Auteur: Jamal, Mumia Abu
Titel: We want freedom
Sub titel: A Life in the Black Panther Party
As a young Black Panther, Mumia Abu-Jamal helped found the Philadelphia branch, wrote for the newspaper, and began his life-long fight for freedom. In We Want Freedom, Mumia combines his memories of day-to-day life in the Party with analysis of the history of Black liberation struggles. The result is a vivid and compelling picture of the Panthers and their context. Applying his poetic voice and unsparing critical gaze, Mumia examines one of the most revolutionary and most misrepresented groups in the United States. His detailed examination of government intervention in progressive movements, especially the deadly effects of COINTELPRO, provides timely lessons in the era of the USA PATRIOT Act. `We Want Freedom’ focuses on the men and women who constituted the Party, as much as on the leadership. By locating the Black Panthers in a struggle centuries old—and in the personal memories of a young man—Mumia Abu-Jamal helps us understand what freedom means.
2004, 292 pag., Euro 16,75
South End Press, Boston, ISBN 896087182
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