Two Messages from Jalil Muntaqim
On March 4, 2011, I was moved from a single cell to a double bunk cell on the orders of Attica’s Deputy Supt. of Security P. Chappius. This placement in double bunk is against double bunk policy, as I was transferred here administratively via Albany. It was neither a disciplinary transfer nor a requested transfer and I did not sign a waiver to go into double bunk.
In 1996, they alleged that I organized a strike here against double bunking. I was put in the box for 9 months. It is well known that Supt. Mark L. Bradt does not want me in his facility. Therefore, this was probably done anticipating I would refuse and they could then put me back in the SHU.
I’m asking people to call Commissioner Brian Fischer in Albany at 518-457-8134 and tell him that my placement in a double bunk cell is against policy and procedure. Request that I be placed in a single cell and that I start my program as an E block porter.
The Egyptian Youth Uprising:
By Jalil A. Muntaqim
The Youth movement in Egypt has been defined as a revolution, but to me it resembles more of an uprising against tyranny. This historical uprising in many respects reminds me of the type of Black youth uprising that occurred in the United States against the tyranny of Jim Crow segregation. Although the civil rights movement is often referred to as a Black bourgeois revolution challenging segregation laws and policy, it was not until Kwame Toure (formerly Stokely Carmicheal) of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), announced that the struggle is for “Black Power”, that the civil rights movement evolved into a Black liberation struggle for young people. As a result of the growing militancy of Black youth, the federal government under the auspices of the FBI-Counterintelligence Program (COINTELPRO) began to violently suppress the growing militant youth movement. That movement was mostly represented by the Black Panther Party, which became the principle target of the FBI Cointelpro activities, actions that included framing members for imprisonment, running them into exile and assassination.
The Black Panther movement evolved out of the political struggles of the civil rights movement to further demand control of the socio-economic and political institutions controlling the oppressed Black community in the United States.
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