This interview was recorded three years ago. Since then, Lynne Stewart has been locked up and given a 10 year sentence.
Lynne Stewart and her husband, Ralph Poynter, were freedom fighters long before Lynne went to law school. And being a lawyer only enhanced their determination and ability to make change for those who are most oppressed. Here they lead a march against the Patriot Act, an extension of COINTELPRO that targeted Black Panthers for death and decades in prison.
Lynne Stewart is one of the legendary activist lawyers of our time and also one of the many political prisoners of our time, who was incarcerated because her style of lawyering was called aiding and abetting a terrorist organization, by one of the biggest terrorist organizations ever known to humanity: the United States government.
In the spirit of John Brown and Marilyn Buck, white people who paid tremendously for their alliance with the front line of the Black Liberation Movement, Lynne Stewart sits behind bars because she defended legendary people who had an impact on the true history of the United States, like Black Liberation Army members Sekou Odinga and Bilal Sunni Ali, as well as New York’s infamous Larry Davis and the blind Sheik, Omar Abdel Rahman, who was accused of trying to blow up the World Trade Center in 1993.
Lynne Stewart is definitely someone who has supported our community for decades and we owe it to her to show our support for her and her family during this era of the new and improved COINTELPRO, known as the Patriot Act. Check her out in her own words.
The full interview is HERE