Free the San Francisco 8!

Open Letter: Drop the Charges Against Francisco Torres

Open Letter as published

As published in the San Francisco Bay Guardian September 30, 2009
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Additional Signers: Clarissa L. Abram Moore; Ritika Aggarival; Rose Aguilar; Dhameera Ahmad; Nancy Ahmadifer; Adjoa Aiyatoro; Kahlid Al-Alim; Menakshi Albi, Tides Foundation; Jordon Alexander; TC Alexander; Tahyra Aliano; Sabrina Alli; Molly Allis; Ashanti Alston; Anthony Antunez, Sankofa; Skye Appleby; Thija Areas; Xochitl Arizemerdi; Helen Arnold; Karin Ashley; Curtis Austin, Dir. Ctr. for Black Studies University of Southern Mississippi; Rick Ayers, teacher, Oakland; Lorraine Bailey; Simone Bailey; Amanda Baker; Sadie Baker; Ellen Barry; Kim Barstow; Jeanette Bartholomew; Camille Bates; Jennifer Beach; Lucille Beatty, faculty CCSF; Magnolia Becerra; Kate Benward; Lincoln Bergman; Jillian Berry; Klee Beverly; Faye Bibeau; M. Blackshear; Dana Blanchard; Amanda Bloom; Leila Bluitt; Beth Blum; Rebecca Bolthouse; Jared Borchers; Steve Boris; Lillie Branch-Kennedy; Dom Brassey, Tides Foundation; Samuel Brooks; Rita Brown; William Buehlman; Robert Burnett, Long Haul Info Shop; Lance Burton; Jabula Butler; Jordan Camp; Veronica Carabello, Tides Foundation; Luluriminda Carpenter; Erinn Carter; Fulani Carter; Toi Carter; Stephen Cary, Professor, USF; Robin Casarjian; Dinnari Cass; Gabriela Chairez; Joyti Chand; Charelotte Chang; Alix Chapman; Mike Chattom; Diana Chavez, Tides Foundation; Lisa Chen; Alison Christ; Joaquin Cienfuegos; Leslee Coady, St. Joseph the Worker; Laurel Coates, Tides Foundation; Patrice Cochran, Tides Foundation; Jerica Coffey; Mike Coffman; Adam Collins; Terry Collins, co-founder, KPOO; Keith Comacho; Josh Conner; Marianna Consuelo; Demetrius Conwell; Dave Cool; Jenny Courtney; Joshua Cranston; Chris Crass; Marlene Crawford; Majeid Crawford, Brothers For Change; Manuel Criolo, co-chair, Community Rights Campaign; Michael Curzi; Vanessa Daniel, Tides Foundation; K. Danjuma; Robert C. David; Kevin Deacon; Vincent Deconninck; Mos Def; Amanda Delgado; Bruce DeMartini, Tides Foundation; Shawnna Demmons; Lindsey Deschenes; Lindsey Deschenes; Michael E. Deutsch attorney, People's Law Office Chicago; Sonja DeVries; Jessica Diaz; Emiliano Diaz De Leon; Melvin Dickson, editor, Commentator; Dillon Dobbas; Jennifer Dohrn, DNP Columbia University; Harvey Dong; Emory Douglas, former Minister of Art and Culture, Black Panther Party; Jennifer Drew; Tammy Drummer; Kollpen Duly; Jeff Duncan-Andrade; Katherine Dyer; Smaira Edwards, Black Student Union SFSU; Michael Eisenscher Bay Area Labor Ctte for Peace and Justice; Mickey Ellinger; Nada Elu; Kathy Emery, SF Freedom School; Toby Emmer, UAW Worker-Family Education Program; Arla S. Ertz; Jenny Esquivel; Diane Evans; Pam Fadem; Barbara Fair; Prof. Dr. M. Ibrahim Baha’uddin Farajaje, Graduate Theological Union Berkeley; Lacie Farmer; Amy Fillipowski; Richard Fine, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Medicine, UCSF; Stephanie Finneran; Allen Fisher, SF Labor Council; Amy Fishman; William C. Fitzpatrick; Scott Fleming; Aaron Flores; Kelly Flores; Pat Foley, CEDP; Greg Ford; Brent von Forstmeyer USF; Tasha Forte; Freedom Archives; Heather Freinkel; Frank Fried; Urszula Frydman; Morning Star Gali; Norma M. Gallegos, OPEIU Local 3; Marina Garcia; Wanda Garcia; Paul Gardner; Janice Garrett-Forté; Joan Gibbs; Darcy Gill; Arnie Godmintz; Alison Goldberg, teacher, Piedmont HS; Alan Gomez; Zynip Gomez; Alan Eladio Gómez, Asst. Professor, School of Justice and Social Inquiry Arizona State University; Erika Gonzalez; Eva Gonzalez; Kelly Gonzalez; Les Gottesman; Amy Gottlieb; Ricardo Gouvela; Dan Grace; Amy Gray-Schlink, United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitting Trades; James Green; Kaye Griffin, Alternative Media Network; Daniel Grisham; Alan Gruskoff; Julie Guilfoy; Eric Gutstein; Jim Haber, Director of War Resisters League-West; Paul Haible; Kaiana Haiki; Jessica Hamilton; Simon Hamukai; Jocelyn Haniford; Noelle Hanrahan, producer, KPFA; Matthew Harmer; LeaJay Harper; Traci Harris; Kimberly Harris, USF; Dana Harvey; Lily Haskell; Neal Hasty; Robert Hayes; Roy Hayew; Erin Haywood, Black Student Union SFSU; Kevin Heaton; Zakia Henderson-Brown; Maya Hernandez; Octavio Hernandez; Roberto Hernandez; Laura D. Herrera; Monadel Herzallah, Arab American Union Members Council; Carol Hill; Kevin Hill; Frances Hillyard; Lennox Hinds; Charlie Hinton; Gail Hirm; Dan Hodges; Michael Hoerger; Shane Hoff; Mary Anne Hohenstein; Gennifer Huraro; Mia Huskey; Kathryn Hutchison; Jeannne Ivy; Marvin Jackson, Black Panther Party; Ron Jacobs, author and journalist; Nancy Jacot Bell; Naomi Jaffe, board member, Social Justice Center, Albany NY; Zibby Jahns; Rahula Janowski; Billy X Jennings, Black Panther Party historian; Charles Johnson; Ebony Johnson; Elsa Johnson; Jabari Jones; Jonathan Jones; Leslie Jones; Robin Jones; JR, Minister of Information, Prisoners of Conscience Ctte.; Alicia Jrapko, International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five; David Kabat, PhD, OHSU; Melissa Kaheta; Annie Kane; Isabel Kang; Nancy Reiko Kato, UPTE DWA 9119; Salman Kazerounian; Chris Kelsa; Dean Kendall, Payday Men’s Network, Philadelphia PA; Barbara Kersey; Tejal Kethain; James Keyes, City and County of San Francisco Mental Health Board; Kahil Khan; Neferti Khemet; Rosco Kickingstone; Irvin Kim; Mimi Kim; Chris Kinder; Stacy King; Gwen Kirk, Women’s Studies, University of Oregon; Hilary Klein; Seth Kramer; Marcus Krystler; Rev. Kurt A. Kuhwald, staff, King School Graduate Theological Union; Terry Kupers; Shannon Kyle; Gloria La Riva; Tajuan LaBee; Raquiba Labrie; Tom Lacey, Peace and Freedom Party; Robert Lane; Sandra Lane; Sam LaRocca; Molly Lawrence; Cale Layton; Ryan Leano, USF; Marcus Lee; Vicki Legion; Colby Lenz; Tanika Lewis; Chalida Lihndak; Crystal Liles; George Lippman, Peace and Justice Commission, Berkeley; Adriana Lopez; Barbara Lott-Holland, co-chair, Community Rights Campaign; Dominic Lucchesi; Rukia Lumumba; Chelsea Luna; Sharlene Lycina; Jason Lydon; Moki Macias; Jeff Mackler; Rick Madison; Lisa Maidmen; Madonna Maidmen; Rose Main; Angela Maisel; Linden Mano-Ferree; Jonathon Marley, East Bay Community Law Center; Bryce Martin; Joshua Martin; Marlene Martin; Sharon Martinas, founder, Challenging White Supremacy Workshop; Pilar Maschi; Camy Mathey; S. Matsuishi; Rob McBride; Ivy McClenlland; Derrick McGowen; Toni Mendocino, Coalition of University Employees; Mark Merin attorney; Matt Meyer; Derrel Meyers, Jo Jo White Solidarity Committee, Committee to End the Death Penalty; Dwayne Middleton; Vanessa Mieleszko; Kirsten Moller, Executive Director. Global Exchange; Elliot Monteverde-Torres; Joshua Montgomery; Moise Montoya, IFPTE Local 21; Mary Moore; Jonah Mossbery; Joseph Mouza, Network for Good; Aaliyah Muhammad; Antwayne Muhammad; Krystal Muhammad; Leslie Mullin; Will Munger; James Myers; Nell Myhand; Adrienne Naylor; Emily Nepon; Gus Newport ; Luma Nichol; Anthony Nittle; Rev. Sala Nolan Gonzales, United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries; Michael Novick; Katy O'Leary; Hilton Obenzinger, author; Kristine Obfisberg; Kris Ockurshauser; Inise Okon; Zulma Oliveras; Margaret Ontiveros; Irma Opily; Elisa Oseguerra; Edgar A. Pacas; Marletta Pacheco; Carlos Padilla; David Palaita; Serena Pang; Justin Pansacola; Andrea Parks; Nataki Parra; Sara Patchen; Mary Patten, Associate Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Jonah Paul; Kaitlin Paul; Nelson J. Pequero; Katrina Pestano; June Peters; David Philoxene; Soledad Picon; Heidi Pingiol; Ross Plesset; Carolyn Poiselli; POOR News Network; Stephan Poweidzki; Ralph Poynter, News Abolitionist Movement; Dick Price; Robert Price, American Federation of Teachers 2121; Prison Activist Resource Center (PARC); Jim Queen, Bayview activist; Sarah Quinn; Juanita Ramos; Margaret Randall; Catherine Raphael; Kate Raphael; KTQ Rashid; Amelie Ray; Lauren Regan, Civil Liberties Defense Center; Edith Reyes, Tides Foundation; Carey Riddell; Danishta Rivero; Karen Roberts; Lacey Roberts; Anthony Rodriguez; Dylan Rodríguez, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Ethnic Studies, University of California Riverside; Jenny Roebuck; Kim Rohrbach, SF Tenants Union; Jocelyn Romero; S. Diane Roth; Daniel Roth MD; Dakota Rowland; Ruckus Society; Karen Rudolph; Daniel Russell; David Russitano; Sabrina, Village Bottoms Neighborhood Association, Oakland; Katie Salas; Patricia Salazar; Lysa Samuel; San Francisco Gray Panthers; Mark Sanchez, former President, SF Board of Supervisors; Mijiza M. Sanchez, USF; Jeaka Saterberg; Art Sato, In Your Ear, KPFA; Pat Sax; Ethan Scheiblaver; Juliet Andrea Schiller, doctoral student, USF; Damien Schneider; Peter Schnell; Penny Schoner; Michelle Schudel; Jonathan Schwede; Rodger Scott; Sara Seals; Jeffrey Segal, Esq., Chairperson, Louisville Chapter NLG; Jane Segal, Turning Heads, Out of Contol Lesbian Committee to Free Women Political Prisoners; Mike Selick; Carole Seligman; Tony Serra; Lacy Serros, Tides Foundation; Rashad Shabazz; Waheedah Shabazz; Felix Shafer; Nathan Shaffer; Mujah Shakir, Senior Scholar and Asst. Professor of Occupational Therapy, Tuskegee University; Brian Shald; Michael Shane; Henry Shaw, ACLU; Philip Shelton; Alex Sibajo; Tasreem Siddiqui; Judy Siff; Geri Silva; Arthur Simmons; James Simmons; Jamal Simon; K. M. Slater; John Sledge; Gail Smith; T. Smith; Earl Smith, Sankofa; Jody Sokolower; Solymar Sola-Negron; Yeni Solis; Dean Spade; Ebonese Stevenson; Justin Stein; Christopher Steinberg; Lauren Stower; Lena Strayhorn, Tides Foundation; Alexis Stronbolis; Emma Stroole; Brian Stuart; Chris Stuart; Students of Color Alliance, Pomona College; Jan Susler, attorney, People's Law Office; Chris Swan; Kaitlyn Sweeney; Megan Swoboda; Stella Sythe; Chris Taaffe, Berkeley CA; Sidney Tarzwell; Marilyn Tate; Willie Tate; Jennifer Taylor; Laurene Taylor; Natsu Taylor Saito, Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law; Mike Teintem; Moni Tep; Nazim and Terri Thawerbhoy; Fred Theunissen; Jessica Thomas; Michael Thurmay; Rachel Timmerman; Ruth Todasco; Kazi Toure; Yvonne Tran; Katrina Traylor; Ian Trefethen; Evan Tucker; Vishinna Turner; Dana Ullman; Rene Valdez; Candice Valenzuela; Frank Van den Bosch; David VanCouvering; Carla Villanueva; Marilyn Villenjueva; Gretchen Vonheeder; Martha Wallner; Justin Waters, Graduate Theological Union Berkeley; Bato Wato; Charlie Webb; Brianna L. Webb, International Student Admissions, Diablo Valley College; James Wegrya; Robert Wells; Danni West; Elizabeth West; Rachel West; Danielle West, coordinator, Queers Against Prisons, Philadelphia; Anna Weyeck; Laura Whitehorn, NY State Taskforce for Political Prisoners; Buff Whitman-Bradley; Cynthia Whitman-Bradley; Stacey Willett; Dani Williams; John C. Williams, Pastor, Cass Park Baptist Church of Detroit MI; Donna Willmott; Alan Wilson; Barry Wilson; Sarah Wissig; David Witten; Pete Woiwade; Clyde Woods; Michael Wright; Jasir X; Ken Yale, Berkeley; Erin Yankee, KBOO Youth Advocate and producer, Circle A Radio, Portland; David Zapata; Mahsa Zazdy; Les Zightel; Dianne Zimbabwe; Dan Zinney; Lazadeh Zohrabi; Dawn Zuppelli..

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