Sunday, 12 September
4:30 pm – Orientation for 9/17 #GlobalizeTheIntifada action
5:30 pm – Rally for the 6 escaped prisoners
Washington Square Park
New York, NY 10012
Organized by Within Our Lifetime
50 years ago the Attica prison uprising broke out in New York on September 9th, 1971 when a group of incarcerated freedom fighters and revolutionaries seized control of the prison to fight for their liberation, demand better conditions and protest the murder of Black Panther Party leader and political prisoner George Jackson in San Quentin Prison in California weeks earlier.
Four days later, on September 13th, the uprising came to a violent end when state police and prison guards launched a premeditated genocidal attack on the freedom fighters on the inside. Within 15 minutes, 43 people were killed in cold blood in a hail of indiscriminate gunfire, including 32 of the prisoners.
Today we are witnessing an historic moment of resistance and rebellion from inside the prison walls in Palestine in the wake of six Palestinian freedom fighters successfully escaping from the zionist occupation’s “maximum security” Gilboa prison this past Monday.
More than 72 hours later, they remain free, and the Palestinian people continue to take to the streets across historic Palestine to express their unwavering support for the escaped prisoners and resist the occupation.
Join us this Sunday, September 12th as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Attica, mobilize in support of the six escaped prisoners in Palestine and demand freedom for ALL Palestinian prisoners.
We will also be coming together for an orientation beforehand to plan ahead for our 9/17 #GlobalizeTheIntifada action with @decolonizethisplace.