Kuwasi Balagoon

New Afrikan Anarchist Revolutionary
December 22, 1946 – December 13, 1986
"Without freedom, there isn't any big deal in living
since to accept fascism is to forfeit life."

Kuwasi Balagoon was a defendant in the Panther 21 case in the late sixties, and a member of the Black Liberation Army. Captured and convicted of various crimes against the State, he spent much of the 1970s in prison, escaping twice. After each escape, he went underground and resumed BLA activity. He was captured in December 1981, charged with participating in an armoured truck expropriation in West Nyack, New York, on October 21 of that year, an action in which two police officers and a money courier were killed. Convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, he died of pneumocystis carninii pneumonia, an AIDS-related illness, on December 13, 1986.

Originally this page contained an incomplete list of writings by Balagoon along with information as to where they could be found. It was the only place on the internet to provide such information, and indeed one of the few places on or off the web where anything by Balagoon was published.
Recently, however, a collection of his writings have been published in book form, alongside words from people who knew him. Entitled Kuwasi Balagoon: A Soldier's Story, this book goes a long way towards filling the vacuum of information concerning this incredible individual. I am continuing to provide some of Balagoon's writings online, but i strongly recommend that people interested in revolutionary politics in North America order the booklet itself, available from leftwingbooks.net

Writings By Kuwasi Balagoon

Anarchy can't fight alone
Brink's Trial Closing Statement
The Continuing Appeal of Anti-Imperialism
Your Honor (poetry)

Writings About Kuwasi Balagoon

Ashanti Omowali on Kuwasi Balagoon
Kazembe Balagun: Kuwasi at 60
"In Memory of Kuwasi Balagoon" by Marilyn Buck
"Remember the Fallen" by Judy Clark