Monday, November 12, 2007
Assata ("she who struggles") Shakur ("thankful one")
Assata Shakur is a mother, revolutionary, artist, writer, activist, grandmother, and political prisoner. She is a victim of the US government's policy toward people of color. In 1973 she was arrested and put in jail, by an all white jury. Assata was granted asylum, and is now in Cuba. Federal authorities have labeled her a "domestic terrorist" on the same list as Bin Laden. Although the US has done everything in its power to criminalize Shakur, she is not a criminal, nor has she ever been one. Free all political prisoners! Do your research. Spread the word.