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Letter to
The Killing of Trayvon Martin and 2.4 Million In Prison
I just signed the following statement:


The killing of Trayvon Martin and 2.4 million in prison
make clear that there is a whole generation of Black and Latino youth who have been marked and treated as a “generation of suspects” to be murdered and jailed.
This is not an issue for Black people alone but for all
who care about justice; it is not a random tragedy.
We say NO MORE!

Ron Ahnen, President of California
Prison Focus
Charles Alexander, director of the
Academic Advancement Program at UCLA
Rene Auberjonois, actor
Eleanor J. Bader, freelance journalist
Shirley Bailey
Ajamu Baraka, Human rights activist;
former director of U.S. Human Rights Network
Dan Barker, co-president, Freedom From
Religion Foundation
Fr. Luis Barrios, John Jay College of
Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Kathleen Barry, author: Unmaking War,
Remaking Men
Missy Comley Beattie, peace and
justice activist; Counterpunch contributor
Morris Benoun
David Ross Curtis Bird
Ken Bonetti, educator
Blase Bonpane, Ph.D.,
Director of Office of the Americas
Robert Bossie,
SJC 8th Day Center for Justice
Alban Boucher, Social Worker / Activist
Herb Boyd, author / activist / journalist /
Richard Brown, Former Black Panther;
co-founder of Committee for the Defense of
Human Rights
John Burris, civil rights attorney
Reverend Dr. Richard Meri Ka
Ra Byrd, Sr. Minister and Pastor, KRST
Unity Center of Afrakan Spiritual Science
Minnie Carey
Kendra Castaneda, Prisoner Human
Rights Activist with a family member in CA
State Prison Segregation Unit
Chris Cates, Secretary, National Action
Network (NAN), Atlanta chapter
Don Cheadle, actor
Eric Cheyfitz, Ernest L. White Professor of
American Studies and Humane Letters, Cornell
Noam Chomsky
Marcus Coleman, President, National
Action Network (NAN), Atlanta chapter
Rev. Robert B. Coleman, Chief Program
Minister, The Riverside Church, City of New York
Elizabeth Cook, activist in New Orleans
Peter Coyote, actor, author
Nicole Cromartie, Museum educator
Chris Crutcher, author: Whale Talk;
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes; Deadline
Colin Dayan, author: The Law is a White Dog,
How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons
Don DeBar, Journalist, host of CPR Morning
Show on
Blaine Delancey
Carl Dix, Revolutionary Communist Party, USA
Lisa Edelstein, actor
Niles Eldredge, Curator Emeritus, American
Museum of Natural History
Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning playwright,
performer, activist, founder of V-DAY
Richard Falk, teacher, author
Father Austin Ford, Civil RightsMovement
activist in Georgia in the 1950s
Nick Fossett, supporter of the Revolution
Julian Francisco, U.S. Marine; “someone
who’d like to not get stopped every time I go on
leave to visit my wife in New York”
Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president,
Freedom From Religion Foundation
Frances Goldin
Nick Gotts, Aberdeen, Scotland
Elaine Hampton, retired bookkeeper,
member of the Freedom From Religion Foundation
Kathleen Hanna, musician
Dennis Hardwick
Joe Harris, father of Joetavius Stafford,
killed by MARTA Police at Vine City Station,
Atlanta, GA, 2011
Chris Hedges, author: War Is a Force that
Gives Us Meaning
Lyn Hejinian, Professor, Department
of English, University of California, Berkeley; poet
Nicholas Heyward, Parents Against Police
Brutality and October 22nd Coalition
Merle Hoffman, founder, president and CEO
of Choices Women’s Medical Center
Erik James Hopper
Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys
Sikivu Hutchinson, editor,;; author,
Moral Combat: Black Atheists,Gender Politics, and
the Values War
Ron Jacobs, author and journalist
Cephus “Uncle Bobby” Johnson,
uncle of Oscar Grant
Sherry Tate John
Celes King IV, Vice Chairman,
Congress of Racial Equality of California
Peter N. Kirstein, Professor of History, Saint
Xavier University; Vice President AAUP Illinois
C. Clark Kissinger, Revolution Books, NYC
Greg Laden, Scienceblogs, The X Blog
Vinay Lal, university professor and social critic
Dennis Loo, author, Globalization and the
Demolition of Society
Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun
and chair of the Interfaith Network of Spiritual
Marilyn McMahon, attorney, California
Prison Focus
Marie Martin, nurse and tutor; son in
Pelican Bay State Prison
Sharon Martinas, racial justice educator
Chrstine Masters, attorney
Tom Mayer, Professor (emeritus), Department
of Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder
Robert Meeropol, Rosenberg Fund
for Children
Leo Mintek, Outernational
Tom Morello, Nightwatchman
Charles Person, one of the 13 original
Freedom Riders
Willie Phillips, NAACP/Berkeley, Chairperson
of Econ. Department
Anu Ramanathan, atheist and
secular humanist
Florence M. Rice, consumer advocate
Tricia Rose, author and educator,
Brown University
Al Sandine, author, activist
Lloyd Scott, IKAR
J. Tony Serra
Cindy Sheehan, peace and justice activist
Henry Silverman, Professor and
Chairperson Emeritus, Department of History,
Michigan State University
Dr. Tolbert Small, poet and co-founder of
Harriet Tubman medical clinic in East Oakland
Tavis Smiley, talk show host and co-author of
The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto
Dr. Donald Smith, past president of the
National Alliance of Black School Educators
Martin Stolar, attorney, New York City
Joshua Streeter
Sunsara Taylor, Revolution newspaper
Saul Thomas
Kim M. Turner
Simba Amka Uhuru, Amka the Griot
Paul Von Blum, Senior Lecturer, African
American Studies, UCLA
Cornel West
Donald R. Wright, engineer and
humanist activist
James Yakura, student, UCCS
David Zeiger, filmmaker, director of Sir! No Sir

Organizational and institutional
affiliation provided for identification
purposes only.