Tuesday, October 13, 2009

NWSF Bullet: Attack On Assata Shakur Continues

A few months back, NWSF covered the renewed attempts to get 60- 70's activist, Assata Shakur extradited back to the US.

Over, the last couple of weeks, the media have again been running reports about Shakur. The first being Right Wing stories about Fox News commentator , Dr. Marc Lamont Hill's, alleged support for Shakur.

Today, CBS is running a story about activists who sought political political asylum in Cuba.

What makes this story interesting is that CBS (not known to make mistakes) is reporting that Assata Shakur is the mother of the late rapper Tupac Shakur.

Assata was Tupac's aunt by marriage. Pac's mother is Afeni Shakur. Maybe, tying Assata to Tupac will increase interest in the story?

If the news is getting that little bit of info wrong, what other misinformation is being spread about Assata Shakur and why?