Resistance Occupation and Political Prisoners

Date & Time: 
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 14:00 to 18:00
Location: 
the Solidarity Center 147 West 24th Street, 2nd Floor, between 6th & 7th Avenues

Starting with the film Sir! No Sir! the 2005 documentary about the antiwar movement within the ranks of the US military during the Vietnam War. Speakers include John Catalinotto talking about his book, Turn the Guns Around: Mutinies, Soldier Revolts, and Revolutions. The book treats some of the themes explored in the film but also brings up other historical events where movements inside the military led to actual political or social revolutions. Professor Johanna Fernandez of Braruch College, Department of History, CUNY, and chair of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, will speak from her particular interest in the Vietnam War era. Henry Hagins is a longtime member of the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC) and a supporter of Workers World Party. And Pam Africa, Minister of Confrontation of the MOVE Organization, will catch us up on Mumia and speak about December 9th in Philadelphia.

We will also be offering free bus tickets to Philadelphia for the December 9th Mumia rally. Tickets are a $10 deposit, which will be refunded when you get on the bus! This free bus is offered thanks to 1199 and the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal.

John Catalinotto was a civilian organizer with the American Servicemen’s Union during the Vietnam War; he has served as a managing editor of Workers World weekly newspaper since 1982.