Sunday, November 18, 2007

Churchill: On the MOVE

According to the Friends of Lenny blog, Ward will participate December 2 in a panel discussion to commemorate the International Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners (December 3, as if you didn't know) in Dorchester, MA. Among other amoral freaks scheduled to appear are the ubiquitous Pam Africa; Ashanti Alston, whose political prisonerness began when the "official court system convicted him of armed robbery" (his supporter-written wiki notes, however, that "Alston, like most anarchists, disputes the moral issues of property and terms his activity in the BLA 'bank expropriation'"); and Jihad Abdulmumit, who
will present The Shootout, a two-person theater performance and workshop. The Shootout is a two-man dramatization depicting the spiritual and psychological divisions that have historically ripped apart just about every semblance of unity amongst African Americans. . . . Among the root causes of violence in oppressed communities are economic exploitation, social underdevelopment and the colonial relationship between the community and those in power. . . .
Maybe there'll be a couple of good tunes.

The event is sponsored in part by the New England Committee to Defend Palestine. Here are the committee's "principles of unity" along with a clever map of "Palestine."

So they'll probably have cake, too.

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