Forty years ago, September 9, 1971, 1200 prisoners at Attica prison in New York rose up in one of the most significant prison rebellions in US history. Carl Dix, founding member of the Revolutionary Communist Party, and James Benjamin, former prisoner and a participant in the rebellion, will talk about the importance of remembering, and continuing to uphold, this rebellion. For more on the Attica rebellion, see, "We are not beasts and we do not intend to be beaten or driven as such," in Revolution newspaper, revcom.us.
Excerpts from Bob Avakian Speaks Out: The New Situation - The "War on Terrorism," Carl Dix's interview with Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, published in 2002.
Sunday, September 11, the LA Theatre Center (LATC) will present: "THE GLOBAL STAGE: The Theatre Movement in a Post 9/11 World," a panel discussion with international and American artists, scholars, and celebrities, on the 10th anniversary of the events that rocked the world. It will seek to examine the possibilities and responsibilities of world artists in shaping a new future for global collaboration.
Talking about this event are Jose Luis Valenzuela, Artistic Director of LATC, and Bianca Bagatourian, an experimental playwright who likes to stretch the boundaries of theater and whose works revolve around human rights themes, including a play on the Revolution in Iran and an upcoming play based on the works of noted historian, Howard Zinn. She is the president of the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance.