Yuri Kochiyama

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Yuri Kochiyama

Yuri Kochiyama

Hard Times Conference

In 1976 Yuri Kochiyama for Puerto Rican Solidarity Committee National Board attended the Weather Underground and Prairie Fire Organizing Committee organized Hard Times Conference Jan 30 - Feb 1 at the University of Chicago.[1]

Malcolm X conference

A conference, Malcolm X: Radical Tradition and a Legacy of Struggle was held in New York City, November 14 1990.

The "Malcolm X in New York" panel consisted of;



  • Yuri Kochiyama, Activist, close associate of Malcolm X
  • Bill Epton, Activist, author of The Black Liberation Struggle Within the Current World Struggle[2].

War Times

In January 2002, a group of San Francisco leftists, mainly involved with STORM or Committees of Correspondence, founded a national anti-Iraq War newspaper[3] War Times.

Endorsers of the project included Yuri Kochiyama.

Not In Our Name

In August 2004 Yuri Kochiyama endorsed an anti “Bush Team” Protest at the Republican National Convention in New York, organized by Not In Our Name, an organization closely associated with the Revolutionary Communist Party[4].

Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

In 2008 Yuri Kochiyama of Republic of New Afrika, Oakland, CA signed a statement circulated by the Partisan Defense Committee calling for the release of convicted “cop-killer” Mumia Abu-Jamal.[5]