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40 Years, a Viet Nam Victory

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April 30, 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the victory of the people of Viet Nam over the US military. The Vietnamese national liberation struggle moved the entire world and is one of the most important historical events of the 20th century. In anticipation of this anniversary, the Freedom Archives has assembled an in-depth, media driven online tribute about the history of Vietnamese resistance to imperialism and colonialism. You can view our Viet Nam page HERE.

This interactive timeline is only a small part of the resource we’ve created!

We are also part of the Viet Nam Victory Coalition (VNVC), which is organizing a Viet Nam teach-in on Saturday, May 2nd in Oakland at MetWest High School – a day of culture, and education to mark the 40th anniversary of the US defeat.

Check out the facebook event for more details!

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Honoring Baba Chokwe Lumumba

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The Freedom Archives honors the life and work of Baba Chokwe Lumumba – a true revolutionary in both thought and practice. As a young man in Detroit, Michigan Chokwe committed his life to one of struggle and service for human rights and the liberation of African peoples throughout the world. He was a Vice-President of the Republic of New African and played a leadership role in the most significant political cases and movements over the last 40 years. He served on the legal teams of Assata Shakur, the Pontiac Brothers, Dr. Mutulu Shakur, Tupac Shakur, Geronimo Pratt, the Scott Sisters, and many other men and women who faced the challenges of a colonial legal system.

Baba Chokwe was keenly aware that if “there is no struggle, there is no progress.”

When Chokwe entered the movement as a lawyer he was committed to defining and building new ways of legal thought and action for New Afrikan Peoples. He was a co-founder of the New African Peoples organization and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. Chokwe was a leader in the movement for reparations for African People and fought tirelessly to expose the horrors of the FBI COINTELPRO program. In 2005 Chokwe co founded the Mississippi Disaster Relief Coalition, the post Katrina Tribunal and the “Right to Return” Movement in New Orleans. Chokwe Lumumba was a dedicated Pan Africanist – committed to the worldwide struggle against imperialism and colonialism. His willingness to sacrifice his life and his resources to the city of Jackson, Mississippi are clear indicators of that Baba Chokwe stood as a front line soldier in the Black Freedom Struggle.

The Freedom Archives thanks Chokwe Lumumba for his regular contributions to our work.  Chokwe’s commitment to struggle for human rights and his “undying love” for African people are the best examples for our future generations.  Ase’

Interview with Walter Turner: http://www.freedomarchives.org/audio_samples/Mp3_files/Walter%20with%20Chokwe.mp3

Beyond the Media, PA Headlines, What COINTELPRO Really Did

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On March 8, 1971, a group of eight Vietnam War protestors broke into a FBI field office in Media, Pennsylvania and stole hundreds of government documents. The burglars were never caught but several are now stepping forward and claiming responsibility for the break in. The documents revealed for the first time that the FBI was targeting progressive and radical movements under a program called COINTELPRO. What’s not being reported now by the New York Times, NPR and the rest of the corporate media, is the level of violence unleashed by the government by the FBI and other government agencies.  These agencies have never fully accounted for nor have any agents ever been held responsible for assassinating, neutralizing or imprisoning their targets. Needless to say, political prisoners from that era continue to be kept in dungeons in the US. It continues to be our task to fight for their freedom and to expose the real nature of COINTELPRO. Check out our film – COINTELPRO 101 – which begins to unmask the government criminality first revealed by the Media, Pennsylvania break-in!

Chile: the Other September 11th

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Join La Pena and the Freedom Archives
Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Coup in Chile

September 11, 7-10 pm

Featuring a new video with Chilean author Isabel Allende
poetry by Alejandro Murguia & Nina Serrano
music by Rico Pabon & Camilo Landau

3105 Shattuck Ave Berkeley
$10-20 (no one turned away)

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Police Arrest 7 Prison Hunger Strike Supporters at State Building

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Keep Up the Pressure!!

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