The two new films we feature in this newsletter make it a total of 5 films on the case as well as one music video! Now we need to build upon our increasing publicity and get busy freeing Herman, Albert and all those being tortured in solitary confinement.
An updated and expanded paperback version of Robert King's autobiography was recently reviewed by Publisher's Weekly and is available for purchase from PM Press, here.
Albert's birthday comes around again on February 19th. Let's make sure he knows we're thinking about him and working to see him free, by sending him a birthday card. His mailing address is:
David Wade Correctional Center, N1 A3
670 Bell Hill Rd.
Homer, LA 71040
Two New Films About the Angola 3
Robert King to Speak at the Michigan Journal of Race and Law 2013 Symposium on Feb. 2
On February 2, 2013, the Michigan Journal of Race and Law is hosting a symposium at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, entitled "Inhumane and Ineffective: Solitary Confinement in Michigan and Beyond." As described by the flyer posted below and the Journal's website, the all-day event will be held on campus in Room 1225, South Hall. The keynote address will be given by James Forman, Jr.
Please help us spread the word about this important event!
Long Distance Revolutionary to Premiere in NYC, New Orleans, Seattle and Beyond
The New Orleans premiere will be on Feb. 22 at the Zeitgeist Arts Center.
A few months back when "Long Distance Revolutionary" was screening at the Mill Valley Film Festival, Angola 3 News interviewed the filmmakers, Noelle Hanrahan and Stephen Vittoria, where they explained why they chose to focus on Mumia's work as a revolutionary journalist. Read the interview here.
Angola 3 News takes a Black Panther History Tour with Billy X Jennings of It's About Time BPP Alumni & Legacy
The college class was co-led by Professor Nancy Heitzeg from St. Catherine University. Heitzeg was first featured in an interview with Angola 3 News about having taken a similar class on a tour at Angola State Prison in Louisiana, entitled Visiting a Modern-Day Slave Plantion. We have since done three more interviews with her: The Racialization of Crime and Punishment and Abolishing the Prison Industrial Complex (parts one and two). Heitzeg is also the editor and frequent contributor to the Criminal Injustice series at Critical Mass Progress, with her most recent articles focusing on Angola Prison & the broader Louisiana 'justice' system, as well as the January 26 protest at Chowchilla women's prison in central California.
Watch the first part of our new video here.
--Twelve Years in Solitary and "Still in Illegal Limbo"
(Bret Grote, Solitary Watch)
--Best Films of 2012: Top Ten Picks from a Bumper Crop of Bold Creations (Jordan Flaherty, Truthout)
--Series of Brooklyn Billboards Put Racial Inequity on Display (Jamilah King, Colorlines)
--Art and Writing from Tennessee's Death Row
(A Year of Rethinking Prisons)
--Political Prisoner Lynne Stewart's Cancer is Spreading. She Needs Our Help! (Ralph Poynter, Political Prisoner Radio)
--A Misguided Ruling in the WikiLeaks Case: 23 Hours a Day Alone in a Cell is Always Solitary Confinement (Amy Fettig, ACLU Blog)
--Political Prisoners, Mass Incarceration and What's Possible for Social Movements (Sundiata Acoli)
--Suicide in Solitary: The Life and Death of Armando Cruz (Sal Rodriguez, Solitary Watch)