[Marxism] Letter from the US: Cynical anti-terror laws target Black radical

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Mon May 13 04:56:47 MDT 2013

On May 2, the US Department of Justice used the confusion and fear
generated by the Boston bombing to place exiled former Black Panther Assata
Shakur on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list.

This is the same list Osama bin Laden was on. The announcement includes a
bounty of US$2 million on Shakur, who is in Cuba.

Lennox Hinds, Shakur’s lawyer in the US, said: “It is an open invitation,
not only with respect to the United States government, but for anyone, in
Cuba or elsewhere, to become a vigilante, to go there and to not only
apprehend and bring her back, or to kill her.”

There is no right to appeal against being placed on the Most Wanted
Terrorists list.

Shakur has been living in Cuba since 1979, a political refugee, having been
granted asylum by the Cuban government on the grounds that she faced
prosecution based on her political beliefs and her race.

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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