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Jan. 9th, 2005

08:40 pm - Death and Birth

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From:zarfmouse
Date:January 10th, 2005 05:32 am (UTC)
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Yah, it's a very good movie. I liked it a lot.

There's also a book that just recently came out by the son of a couple of Weather Underground members. This kid had like 5 different names by the time he was 4 years old as they lived in hiding.

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/12/03/1454204

I also recently saw a documentary on PBS about a Black Panther who moved with his young wife to exile in Africa and they're still there 30 years later and what they've been doing there. They've recently been joined by another Panther who recently just got out of jail:

http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2004/apantherinafrica/

All this different stuff coming out now about the Panthers and Weather Underground folks who are just now a generation later getting out of jail, coming out of hiding, having grown children, etc has really put thoughts about that time period and it's connection to the present at the forefront of my thoughts. I mean it's like all the radicalism from 1968-1972 just disappeared from the face of the earth and now they're starting to show up again a generation later...I'd always expected they'd be gone forever, utterly defeated by oppression, but nothing goes away completely.

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