JUNE 21, 2010 — WASHINGTON, DC
10 AM – DEPT. OF JUSTICE
12 NOON – WHITE HOUSE PRESS CONFERENCE
1PM-9PM – LAFAYETTE SQUARE PARK
We need your support in bringing national attention to the case of the Scott Sisters and all other women who have been incarcerated wrongly and egregiously over-sentenced, punishing and destroying our families and children, please plan to participate!
Dear Gray-Haired Witnesses:
It’s wonderful that y’all are supporting the Scott Sisters of Mississippi.
I salute you all for your efforts to obtain justice and liberation for them.
From the dawn of human time, the ‘gray-haired ones’ — the elders, were the communal repository for knowledge of things seen and unseen.
This arises from the great respect accorded the aged in African traditional society.
That sistas such as y’all are doing this, in this society of coldness, repression and what I call the ‘Prisonhouse of Nations’, is a good and necessary thing.
As Michelle Alexander has written, the prison industrial complex is the ‘new Jim Crow’.
So, the battle continues.
So, kudos. i salute you all.
Ona Move! LLJA!
Solidarity, a democratic revolutionary socialist, feminist, anti-racist organization, emphatically endorses the fast at the U.S. Department of Justice in D.C. undertaken by the Gray-Haired Witnesses for Justice in support of freedom for the Scott Sisters of Mississippi, Jamie and Gladys Scott. We support the immediate inspection of the prison where Jamie is being held despite suffering from end-stage renal disease and call for her immediate hospitalization. This outrageous case of injustice—double-life sentences for these sisters over a theft of less than $11—is a racist and class-based extreme injustice of the worst sort. The Scott Sisters must be released at once! Solidarity joins this growing movement for justice for the Gladys and Jamie Scott and for all women suffering behind bars in inhuman conditions.
Mrs. Rasco, mother of the Scott Sisters, loved Bro. Toure Muhammad’s wonderful Final Call article (http://www.finalcall.com) on their case and was very thrilled to see it! She apologizes for any misstatements she has made and wishes to clarify that the jury racial make-up was 7 whites, 5 Blacks, 1 black and 1 white alternate, (altho the Black alternate did not return). She’s very grateful for the support!
— Anyone coming to the event from VA have room to bring anyone else? Please respond ASAP if you are able to share your ride up, thank you!!!
– THE SITUATION WITH GETTING THE BUS UP TO THE DEMONSTRATION FROM MISSISSIPPI IS GETTING VERY DIRE, HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED OR ELSE THEY WON’T BE ABLE TO COME. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND STRONGLY ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO GET INVOLVED, IT IS VERY MUCH NEEDED TO BRING MRS. RASCO, FAMILY AND MS SUPPORTERS TO DC, THEY NEED TO BE THERE TO SPEAK OUT TO THE NATIONAL PRESS!
Please mail an M.O. for whatever you can spare (no amount is too small!) ASAP made out to Donnie Finley and mail to: Donnie Finley c/o Gloria’s Kitchen, 2855 Bailey Ave., Jackson, MS 39206. If you need more info please phone Donnie at: 601-454-6507 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 601-454-6507 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Thank you in advance for your kind support!
MORE UPDATES TO COME VERY SOON! PLEASE GET YOUR PLANS NAILED DOWN, NOT EVERYONE WILL BE WEARING WHITE OR FASTING, SO PLEASE DON’T LET THAT STOP YOU!!
All info is at http://www.grayhairedwitnesses.blogspot.com.
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