Radio Interview with former Black Panther Party member Ashanti Alston

Ashanti Alston & Mitchel Cohen in Mexico City, August 2006

Ashanti Alston is a former Black Panther Party member and political prisoner for 14 years. He is the Co-Chair of the Jericho Movement, and a member of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.

In this interview, Ashanti vividly describes a brazen attempt to free political prisoners from the Tombs in New York City.

Ashanti, who describes himself as an anarchist and prison abolitionist,  explains why revolutionaries need to be feminists, nationalists need to also be class conscious, and the psychological pressures on revolutionaries that cause them to often reproduce capitalist conditions and conditioning even as they’re fighting to change them.

Originally broadcast on Steal This Radio #15 in August, 2007.

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