Thursday, July 01, 2010

Angola 3's Albert Woodfox Responds to Court Ruling

June 30, 2010 Infoshop News

Today, after waiting 15 months, I learned that the 5th Circuit Federal
Appeals Court has reversed a Middle District Court ruling by Judge James
Brady granting me a new trial.

What has happened to me is nothing new, still it is a blow like so many
other blows suffered by so many other political prisoners, such as Mumia
Abu Jamal and Leonard Peltier being the most well-known.

The question now is where do I, our attorneys and many friends and
supporters go? Judicially, I will meet with our attorneys and see what
options there are. Politically, there is no question – the struggle goes

To our family, friends and supporters, I can only imagine what you must be
feeling and thinking, and I understand disappointment, but this ruling is
not the end of our cause to free Herman Wallace and myself. It is a call
to move on, grow stronger, fight harder, not to just to free the A3, but
all political prisoners!

This ruling is not an end to revolutionary and social struggle for
justice, an end to poverty and the exploitation of the majority of the
human race. This ruling is nothing more than the biased opinion of a
branch of the U.S. government.

I am not sure what the future holds for me. It took Wilbert Rideau 3
trials to get justice. I may never get justice, but my dedication to
revolutionary struggle is unwavering! To the A3 family, my message to you
is stay strong, stay focused and stay involved!

All power to the people!

Albert “Shaka Cinque” Woodfox

For more information about the US Fifth Circuit Court ruling, please read
this article by James Ridgeway and Jean Casella:

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