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US JUSTICE, CIA & MILITARY ALL TILT TO THE RIGHT:
Lynne Stewart Given "Fighter for Justice" Award
Sunday, 24 October 2010
Six previous articles highlighted the injustice, culminating in her November 19, 2009 internment at MCC-NY, 150 Park Row, New York, NY, prisoner number 53504-054. Later she'll be transfered to a federal prison to serve 10 years (unless reversed on appeal) for working honorably, ethically, and admirably with distinction for over three decades.
Though incarcerated, she's not forgotten and will be honored at the Party for Socialism and Liberation's (PSL) November 13 and 14 National Conference on Socialism at the University of Southern California's (UCLA) Los Angeles campus. The program will feature alternatives to capitalism's destructive growth, especially in recent years.
Speakers and panel discussions will address US imperialism, class struggle in Africa, building a new workers movement, defending immigrant workers, confronting racism and bigotry, fighting the expanding police state, why socialism is necessary, the role of a revolutionary party for change, how to fight bankers and billionaires, and more.
In an October 15 letter to Lynne, PSL's Ian Thompson notified her of the award, saying:
PSL asked if she'd accept the award, and if so, send a written speech to be read on her behalf. Hundreds are expected to attend, highlighted by Ramsey Clark and other distinguished speakers, including community leaders, activists, and international solidarity members of the Filipino, Salvadoran, and Palestinian movements.
A Personal Note
In a just received personal note, Lynne explained that:
She enclosed some items of interest, including about two other political prisoners, the Mississippi Scott sisters, bogusly sentenced in 1993 to life in prison for an alleged nonviolent crime involving $11. Access my earlier article on them.
She also mentioned Mumia "as they push him toward the trap door, and the FBI," persecuting activists who want change.
She explained she's in good health, wished she could do more like she's done throughout her entire professional life, then ended her moving way, saying,
We won't forget her, now or ever, nor the many hundreds of other bogusly convicted political prisoners in America's gulag, the shame of the nation.
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