Salute to the Heroic Attica Prison Rebellion
Sunday, September 13,
5 pm eastern, 2 pm pacific, 4 pm mountain
Film premiere “Give Us the Freedom” a voice from the Vaughn prison by filmmaker Rasika Ruwanpathirana.
The Prisoners Solidarity Committee is holding a forum on Sunday, September 13, 2 pm west coast, 4 pm mountain and 5 pm eastern time to commemorate the Attica Uprising. To participate REGISTER HERE.
The forum will also include speakers, poetry and a discussion on the COVID crisis with relatives and loved ones of prisoners behind bars; .special clip from Tom Soto, one of the Attica observers and the poetry of the Attica prisoners.
Endorsers include: Prisoners Solidarity Committee; Peoples Power Assembly; Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice; Struggle La Lucha; Socialist Unity Party/Partido de Socialismo Unido; Ujima People’s Progress Party; Youth Against War & Racism; Women in Struggle/Mujeres en Lucha (partial list)
On September 9, 1971, approximately 1,500 prisoners in Cell Block D seized the Attica Correctional Facility after having submitted a 27-point manifesto to the prison administration in an attempt to address the torturous conditions inside the prison.
Four days later, Governor Rockefeller ordered the storming of Attica prison. The police assault was described with the exception of the Indigenous massacres in the 19th century, as the bloodiest one day encounter since the Civil War.
The story of the Attica prisoners is one of incredible courage and resistance! It is the story of the fight for Black and Brown liberation and for an end to working class exploitation.
The Attica uprising continues to be remembered by all who seek justice and liberation.
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