By Ray Beckerman
Man's inhumanity to man and other living things threatens the whole human experiment. Let's fight it, and try to build a future.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Cecily McMillan speaks out about Rikers #occupywallstreet #occupy
imprisoned OWS activist speaks out
After serving fifty-eight days at Rikers I was tasked by the women
with whom I served my time to improve conditions at Rikers Island
according to their demands.
Today I was honored to be given the
opportunity to broaden their message through an Op-Ed in The New York Times reinforced
by this petition.
These issues are truly a matter of life and death, or at least the
difference between dignity and degradation.
Please take a moment today to sign the
petition and invite your
friends on Facebook to take a stand for humane
treatment of inmates at Rikers Island. Together we will raise
our voices with the amazing women who became my family behind bars.
Love and solidarity,
Cecily McMillan was imprisoned for 58 days at Rikers Island after
being convicted of assaulting a police officer who actually assaulted
her in Zuccotti Park. These are some of her first words to the
movement after her release.