Photo: Lynne and Laurie Arbeiter at Women in Black/We Will Not Be Silent event

March 26th, 2016

Lynn and Laurie Arbeiter at 10 year anniversary of Women in Black/We Will Not Be Silent at Whitney museum NYC on March 18, 2016.

Write letters in support of parole for political prisoners!

March 26th, 2016

Lynne urges that folks WRITE letters to parole boards for releases of:


Maliki Shakur, NY political prisoner

Mutulu Shakur, Fed political prisoner

Abdullah Majid, NY political prisoner

Anthony Bottom, NY political prisoner

Jalil Muntaquim, NY political prisoner

Find their addresses at Jericho Movement’s website by clicking here.

Sign this Petition for Alice Marie Johnson

March 14th, 2016

Lynne says: I knew Alice at Carswell and she certainly has more than served her time !!

Petitioning Barack Obama, Robert A. Zauzmer

Grant Clemency to Alice Marie Johnson Serving a Life Sentence

Petition by Tretessa Johnson
Chandler, Arizona
22,503
Supporters
19 years ago my family’s life changed forever when my mother, Alice Marie Johnson, was sentenced to Life in Federal Prison.  She was one of thousands of first time, non-violent offenders who were given mandatory lengthy prison terms. She was sentenced as part of a larger drug conspiracy with 10 other codefendants who were given lesser sentences in exchange for their testimony against my mother who never sold drugs.  My mother has accepted responsibility for her actions that led to her imprisonment and has used that experience to better her life and the lives of others.

Since being incarcerated my mother has been a model prisoner who mentors women and has become an ordained minister. She has also written, directed, and produced several plays and writings for conferences outside of prison walls, choreographed dance teams, and completed many classes and certifications.  In addition, she was selected as the #1 Inmate Deserving Clemency by the CAN-DO Foundation in 2015.  She was also featured in the ACLU’s Report, A Living Death. Mama’s supporters include Congressman Steve Cohen (D) Tennessee, Congressman Bennie Thompson (D) Mississippi, and Congressman Marc Veasey (D) Ft. Worth, Texas.

Her desire upon release is to assist the community with the needs of ex-offenders to help reduce recidivism. Alice is the mother of 4 children and has 4 grandchildren.  She will be 61 years old in May 2016 and it serves no purpose or benefit to society to have her locked up for life.  She is currently petitioning the United States Pardon Attorney’s Office for clemency. Her large and loving immediate and extended family and friends would welcome her return.

Please sign and share this petition to show your support and to ask President Obama to grant clemency to a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who wants to use her experience to assist others and give back to her community. Justice should never be without mercy.

Sign Tretessa’s petition

To learn more about Alice, please check out her profile on the CAN-DO Foundation’s website at http://www.candoclemency.com/alice-marie-johnson

Lynne Speaking at Day of Peace and Solidarity (NYC)

March 9th, 2016

Rally 2 pm 34th & 6th Ave., NYC, 4 pm march to UN

Please share this link everywhere: http://thndr.me/TV0D9q
Peace Poets, Lynne Stewart, Ramsey Clark, Kathy Kelly, Ann Wright, Ray Laforest, Margaret Kimberley and others

Everybody Turn Out for a Day of Peace and Solidarity in New York

*Money for Jobs and People’s Needs, not War!
*Rebuild Flint! Rebuild our Cities! End the wars!
*Defend the Black Lives Matter movement!

http://warisacrime.org/content/everybody-turn-out-day-peace-and-solidarity-new-york

What happens when there are endless wars accompanied by militarized policing, spreading racism, erosion of civil rights, and concentration of wealth, but the only news is election news, and none of the candidates wants to talk about shrinking the world’s largest military?

We happen. That’s what. We turn out for a Day of Solidarity and Peace in New York City on Sunday, March 13th. We start by signing up at http://peaceandsolidarity.org and inviting all of our friends to do so. If we can’t come, we invite all of our friends anywhere near New York to sign up and be there. We sit down and think of every person we remember hearing ask “But what can we do?” and we tell them: You can do this.

We stopped the war mongers who wanted to rip up the agreement with Iran last year, and the political progress in Iran reflects the wisdom of diplomacy as an alternative to yet more war. We stopped a massive bombing campaign of Syria in 2013. Our brothers and sisters just this month stopped the construction of a U.S. military base in Okinawa. Read the rest of this entry »

Support Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Event

March 9th, 2016

Lynne will be speaking at this event.

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