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An Ongoing Cost To Be Free (Part 11)


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Free Maroon Now!

Russell Maroon Shoatz is a US held Black Unity Council and Black Liberation Army political prisoner. He has been in prison for over 40 years. This short film is part nine of a weekly web series of Russell Shoatz III the son of Russell Maroon Shoatz, telling the story of his father.

Working With Hope
In this concluding episode Russell Shoatz talks about his father Russell Maroon Shoatz being a kind of convergence point between ecology based struggles and his own. Russell talks about how ecology based activists reached out to his father and connected their struggle with his. It has a profound affect on Russell Maroon Shoatz. Russell the son also speaks about the work he’s done to free his father and how his father believes that he will one day be free.

Russell Maroon Shoatz has written extensively while in prison, these writings have been distributed around the world. These writings have been collected in a new book Maroon The Implacable and published by PM Press. To order the book go to pmpress.org. There is an ongoing campaign to try to free Russell to get more information or to join the campaign follow @RussellMShoatz or like Russell Maroon Shoatz on Facebook and check out some of Russell’s writings on his blog russellmaroonshoats.wordpress.com.

Shortlink: http://wp.me/p1eniL-10p

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An Ongoing Cost To Be Free (Part 10)


Maroon by vagabond ©
Maroon by vagabond ©

Russell Maroon Shoatz is a US held Black Unity Council and Black Liberation Army political prisoner. He has been in prison for over 40 years. This short film is part nine of a weekly web series of Russell Shoatz III the son of Russell Maroon Shoatz, telling the story of his father.

In this episode Russell Shoatz talks about the strength and support that his father Russell Maroon Shoatz showed as he tries to build a relationship with his estranged daughter who was kidnapped and kept from the family for almost 30 years. The burden of responsibility that Maroon must shoulder knowing that she was kidnapped because he was in prison is something Maroon personally struggles with as he tries to get to know his long-lost daughter. Maroon is forced to evolve yet again from behind prison walls, not into the warrior he felt was required to be when he was put in prison but as the warrior he must be for his daughter and his family to try to heal the deep wounds that he, his daughter and his family bear.

Russell Maroon Shoatz has written extensively while in prison, these writings have been distributed around the world. These writings have been collected in a new book Maroon The Implacable and published by PM Press. To order the book go to pmpress.org. There is an ongoing campaign to try to free Russell to get more information or to join the campaign follow @RussellMShoatz or like Russell Maroon Shoatz on Facebook and check out some of Russell’s writings on his blog russellmaroonshoats.wordpress.com. And stay tuned for the next installment in this compelling story next week.

Shortlink: http://wp.me/p1eniL-103

An Ongoing Cost To Be Free (Part 9)


Maroon by vagabond ©
Maroon by vagabond ©

Russell Maroon Shoatz is a US held Black Unity Council and Black Liberation Army political prisoner. He has been in prison for over 40 years. This short film is part nine of a weekly web series of Russell Shoatz III the son of Russell Maroon Shoatz, telling the story of his father.

HAUNTED PAST
In last weeks episode Russell Shoatz III spoke about finding his lost sister who was kidnapped by his mother’s best friend shortly after his father Russell Maroon Shoatz was imprisoned. In this episode Russell Shoatz talks about the impact that it had on both his mother and his father. Russell  also talks about how his father dealt with his long-lost daughter from prison with an uncommon strength, compassion and love that is nothing less than heroic. What’s also heroic is Russell Maroon Shoatz ability to deal with the decisions he’s made throughout his life and the seemingly constant fallout that continues to haunt him in ways he could have never imagined when he first decide to become a soldier for freedom.

Russell Maroon Shoatz has written extensively while in prison, these writings have been distributed around the world. These writings have been collected in a new book Maroon The Implacable and published by PM Press. To order the book go to pmpress.org. There is an ongoing campaign to try to free Russell to get more information or to join the campaign follow @RussellMShoatz or like Russell Maroon Shoatz on Facebook and check out some of Russell’s writings on his blog russellmaroonshoats.wordpress.com. And stay tuned for the next installment in this compelling story next week.

Shortlink: http://wp.me/p1eniL-Za

An Ongoing Cost To Be Free (Part 8)


Maroon by vagabond ©
Maroon by vagabond ©

Russell Maroon Shoatz is a US held Black Unity Council and Black Liberation Army political prisoner. He has been in prison for over 40 years. This short film is part eight of a weekly web series of Russell Shoatz III the son of Russell Maroon Shoatz, telling the story of his father.

PRODIGAL DAUGHTER
In this weeks episode Russell Shoatz III speaks about the return of his kidnapped sister and how it affected not only his father in prison but his mother as well. For almost 30 years Russell Maroon Shoatz lived in prison with the idea that his daughter was gone to him. When she finally returns to his it’s with mixed feelings of happiness, loss and many, many questions not just for Russell Maroon Shoatz and the rest of the Shoatz family but for the prodigal daughter as well.

Shortlink: http://wp.me/p1eniL-Y7

An Ongoing Cost To Be Free (Part 7)


Maroon by vagabond ©
Maroon by vagabond ©

Russell Maroon Shoatz is a US held Black Unity Council and Black Liberation Army political prisoner. He has been in prison for over 40 years. This short film is part six of a weekly web series of Russell Shoatz III the son of Russell Maroon Shoatz, telling the story of his father.

THE LOST SISTER
In this episode Russell Shoatz talks about the kidnapping of his baby sister by his mother’s best friend. Shortly after Russell Maroon Shoatz is captured and incarcerated his mother decides to take the family including her newborn daughter to Virginia to get away from the media scrutiny and stress surrounding her husbands case. Her girlfriend goes with her to Virginia to “help” with the four children but kidnaps Russell’s sister at the first opportunity. Russell grows up thinking he’s the youngest until decades later he meets his long-lost sister. All the while that this is happening Russell Maroon Shoatz is in prison forced to endure the kidnapping of his child and the inability to do anything about it…

Russell Maroon Shoatz has written extensively while in prison, these writings have been distributed around the world. These writings have been collected in a new book Maroon The Implacable and published by PM Press. To order the book go to pmpress.org. There is an ongoing campaign to try to free Russell to get more information or to join the campaign follow @RussellMShoatz or like Russell Maroon Shoatz on Facebook and check out some of Russell’s writings on his blog russellmaroonshoats.wordpress.com. And stay tuned for the next installment in this compelling story next week.

Shortlink: http://wp.me/p1eniL-Xn

An Ongoing Cost To Be Free (Part Six)


Maroon by vagabond ©
Maroon by vagabond ©

Russell Maroon Shoatz is a US held Black Unity Council and Black Liberation Army political prisoner. He has been in prison for over 40 years. This short film is part six of a weekly web series of Russell Shoatz III the son of Russell Maroon Shoatz, telling the story of his father.

FATHERLESS
In this weeks episode Russell Shoatz III, the son talks about the struggles of being a fatherless. With a vulnerable and brutal honesty Russell expresses the anger and hurt he felt about not having his father around. He also talks about his fathers “celebrity” in the media and how that affected his family. He speaks with a special fondness for his mother and how she was blindsided by her husband, Russell Maroon Shoatz militant political development. More episodes in the weeks to come, so stay tuned… it only gets more interesting…

Russell Maroon Shoatz has written extensively while in prison, these writings have been distributed around the world. These writings have been collected in a new book Maroon The Implacable and published by PM Press. To order the book go to pmpress.org. There is an ongoing campaign to try to free Russell to get more information or to join the campaign follow @RussellMShoatz or like Russell Maroon Shoatz on Facebook and check out some of Russell’s writings on his blog russellmaroonshoats.wordpress.com. And stay tuned for the next installment in this compelling story next week.

Shortlink: http://wp.me/p1eniL-X6

An Ongoing Cost To Be Free (Part Five)


Maroon by vagabond ©
Maroon by vagabond ©

Russell Maroon Shoatz is a US held Black Unity Council and Black Liberation Army political prisoner. He has been in prison for over 40 years. This short film is part five of a weekly web series of Russell Shoatz III the son of Russell Maroon Shoatz, telling the story of his father.

ESCAPES
In this weeks episode Russell Shoatz talks about his father Russell Maroon Shoatz two successful escapes. Russell “officially” escaped prison twice where he was able to get outside of the prison but there have been many other “unofficial” escape attempts. It was those escapes in which Russell earned the name ‘Maroon’. Maroon’s were slaves who escaped from slavery and created communities of resistance.

Russell Maroon Shoatz has written extensively while in prison, these writings have been distributed around the world. These writings have been collected in a new book Maroon The Implacable and published by PM Press. To order the book go to pmpress.org. There is an ongoing campaign to try and free Russell to get more information or to join the campaign follow @RussellMShoatz or like Russell Maroon Shoatz on Facebook and check out some of Russell’s writings on his blog russellmaroonshoats.wordpress.com. And stay tuned for the next installment in this compelling story next week.

Shortlink: http://wp.me/p1eniL-WO