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George Jackson, US political prisoner and Black Panther, executed by prison guards 41 years ago today

Isn’t it ironic that nearly 42 years has past since the death of George Jackson and the prison system has not changed for the best, but for the worst. There are many innocent individuals incarcerated, there are many who have been given far too much time for their crimes, and there is now further inhumane situations in which hundreds are being locked away in soilitary confinement for decades, just because the may have once belonged to a gang, or may have a piece of paper in their locker that could be said to belonged to a gang, and many other reason that doesn’t justify further confinement within an already confined imprisonment.

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[In 1970–one year before he was killed by San Quentin prison guards–George Jackson wrote:“We have a momentous historical role to act out if we will. The whole world for all time in the future will love us and remember us as the righteous people who made it possible for the world to live on. If we fail through fear and lack of aggressive imagination, then the slaves of the future will curse us, as we sometimes curse those of yesterday. I don’t want to die and leave a few sad songs and a hump in the ground as my only monument. I want to leave a world that is liberated from trash, pollution, racism, nation-states, nation-state wars and armies, from pomp, bigotry, parochialism, a thousand different brands of untruth, and licentious usurious economics.”]

August 21st marks the 41th anniversary of the execution of George Lester Jackson. The Chicago-…

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