Ray Levasseur -  "For Nuh Washington"

For Nuh Washington .....

When I think of Nuh I think also of revolutionaries whose vision,
commitment and sacrifice served to inspire others to get up, stand up
for human rights. Women and men like Harriet Tubman and John Brown,
Malcolm X and George Jackson, Amical Cabral and Che Guevara. Nuh has
that kind of heart. I know him to be a brother of good character, love
for the People and willing to act upon his beliefs. He represents the
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 three decades
-- because when young Black children like Clifford Glover were beaten
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 paramilitaries
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 struggle to
break the chains shackling the lives of Black folks.

Ray Luc Levasseur
United States Penitentiary
Atlanta, GA

April 2000

Ray Luc Levasseur, 10376-016, PO Box 150160, USP Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 30315

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