Page 1. Assata (Shakur),. An. Autobiography. Digitalized by. RevSocialist for. SocialistStories. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Author, Assata Shakur. Country, United States, Cuba. Language, English Assata: An Autobiography is a autobiographical book by Assata Shakur. Assata Olugbala Shakur is a former member of the Black Liberation Army, who was convicted of the first-degree murder.

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Revolutionary war is protracted warfare. Feb 11, Sunny rated it it was amazing Shelves: Gagliardi denied a postponement, and the Second Circuit denied Shakur’s petition for mandamus.

Shakur alternates descriptions of her capture, imprisonment, and subsequent trials with the events of her childhood and early adulthood that spurred her to political action. Shakur outlined and punctuated a lot of Klein’s points of view almost 2 decades earlier.

The Turnpike shootout proceedings continued with Judge John E. This book turned into a dnf for me.

Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition. And her significance in the lives of the members of the BPP on both the west coast and in New York, is seemingly nonexistent because, according to Shakur, none of her projects were ever completed.

Assata: An Autobiography

Youngbloods ain’t got no blood to waste in no syringes, on no barroom floors, in no strange lands delaying other youngbloods’ freedom.


Retrieved August 28, I feel she wanted to matter. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Looking back, because I read this right after moving to Baltimore and before the uprisingit contextualized the violence and anger that exploded in my adopted city. Wikipedia explains that the car was stopped for a broken tail light and slight speeding. Shakur personally cross-examined the witnesses, getting White to admit that he had once been in love with her; the same day, one juror who had been frequently napping during the trial was replaced with an alternate.

Retrieved from ” https: The first thing the enemy tries to do is isolate revolutionaries from the masses of people, making us horrible and hideous monsters so that our people will hate us. However, note that she was targeted by the FBI during a time when J.

Is she a terrorist? We’re talking about Vietnam in this quote. Shakur testified that Trooper Harper shot her after she raised her arms to comply with his demand.

Nobody could look that corny.

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I had never heard of such a thing. It was demonstrated that she had no powder residue on her hands, which she would have had if she’d pulled the trigger. While politicians increase their salaries, millions of people are being laid off. The short version of her story is that she was a former Black Panther and BLA member, convicted of murdering a New Jersey state trooper under highly dubious circumstances.


This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected by the media and the state. I loved that she always stood up for herself even when death was eminent. They are a way of legally perpetuating slavery.

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This is one of the most riveting books I have ever read. I do not understand a government so willing to spend millions of dollars on arms, to explore outer space, even the planet Jupiter, and at the same time close down day care centers and fire stations. By Assata Shakur i believe in living. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Within minutes some of her colleagues were dead, as was one of the cops and Assata original name Joanne Chesimard had her hand shot also. She was suspected of being the leader of the BLA cell and responsible for several bank armed robberies. At one point, she learns on the TV that some police officers were murdered.

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