Topic: Political Prisoner

Assata Shakur, a 21st Century Escaped Slave in Cuba

Assata Shakur, the first woman to be placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list. On May 2 1973, Black Panther activist Assata Olugbala Shakur (fsn) Joanne Deborah Chesimard, was pulled over by the New Jersey State Police, shot twice and then [unfairly] charged with murder of a police officer. Assata spent six and a […]

Who is America’s Political Prisoner, Leonard Peltier?

Leonard Peltier is an Anishinabe-Lakota activist and member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) who was born in 1944. In 1977 he was [wrongly] convicted and sentenced to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment for first degree murder in the shooting of two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents during a 1975 conflict on the […]
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