TO CENTRAL TEXAS ABC, ABCF, DEFENSE COMMITTEE SUPPORTERS, AND ALL FREEDOM LOVING PEOPLE OF THE WORLD, – AN OPEN LETTER
“…[W]e give this notice, so that our brothers in chains will not be alarmed when they see us in the claws of authority; we give this notice so that no one will be discouraged, so that all will continue onward. If we are persecuted, we do not want discouragement to spread, but rather that with doubled vigor all proceed with the great work undertaken until the goal is achieved: the death of the capitalist system…”
– Ricardo Flores Magon,
Oct. 1915, murdered by guards
at Leavenworth, Kan.
Federal Prison, 1922
Although the fascist pigs extinguished his life on the earth in 1922, he will always live in our hearts and in our memory – Brother Ricardo Flores Magon, revolutionary anarchist, Presente!!! I was taken before the disciplinary “kangaroo court” yesterday, found guilty, and relegated to 90 days of extreme deprivation conditions in Level-3, conditions that were outlawed in March 1999 by federal judge Justice in Ruiz v. Johnson, 37 F. Supp. 2d 855 (S.D. Tex. 1999) he described as CONSTITUTING TORTURE. I mailed you a Step 1 Grievance filed here on 12 Feb. 2012. Specifically, the MENTALLY ILL are subjected to such atrocious brutalities and inhumanities that would make HITLER’S AUSCHWITZ CAMP look like Disneyland. These are flagrant HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY that must be protested. While the racist, hypocrite U.S. government parades around the world as the “champion of human rights”, at this very moment, it is engaged in a pattern and practice of STATE TERRORISM AND GENOCIDE against the prisoner-class here in this prison system. The majority of those of us in this type of PROLONGED SOLITARY CONFINEMENT ARE PEOPLE OF COLOR!
Prisoners are driven to SUICIDE and staff brutality does exist. For example, a few weeks ago MACK YATES, TDCJ# 353752, was beaten in his segregation cell by several fascist pigs, HE PASSED A POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION. He needs outside support to push federal criminal civil rights charges against the pack of rabid-hyenas who brutalized him. We need to get the United Nations Special Rapporteur On Torture, Juan E. Mendes involved, and groups like the project at Harvard Law School, ACLU, Center for Constitutional Rights, etc. involved in exposing these violations.
By now you should have the other copies I send you – the false reports, Step 1, written defense, and the attached appeal, I am filing THE WEAPON WAS A PLANT, OR it had been there in the window ledge for years, unbeknown to me. Fingerprint testing should point to the person that handled the weapon – evidence of my innocence, but the disciplinary pig Captain Segman, did not want to hear my defense. These fascist pigs have a history of these type of criminal acts V 12 The Special Master’s Report, and the Wallace case. See Disciplinary Defense Statement. You know that I am specially hated by these pigs going back many years. The current Senior Warden Edward Smith knows me from Beto I Unit in 1983, and he was involved in the murder cover-up of black prisoner BARRY WAYNE EDWARDS, Galveston, brutally beaten to death in solitary, of which I overheard as I was in the adjoining cell that night. See Galveston Daily News; I am the target of specially repressive measures to punish me, and to break my will to resist, and now this. We must stir the senses of our supporters and the masses of people domestically and internationally, to come to my support and the support of the other fellow prisoners, who have little or no outside support. THE PRISON SYSTEM IS THE CRIME. but the oppressors have a mask on to conceal the true nature of this fascist – monster that profits from the MASS INCARCERATION of the poor, and people of color. The time for empty platitudes and other “sloganeering” is over. We must stir the masses to direct action against this criminal enterprise that feeds the needs of a capitalist system that is criminal in nature, and must prey on the poor, the defenseless, the voiceless in order to maintain its control over our lives. I am doing my part – resisting these fascist crimes, and trying to engage other prisoners in self-analysis, and to build a inside force of resistance through the raising of REVOLUTIONARY CONSCIOUSNESS. I have never, and will never fear fascism and will confront these war criminals in all areas of struggle. I have nothing to lose but my chains, and perhaps, through my own experiences and example it plants the seeds of resistance against fascism!
I am in TRENCHES OF HELL HERE ON EARTH! Surely, these real stories will compel others, and stir them to support and action, or they have become so indifferent and apolitical and robbed of their humanism and compassion as to be vegetables in a garden, or numb by the technologies of fascist capitalism! We must bring them back to their senses, to their humanity, and as Comrade George once said, THEIR LOVE FOR REVOLUTION!
Protests to the Warden here, and to Gilbert Campuzano in Austin must take place, calling for the case to be overturned and I be reinstated to Level 1 immediately. I got your letter of 2-8-12, and will address those specific issues in a separate letter.
Get copies of this to Max, Kamama, and LA Jericho, Harvard Law School, etc. We must unite to protest these inhumanities. Take Care Later,
Alvaro Luna Hernandez
#255735, Hughes Unit,
For call & letters:
Regional Director Gilbert Campuzano,
TDCJ Region VI Director’s Office,
4616 West Howard Lane,
Austin, Texas 78728
(512) 671-2575 (FAX) (512) 671-2579
Senior Warden Edward Smith,
TDCJ-CID Alfred D. Hughes,
Route-2, Box 4400,
Gatesville, Texas 76597
(Alvaro’s address is the same as the warden’s)
John S. Dolley Jr. (“Twitch”)
Committee to Free Alvaro Luna Hernandez,
P.O. Box 7187,
Austin, Texas 78713