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Free At Last! Herman Wallace Has Finally Been Released
by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
Tuesday Oct 1st, 2013 6:46 PM
After a day long legal standoff with LA authorities, Herman Wallace has been released from prison!
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After a long, dramatic day, we are humbled to report that the indomitable, irrepressible Herman Wallace has just been released after spending over 4 decades in solitary confinement.

Even after Judge Jackson's late evening ruling denying the State's attempt at a stay and again ordering his immediate release, the State continued to stall. Once notified of the continued delay, Judge Jackson stoically refused to leave his quarters until Herman was released, and just minutes ago, Herman was driven away from the prison a free man, awake and able to revel in this miraculous turn of events.

The State will likely still appeal to the 5th Circuit and attempt to have the order reversed, and may even re-indict him, but it seems that Herman, against all odds, has won.

Despite all the exciting drama of the day, this is obviously a deeply bittersweet moment for all those involved in the campaign as we know Herman may not have much longer amongst us, but thanks to the unwavering commitment to justice that those on this list have demonstrated over the years on A3's behalf, he will not die in prison behind solitary bars.

Now we must resolve collectively to harness this rediscovered energy and excitement and dedicate ourselves to getting Albert the same result without delay.

If you happen to be in New Orleans, supporters are holding a vigil tonight starting in just a few moments at 8pm. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate this incredible news. Coliseum Square was the original location, but it has been changed to LSU, outside the hospital emergency room, at 2021 Perdido St New Orleans, LA 70112.

With awe, bewilderment, and a renewed optimism, we will keep supporters updated.

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by Alan MacDonald
Wednesday Oct 2nd, 2013 6:14 AM

Regarding "Democracy Now's" reporting of the ultimate release from the EMPIRE's prison of Herman Wallace:

What a wonderful 'exposure' of the Disguised Global Empire (HQed in our former country) that this EMPIRE has so effectively focused its sociopathic rage on the most politically conscious group in the US (Blacks), and by doing so against the former black slaves has been able to leverage imperial injustice and racist propaganda which poisons the minds of a substantial portion of white Americans, even now two centuries beyond the founding of America on "equality for all", that the tiny <1% ruling-elite of the Empire can continue to dominate this Disguised Global Empire (DGE) --- this corporate, financial, militarist, media, (IL)legal, and political phony dual-party 'Vichy' Empire.

Best luck and love to the fast expanding 'Occupy the Empire'
educational and non-violent revolutionary movement against this
deceitful and Disguised Global EMPIRE, which can't so easily be
identified as wearing Red Coats, Red Stars, nor funny looking Nazi
helmets ---- quite yet!

Liberty, democracy, justice, and equality
Over
Violent ('Vichy' disguised dual-party)
Empire,

Alan MacDonald

We don't merely have a gun/fear problem, or an MIC problem, or an
'Austerity' problem, or an expanding wars problem, or a 'drone
assassinations' problem, or a vast income & wealth inequality problem, or a Wall Street 'looting' problem, or a Global Warming and
environmental death-spiral problem, or a domestic tyranny NSA, NDAA, and FISA spying problem, or the world's largest political prisoner problem,
or, or, or .... ad nauseam --- we have a hidden EMPIRE cancerous tumor which is the prime CAUSE of all these underlying related 'symptom problems'.