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Angola 3 Coalition: Winning in the Court of Public Opinion (Albert Woodfox has Nov 13 hearing)

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Below is a shortened version of our newsletter released today.


(Outside the Supreme Court in New Orleans)

As the week of Herman's release, reindictment and death clearly illustrated, the most important battle IS in the court of public opinion.

SF Screening of "Hard Time" on Friday Nov. 8, with Robert H. King and Azadeh Zohrabi

(Click on image for full size)

This November 8 event is at 7pm, at 2969 Mission St. between 25th and 26th Streets. Refreshments will be provided. Wheelchair accessible. $5-10 donation (no one turned away).

Read more information about the event here.

Please Join Us on Wednesday, November 13 in Baton Rouge for Albert Woodfox's Hearing to End Routine Strip Searches

As you may remember, Albert's first hearing seeking to bring an end to the inhumane, abusive, and illegal routine strip searches he is subjected to daily was postponed. Now, after months of legal wrangling, next Wednesday, November 13th at 9:30am he finally has his day back in Court before Judge Brady in the Louisiana Middle District Court in Baton Rouge. Albert will be present and will testify. The hearing is open to the public and supporters are encouraged to attend.

Take Action to Free Albert Woodfox!

On October 21, we joined Amnesty International in delivering 50,000 signatures demanding Albert's release to Governor Jindal's office. Amnesty is still continuing their campaign, so if you have not done so, please sign the petition now and share it!

New Orleans City Council Proclamation on the A3 Support Committee & Common Ground Relief

Malik Rahim, co-founder of the Angola 3 Coalition and Common Ground was presented with a Proclamation by the New Orleans City Council recognizing the role Angola 3 and Common Ground have played in the city. The proclamation was presented during the 47th Black Panther Party Alumni Reunion.

--Click on the image above to read the full proclamation.



Over 40 years ago in Louisiana, 3 young black men were silenced for trying to expose continued segregation, systematic corruption, and horrific abuse in the biggest prison in the US, an 18,000-acre former slave plantation called Angola. In 1972 and (more...)
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