Thursday, February 23, 2017

Decarcerate Louisiana Reaches Out to Comrades and Freedom Fighters

Greetings ____________,

We are freedom fighters incarcerated at Angola State Prison and are moving to build our organization Decarcerate Louisiana . We’re advocating for community reinvestment and not more funding into the military, police institutions, jails, and prison construction. We believe in sustainable economies, strong local communities, and that a better world is possible when we all unite for the higher good.

Taking into account our understanding of the racially charged southern strategy mapped out by the segregationist George Wallace, and then Barry Goldwater’s right-wing racial populism, Clinton’s 1994 infamous crime bill, and the 13th Amendment exception clause upholding slavery, it is evident that the prison industrial complex functions as a classist, racial caste system—a continuum of governmental attacks on African-Americans and impoverished people.

Decarcerate Louisiana is organizing to redress this injustice and to battle against systemic racism, classism, inequality, oppression, repression, criminalization and mass incarceration in our communities. We welcome your support in organizational planning and to join us in a broader effort to create an equitable and just system that works for all of us, not just some of us.

Sending light, love, and truth. All Power to the People! Please contact me at the address below.

In solidarity,

Ronald Brooks #385964
General Delivery
Louisiana State Penitentiary
Angola, LA 70712

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