Free Maroon

Posted on by Zeke Peña

For the past couple years i've been working with Scientific Soul Sessions in New York. I've helped them with designing their website and creating graphics for their campaigns and sessions. 

They are currently heading efforts along with The Campaign to Free Russell Maroon Shoatz to liberate a political prisoner that was held in solitary confinement for 22 years! Maroon is an author with revolutionary ideas for prefiguring a new society.

Info about Maroon from the SSS website:

Russell Maroon Shoatz is a senior citizen, grandfather & great-grandfather, a human rights advocate, & published author. He was originally imprisoned in January 1972, after years of playing a leading role in the Black freedom movement of his native Philadelphia, PA. As was an endemic pattern during the 1960s & 70s, prominent community organizers doing civil and human rights work were prime targets of the FBI's illegal Counter-Intellience Program (COINTELPRO), with special focus on Dr. Martin Luther Jr., Malcolm X, and the Black Panthers — which Shoatz was a member of at the time. He has been held for 23 years in solitary confinement. Such “prolonged” solitary confinement is a violation of the United Nations Convention Against Torture, according to UN Special Rapporteur Juan E. Mendez. He must be released immediately from this arbitrary & unjust torture.

I encourage everyone to visit to get information on their efforts and how to support the Free Maroon Campaign. And to get a copy of Maroon The Implacable The Collected Writings: