Monday, November 05, 2007

Nov. 30th Free the SF8

The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign and
ProLibertad Hotline: 718-601-4751

Celebrate and defend the legacy of the Black Panther Party:

Drop the charges against the SF-8

NYC, Friday, November 30, 7 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center
310 W. 43rd Street (between 8th & 9th Ave.) NYC

Speakers Include: Gil Noble, respected producer and host of ABC-TV's Like It
Is Francisco Torres, Harold Taylor and other SF-8 defendants
Soffiyah Elijah, Esq., lawyer on the SF-8 case
Performing: alixa + naima/Climbing Poetree

The San Francisco 8 are eight former "original" Black Panther Party members
and active supporters (ages 56 to 72), who were arrested last January in
California, New York and Florida on charges related to the 1971 killing of a
San Francisco police officer. Some of these men faced virtually identical
charges almost 35 years ago—charges that were dropped after it was revealed
that police torture had extracted "confessions."

But that was in 1973. Now that torture has been made acceptable in this
country, the case is back on—based on the same flawed evidence.

The judge has released the 6 bail-eligible defendants on bond, suggesting to
legal experts that this case is a shaky one.

Two of the 8 defendants—political prisoners Herman Bell and Jalil
Muntaqim—are not eligible for bail. They remain in jail in San Francisco,
having already served more than 34 years in New York state prisons. This new
case charges them again with actions for which they are already doing time.

Learn more about the case and welcome home defendant Cisco Torres, released
on bail, now back with his family in Queens, New York.

For Information Contact: Committee to Free the SF-8 (, Local
1199 (, (Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (
The Jericho Movement ( or call: (718) 254-8800 or
(646) 246-0770

Come support the SF-8—and defend the history of all struggles for justice.

Sponsors so far: SEIU Local 1199, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, NY State
Taskforce for Political Prisoners, the Jericho Movement, Resistance in
Brooklyn, Campaign to End the Death Penalty, Pro Libertad, Frances Goldin,
Safiya Bukhari-Albert Nuh Washington Foundation, Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
Coalition (NYC), Black Panther Commemoration Committee (NY), Malcolm X
Commemoration Committee, NYC Anarchist Black Cross, Gabriela Network USA

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