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Maker: Cory Shaw; Ariel Shepard; Kris Rodrigez; Inkworks Press
Date Made: 1998
Place Made: United States: California, Berkeley
Measurements: 46 cm x 61 cm; 18 1/8 in x 24 in
Main Subject: political prisoners; Native Americans; African Americans
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Jericho '98 Amnesty And Freedom For All U.S. Political Prisoners And Prisoners Of War Historic March On Washington DC, March 27, 1998 Revolution is not a word but an application; it is not war but peace; it does not weaken but strengthens. Revolution does not cause separation; it generates togetherness. - John Africa Free Mumia Abu-Jamal! Free All Political Prisoners Now! Stop Police Brutality Police Acrylic on canvas 6'x19 "On The Move" Revolutionary Collaborators: Lucha, Tito, Ariel, Eric, Martin, and Scrypt Support Native American Sovereignty Free Leonard Peltier Acrylic on canvas 6'x'16 "Indigenous Sovereignty" Revolutionary Collaboration: Martin Travers, Eric Norberg, and Ariel Shepard Photo: Trent Gaylord, Billy Cumming. Layout: Cory Shaw, Ariel Shepard, Kris Rodrigez. Printing Donated by Inkworks Press, a worker owned collective. Berkeley, California. Special thanks to; Kris Rodriguez and Inkworks; Muhjah Shakir, Kirston Thomas and the bay area Jericho '98 organizing committee; Ariel shepard, Martin Travers and Eric Norberg and OnThe Rise; Trent Gaylord, Billy Cummings, and the Photographer department at Laney College; and Cory Shaw Jericho '98 is a national grassroots coalition campaign working towards amnesty and freedom for all U.S. political prisoners and prisoners of war. For more information on Jericho contact the national office at (212) 330-8362 P.O. Box 650, New York, NY, 1009, or the west coast regional office at (510) 667-9333 P.O. Box 3585 Oakland, Ca 94604; email:firstname.lastname@example.org; website; Http://jericho98:togdog.com. Both paintings were created by the On The Rise; revolutionary collaborators creating revolutionary collaborations. Contact us at email; slop email@example.com, call: (510) 428-2773, 1201 55th st. Oakland, Ca., 94608 Merle Austin Africa Charles Sims Africa Debbie Sims Africa Delbert Orr Africa Janet Holloway Africa Janine Phillips Africa Michael Africa William Phillips Africa Haydee Beltran Father Phillip [cut off] Berrigan Anthony 'Jalil' Bottom Eddie Conway Mark Cook Jah's Heath Robert 'Seth' Hayes Abdul Haqq Bashir Hameed Raymond Levasseur Ojore Lutalo Abdul Majid Tom Manning Claude Marks Jihad Abdul Mumit Sekou Odinga Dylcia Pagan Juan Segarr [cut off] Palmer Leonard [cut off] Torres Luis Rose Kojo [cut off] Delbert Or [cut off] Janet Holloway [cut off] elizam escobar Matos Mantongior [cut off] Linda Evans Elizam Escobar Ed Poindexter David Gilbert [these names are listed in gray writing in the background]
Acquisition Number: 2000-016
Annotation: MUMIA ABU-JAMAL joined the Philadelphia Black Panthers in 1968 when he was 14 years old. At the age of 15, the Federal Bureau of Investigation—with the help of the Philadelphia Police Department—placed Mumia under surveillance in the covert Counter Intelligence Program known as COINTELPRO, amassing a file on him over the next decade that would run to 700 pages. Mumia became Minister of Information for the Philadelphia Panthers. Later he became a journalist and radio commentator. He was known for his support of the activist group, MOVE, and for his condemnation of the Philadelphia police for their habitual brutality against blacks. He served as president of the Philadelphia Society of Black Journalists, and has aired on National Public Radio and National Black Network. Unable to make a living as a conventional journalist because of his controversial views, Mumia supported himself by driving a taxicab in Philadelphia. One night in 1981 he spotted a police officer beating and arresting his brother, and went to find out what was going on. At that point, Mumia’s story diverges from that of the police. The police version is that Mumia shot the police officer twice in the head. Mumia maintains that another person in the crowd that gathered shot the officer. Mumia was also shot by police and almost died that night. The main civilian witnesses at the trial were two prostitutes. One changed her description of the assailant several times. The other subsequently stated that she was under pressure by police to testify. Witnesses to support Mumia’s version were never called to testify, and many inconsistencies were not examined. The prosecutor won a death sentence. Mumia’s name is second on the list of death-row prisoners facing the electric chair. Groups such as Amnesty International, the PEN American Center and Human Rights Watch have all questioned the fairness of the trial. An international campaign is currently being waged to obtain a new trial. THE WOUNDED KNEE MASSACRE was the last major battle between U.S. troops and Native Americans. It took place on December 29, 1890, at Wounded Knee Creek in the Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation, South Dakota. Among the 300 Sioux killed were many women and children. The soldiers later claimed that it was difficult to distinguish the Sioux women from the men. On February 28, 1973, members of the American Indian Movement (AIM) seized the village of Wounded Knee and challenged federal authorities to repeat the massacre. After 72 days, three deaths—a member of AIM and two FBI agents—and the wounding of many Native Americans, they surrendered, having drawn attention to Sioux grievances. The murder of AIM member, Joe Stuntz Killsright, who was shot in the back at close range, remains unsolved, as are the deaths of over 60 AIM members murdered between 1972 and 1976. Four men were charged with the murder of the FBI agents at Wounded Knee, two were acquitted and charges against a third were dropped. LEONARD PELTIER, the fourth man accused, is still imprisoned. The Supreme Court has refused to review the case despite documents proving that the FBI faked evidence, perjured themselves in court and coerced witnessed to make false statements against Peltier. Amnesty International, more than 50 members of Congress and 60 members of the Canadian Parliament have been unsuccessful in their appeals for Peltier to receive a new trial.
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