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have happened that have a bearing on her case. She has received a great deal of support from numerous people in the country for her position. She is looked upon by a great number of people in this country as a leader for social reforms. There is in my estimation, a commitment on Miss Davis' part to her family, attorneys and supporters who have given their time, skills and money to her case. In sum, the point is that the movement for Angela is no longer confined to spontaneous support, but more and more has become organized, vocal and convincing. Our press, the [[italicized]] Daily World [[/italicized]] and the [[italicized]] People's World, [[/italicized]] have done an excellent job not only of reporting, but of crusading for Angela's freedom. More and more people see that reality in the little box that often appears in the [[italicized]] Daily World, [[/italicized]] saying, "The best coverage on Angela Davis." We can see and feel all around us the tremendous movement of support, the demand for Angela's freedom, the ever-rising questioning on the part of growing numbers as to the possibility of her getting a fair trial. More and More people are becoming increasingly aware of the role of the courts, the prevailing racism, the fact that there are others in jails and prisons throughout the nation who have been denied anything resembling due process, denied juries of their peers, denied legal advice, denied parole, because they refuse to buckle to the racist, inhuman conditions in the prisons, denied bail because they can't afford it, deprived of their liberty because they are Black, Brown and/or poor. More and More, Black people particularly, understand the direct link between racism and repression, between racism and arrests, and between racism and the prison conditions which create prison rebellions. The grand jury process has been exposed for all who wish to see. Grand juries are vehicles for the prosecution. They are class weapons, chosen from, of and by the representatives of 6 [[end page]] [[start page]] the rich in every state in the country. Increasing numbers realize that there are many people in the jails and prisons throughout this country because of their political beliefs and their political activities. They are further realizing that many of the people who are in prisons have become rehabilitated in the fullest sense, that is, they are prisoners who have come to learn that their real enemy is capitalism and have decided on a course of political organizing as a means of obtaining redress of their grievances rather than returning to a life of petty crime. Fleeta Drumgo and John Cluchette, the two remaining "Soledad Brothers" (George Jackson was brutally murders by prison guards at San Quentin, August 21,1971), now on trial in California, personify the injustice of the racist court system in the U.S. These two young men are guilty of no crime, yet are on trial for their lives. the case against them contains not one iota of evidence. The prosecution had not been able to produce one single witness that can say he saw these two men kill a Soledad prison guard. Yet, this is the crime of which they stand accused.* These brother have been framed. NUCFAD has correctly characterized their trial as a political trial. They are on trial because they were attempting to organize the prisoners in Soledad prison. Ruchell Magee has finally been successful in getting a new hearing on his original conviction. He has demanded the right to defend himself since public defenders have continually neglected to fight for his elementary rights. NUCFAD has sought to bring into the open the case of Ruchell Magee. Indeed, the reality is that the fight to free Angela Davis becomes a struggle to free all political prisoners. The Harrisburg Eight, now on trial in Pennsylvania, are a clear example of the lengths to which this government will go ____ *Fleeta Drumgo and John Cluchette have since been acquitted of this charge. 7
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