C. Clark Kissinger is one of the leaders in the international fight to get Mumia Abu-Jamal a new trial and as a result he has been jailed by the political police. He was sent to jail for violating what Len Weinglass called a "Unlawful Prohibation" , the cause of his violation was speaking on Aug.1'st outside the RNC! Jailed for giving a speech! This statement was written by him from the jail he is currently sitting in in brooklyn.He has been kept in isolation and put under eroneous restrictions. Check out this statement and go to www.refuseandresist.org to learn what you can do to help get Clark out of jail and secure his safety! Call the numbers at the botom of this statement to keep the pressure on them!
While we are still fighting to have Clark Kissinger be in communication with
the outside, he is making one phone call to his office each day, and will be
continuing to write about Mumia Abu-Jamal's case. He phoned in this message
The Curtain of Silence by C. Clark Kissinger
It is illustrative how much the campaign to execute Muma Abu-Jamal is
carried forward on the wings of official censorship. The most recent
example is the attempt of the US Bureau of Prisons to prevent radio
journalist Noelle H from conducting a recorded interview with me. Ms.
Hanrahan, who is seeking to interview me for KPFA-FM in Berkeley,
California, has been told that she can do the interview, but Warden Dennis
Hasty is exercising his discretion to bar her from bringing recording
equipment into the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center, where I am
currently a guest.
Presumably Ms. Hanrahan is also free to photograph me, as long as she doesn’
t bring a camera along.
This incident is yet another example of growing moves by prison authorities
cross the country to stifle the voices of the 2 million who are behind bars.
Noelle Hanrahan, and the Prison Radio Project, have been at the forefront of
the battle to allow these voices to be heard.
More particularly, this is a reprise of the government’s attempt to censor
the voice of Mumia. It was Noelle Hanrahan who first went into Pennsylvania
prisons to record Mumia’s voice and make his audio journalism available to
millions. When Pennsylvania authorities cut off Mumia’s access to audio and
video journalists, as punishment for publishing his first book, Live from
Death Row, Mumia took them into federal court and won. The federal courts
ruled that Pa could not single out Mumia for this kind of censorship. The
Pennsylvania prison system responded by changing its rules to prevent all
Pennsylvania prisoners from being recorded.
People everywhere must speak out against the wall of silence that official
are seeking to build around America’s two million prisoners. CCK
Note: Clark is still not receiving the volume of mail that we know has been
sent to him, nor getting access to money sent him which he can use to make
phone calls. Please let his office know what response you get from
contacting the following:
Continue the phone calls for Clark's release, and for his access to mail and
Warden Hasty: 718.840.4200; FAX 718-840-5005
Unit Manager Lee Tatum ext. 5212 Unit: Cadre 2 South
US Marshal's office, Daniel Byrne: 718.254.6700
US Attorney for the Eastern District, Loretta Lynch: 718.254.7000
Judge Arnold C. Rapoport: 610.776.0369; fax, 610.776.0379
Judge Bruce Kaufman: fax, 215.580.2281
Please keep writing to Clark:
Charles Clark Kissinger #53094-066
Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center
100 29th Street
Brooklyn NY 11232
Phone CCK office 212-57-10962 Email firstname.lastname@example.org