I also forget to note political prisoner Lynne Stewart so let me repost this from her website:
I got a letter from the Yuri Kochiyama Fund for Political Prisoners (PO Box 80145, Goleta Ca 93118) to receive a modest gift ($25) along with nine others. They are Gerardo Hernandez, Oscar Lopez-Rivera, Romaine “Chip Fitzgerald, Dr. Mutulu Shakur, Sundiata Acoli, Jalil Muntaquin, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Russell, “Maroon” Shoats and myself. The award is to honor Elder Yuri’s 90 years of life and activism and mentioned that she “marveled at your staunch support for the underrepresented and wondered why we don’t have more attorneys like you. Your strong example is so important for us and our children, especially in the face of the travesty of your incarceration”
The letter was written by Matef and Diane, who I met through my political prisoner client Richard Williams (dec) and who visited him in Lompoc and attended his Memorial in Vermont. Needless to say, I am most honored by this–by the Source and also by the company I’m in. Forward Ever.
People sometimes ask me if I ever doubted my take on Barack Obama? No. Not after he was elected and not only refused to free Lynne but worked overtime to ensure that she was re-prosecuted and refused a stiffer sentence.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"