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USA: Anarchism alive in LA with the Black Panther Party01:29

USA: Anarchism alive in LA with the Black Panther Party

United States, Los Angeles
December 7, 2013 at 05:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

USA: Anarchism alive in LA with the Black Panther Party

Black Panther members attended an anarchist book fair showcasing workshops and speeches in honour of their comrade and black nationalist icon Herman Wallace in LA on Friday. The book fair celebrated the history of anti-authoritarianism resistance and served as a platform to discuss the future practice of anarchism.

Founding members of the Black Panther Party Michael D McCarty and Shareef Abdullah commented that the struggle against oppression continues today. Abdullah explained, "We've got a black president, however, the policies are still the same. If you close your eyes and go back to the Bush years, we're still doing some of the same stuff we did under the Bush years, under Obama".

Wallace mobilised the first prison-based branch of the Black Panther Party and organised protests against institutional segregation and violence while imprisoned for 41 years in solitary in Louisiana. Event organisers, the Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair Collective, state that Wallace’s “spirit of defiance” resonates with all anarchists today in their struggle against the US’ modern day “totalitarian surveillance police state.”

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USA: Anarchism alive in LA with the Black Panther Party

Black Panther members attended an anarchist book fair showcasing workshops and speeches in honour of their comrade and black nationalist icon Herman Wallace in LA on Friday. The book fair celebrated the history of anti-authoritarianism resistance and served as a platform to discuss the future practice of anarchism.

Founding members of the Black Panther Party Michael D McCarty and Shareef Abdullah commented that the struggle against oppression continues today. Abdullah explained, "We've got a black president, however, the policies are still the same. If you close your eyes and go back to the Bush years, we're still doing some of the same stuff we did under the Bush years, under Obama".

Wallace mobilised the first prison-based branch of the Black Panther Party and organised protests against institutional segregation and violence while imprisoned for 41 years in solitary in Louisiana. Event organisers, the Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair Collective, state that Wallace’s “spirit of defiance” resonates with all anarchists today in their struggle against the US’ modern day “totalitarian surveillance police state.”