Friday, June 4, 2010
Dennis Cunningham: The FBI and the Resistance
Freedom is a Constant Struggle TV show, May 2, 2008
Our guest, Attorney Dennis Cunningham, established the People's Law Office in Chicago from which he and young Attorney Jeffrey Haas conducted a landmark civil rights case ultimately winning a large settlement for the Panthers' families -- although Chicago's killer cops were never criminally charged.
Dennis continued doing civil rights cases over these 40 years, during which he also worked on the long-running class action for the prisoners who rebelled and survived the massacre at New York's Attica State Prison in 1971, and the Earth First case resulting from the 1990 bombing of Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney in Oakland, among many other defenses of protesters and victims of police misconduct, brutality and/or murder.
RELATED EPISODE: Dennis Cunningham on the Attica Prison Uprising (Sept. 12, 2008)