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Maroon the Implacable The Collected Writings of Russell Maroon Shoatz

ISBN-10: 1604860596

ISBN-13: 9781604860597

Edition: 2013

Authors: Mumia Abu-Jamal, Fred Ho, Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, Quincy Saul, Russell Maroon Shoatz

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During a lengthy incarceration spent mostly in solitary confinement, political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz has developed into a prolific writer and powerful voice for the disenfranchised. This first published collection of his accumulated works showcases his sharp and profound understanding of the current historical moment, with clear proposals for how to move forward embracing new political concepts and practices. Informed by Shoatz’s experience as a leader in the Black Liberation Movement in Philadelphia, the pieces in this book put forth his fresh and self-critical retelling of the Black liberation struggle in the U.S and provide cutting-edge analysisof the Prison Industrial Complex. Innovative and revolutionary on multiple levels, the essays also discuss such varied topics as eco-socialism, matriarchy and eco-feminism, food security, pre-figuration and the Occupy Wall Street movement. Including new essays written expressly for this volume, Shoatz’s unique perspective offers many practical and theoretical insights for today’s movements for social change.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: PM Press
Publication date: 4/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 298
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning journalist & author of two books, "Live from Death Row" & "Death Blossoms", which address prison life from a critical & spiritual perspective. In 1981 he was elected president of the Association of Black Journalists (Philadelphia chapter). His 1982 murder trial & subsequent conviction has raised considerable controversy & criticism for alleged constitutional violations & other improprieties. In spite of his almost two-decade long imprisonment on death row, Abu-Jamal has fought for his freedom & for his profession. He holds a BA from Goddard College & an MA from California State University, Dominguez Hills. His books have sold more than 100,000 copies & have been translated into seven languages.

Fred Ho is an American jazz baritone saxophonist, composer, bandleader, playwright, writer, and social activist. He holds a BA degree in sociology from Harvard University. He is credited with co-founding several Asian American civic groups such as the East Coast Asian Students Union while a student at Harvard, The Asian American Arts Alliance in New York City, The Asian American Resource Center in Boston, and the Asian Improv record label. He is currently battling colon cancer, a journey he writes about in his forthcoming memoir Diary of a Radical Cancer Warrior (Skyhorse Publishing 2011). He lives in Brooklyn.

Foreword: To the Outer World from Within: The Ferocity to Be Free
Introduction: The Revolutionary Maroon
Prelude: Fire in the Hole!: Why Russell Maroon Shoatz Is Important to Creative Revolutionaries!
About These Writings: Author's Note
I Am Maroon! (1995)
Message from a Death Camp (1997)
Twenty-First-Century Political Prisoners: Real and Potential (2002)
Taxpayers and Prison: A Fool's Paradise (2011)
Death by Regulation: Pennsylvania Control Unit Abuses (1995)
The Black Liberation Struggle in Philadelphia (2006)
Black Fighting Formations: Their Strengths, Weaknesses, and Potentials (1994-1995)
The Dragon and the Hydra: A Historical Study of Organizational Methods (2006)
The Real Resistance to Slavery in North America (2005)
Liberation or Gangsterism: Freedom or Slavery (2006)
Respect Our Mothers: Stop Hating Women (2010)
Democracy, Matriarchy, Occupy Wall Street, and Food Security (2011)
The Question of Violence (2012)
Afterword: Let Us Not Rest Until Justice Is Done
A Summary of the Case: Russell Maroon Shoatz: More Than Twenty Years in Solitary Confinement
Manifesto for Scientific Soul Sessions
Ecosocialist Horizons