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The Women of Resistance in Brooklyn present our 18th Annual
Roses and Bread
Women and Trans Only Open Poetry & Performance Event
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 6:30 pm
388 Atlantic Avenue (btw Bond & Hoyt)
A or G to Hoyt/Schermerhorn; 2 or 3 to Hoyt; 4 or 5 to Nevins or B,D,M,N,Q,R to Atlantic Avenue
WOMEN and TRANSFOLK ONLY…
Right the Wrong: Release Lynne Stewart Now!
By Andrea Bauer
March 21, 2013 "FSP" - Attorney Lynne Stewart has many friends and fans. But the U.S. government is not one of them, and now it seems ready to turn the 73-year-old’s prison sentence into a death sentence, by denying her the medical care she needs to defeat a spreading cancer.
Click HEREto send a message to President Obama, Attorney General Holder, Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Samuels, the Warden of Carswell Federal Prison, the Senate and House Judiciary Committees, Congressional Leaders, U.N. Secy Gen Ban, and members of the media saying you want Compassionate Release for Lynne Stewart NOW!
Appeal from Lynne Stewart's spouse Ralph Poynter and family:
It’s no secret that the United States has a problem with its prison system. In 2009, one out of every 31 adults in the country was in prison, in jail, or on supervised release. What’s less talked about, however, is the fastest growing population behind bars: female prisoners. While it is important to distinguish the human right violations that female prisoners face, we should not think of these issues as “outside of the norm” or “special,” when discussing the treatment of prisoners in general.
ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.
ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY
ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION
On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14 February 2013, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence.
February 5th, 2013
2/3/13; 9:00 am
Family, Friends, Comrades, Supporters All,
I have been reminded of the need to update my message now that the Cancer is confirmed and we are about to start treatment. This is definitely Bad news but somehow in the toxic climate in which prisons in particular, but the whole country operates, I am determined that it can be beaten.
by Wanda Sabir
Death row inmate Kevin Cooper’s plea for the women incarcerated in California’s Central Valley sounded like a salute to another woman who fought for freedom and women’s suffrage, Iya Sojourner Truth, whose speech, “Ain’t I a Woman,” delivered in 1851 at the Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio, is a classic call for justice from a Black woman to a white constituency that would see her as less than human, and isn’t this the case yet again, when one looks at those enslaved citizens serving time in Central Valley?