by Minister of Information JR
The Prisoners of Conscience Committee is embarking on a six-month tour and education campaign around the planet called “You Can Kill a Revolutionary But You Can’t Kill the Revolution.” The purpose is to educate and re-inform people about the 40th anniversary of one of Black and colonized people’s “September 11ths,” the “Massacre on Monroe,” where the U.S. government by way of the Chicago Police Department assassinated 21-year-old Chairman Fred Hampton and Defense Captain Mark Clark of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, at approximately 4:35 in the morning on Dec. 4, 1969, on the West Side of Chicago.
The tour consists of a showing of the documentary film, “The Assassination of Chairman Fred,” which documents the life of one of the Black Panthers’ most talented and charismatic leaders as well as one of the world’s most vibrant chapters, and other relevant movies. The movies will be followed by a Q&A with Prisoners of Conscience Committee Chairman Fred Hampton Jr., the son of Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton, about acts of government terrorism and rampant police murders in the community like the situations with Oscar Grant III, Lovelle Mixon, Adolph Grimes, Kathryn Johnston, Deondre Brunston, Donte Story, Annette Garcia, Daryl Hamilton, Sean Bell and so many more.
Throughout this California leg of the tour, the Prisoners of Conscience Committee will be joined on various dates by the family of Oscar Grant and other victims of police terrorism, representatives from resistance movements nationally and internationally, different kinds of artists and more.
At certain locations, the POCC’s Chairman Fred will be politically educating through doing spoken word from his new debut cd, “The Ghetto Manifesto,” which is available in a limited supply. So be on the lookout.
The “You Can Kill a Revolutionary, But You Can’t Kill the Revolution” tour dates are:
Saturday, July 25, at 3 p.m. – There will be a showing of the documentary film, “The Assassination of Chairman Fred,” with a Q&A to follow with POCC Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. at the Kaos Network, which is located at 4343 Leimert Blvd. in Los Angeles.
Sunday, July 26, at 3 p.m. – There will be a “Ghetto Manifesto” listening party with Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. at Imix Books, which is located at 5052 Eagle Rock Blvd. in Los Angeles.
Tuesday, July 28, at 7 p.m. – There will be a showing of the documentary film, “The Assassination of Chairman Fred,” with a Q&A to follow with POCC Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and updates from the family of Oscar Grant at the Black Dot Cafe, which is located at 1195 Pine St. in West Oakland.
Thursday, July 30, at 8:30 p.m. – There will be a “Ghetto Manifesto” listening party featuring Chairman Fred Hampton Jr., East Bay Politicz, Trak the Entertainer and more at the Ibota Lounge, which is located at 3227 Lakeshore Ave. in Oakland.
The tour will also encompass all of the locations where there were Black Panther Party chapters. To contact the POCC and to request upcoming tour dates, call (773) 256-9451 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor’s note: Thursday, Aug. 20, at 8:45 a.m. is another critical date for the POCC and all its supporters. On that date, in Courtroom 112 at 661 Washington St. in Downtown Oakland, Minister of Information JR Valrey’s preliminary hearing will begin to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to try him on the bogus charge of felony arson. Knowing prominent print, online and broadcast journalist M.O.I. JR as their most effective critic, Oakland police saw their opportunity to silence him the evening of Jan. 7, during the first Oscar Grant Rebellion, as he walked away from an impromptu press conference with the mayor, where he had asked some tough questions. Officers tackled M.O.I. JR, nearly breaking his leg, and confiscated his camera, which they still have not returned. The accusation that he set fire to a trash can is completely fictional. Asserting the power of the people by packing the courtroom for this hearing is essential to freeing him from this charge, which could put him behind enemy lines for three years.