The Life and Death of Fred Hampton: A Documentary Screening and Candlelight Vigil
December 4, 2012
6PM to 8PM
The Minnehaha Free Space, 3747 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Description: Come and join us for an evening honoring Fred Hampton, NAACP activist and deputy chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party. Hampton was assassinated on December 4th, 1969, during a raid on his home organized by the Illinois State Attorney’s Office, the Chicago Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. We will be screening the 1971 documentary The Murder of Fred Hampton, which will be followed by a community discussion and a candlelight vigil.
By: Jason Miller
In late 2009, I [Jason Miller] became aware that the University of Kansas Medical Center (aka KU Med or KUMC) had a primate vivisection program. While the census of their “test subjects” (primarily macaques and squirrel monkeys according to information available through the USDA and KU Med’s website) is relatively small compared to other vivisection facilities, what cried out for Animal Rights activist intervention was the fact that they had been cited by the USDA for 160 violations of animal welfare laws, a staggering number.
Special Issue: Animals and Prison
The connection between nonhuman animals and incarceration discourses has never been more intimately associated. It seems one cannot discuss animal liberation without conversing about prison, whether that be in the form of imprisoned nonhuman animals or human prisoners incarcerated for their role in liberating nonhuman animals. (more…)
From the Civil Liberties Defense Center:
- On November 17, 2009, Scott DeMuth was jailed for contempt of court, since he refused to answer questions posed to him by a federal grand jury in Davenport, Iowa. They were interested in questioning him about his knowledge of an unsolved Animal Liberation Front action in 2004 at the University of Iowa. At the time, Scott was only 17 years old and was a resident of the Twin Cities (Minnesota). Scott is a University of Minnesota graduate student and Dakota language student whose research focuses on liberation struggles and social movements in the U.S. and globally. In his work, he has researched and/or interviewed numerous activists from Native American struggles for sovereignty and land, and environmental and animal liberation movements in the U.S. The grand jury was interested in asking him to divulge the names of activists (his interviewees), which would violate the confidentiality agreements that he made with his research participants.