|For Nuh Washington .....
When I think of Nuh I think also of revolutionaries whose
commitment and sacrifice served to inspire others to
get up, stand up
for human rights. Women and men like Harriet Tubman and
Malcolm X and George Jackson, Amical Cabral and Che Guevara.
that kind of heart. I know him to be a brother of good
for the People and willing to act upon his beliefs. He
best of our kind and a necessary history of resistance
to racism and the
depredations of capitalism.
Let us not forget why Nuh has been imprisoned for almost
-- because when young Black children like Clifford Glover
down and shot to pieces by New York City police, Nuh
and his comrades
acted boldly to defend the Black community. Is there
any more noble and
revolutionary cause than to defend the right to life
and freedom -- and
does not this need continue today as NYPD, LAPD and other
brutalize and murder.
Nuh -- we love and respect you. A fitting way to honor
our brother is to
work hard for the release of the New York 3 (Nuh, Jalil
and Herman) and
other political prisoners who've given their all to the
break the chains shackling the lives of Black folks.
Ray Luc Levasseur
United States Penitentiary
Ray Luc Levasseur,
10376-016, PO Box 150160, USP Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 30315
A large collection of Rays essays and letters can be