Tom Manning Thank You and Solidarity with Those in Solitary

Greetings from this federal medical prison in Butner, N.C.

At this time last week i was released from solitary confinement, and am now in a cell block that is integrated into the physical therapy department.Just as they gave no reason why they locked me down 2 and a half years ago, they gave no reason now why they released me to general population.

Just as they decided to re-approve it was because of all of the support that came from all of you good sisters and brothers out there, who took the time to direct some of your work a day energy this way. And for that i thank you all, but you all know that.

I got to tell you, the ability to move about some, enjoy actual daylight, talk at length with others in here, not having to shout from bean hole to bean hole, or through the air vents IS a layer of oppression removed like a heavy blanket.

And now i join you in my own limited way to send my energies in support of those in solitary confinement in Pelican Bay Ca, in occupied Palestine , ADX Colo. and Angola La.

A nation that finds it necessary to keep 80,000 + of its people in solitary confinement, as well as more people imprisoned, per capita, by far, than any other nation, is a power without legitimacy. Ruling by threat, force and imprisonment.

It is vitally important we keep own voices loud, fist raised high, so we may reach the ears, eyes and hearts of own neighbors in every community, who are still deceived by the image they see in the white house, and begin to see what is really practiced there, day in, day out, and help them understand what it’s all about.

And help them understand it not the color of a president’s skin, but the content of his character that we must trust him by, that he must be judged by.

History in being written. Let us write it the way we want our children to read it.