of a significant number of young black leaders of the stormy '60s and '70s. By initiating search-and-destroy missions under the guise of "criminal" investigations, the FBI attempted to criminalize all forms of movements for social change.
Mutulu Shakur was charged under the U. S. conspiracy laws known as "Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization" or 'RICO' laws (8 counts). The U.S. government alleged that Mutulu's political associates constituted a racketeering enterprise. Aiding in the escape of Assata Shakur (Joanne Chesimard). Mutulu's political and social consciousness began to develop early in his life. His mother suffered not only from being Black and female, but she was also blind. It was Shakur's first confrontation with the state. The experience of helping his mother negotiate the social service system made him realize that the system does not operate in the interests of Black people and that Black people must control the institutions that affect their lives.
As a pastor and a consistent activist against police brutality, violence and oppression in her community, Rev. Joy Powell was warned by the Rochester Police department that she was a target because of her speaking out against corruption. On many occasions Rev. Joy had held rallies and spoke out against the police brutality and “police justifications” in Rochester NY. As a result, Rev. Joy was accused and convicted of 1st Degree Burglary and Assault.An all white jury tried her; the state provided no evidence and no eyewitnesses. Rev. Joy was not allowed to discuss her activism or say that she was a pastor. The person that testified for her was not allowed to tell the court that he knew Rev. Joy through there activist work and through the church. Further more the judge Francis Affronti promised he was going to give her a harsh sentence because he did not like her. She was convicted and given 16 years and seven years concurrent.