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November 27, 2007

2007.11.27: Defend the San Francisco 8: this Friday night at 1199 Union Hall

From: Lucy Herschel
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 4:47 PM
To: 1199 Members
Subject: Defend the San Francisco 8: this Friday night at 1199 Union Hall

**please post/forward widely**

Celebrate and defend the legacy of the Black Panther Party


NYC, Friday, November 30, 7 pm

(doors open at 6:30)

Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center

310 W. 43rd Street (between 8th & 9th Ave.) NYC

Speakers Include: Gil Noble, veteran producer and host of ABC-TV’s ‘Like It Is’

SF-8 defendants Francisco Torres, Harold Taylor, Ray Boudreaux and Hank Jones

Soffiyah Elijah, attorney on the SF-8 case

Special Announcement by Lois Dauway, World Council of Churches

Performing: alixa + naima/Climbing Poetree;

Jamal Joseph and IMPACT! youth group

The San Francisco 8 are eight former “original” Black Panther Party members and active supporters (ages 56 to 72) arrested last January on charges from a1971 killing of a San Francisco police officer. Some of the 8 faced virtually identical charges 35 years ago—charges dropped when it was revealed that police torture had extracted “confessions.”

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. Two defendants are not eligible for bail—New York state political prisoners Herman Bell and Jalil Muntaqim. They have already served more than 34 years; the new case charges them 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 (, Local 1199 (, (Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (, the Jericho Movement ( or call: (718) 254-8800 or

(646) 246-0770

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

Dinner available at low cost; Childcare provided


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