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Los Angeles - How you can support the Black Panther 8
by via CDHR
Friday Feb 2nd, 2007 10:07 AM
The national website for up-to-the-minute information and to sign up for
the supporters' list serve is http://www.cdhrsupport.org. Donations should be made
out to CDHR/AGAPE and sent to the Committee for the Defense of Human
Rights, P.O. Box 90221, Pasadena, CA 91109.
LEGACY OF TORTURE
The War Against the Black Liberation Movement
Los Angeles Premiere!
Saturday, February 17,
4-7:00 PM
Southern Calif. Library,
6120 S. Vermont, L.A.

In a glaring manifestation of the Bush strategy to legitimize torture of
"enemy combatants" in the "War on Terror," the FBI and CA police recently
arrested 8 aging former Black Panthers, charging them with an alleged
conspiracy to kill cops 35 years ago. The truth is there was a real
conspiracy by the cops and the FBI to kill Black Panthers!

Known as COINTELPRO, this clandestine 'dirty war' was carried out inside
the US through assassinations, frame-ups, mass arrests and military-style
assault against the Panthers. Now, as the Black liberation movement is
pushing the new Democratic majority in Congress to reopen hearings into
COINTELPRO, prosecutors trot out a totally discredited case. It was already
thrown out of court once because it's based on the documented torture of
the Panthers carried out by the New Orleans police under the supervision of
the San Francisco police and federal authorities.

Several of the defendants were themselves tortured, and the only testimony
against them comes from another torture victim who told the police what
they wanted to hear. Come see this new video documentary, made just before
the indictments, in a benefit show to support their defense. Learn how you
can support the Panther Eight, and get involved in the struggle to FREE ALL
POLITICAL PRISONERS!

Sponsored by the Jericho Amnesty Coalition - L.A.
Join in the struggle to free political prisoners!

The local coalition initiated by Jericho is meeting next on Sunday,
February 11 at 2:00 PM at 333 S. Alameda (corner Third Street) upstairs on
the third floor. Events are in the planing stages for programs at the Afiba
Center in the Crenshaw district, in East Los Angeles and in Long Beach. The
first court hearing for the four defendants who live in California --
Richard Brown, Hank Jones, Richard O’Neal, and Ray Boudreaux—was held in
San Francisco Superior Court this morning, January 29, 2007. They
are presently being held on bail of $3 million to $5 million each! Their
arraignment and a bail reduction hearing was carried over until February 14
at 9:00 am in San Francisco. A support rally may be held here in Los
Angeles. Another defendant is fighting extradition from Florida. Three
others are in NY -- Francisco Torres, and political prisoners Herman Bell
and Jalil Muntaquin of the New York Three (whose conviction many years ago
was based on testimony from the same torture victim who is the state's
witness in this case).

For more information call 310-495-0299 or check
http://www.geocities.com/jerichoamnestycoalitionla

The national website for up-to-the-minute information and to sign up for
the supporters' list serve is http://www.cdhrsupport.org. Donations should be made
out to CDHR/AGAPE and sent to the Committee for the Defense of Human
Rights, P.O. Box 90221, Pasadena, CA 91109.

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Committee for the Defense of Human Rights (CDHR)
PO Box 90221
Pasadena, CA 91109
(626) 345-4939
CDHR_right [at] hotmail.com
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