By Comrade Malik
New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter)
Peace and Blessings to all of my Comrades throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada!! I send out a clenched fist salute and an Anti-Fascist ‘HELL YEAH’ to Turning the Tide our comrades in Anti-Racist-Action-Los Angeles.
Alright, by now some of you may have heard that my comrades and I have been trying to convince the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (sic!) to approve a Contact Visit between Miguel Flores, a prisoner housed here in Ad-Seg with me at the McConnell Unit and his mom—Paulina Gracia who has an aggressive form of leukemia!! Miguel’s mom has CANCER and the prognosis isn’t good.
At this time I’d like to give all of you a few more details so that you can understand exactly why I got involved in the first place. Paulina is in her early 60’s, she is weighing about 75 pounds right now. The Doctors have installed a medi-port in Paulina’s chest up by her clavicle. The purpose is so that they can administer pain medications, chemo-drugs, as well as antibiotics. Paulina is very weak and has been making regular visits to the hospital.
For those of you who didn’t know, I lost my mother around 8 years ago right around this time of year—it hurts very much to lose your mom when you are trapped inside one of these slave kamps and gulags. AS a humyn being and a son you really want the chance to hug your mom and tell her how much you LOVE her and APPRECIATE all she has done for you!! I NEVER GOT THE CHANCE TO DO THAT!!
I don’t speak about this or my personal life very much because these are painful memories. These are memories which I have sought to suppress! It is memories such as these that have led many of us housed in Solitary Confinement in Amerikkka to engage in Self-Harm and other Self Destructive behaviors. Helping Miguel and Paulina is therapeutic for me!! To see them be united—even if just for an Hour or Two is a worthy cause. It helps me work through my own grief—SO THIS IS PERSONAL COMRADES!! Miguel and I have become friends and even Comrades as I’ve been able to awaken something inside of him that he didn’t even know existed!! Revolutionaries are not Borm they are MADE!! Can y’all dig that?? Miguel wants to learn how to be an Abolitionist and a Servant of the People!! Comrades, in reality, we should not have to force Texas Prison officials to show some compassion and empathy toward Miguel and Paulina but that is all these oppressors understand!! SO WE GONNA HAVE TO SHOW THEM THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE!!
My close comrade and friend—Julie Schneyer of Blue Ridge ABC, Marisa Evans of Pittsburgh ABC, and Sloan Rucker the Free-World Media Rep and spokespersyn for the End Prison Slavery in Texas-Movement as well as a wide range of Anarchist, New Afrikans, and Freedom Fighters all across the Nation have begun to organize a Campaign which seeks to FORCE THESE OPPRESSORS to allow Miguel and Paulina an opportunity to HUG each other, maybe cry together, and just ‘BE’. Is anything I am saying making any sense to you?? This may be their last opportunity to touch one another!! You know Comrades, the World has gone ALL WRONG DOWN HERE IN TEXAS!! Donald Trump and Mattis told everybody that the Violent Caravan Mob was invading from the South—and thus far all we have seen are wimmin and children being GASSED and 7-year-old little girls from Guatemala wind up DEAD in the Custody of ICE and the Department of Homeland Security!! I’ve already shared my strategy with Comrade Julie, Marisa, and Sloan who has been visiting me regularly—BUT WE NEED MORE HELP PLEASE!! I keep telling folks that it is going to take way more than just throwing Money at the problem, WE MUST GET INVOLVED!!!
It is going to take a BIG ASS COLLECTIVE EFFORT in order to reach the Governor of Texas as well as Texas Legislators and Media Correspondents! There is Power in the people!! SI SE PUEDE!! (Yes We Can).
I believe in all of you, and I think y’all believe in me, SO LET’S JOIN TOGETHER AND MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!
Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win, All Power to the People!!
Some Key contacts for you to get at!!
- Texas Governor Gregg Abbott
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (there is an “underline” mark between agency & constituent)
- TDCJ-Executive Director—Bryan Collier
- TDCJ-Public Information Officer—Jeremy Desel
WE DESPERATELY NEED MEDIA COVERAGE AND IT WILL HELP US IF YOU WILL CONTACT—Staff Reporter Keri Blakinger of the Houston Chronicle and ask her to cover this STORY! Her phone# (713)362-7559.
Miguel Flores TDC #2084651 is housed here at the McConnell-Restrictive Housing Unit in Beeville, Texas and his mom Paulina Gracia lives in Corpus Christi, Texas. Your phone calls and emails made on their behalf are greatly appreciated—like I said, this is going to take a Massive Collective Response—-Comrade Malik in Texas”