[Video] 45 Years Ago Today, Jonathan Jackson Took Over the Marin County Courthouse to Save Soledad Brother George Jackson

Jonathan Jackson, 17, with William Christmas, James McClain and Ruchell Magee take judge, prosecutor, three jurors as hostages to waiting van Aug. 7, 1970

1: “Today is Jonathan Jackson Day” [Summary] From FTP Movement

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Today is “Jonathan Jackson Day”-45 years ago today, 17 Year old Freedom Fighter, Jonathan Jackson walked into the Marin County Courthouse (California) armed (with guns that were in Angela Davis’ name) and with the assistance of James McClain, William Christmas and Ruchell Magee announced “Gentlemen, we will be taking over from here”. And at that point they took Judge Harold Haley, Deputy District Attorney Gary Thomas and a few jurors hostage as they exited the building. Jonathan, William Christmas, James McClain and Judge Harold Haley were gunned down when police opened fire on the van they were driving. Ruchell Magee and Thomas survived. Ruchell Magee has been held over 45 years and is currently one of the longest held political prisoners in US. Jonathan (along with his Brother George Jackson), McClain, Christmas, Magee and other are a few of the reasons we commemorate Black August… Rest In Power  to “the ManChild” Jonathan Jackson!

2: Watch Short Film: “Hit the Floor” [Summary] By Race fot the Times ( RFT)

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Bay Area Intifada’s Black August Media Series – Episode 1: How To Make A Pig Act in A Desired Manner (1968)

Black Panther Party Chairman Bobby Seale, sets the mic ablaze, bringing it…

In commemoration of Black August, Bay Area Intifada will be sharing a variety of audio, video and photographic media throughout the month every 2-3 days. This is the first in the series, listen and share. Keep paying attention we’ll be sharing the next one, on Wednesday or Thursday.

This is a VERY timely and resonant speech by the Chairman for a time, like the present, where black murder by police is in the spotlight. Aside from some of the “jive assed turkey” references, what is broken down here might as well be spoken today, the problems are not just the same but worse. This isn’t the tame BBQ Sauce selling Bobby Seale of today here, nope, this is the Bobby spittin’ that fire that made J Edgar Hoover twitch, twist and cringe.

“What is a Pig? – A low natured beast that has no regard for law, justice, or the rights of people; a creature that bites the hand that feeds it; a foul depraved traducer, usually found masquerading as the victim of an unprovoked attack.” – Black Panther Party Minister of Defense, Huey P Newton

Rise In Power Huey P Newton: Founder of Black Panther Party (February 17, 1942 – August 22, 1989)


Rest In Power #Huey_P_Newton (February 17, 1942 – August 22, 1989)

Founder (along with Bobby Seal) of the #Black_Panther_Party for Self Defense in #Oakland, California – 1966

Quotes: “My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning.”
― Huey P. Newton

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