Thanks for Your Support! Please Share!

Family and Friends of Maliki Shakur Latine would like to give you a long overdue THANK YOU for all the support and love you’ve shown us on https://rally.org/maliki. We know there are many demands on your time, attention, and wallet in these troubling times and we thank you for thinking of Maliki Shakur Latine.

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Maliki Shakur Latine in Brooklyn, February 2017.

Maliki says he is doing well, moving on the path he wants to be on, and moving at the pace in which he wants to move. He says the funds have helped immensely, in terms of speeding things up. While he still has things to accomplish, he has already navigated around many of the bureaucratic hurdles placed before a human being leaving prison after 37 years.

If you have donated to Maliki’s release fund, thank you. We ask now that you share this update on social media and/or by word-of-mouth, and ask some community members to donate as well.

Also, NYC, please SAVE THE DATE of March 25, 2017, 4-8pm, for Futures without Walls, a welcome home celebration for Maliki Shakur Latine. Details coming soon!

We also hope you’ll show other people recently released and soon-to-be-released from prison the same solidarity. #GoBeyondGiving and help Zolo Agona Azania rebuild his life here.  Contribute to the Chelsea Manning Welcome Home Fund here. Look out for opportunities to donate to Oscar López Rivera’s release fund soon.

Of course please also don’t forget the many people still behind the walls. Check out organizations such as  NYC Anarchist Black Cross, the Anarchist Black Cross Federation, the Jericho Movement, the RAPP Campaign, and Parole Preparation Project of the National Lawyers Guild-NYC Chapter for more information!

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Maliki Shakur Latine is out of prison after 37 years behind the walls!!!

We are pleased to share some good news in troubling times! Through organization, collaboration, and a shared belief that change is possible, Maliki Shakur Latine just walked out of prison on parole after 37 years!! He is finally reunited with his family, friends, and community!

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Family and Friends of Maliki Shakur Latine would like to thank the amazing Parole Preparation Project of the National Lawyers Guild-NYC Chapter, our awesome attorney Moira Meltzer-Cohen, visionary artist Sophia Dawson, the Sekou Odinga Defense Committee, NYC Anarchist Black Cross, the Anarchist Black Cross Federation, the Jericho Movement, the RAPP Campaign, and everyone who contributed to this People’s Victory! Everyone who has written a letter of support, everyone who donated financially, everyone who shared a post or passed a palmcard, THANK YOU!!! Thank you for all of the work you do for freedom and justice!

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Maliki Shakur Latine’s imprisonment is over but his transition into minimum security America is just beginning. Please visit https://rally.org/maliki and donate to his release fund to help him cover the costs of basic survival needs and small comforts as he gets his footing!

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Thank you for support!!!

Maliki’s Birthday is Coming Up on August 23rd!

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Maliki Shakur Latine at Shawangunk, July 2016

A few updates: the  Article 78 appeal of Maliki Shakur Latine’s 2014 parole denial was unfortunately denied earlier this summer. We remain very hopeful about his 2016 parole hearing, likely to take place this October or sooner!

In the meantime, Maliki’s birthday is coming up on
August 23rd!

Here are three things you can do as the day approaches . . .

1) Send him a birthday card!

Let him know he is not forgotten on his birthday! Find or make a simple card without layers, glue or glitter and write a personal message. Try to send 1-2 weeks before the 23rd if possible. Today would be perfect!

2) Send a birthday donation to his release fund!

There is a real chance Maliki Shakur Latine will come home this fall! Believe! And contribute to his release fund to help him get on his feet!

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3) Get in touch!

The NLG Parole Preparation Project is putting final touches on Maliki Shakur Latine’s parole packet. If you have resources to offer, such as housing or employment for Maliki Shakur Latine, please get in touch as soon as possible and let us know! We want to provide as many options as possible. We’d also like to hear from you if you are interested in visiting Maliki Shakur.

4) Spread the word!

Reblog, repost, retweet, and share this message with your family, friends, and community!

“Sincere Appreciation to Each and Every One of You”

As Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuwa

Warmest Greetings of Love, Peace, Solidarity and Sincere Appreciation to Each and Every One of You:

At this time I wish to give my heartfelt appreciation and sincere gratitude for all the letters of support for my parole release that you sent to my NLG Parole Preparation Project team to be sent to the Parole Board Commissioners.

As members of society and the community to which I shall be returning upon my release on parole, your letters do reflect and convey the community’s collective and diverse voices calling for my release. Indeed, a heart that would not be moved and inspired by the words expressed in each of your letters, would be deemed blind, hollow and void of humanitarian compassion.

So in closing, I want each of you to know that I truly appreciate your support, solidarity, friendship and letters of support for my release.

In Unity and Love,

Maliki Shakur Latine
The Black Dragon

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Maliki Shakur Latine in Shawangunk Correctional in front of a little mural showing mountains and crashing waves. April 2016.

 

Maliki Shakur Latine has been moved!

July 2, 2015 Update

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Maliki Shakur Latine, Summer 2015

After many years spent far upstate, Maliki Shakur Latine was recently moved to Shawangunk Correctional Facility in Wallkill, New York. He is now much closer to his family and friends in New York City, which is great news!

While moving is never easy, he has been able to reach out to family and friends by phone and he is sounding like his usual warm and easy-going self. Like many people in New York and around the world, he is praying, reflecting, and fasting during the month of Ramadan. He extends his greetings and salutations to everyone. He will let us know more when he is settled in.

Everyone is encouraged to send him a card or letter and wish him a blessed Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr.

He can now be reached at the following address:

Maliki S. Latine
#81A4469
Shawangunk Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 700
Wallkill, New York 12589

Shawangunk Correctional Facility, aerial view. Source: inmateaid.com

Stay tuned for updates about efforts to bring him home on parole. 35 years is enough!

Family and Friends of Maliki Shakur Latine

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