November 1-7 is the Free Mutulu Now Week of Action to demand the freedom of political prisoner Dr. Mutulu Shakur, who has been imprisoned for over 35 years. As more political prisoners have been released in recent years, including Russell Maroon Shoatz, David Gilbert, and several MOVE activists, people are still fighting to “Free Them All!” Jonathan Stith, organizer with Malcolm X Grassroots Movement DC & Free Mutulu Now Campaign, breaks down the situation.
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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.