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Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Black Panthers and the Black Liberation Army

Last week I wrote about the arrest of eight former Black Panthers for the 1971 murder of a policeman, and mentioned that I knew nothing about the case itself. For others who were or are in the same situation as I, here are two resources which can bring you up to speed: First, a Democracy Now interview with lawyers for two of the men, as well as an excerpt from a new movie called "Legacy of Torture: The War Against the Black Liberation Movement" which describes the torture inflicted on the men which led to the dropping of the original charges against them. And second, this article from today's pslweb.org, which provides useful background on the origin of the BLA in the police repression of the Panthers.

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