Page 1. Assata (Shakur),. An. Autobiography. Digitalized by. RevSocialist for. SocialistStories. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Assata. An Autobiography. Assata Shakur With Forewords by Angela Davis and Lennox Hinds. New Edition. In her own words, the incredible. Assata Olugbala Shakur is a former member of the Black Liberation Army, who was convicted Assata Shakur was born Joanne Deborah Byron, in Flushing, Queens, New York City, on July 16, She lived for three years with her mother.
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Sep 21, Melanie Page rated it liked it Shelves: I’m not saying that we shouldn’t feel anything, but decisions can’t be based on autobiograpyh or on anger.
This is an autobiography of someone whose very self-respect is outlawed, who shakr denied recognition as a woman she was repeatedly incarcerated in male prisonswho has been quite absurdly painted as a violent extremist by a media evidently in thrall to state racism.
I would love to have a conversation with her over dinner. I read it a few years ago and it was the first step I took in a complete transformation in the way I saw and respected black womanhood. That explained why jails and prisons all over the country are filled to the brim with Black and Third World people, why so many Black people can’t find a job on the streets and are forced to survive the best way they know how.
I loved that she always stood up for herself even when death was eminent. In New Jersey law, you can be found guilty of murder if you were present at a murder, even if it’s not demonstrated that you were the one who committed it.
The almighty dollar is king; those who have the most money control the country and, through campaign contributions, buy and sell presidents, congressmen, and judges, the ones who pass the laws and enforce the laws that benefit their benefactors.
Feb ’17 February Monthly Read: I find it very hard to augobiography biographies or autobiographies. Sep 09, Aubrey rated it it was amazing Shelves: Noses pressed autobiograpby windows, looking in. Yes, it’s her side of the story. Archived from the original on June 11, Per Assasta they did things like make her take photographs in a wig that looked a lot like the photo of bank robbers and then say indisputably that she was present.
They are a way of legally perpetuating slavery.
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She stated that the police were beating and choking her and “doing everything that they could possibly do as soon as the doctors or nurses would go outside”. They “attempted to tie Assata to every suspected action of the BLA involving a woman”. Jumping back to her time as a college student, I was happy to see Assata shine truth and bring criticism to the Black Panther Party.
Retrieved August 28, The most obvious examples of this are biological. I was just thinking about this book, and I realized that it opened my eyes to much of the daily injustices that millions suffer from in my country. This I didn’t get at all. Nobody could look that corny.
You gave them love. They called it pulling a train. Overall I found the book to be quite fascinating and an excellent read. When asked by a reporter why, if that were the case, it took the jury 24 hours to reach a verdict, Kunstler replied, “That was just a pretense.
For the first part of the book, the main emotion was disgust and shock, firstly at the police brutality Assata experienced it was very hard to read some of the graphic scenesand also at the American judicial system which was clearly racist. Edgar Hoover ordered wire taps — illegally — on many Black revolutionaries, having them followed, harassed, and even shot in the middle of the night in their beds.
On November 22,Shakur pleaded not guilty to an attempted armed robbery indictment stemming from the incident at the Statler Hilton Hotel. Something like 6 times before she was found guilty in a kangaroo kourt she had been acquitted, and had cases thrown out – because the fake story they cooked up was too stupid for any jury to fall for – even the racist, unq white ones.
Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur
They can see in your eyes a thousand nightmares that they have made come true. At one point, she learns on the Shakuf that some police officers were murdered.
Mar 19, dianne rated it it was amazing Shelves: Toni Mariani Still get heard! Never let her out for exercise. There is plenty of government and police corruption to back up her claims, but don’t look for all the gory details here.
In Julythe Women’s March official Twitter feed celebrated Shakur’s birthday, leading to criticism from some media autobiograpy. Anytime you’re talking about a ladder, you’re talking about a top and a bottowm, an upper class and a lower class, a rich class and a poor class.
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Each of these is among our most critical issues, yet they remain below the surface. Why did the police stop her? One wonders about her life since this book was published, and why she still remains a political target. First-degree murder, second-degree murder, atrocious assault and battery, assault and battery against a police officer, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault with intent to kill, illegal possession of a weapon, and armed robbery May 2,