White Panther: The legacy of John Sinclair [VIDEO]

On Friday the 11th of December 2015 John Sinclair was invited for a poetry reading, including a Q&A, in De Vrijplaats (the Sanctuary) in Leiden, the Netherlands. One day earlier it was exactly 44 years ago that John Lennon and Yoko Ono performed Lennon’s eponymous song about John Sinclair’s unjust imprisonment during a Freedom Rally, organized in response to the incarceration of Sinclair for possession and supplying of cannabis. Three days later he was freed from prison.

Sensi Seeds would like to reflect on this special moment in counterculture and cannabis activism history by bringing the following to your attention.

First up is the short film ‘White Panther: The Legacy of John Sinclair’ by Charles Shaw. This documentary features an interview with John Sinclair, and includes lots of fascinating archive footage from his activism years.

Second is the extensive interview we had with John Sinclair two years ago in which he shares stories about the most important elements of his life: music, activism and poetry.

The facets of John Sinclair’s exceptional life (1/3)
John Sinclair on cannabis – a broad perspective (2/3)
John Sinclair’s love of radio, jazz poems, the MC5 and the digital age 3/3

Enjoy this footage of a living legend and make sure to check his radio show as well.

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