Dispatch from Prison 9/03 |
Hello everyone. I have good news to share. On 9/10 I was released from segregation. I have not had an opportunity to speak with my attorney so I'm not sure what I can share. However, I would like to extend my deepest thanks to Lauren Regan, AAL and her legal assistant, Misha Dunlap for their awesome help. They put in a lot of time into getting me out of the hole-taking time from their busy lives to come visit and talk strategy with me. Thank you.
As of right now, I've been out for 5 days. I have been given my job back on the yard and I'm working on getting my old housing back in the worker's housing which gives me a bigger cell.
Yesterday, I had an interesting conversation with a prison friend. He told me that I need to mellow out and just do my time-that I can't win against these people. I get that a lot from folks-even from supporters on the outs.
Revolution is a way of life. It is not one act of resistance. Who we are, how we live-will decide the future. I play many roles in my life. I am a son, a brother, an uncle, a best friend and a prisoner. But before every one of those, I am a warrior. I live my entire life in resistance to the mindless destruction of this society.
Because in every role we play, we must be revolutionary. How can we change things if we do not change ourselves? We must rid ourselves of the oppressor within and that starts with our personal relationships. It starts with how we choose to live.
I came to prison for the way I lived my life. I challenged the system and its allies in every fashion-from dialogue to action. It is who I am. I will not cower before repression; I will not leave the side of our animal relations. I will not be silenced in my defense of Mother Earth. I am alive and strong and I will fight because the spirit is with me.
I did not leave this at the prison gates. My spirit is as strong and defiant as ever. I will always struggle with every means available to me-as all we must. And with my dying breath, I will cry for freedom if I must.
It is our warrior spirit that makes us strong. It is our willingness to struggle to the end, never giving up that will see us through. Against all odds, we must stand strong and united, courageous with the belief that our spirits can not be broken. We stand with the strength of Mother Earth, with the strength of all our animal brothers and sisters and the web of life. We stand with the strength and warrior spirit of our ancestors who fought against oppression and for their sacred lands. We are all descendents of ancient cultures that live in harmony and balance with the Earth.
Thousands of years of genocide and assimilation have brought us to where we are, It is time each of us remembers our collective pas. It is time each of us renew our oath to the web of life. We must rekindle the flames of our warrior spirit.
Each generation has a responsibility to make things better for the next. My sisters and brothers, it is time to unite. It is time to rise. It is time to fight like we've never fought before .We must challenge this system and all its sickness on every front.
Against all odds we must win,
Jeff 'Free' Luers