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COINTELPRO & its aftermath: from the SF8 to the RNC8

Sunday, February 15, 2009
noon-4:00pm

Come learn about COINTELPRO’s continuing attack on members of the Black liberation movement & other radicals at Mess Hall this Sunday at noon. Learn about the cases of the SF8 (http://www.freethesf8.org/) & the RNC8 (http://rnc8.org/).  Screening of “Legacy of Torture” (28 min.; http://www.freedomarchives.org/BPP/torture.html), presentations on the history & current status of both cases, information about how to get involved, & brunchluck!

Speakers include:
SOFFIYAH ELIJAH: a human rights lawyer and Harvard law professor. She has been working tirelessly on behalf of the San Francisco 8 for more than 5 years.

FRANSISCO TORRES: one of the San Francisco 8. He was born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York. A Vietnam veteran, he has been an activist since his discharge from the military in 1969, and has been active in veterans and community affairs.

CLAUDE MARKS: the director of the Freedom Archives, producers of Legacy of Torture. He is active in the work supporting the San Francisco 8.

This event is one of a series of events on the SF8 case in Chicago this weekend.  For a full list of the events see: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=9svtbm&s=5

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