Ruchell Magee is 82 and has been behind bars for 58 years, the longest-serving political prisoner in the country. He was the sole survivor of the 1970 Marin County Courthouse Rebellion in California. In the attempt to free the Soledad brothers, guards shot and killed three prisoners and the judge. Kameron Hurt, organizer with the Coalition to Free Ruchell Magee & member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, explains his case for freedom and how we can help him get free. For more, visit: www.FreeRuchellMagee.org.
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Eugene Puryear is a longtime journalist and community organizer currently-based in New York City. Eugene helped to organize a number of the large-scale demonstrations that took place against the continuing U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, he was a key leader In the struggle to free the Jena Six in 2007, and a founder of the anti-gentrification group Justice First, the Jobs Not Jails coalition, DC Ferguson Movement and Stop Police Terror Project-D.C. Puryear is the author of the book Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America, and spent five years in radio prior to helping found BT News.