Hard Knock Radio

George Jackson and Black August

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we present, The Struggle Inside: The Murder of George Jackson, a program about the modern anti-prison movement, produced by The Freedom Archives. This year marks the 38th anniversary of Black August, first originated in the California prisons to honor fallen Freedom Fighters, George and Jonathan Jackson, Khatari Gaulden, James McClain, and William Christmas. Jonathan Jackson … Continued


Friday is the 45th anniversary of the 1971 Attica Prison uprising. Twenty-nine prisoners and ten hostages were killed when police took back control of the facility after inmates resisted state repression, demanding better conditions. To mark the occasion in 2016, we’ll broadcast the CD Prisons on Fire: George Jackson, Attica & Black Liberation produced by … Continued


Hard Knock Radio

Hugo “Yogi” Pinell

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On Wednesday, Hugo Pinell, 71, was killed and 11 inmates were treated for stab wounds when fighting broke out at California State Prison-Sacramento. Pinell, in jail since 1965, had been serving three life sentences. On today’s program we speak with long-time activist, journalist and former Black Panther member Kiilu Nyasha about the life and death … Continued


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