Saturday, August 13, 2011

Panthers and Repression, a talk by Gerald Smith

Sat, August 13, 2011, 8pm – 11pm
Firehouse 51, 410 James Street, Modesto CA (map)

On April 2nd, 1969, 21 members of the Black Panther Party were arrested in New York and charged with conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism. The trial lasted two years and represented the culmination of attempts by the  police to disrupt organizing being done by the BBP. The arrests also set in motion a country wide crack-down on the Panthers. Gerald Smith, a former member of the New York Black Panthers discusses  the case, now over 40 years later, and talks about how revolutionary movements must deal with police repression. He will also speak on the growing movement across California against police violence. 

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