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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Attica Rebellion, 35 years out

September 9-13th, 2006 marks the 35th anniversary of the Attica Rebellion, a massive prison rebellion, massacre and cover-up in New York. The story of Attica is one of the most brutal and heroic chapters in United States history. After a five-day occupation, 45 people were killed, 150 were shot and hundreds were tortured. As one slogan from 1971 read, "Attica is all of us."

Currently, with more than 2 million people imprisoned in the U.S., the story of Attica needs to be told, and the origins of the current anti-prison movement discussed. On this edition, we present a documentary produced by the Freedom Archives.


Frank 'Big Black' Smith, Attica Brother and prison activist; L.D. Barkley, Attica Brother killed during the re-taking of the prison; Elizabeth Fink, attorney for the Attica Brothers; Michael Deutsch, attorney for the Attica Brothers; Historical recordings in Attica prison of guards and prisoners during the rebellion and the bloody retaking of the prison.

by NRP and
Greener Magazine

For more information:

The producers of the documentary:The Freedom Archives522 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110415- 863-9977

Remembering Big Blackby Bo Brown on The Real Costs of Prisons Weblog
On July 31, 2004, Frank 'Big Black' Smith died.

Other helpful links:

All of Us or None
American Indian Prisoner Support
Barrios Unidos
Books Not Bars
California Coalition for Women Prisoners
Critical Resistance
Death Penalty Focus
Equal Justice USA
Ex-offenders Action Network
Family and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children
Jericho Movement for Political Prisoners
Innocence Project
Prison Activist Resource Center
Restorative Justice.org
Safe Streets/Strong Communities
Western Prison Project

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