Thursday, February 11, 2016

A Black Panther in Dublin

In March Ashanti Alston, a former member of the Black Panther Party and a Black Liberation Army solider, came to Ireland to speak at the Dublin anarchist bookfair. This is the video of his presentation. In it he talks about his experiences in the Black Panthers and BLA, the lessons he draws from them and what he thinks of revolutionary politics in Ireland. Ashanti talks about his attempt to break BLA comrades out of a New York jail and the influence reading about Irish republicanism had on him in prision as well as how he bacame an anarchist.

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