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VIDEO: Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale interviewed about the Attica Prison Uprising

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Freedom is a Constant Struggle TV show, Sept. 11, 2009.


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Guest Bobby Seale, Founding Chairman of the Black Panther Party, organizer, author, consultant, mentor, and current producer of "Bobby Seale's R.E.A.C.H! Chronicles: An on-line SOCIAL CHANGE magazine-journal." A revolutionary humanist, Bobby also continues to speak at colleges and universities across the country about social change from the sixties to the future.

Largely in response to the death of George Jackson in August, New York's Attica State Prison rebels staged a four-day uprising, Sept. 9 - 13, 1971, during which they called for specified observers to mediate the standoff between the rebels (holding guards hostage) and the Administration. On Sept. 11, Bobby entered the prison to act as a negotiator of prisoners' demands. Unfortunately, NY Governor Nelson Rockefeller decided to end the prison takeover with a military assault that killed 29 prisoners and 10 guards with another 85 wounded, some of whom would die later.

Learn more about Bobby Seale at http://www.bobbyseale.com

--Kiilu Nyasha is a San Francisco-based journalist and former member of the Black Panther Party (BPP). Kiilu hosts a weekly TV program, "Freedom Is A Constant Struggle," on SF Live (Comcast 76 and AT&T 99). She writes for several publications, including the SF Bay View Newspaper and BlackCommentator.com. Also an accomplished radio programmer, she has worked for KPFA (Berkeley), SF Liberation Radio, Free Radio Berkeley, and KPOO in SF.
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