61 minutes | Nov 20, 2015

Statements from political prisoners Jalil A. Muntaqim & Leonard Peltier

Tonight we will read statements from two political prisoners and analyze the messages they wish to communicate to the masses.Jalil Abdul Muntaqim aka Anthony Bottom is a former member of both the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. He is currently a political prisoner. In 1974, Muntaqim was convicted on two counts of murder in the first degree for killing two police officers and received a prison term of twenty-five years to life. Mr. Muntaqim has a blog and tonight we will read and analyze his most recent post Blog #36: #BlackLivesMatter – FORWARD!!!.Leonard Peltier is a Native American activist and member of the American Indian Movement. In 1977 he was 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 Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The International Tribunal of Conscience is being held in New York. New York and Mr. Peltier issued a statement in relation to this event. STATEMENT BY LEONARD PELTIER ON INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL OF CONSCIENCE: SEPTEMBER 26, 2015.A New York-based coffee company thinks it is funny to make light of the victims of mass incarceration policies. A petition has been launched to change their name.Political Prisoner Birthdays10/3 - Joshua Stafford* #57976-060 USP Tucson P.O. BOX 24550 Tucson, AZ 85734 *Address card/letter to Skelly, envelope to Joshua Stafford.10/3 - Justin Solondz #98291-011 FCI Oakdale I Post Office Box 5000 Oakdale, Louisiana 71463. If you want truth and facts vs lies and fiction, support independent media.http://tinyurl.com/fundblackmedia
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