AUGUST

August 3, 1953

Bill Dunne

#10916-086

USP Pollock U.S. Penitentiary

P.O. Box 2099

Pollock, LA 71467

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Bill Dunne is an anti-authoritarian/anarchist prisoner sentenced to 90 years for the attempted liberation of an anarchist prisoner in 1979. He has published many writings since his incarceration.

August 4, 1956

Debbie Sims Africa

#OO-6307

451 Fullerton Ave

Cambridge Springs, PA 16403-1238

www.onamove.com

Debbie Sims Africa is one of the MOVE 9. There are currently eight MOVE activists in prison each serving 100 years after been framed for the murder of a cop in 1979. The 9th defendant, Merle Africa, died in prison in 1998. MOVE is an eco-revolutionary group dedicated to liberation struggles.

August 8, 1950

Dr. Mutulu Shakur

83205-012

USP Victorville U.S. Penitentiary

P.O. Box 5300

Adelanto, Ca 92301

www.mutulushakur.com

Incarcerated freedom fighter Dr. Mutulu Shakur has been imprisoned since February 12, 1986 for activities in support of the Black Liberation Movement, and during that time he has still managed to contribute to the struggle and contribute to the legacy of his late son Tupac Shakur. Before his imprisonment Dr. Shakur was a tireless educator and healer, and was a key organizer in the historic gang truce between the Bloods and the Crips at Lompoc Penitentiary.

August 16, 1950

Hanif Shabazz Bey (Beaumont Gereau)

(address to Beaumont Gereau, write to Hanif Shabazz Bey)

RR 1 Box 9955

Kingshill, St Croix, Virgin Islands 00850

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From 1971 to 1973, there was a rebellion taking place to resist colonial rule in the U.S. occupied Virgin Islands. On September 6th, 1972, eight American tourists were gunned down at the Rockefeller-owned golf course on the island of St. Croix. Colonial authorities picked up over 100 blacks for interrogations, and U.S. colonial troops carried out a series of repressive acts of violence against the black community. 5 known supporters of the Virgin Island independence movement, including Hanif, were apprehended and charged with the attack. In 1973 the 5 were sentenced to 8 consecutive life sentences.

August 18, 1963

Fernando González (Rubén Campa)

(address to “Rubén Campa,” write to Fernando Gonzales)

#58733-004

FCI Terre Haute

P.O. BOX 33

Terre Haute, IN 47808

www.freethefive.org

Rubén is 1 of the Cuban Five who is in U.S. prison, wrongly convicted and serving four life sentences and 75 years collectively. The Five were falsely accused by the U.S. government of espionage conspiracy and related charges against the United States. The Five were involved in monitoring the actions of Miami- based right wing terrorist groups, in order to prevent terrorist attacks on their country of Cuba.

August 23, 1949

Maliki Latine

#81-A-4469

Clinton Correctional Facility

P.O. Box 2001

Dannemora, New York 12929

www.thejerichomovement.com

Maliki Shakur Latine was in the Black Panther Party and spent 8 years in the underground working for black liberation. On October 1, 1981, he was sentenced to 25 to life in connection with a series of bank expropriations. He is a devout Muslim (Shia Sufi), is learned in philosophy, community building and organizing, martial arts, and resistance.

August 23, 1943

Russell Maroon Shoats

AF-3855

175 Proggress Dr.

Waynesburg, PA 15370

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Russell Maroon Shoats is a dedicated community activist and founding member of the Philadelphia based organizations Black Unity Council and Black Panther Party. In 1970 Maroon and others were accused of attacking a police station, which resulted in an officer being killed. For 18 months Maroon functioned underground as a soldier in the Black Liberation Army. In 1972 he was captured. He escaped twice in 1977 and again in 1980, but was recaptured and today he is held in a control unit in Pennsylvania where he is serving multiple life sentences.

August 25, 1948

Rafil A. Dhafir

11921-052

FCI Terre Haute

P.O. Box 33

Terre Haute, IN 47808

www.dhafirtrial.net

Rafil A. Dhafir is an Iraqi-born American physician, who was targeted along with many other Muslims post 9/11. He started the charity Help the Needy, to respond to the humanitarian crisis created by the Gulf War and US sanctions on Iraq. The charity was charged with violating the sanctions, and when Dhafir refused a plea bargain, the government falsely charged the charity with fraud, money laundering, tax evasion and a variety of other nonviolent crimes.

August 31, 1950

Ronald Reed

5329 Osgood Avenue

North Stillwater, Minnesota 55082-1117

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Ronald Reed is a 60s civil rights activist, who was among students at St. Paul Central High School who demanded black history courses and organized against racist teachers, and was also instrumental in integrating college campuses in Minnesota. Reed began to look toward revolutionary theory and to engage in political street theater in St. Paul and went on to join the Black United Front. In 1970 there was a shooting of a St. Paul police officer. Twenty-five years after the killing, Reed was arrested and convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first degree-murder. He is serving life in prison.

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