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
SF-8 defendants Francisco Torres, Harold Taylor, Ray Boudreaux and Hank Jones
Soffiyah Elijah, Esq., lawyer on the SF-8 case
Special Announcement by Lois Dauway, World Council of Churches
Performing: alixa + naima/Climbing poeTree;
Jamal Joseph and IMPACT Repertory Theatre
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 that this case is shaky. Two defendants are not eligible for bail — political prisoners Herman Bell and Jalil Muntaqim. They have already served more than 34 years in New York state prisons; the new case charges them again with actions for which they are already doing time.
Come welcome home four of the SF-8 defendants and learn more about the case.
For Information Contact: Committee to Free the SF-8 (freethesf8.org), Local 1199 (Michael@1199.org), (Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (mxgm.org)
The Jericho Movement (thejerichomovement.com) or call: (718) 254-8800 or (646) 246-0770
Come support the SF-8 — and defend the history of all struggles for justice.
SEIU Local 1199, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Center for Constitutional Rights, NYC National Lawyers Guild, Al-Awda, 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, Family and Friends of Daniel McGowan, Friends of David Gilbert, Albany Political Prisoner Support Committee