Sunday, June 1, 2014

Yuri Kochiyama RIP

From Matt Meyer:

Just a few hours ago, to a standing-room-only crowd at the political prisoner panel at NYC's Left Forum, I was honored to say a few words - sharing my "Organizing Notes 2014." In addition to some sweet victories (Lynne Stewart was the featured speaker), it was impossible not to call out the names of some of our lost champions - Elombe Brath, Fred Ho, Amiri Baraka, Chokwe Lumumba, and Dr. Luis Nieves Falcon. Little did we know at the moment that one of the most exemplary and amazing workers on behalf of the prisoners, and for the liberation of all people, had made her transition. There is surely a grand coalition meeting among the spirits tonight...We will miss you dearly, dear Yuri Kochiyama.

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