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Introduction to Issue 17

October 26, 2010

Hello readers, visitors and friends. Welcome to issue 17 (Fall 2010), of 4strugglemag, a major voice of U.S. political prisoners.

This issue begins on a somber note: we dedicate this issue to the lives and memory of two outstanding revolutionary freedom fighters — Señora Lolita Lebrón and Ms. Marilyn Buck. Both these sisters passed on separate days in August 2010. 4strugglemag will certainly open its pages to more words of remembrance and love for these sisters from readers in future issues.

This years’ Running Down The Walls was pretty widely held in cities and prisons around the country. We have a section of reports and photos about RDTW. This is followed by important updates on PPs in the U.S. and news from Australia too.

Our section on analysis begins with information from the U.S. Human Rights Network. They coordinated and led a coalition of 25 human rights organizations and their reports expose U.S. government violations of human rights. These reports are being presented to the UN in Geneva in November. We also have an insightful essay called “Why Misogynists Make Great Informants” that all activists should check out. In addition we have analysis on Pantherism, letters, poems and more.

As always, we welcome feedback and debate from activists, allies, prisoners and revolutionaries. Send us your best edited writing.

This is the end of the 2010 year issue, so let me send warm Red Season’s and Kwanzaa greetings to all my political prisoner comrades, as well as revolutionary activists, friends and allies.

2011 will probably see a more reactionary U.S. Congress, added on to the ongoing USA war state. There is a lot of work to do: anti-war, anti-repression, economic survival, human rights and more. Send us your ideas/essays on all this and the elections for issue 18, which will be out in early March 2011. Until then, we are going to keep on struggling, hope you do too.

Freedom is a constant struggle!

Jaan Laaman, editor

Jaan Laaman
P.O. Box 24550
Tucson, AZ 85734
USP Tucson

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