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September 9, 2008

2008.09.09: Today: Anniversary of Attica Prison Uprising

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From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 12:23 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Today: Anniversary of Attica Prison Uprising

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Today is the 37th anniversary of the Attica Uprising, in which inmates courageously rebelled against brutal prison conditions. The State of New York responded by unleashing a hail of bullets that killed forty prisoners and hostages.

One of the leading Attica Brothers was Akil Al-Jundi (1940-1997), who later became a Manhattan CDD staff member, Orison S. Marden Award recipient, and senior 1199 delegate.

Further Information

Robert McG. Thomas Jr., Akil Al-Jundi, Inmate Turned Legal Advocate, Is Dead at 56, NY Times, Aug. 20, 1997

The Attica Prison Riot 1971, Eyes on the Prize
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eyesontheprize/story/18_attica.html

Attica Prison Riot
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attica_Prison_riots

Sept. 9-13, 1971: New York State Troopers Kill 39 Men in Raid To End Attica Prison Uprising, DemocracyNow!, September 11, 2003
http://www.democracynow.org/2003/9/11/sept_9_13_1971_new_york

New York State Settles with Victims of Attica Prison Brutality, DemocracyNow!, January 7, 2000
http://www.democracynow.org/2000/1/7/new_york_state_settles_with_victims

Jennifer Gonnerman, Remembering Attica, Village Voice, September 4, 2001
http://www.villagevoice.com/2001-09-04/news/remembering-attica/

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