Sundiata Acoli (aka Clark Squire) is an African Freedom fighter who has been incarcerated since 1973. His incarceration stemmed from an armed attack on the vehicle that Black Panther Party members Zayd Malik Shakur, Sundiata, and Assata Shakur were in on the New Jersey Turnpike.
Comrade Zayd was murdered in the attack, while Assata was wounded, and Sundiata managed to escape. Assata was captured and incarcerated in an all male maximum security prison and Sundiata was captured two days later and has languished in a New Jersey prison since then.
He was convicted of the self-defense killing of one of the New Jersey state troopers who attacked their vehicle with guns blazing.
Comrade Sister Assata Shakur was subsequently liberated from prison by armed comrades who went in the dungeon of the oppressor and brought her up out of there. She presently lives in exile in revolutionary Cuba.
Comrade Brother Acoli, who is now 72 years old, has through the years from the sixties, been active in the Black Revolutionary Movement through his writings and his steadfast determination to struggle for the total emancipation of African People colonized in the U.S. and throughout the world. He has been a frequent writer for this column (Whirlwind) and The Burning Spear newspaper.
The African People’s Socialist Party and The Burning Spear newspaper ask that all readers of this column take the petition to your community events and get them signed and the letters sent to the designated U.S. government and state of New Jersey officials.
FREE SUNDIATA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS AND PRISONERS OF WAR!
Sign the online petition
then post this link on your websites and social networking pages
Download the petition and collect signatures
Sundiata Acoli petition (PDF 13KB)
Send a letter to the New Jersey Parole Board
Please show your support for the release of Sundiata Acoli by sending a letter to the New Jersey Parole Board. We've made it easy by providing a sample letter below. All you have to do is take a moment and send it in as specified below.
- Letters from New Jersey (but letters from EVERYWHERE are great)
Letters offering housing or work to Sundiata (he has both taken care of, but it will be impressive to the parole board to know about all the offers are being made- coming from New York in particular and across the country)
120-46 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, NY 11415
If you have any questions, email TheSAFC@gmail.com.
Asante Sana! (Many Thanks)
Oct. 10, 2009
New Jersey State Parole Board
P.O. Box 862
Trenton NJ 08625
I am writing this letter concerning Sundiata Acoli, NJ#54859/Fed# 39794-066, who is eligible for parole February of 2010. I strongly encourage you to grant his parole request.