People’s Lawyer Lynne Stewart – Presente!! Wake & Funeral Service

People’s Lawyer Lynne Stewart – Presente!

It is with tremendous sadness that we tell you that our beloved Lynne Stewart passed on peacefully Tuesday night March 7 around 6 PM at home with her husband Ralph Poynter and other family members. She was 77.

We love you, Lynne! Thank you for all you gave to oppressed peoples and freedom fighters!

Wake:
Fri., March 10 from 2-9 PM

Scotto’s Funeral Home, 106 1st Place, Brooklyn, between Court & Smith Sts.
Trains: 2,3,4,5 to Court St. or F,G to Carroll St.
Map here.

Funeral Service:
Sat., March 11 at 9:00 AM

St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery Church
131 East 10th St., corner of 2nd Ave., Lower East Side
Trains: 6 to Astor Pl., F to 2nd Ave., L to 3rd Ave., R to 8th St.
Stay tuned for an announcement of a major Celebration of Lynne Stewart’s Life in late April.

Meantime, please:

*continue to donate to the fund to help with the many care-taking expenses that Ralph Poynter has had to bear:
https://www.generosity.com/emergencies-fundraising/financial-appeal-for-lynne-stewart-health-crisis
If you’d like to make a donation by check, please make checks out to “Lynne Stewart Organization” and mail to:
Lynne Stewart Organization, 1070 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216

* send your fierce love and hugs to our dear Ralph at ralph.poynter@gmail.com

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BACKGROUND ON LYNNE’S ILLUSTRIOUS LIFE
From Telesur (Venezuelan English-language TV):

Lynne Stewart, Lifelong Fighter and People’s Lawyer, Dies

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Lynne-Stewart-Lifelong-Fighter-and-Peoples-Lawyer-Dies-20170307-0026.html

 

Ralph, Lynne, & Pam Africa in
San Francisco, 2014 (photo by Scott Braley)

A few of the many Articles from Workers World Newspaper – Workers.org on Lynne Stewart. They cover 13 years of Lynne’s trials, imprisonment, campaign to free Lynne, Lynne’s homecoming and reflections a year later.

Lynne Stewart reflects on a year free from prison Jan. 14, 2015
http://www.workers.org/2015/01/14/lynne-stewart-reflects-year-free-prison/#.WMEAVBIrLuQ

Love and liberation for Lynne Stewart – Feb. 19, 2014
http://www.workers.org/2014/02/19/love-liberation-lynne-stewart/#.WMEAxBIrLuQ

Struggle frees people’s lawyer Lynne Stewart Jan 1, 2014
http://www.workers.org/2014/01/03/struggle-freed-lynne-stewart/#.WMEADRIrLuQ

Free Lynne Stewart! Nov.26, 2009
http://www.workers.org/2009/editorials/lynne_stewart_1126/

Lynne Stewart to be sentenced on Oct. 16 – Oct. 5, 2006
http://www.workers.org/2006/us/lynne-stewart-1012/

Lynne Stewart trial – Jan. 13, 2005
http://www.workers.org/2005/stewart0113.php

Support progressive Atty. Lynne Stewart – Jan 8, 2004
http://www.workers.org/ww/2004/lstewart0108.php

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Tribute from Puerto Rican former political prisoner Dylcia Pagan

Lynne Stewart – My Comrade, Sister Warrior Woman

During the 20 years of my Revolutionary Sabbatical, there wasn’t a birthday of mine that Lynne forgot. To me it was always my personal New Year’s greeting from her.

I have shared many memories in my life with her. She was always there with unconditional love, support from her revolutionary heart and soul. She is truly a woman warrior because what took precedence in her life was struggle for human rights, Political Prisoners in all of the movements of true struggle. There was Lynne.

Her smile and eyes were always filled with determination striving for a victorious result. I am very fortunate to have had her in my life. The distance of time and place didn’t matter – I knew she was there.

Lynne, Hermana de Lucha!
Te amo Hoy, Manana y Siempre
Hasta la Victoria Camarada
I carry you in my heart
Ashe!

Dylcia Pagan

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Mumia’s phone interview with Lynne, 2002 (audio & transcript, 6 min.)
http://www.prisonradio.org/media/audio/mumia/mumia-abu-jamal-interviews-lynne-stewart-600

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Center for Constitutional Rights tribute and video clip

The 11-min. clip is from Lynne’s & Ralph’s visit to CCR’s summer intern program in 2014

http://ccrjustice.org/home/blog/2017/03/08/memory-lynne-stewart

Many Tributes to Lynne Stewart at: http://lynnestewart.org/