Harpelle's new film about Robert King of the Angola 3, entitled "Hard
Time" will be premiering in Canada at Lakehead University on February
12, as detailed by the flyer above. The following day King will
be reading from his autobiography.
Another upcoming film entitled "Who Are the Angola 3?"
is being directed by Hugo Levien, and produced by Sian Smith, based in the UK. Their announcement of the film, just released
explains that "the film highlights the personal story of The Angola 3
but also looks at the prison system as a whole. It takes a wider look
at US policy, sentencing and even the modern day use of slavery. Some
real eye-opening facts are laid out and built into a shocking picture
of injustice and institutional racism." Check their Facebook page
for the latest news. 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!
The new film about Mumia Abu-Jamal, an
important ally of the A3 Coalition, will be premiering in New York City
on February 1. Tickets are now available for purchase
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
Last week, the "Dismantling Racism" class from St. Catherine University in Minnesota
was taken on a Black Panther History Tour in Oakland and Berkeley, led by Billy X Jennings from It's AboutTime BPP Alumni & Legacy
Along with ongoing BPP history exhibits at the Alameda County Law
Library in downtown Oakland and the window of Rasputin Music on
Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley is a new photo exhibit running until
February 28, entitled Louder Than Words
at La Peña Cultural Center (3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley). An
important friend and ally of the International Coalition to Free the
Angola 3, Billy X Jennings' work was previously spotlighted in an
interview with Angola 3 News, entitled We Called Ourselves the Childrenof Malcolm
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...