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Call for Solidarity on August 19th from Incarcerated Kinross Rebel in Michigan
Inmate and rebel, J. Littlejohn, writes to all those imprisoned and impacted by the criminal justice system, calling for nationwide solidarity on August 19th, 2017 to ask for an end to mass incarceration and slave labor. Littlejohn was placed in segregation after participating in the September 9-10 strike and actions at Kinross CF in Michigan.
To everyone in society
To everyone in prison
State to state
Country to country
Wherever you are when you read this:
It is time to stand up for a Cause that has affected millions already and could affect millions more in the times to come. So we must act now, together, and create this change for the benefit of us all, our families, this country.
Aug. 19, 2017 there are going to be millions of people going to Washington, marching to the capitol to change the constitutions in every state. In the Michigan constitution of 1963 Article 1 Section 9, it says: “Neither slavery and involuntary servitude unless for the punishment of crime shall ever be tolerated in this state.” The U.S. Constitution reflects the same.
Slavery was abolished in 1865. Or so we were led to believe.
And as we who are incarcerated all know—it was not abolished. We live under it now!
The march to the capitol is to change the constitution. To do so, we need to send the message loud and clear that we are no longer going to be treated as slaves. The entire country must show up. If you cannot go to Washington, find a way to make your voice heard in your own region.
We need your voice. We are the people.
Distributed by J. Littlejohn (Michigan)