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Posts Tagged with "Marritte Funches"

Hunger strike in 8th week: Don’t let them die

September 1, 2013

It’s important people understand prisons are the ultimate symbol of oppression. The state tries to discredit the organizers of this hunger strike with all manner of lies and defamatory comments. But the very fact these men and women refuse to surrender their beliefs or to inform on their friends is a direct contradiction of the state’s mischaracterizations. These are men and women of principle who have given everything to the struggle.

Game tight

April 29, 2013

Young people, to start, you must acknowledge that for everything you think you know, there is a great deal you don’t know. That the first pursuit of man is to acquire knowledge. But until you can discern the real from the fake, true knowledge and the wisdom to wield it effectively will always escape you.

Young people in the streets and prisons are starving for truth

February 17, 2012

Everywhere I go young people are dying of thirst, starving for truth and guidance, starving for knowledge from someone they could respect and believe would not bullshit them. At the end, Ikemba requests educational materials for the youngsters he’s teaching – can you help?

Nevada prisoner Ikemba to California hunger strikers: I am with you

July 15, 2011

As always, a souljah’s greeting to the Bay View. I wish that I could think of more words to inspire the people out there to take a closer look, to watch the watchers, understand the tremendous damage being done in the misuse and corruption of the court system and prisons etc.

Corruption in the courts: An open letter to the San Francisco Chronicle

April 11, 2011

Prosecutor Al Giannini says the trumped up charges were “bulletproof.” That’s how he viewed young men, Black and Brown. In his eyes, we were all worthless pieces of scum who needed to be taken out back and shot, guilty or not.

Support the struggle for human rights in Georgia prisons

January 12, 2011

As word comes out about the inhumane conditions of Georgia prisons, it’s important we all stand in solidarity with these men. To recognize and demand one’s own humanity is to simultaneously acknowledge and stand in unison for the human rights of all peoples.

Dear Society, hate will never cure crime

October 18, 2010

Bro. Muteen (Robert Brown) died shut away in Nevada’s dungeons but never shut up. He got a lot of respect and took great pride in helping other convicts fight for their rights and their freedom in the courts.

Prison teacher and advocate Ikemba beaten while handcuffed at Ely State Prison, Nevada

June 4, 2010

On June 2, 2010, Marritte Funches, known affectionately as Ikemba, a longtime contributor to the SF Bay View, a mentor for consciousness and our brother on the frontlines of the plantations in Nevada, was attacked while shackled in chains by riot police in Unit 3 of Ely State Prison in Nevada when they wanted to conduct a cell search.

Nevada Prison Board hearing, Part 2: Shocking public comments

April 20, 2009

“You could hear a pin drop” when prisoner Marritte Funches’ letter was read at the April 14 hearing of the Nevada Board of Prison Commissioners. These are four of the shocking public comments submitted to the Prison Board on April 14.

Nevada Prison Board hearing, Part 1: The most explosive meeting ever

April 20, 2009

The April 14 hearing before the Nevada Prison Board was the most explosive meeting that I have ever been to. The atmosphere was electric!

How can I watch while they strip us of our humanity and not rebel?

March 1, 2009

On Jan. 6, after 27 days of fasting and an incredible effort on the part of the pigs to interfere and frustrate my fast in protest of what has been happening to me and other men being denied medical care, I was all but forced to end it.

They can’t kill a revolutionary: Showing solidarity with Ikemba (Marritte Funches)

January 1, 2009

They tried to kill a true revolutionary, they tried to do him like George Jackson, and he beat them. So now they really want to do him in!

Nevada is killing prison organizers with the ‘kindness’ of medical abuse and neglect

November 25, 2008

“I am writing to tell you that my daughter’s father, who is on the tier with Marritte, says that Marritte is in a lot of pain from probable kidney failure and all they are giving him for pain is aspirin!” This chilling message came by email from an activist in Nevada.

Save the life of Nevada prisoner Marritte Funches

October 24, 2008

Marritte Funches is a very special friend of the Bay View newspaper, which he used for years to educate and encourage fellow prisoners at Ely State Prison in Nevada. We refuse to be silent while the Nevada “prisoncrats” endanger his life through deliberate medical neglect of his severe kidney disease.

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