Amiri Baraka, oet, playwright, and activist who is a native of Newark. He was one of the founders of the Black Arts movement in the 1960s and was New Jersey’s poet laureate in 2002. He was arrested and severely beaten by the police during the rebellion.
Larry Hamm, Community organizer in Newark and chair of the People’ Organization for Progress that organizes a commemoration of the Newark rebellion every year. He was thirteen during the rebellion.
Ernest Rutledge, Spoke to Democracy Now! Thursday at People’s Organization for Progress march commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Newark rebellion. Rutledge’s nineteen-year-old brother James was killed by the police forty years ago. He was shot 39 times.
Excerpt of "Newark: The Slow Road Back", documentary made over two decades ago.
Daoud Kuttab, a United States citizen and Pacifica journalist based in the West Bank has been jailed by Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority. Amy is joined by Daoud’s brother Sam Kuttab to speak about the jailing of his brother. Daoud Kuttab has been jailed for broadcasting reports considered too critical of the Palestinian government. Sam speaks about the need for rule of law within the Palestinian territories.
GUEST:- Sam Kuttab–Brother of jailed Pacifica reporter Daoud Kuttab and Spokesman for the Palestinian-American Congress.
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