Author: justice4gregcurry

How we can Observe Earth Day 2019

Vegetable-garden

Image by congerdesign from Pixabay

My ideals on how we can observe Earth Day 2019 and why:

1) Clean a elder neighbor’s yard

2) Make a list of fracking sites in your area and number of earthquakes since fracking began in that area, then tweet/use instagram about it

3) Research history of the land use before the prison in your area was built, connect that to complaints prisoners have with toxicity inside the prisons

4) Make others aware of enviromental regulations Trump has deregulated and the potential inpact of that

5) Create a small garden, help a elder maintain theirs.

We must be reactive and proactive! There are no border walls between good and bad air, good and bad water. The earth is ours, lets reclaim it!

Freedom First,

Greg Curry

Reflection 26 years after the fall, by Greg Curry

From: Lucasville Amnesty:

Last year on the 25th anniversary the State of Ohio silenced me and my comrades whom are on death row from any communication with the outside world. Afraid our message of truth justice and equality for all would be too radical, as a result, our comrades Ben Turk and Joyce Jones was barred from our visit list. Siddique Hasan has been put on extended communications restrictions and Bomani Shakur (aka Keith LaMar) has officially been given a execution date. I’ve finally been transferred out of Youngstown only to find that the van carrying me out of Youngstown carried a load of ideas on how this prison in Toledo could further harass me.

Just a year ago we recognized 25 years since America’s longest prison riot. By now most of you know the details of the event that immediately brought in a unyielding era of state oppression from the selection of judges, and prosecutors to bribing witnesses to lie on us all while being harassed and assaulted by prison staff. Harassment that has been constant for 26 years now for those of us that speak out, that refuse 2 accept unjust verdicts as legally binding.

Through cell shakedowns, book censorship, lengthy delays in email processing if the email contain any mention of how we can fight the system. I’ve been under constant ”investigation” for 26 years. Now yet still I must march forth and I need the support, wisdom, connections of those of you you there that recognize enough is enough. Silence is complicity! To the victorious brothaz known as the vaugn17, yes the criminal trials are over, yes the loss of your property, the prison transfers, delay in mail deliveries, staff harassment, maximum penalties for minor rule violationsis all part of state oppression designed to test your will.

There is a group of us here in Ohio that has had to deal with this 26 years and counting one of my co-defendants passed away this year while being held hostage. Don’t be surprised, be prepared. Share your experience with young soldiers so they will know what can be gained, and be honest about the pain. The pain of accepting oppression and the pain of fighting it. Be clear this struggle is happening whether we acknowledge it or not, oppression knows no boundaries has no limits, it aims to control our actions and reactions. Prepare soldiers you’re proud to have in the trenches with you, comrades. Reflections 26 years after the fall and mental rising lets get free!!!

Freedom First!

Greg Curry

Buy a Button to Show Support for Greg and other Political Prisoners!

As a benefit for Blue Ridge ABC, they are selling 9 Button Mix Packs. Each pack contains 6 buttons with the names, faces and in many cases support sites for U.S.-held political prisoners.

The button packs are a mixture of well-known and less famous, younger and older, from different movements. A great resource for starting conversations and spreading support.

The money Blue Ridge ABC raises goes into the local political bail fund, also fund their monthly letter writing events and paying for postage and stationary, helps them pay for posters for upcoming benefits and trainings, sometimes goes to prisoners commissaries, and to support legal defense funds like Black Mama Bail Out or supporting the local undocumented community when raids occur.

Image of Political Prisoner Button PacksGreg Curry’s name, face and support show up on the buttons in pack #5.

The buttons have a two-fold aim: to spread information and the images of currently-held political prisoners in the U.S., and to fundraise for our local operations as an anti-repression group.

Blue Ridge ABC also made the design is available for free at: https://brabc.blackblogs.org/pp-ppow-buttons/.

Button packs represent:

#1) Pack #1: Sean Swain, Jeremy Hammond, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Jaan Laaman, Hanif Shabaz Bey, Dion Ortiz;

#2) Ramsey Orta, Reality Winner, Leonard Peltier, Muhammad Burton, Chuck Africa, Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan;

#3) Joshua Williams, Marius Mason, Tom Manning, Janet Africa, Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, Russell “Maroon” Shoats;

#4) Red Fawn Fallis, Michael Kimble, Eddie Africa, Joe-Joe Bowen, Walter Bond, Bill Dunne;

#5) Oso Blanco, James “Angry Bird” White, David Gilbert, Greg Curry, Ed Poindexter, Janine Africa;

#6) Jennifer “Babygirl” Gann, Delbert Africa, Jalil Muntaqim, Xinachtli, Michael “Little Feather” Giron, Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald;

#7) Ruchell “Cinque” Magee, Kamau Sadiki, Eric King, Nina Droz Franco, Bomani Shakur, Ronald Reed;

#8) Veronza Bowers, Mutulu Shakur, Casey Brezik, Rayquan Borum, Josh “Skelly” Stafford, Keith “Comrade Malik” Washington;

#9) Jay Chase, Jalil Al Amin, Doug Wright, Sundiata Acoli, Michael “Rattler” Markus, Abdul Azziz

You can purchase randomized button packs (so as to spread out the solidarity) via the folks at The Final Straw Radio’s webstore for $5 (+ shipping) a six-pack.

Greg Curry in Solidarity with the Vaughn 17

This dates from Oct. 24th, published on Lucasville Amnesty, and also on the Vaughn 17 Support site.

Support the Vaughn 17

From Lucasville Amnesty:

On Monday the Vaughn 17 trials began, sending the first 4 defendants to trial. Like Lucasville, the state is relying entirely on informant testimony, underfunding defense lawyers and improperly witholding evidence. Two of the four starting trial this week kicked their court appointed attorneys off and are defending themselves.

Unlike Lucasville, there’s active public support and solidarity with the prisoners, rather than petitions calling for their executions.

Greg wrote the following statement in solidarity with the defendants.


My clenched fist salute to the brothaz known as the Vaughn 17!

I personally know how you felt leading up to the day you made demands to be treated like human beings, I know the state’s abusive response, I know the journey you will face in the weeks to come as your trials begin, with attorneys underpaid, unprepared, and unenthused.

I know what it’s like to be skeptical of…

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Fundraiser: Help Greg receive a fair and impartial Hearing!

Banner for Greg Curry Justice fundraiserGreg, Annabelle and Mosi hereby launch the Legal Trustfund for our Campaign to get Justice for Greg Curry.
Offline donations are welcome too! Plz contact us (see below).

Greg Curry’s cause is pure and simple justice: a fair, impartial hearing which is long overdue.

The money we raise will be used for investigative work and legal representation by an attorney.

The expenses, the filing decisions will all be posted.

The fund will be held in a Trust-account.

Numerous times Greg attemted to receive justice by filing pro-se motions with help of jailhouse lawyers. The proper judicial arguments are present in his case, but those legalities must be brought before the Court by an experienced attorney.

This is why Greg seeks your help, the help from the people who care to see justice-for-all be a reality for all.

Large or small donations all help, as well as recommending to others you know make a donation, or that attorneys donate their time. You can also make a donation via other means than this (contact us via this or email or facebook, see below) we will then add it to the “offline contributions.”

Kunta Kenyatta interviews Greg Curry:
https://gregcurry.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/injustice-continues-23-years-after-the-lucasville-prison-uprising-april-11-22nd-1993-interview-with-greg-curry-about-the-aftermath/

Contact:
Gregcurry.org
Email: freegregcurry@gmail.com
Facebook.com/freegregcurry
Twitter: @Freegregcurry

To donate, please visit: https://fundrazr.com/GregCurryLegalFund

 

Greg speaks on the commemoration of Lucasville 25 years – and the transfer that did not happen

Greg Curry speaks on having to stay in Ohio State Penitentiary for at least 1 1/2 years more, because he was tricked into believing he was going to transfer, and the importance of fundraising for his release as an innocently convicted person.

In April of 2018 it will be 25 years ago that a disturbance or riot, caused by inhumane, extremely strict dictatorial management at the Lucasville prison in Ohio led to the murder of 10 people, and the construction of the supermaximum security prison in Youngstown. Those convicted were not the actual perpetrators or murderers, but people who refused to snitch for a deal with the prosecutors or investigators, and some of them had been negotiators between the factions that were united during the riot.

Greg was not involved with any gang, and the causes of the uprising were not his focus, instead, he had been concentrating on his release that was not far away. And yet, he was indicted because he did not want to make a deal about something he had no responsibility in.

During the trial, snitch testimony was used to get him convicted. 25 years later, Greg and others who did not murder or hurt anyone, are still in prison with life sentences or the death penalty. This is injustice! Ohio must step up its conscience and stop this wrongful incarceration now!
Recorded on March 2nd, 2018.
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