By Stephen Lendman
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.
Access the most recent article on her and previous ones through the
Though incarcerated, she's not forgotten and will 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:
"In our Nov. 13 evening panel, we are giving our first-ever PSL
'Fighters for Justice' awards to several people. We would like to
honor you as an award recipient. Other(s include) political prisoners
Mumia Abu-Jamal, Leonard Peltier and the Cuban Five, all unjustly
incarcerated. Presenters will include former US Attorney General
Ramsey Clark. (He'll) present your award" because of his longtime
close association with you.
"PSL is presenting you with this award for your decades of struggle
and perseverance before and now during your unjust incarceration.
Your unwavering defense of the most oppressed and exploited people
resonate with working-class and poor people across the country and
around the world."
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:
"Sometimes I feel like we're trying to move what is depicted on" her
enclosed card, a photo of snow-capped mountains. "Other times, I feel
that 'there ain't no high enough! I know we all wrestle with the same
'devils' - so many causes, so little time," and such obstacles to overcome.
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
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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.