Zulu is at a critical point in his legal case, but he is currently without a lawyer. We are raising money to ensure he has legal representation.
You can help by purchasing limited edition artwork shown below:
- Alternatively you could simply write him a postcard, showing support for him and showing the world you know he is there, to:
86468 CCR, Upper C #11
LA State Prison
October: A must-read
The long-awaited autobiography of Robert King, From the Bottom of the Heap, goes on sale this month, published by PM Press. Robert spent 29 years in solitary confinement at Angola prison, Louisiana, before his conviction for murder was overturned in 2001 and he was released. He continues to campaign for the release of the remaining two members of the Angola 3 and this year launched the international Free Zulu campaign.
October 18: Anarchist Bookfair
Look out for a Free Zulu stand at this year's Anarchist Bookfair at Queen Mary College in London's East End. Zulu memorabilia will be available for sale at the fair, which will be held from 10am-7pm. Come and lend your support! www.anarchistbookfair.org
September 27: Experimental art documentary
The Luis Ramirez Story has screened at the Critical Resistance CR: 10 Film Festival in Oakland, California. The film follows the production of a 22ft by 6ft mosaic and ceramic wall, by The Treatment Room Art Collective, dedicated to Luis Ramirez, a death-row inmate who was executed by the State of Texas in October 2005. TALES interviews Luis' family and Carrie von Reichardt, Luis' penpal, as she constructs and installs the mosaic. An original punk-rock and electronic sound track features artists such as Anarchistwood, Big Boy Tomato, Maelific Jester and Dreadzone. www.luisramirezstory.net
September 26: Exciting news!
A federal judge has overturned the conviction of Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3! The State of Louisiana must decide within 30 days whether it intends to retry or release Albert, who was convicted, along with Herman Wallace, of the 1972 murder of Angola prison guard Brent Miller. For the most up-to-date information about the case, visit www.angola3.org
September 10: Punkvert film '402'
Punkvert film '402', an AV documentary about the execution of John Joe Amador, or Ash, has won the Audience Award at the 2008 Portobello Film Festival. The documentary follows artist Carrie von Reichardt, of Angola 3 London and the Free Zulu campaign, on her journey to Texas to witness Ash's execution in August 2007. Afterwards, the film captures Alabama 3 musician Nick Reynolds making a death mask of Ash, with permission and blessing from Ash and his family. To see the film trailer, visit http://punkvert.tv/about/film.html
September: New Zulu London MySpace
A new Zulu London MySpace page has gone live! Add your voice to the campaign. http://www.myspace.com/407509561
August 24: Notting Hill Carnival
Members of the Free Zulu committee set up shop at this year's Notting Hill Carnival, selling Zulu tiles and T-shirts to raise money for the campaign. Click here if you would like to purchase Zulu memorabilia and help Zulu raise funds for his legal case.
August 9: Youngest member of London Free Zulu committee
The youngest member of the London Free Zulu committee, 11-year-old Poppy Richards, has visited Angola prison, Louisiana. There she met Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3, who have spent nearly four decades in Angola prison, almost all of that time in solitary confinement.
July 2: 'The Revolution is Now'
Showing until July 13, 'The Revolution is Now' by The Treatment Rooms is on display at The Foundry, 86 Great Eastern Street, London, with Black Panther imagery, street art and mosaic depicting the artists' activism on behalf of Zulu and the Angola 3. www.thetreatmentrooms.org
June 21: Treatment Rooms Mosaic
A spectacular mosaic depicting Zulu and the Angola 3 has been unveiled on the outside wall of The Treatment Rooms in Chiswick, west London. The only freed member of the Angola 3, Robert King attended the event, along with Rob Love of rock group Alabama 3 and US artist and activist Jackie Sumell. King, Sumell and Treatment Rooms' founder, Carrie von Reichardt, spoke to a crowd of 150 artists and activists from the UK, Europe and North America. Visit www.thetreatmentrooms.org
June 19: The House that Herman Built
Acclaimed installation 'The House that Herman Built' by US artist Jackie Sumell opened at the Royal College of Arts in London. The exhibition, open until July 5, depicts the dream home of Herman Wallace of the Angola 3, who spent almost 36 years in solitary confinement at Angola prison, Louisiana. Sumell also recreated the concrete cell where Herman spent his years in solitary. For more information about the artist and the installation, visit www.hermanshouse.org
From: K. Zulu Whitmore
To: My UK Supporters
To express my sincere thanks and appreciation:
I want to say thank you to all you wonderful guys for the tremendous amount of work that y'all put into the making of the show 'The House that Herman Built' and the Free Zulu Opening on June 21st with Robert King and the huge success it turned out to be.
When on the phone with my comrade Robert King on June 26th 08 he described in detail the mosaic home of my sister Carrie von Reichardt. With Zulu and A3 tiles he said "man, you gotta love it." When I received the photos from my girl Anja it was absolutely breathtaking, every single tile, and we owe it to all of you guys for bringing about that amount of awareness of the A3 and Zulu struggle for justice here in the Evil Empire, where a man can be sent to prison for life for his political views and the colour of his skin.
To shed light on the American judicial system where a man has no right to a new and fair trial even when there is a mountain of evidence that nearly buries the judge. As it was in my case in June 2007. And what recently happened in my mentor/comrade Herman Wallace's case in May of this year and in the case of Mumia Abu Jamal. So my family of supporters, I praise your strong, diligent stand against injustice, because injustice here in our cases is a threat to justice in cases everywhere. We are told that justice is blind. Well, I say somebody is doing a whole lotta peeping.
To all of my dedicated people in the Treatment Rooms we will kick, kick on the doors of injustice til they fly open and all Panthers, political and economic prisoners walk off these modern day plantations. And I can sincerely say, from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU ALL. I DEEPLY APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT MY PEOPLE. WE WILL MARCH ON TIL VICTORY IS OURS
ALL POWER TO YOU THE PEOPLE...
Peace n love
K. Zulu Whitmore