Support the Black Liberation Army and all New Afrikan Freedom FightersPrimary Artist: Terry Forman

Created: San Francisco Collective, 1982

Medium: Offset printed

Dimensions: 16.75″ x 21.5″

During the 1970s and early 1980s, the Black Liberation Army (BLA), an underground group, waged war on the US state. Their actions included attacks on police and drug dealers and armed expropriations. After a disastrous expropriation attempt in October 1981 in Nyack, NY in which one of the guards and two policemen were killed, many Black members and white anti-imperialist supporters were arrested, culminating in convictions of several people, most for life terms. While some of those arrested have been released several have died and several remain in prison as of 2022. Mtayari (pictured here) was killed three days after the 1981 Brinks expropriation.

Communique from Assata Shakur.

Image: Drawing of MTAYARI SHABAKA SUNDIATA with silhouettes of other freedom fighters on the right.  Bottom: outline of the 5 states designated as the Republic of New Afrika.

Words: SUPPORT THE BLACK LIBERATION ARMY & ALL NEW AFRIKAN FREEDOM FIGHTERS. Printed partly over the sun in red, a quote: “Every nation has an army. So, power to the people’s army. The nation must come to fruition through revolutionary action.” New Afrikan Freedom Fighter, MTAYARI SHABAKA SUNDIATA. Feb. 18, 1944–Oct. 23, 1981. “FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS AND PRISONERS OF WAR. LAND AND INDEPENDENCE FOR THE BLACK NATION. THE REPUBLIC OF NEW AFRIKA.”

Color: red, green, and black ink on white paper

Sponsors: National Committee to Defend New Afrikan Freedom Fighters

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