New beautiful poetry zines now for sale! All proceeds go to the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund. More info: https://www.zibbet.com/freemarissaalexander/no-selves-to-defend-zine

New beautiful poetry zines now for sale! All proceeds go to the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund. More info: https://www.zibbet.com/freemarissaalexander/no-selves-to-defend-zine

Beginning the countdown to Marissa Alexander’s trial, scheduled for Dec 8th. No 60 years. Not one more day! #FreeMarissa

Beginning the countdown to Marissa Alexander’s trial, scheduled for Dec 8th. No 60 years. Not one more day! #FreeMarissa

The secretary of Florida’s prison system has fired nearly three dozen guards in the wake of the recent scrutiny given to inmate deaths across the state over the past few years, the Miami Herald newspaper reported. Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews dismissed 32 guards on Friday, according to the newspaper. All of them had been accused of criminal misconduct or wrongdoing stemming from inmate deaths at four different prisons, the report said. Florida’s prison system has drawn increasing attention after the circumstances of the 2012 death of mentally ill prisoner Darren Rainey came to light. In June, the American Civil Liberties Union penned a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder calling for a federal investigation into Rainey’s death, alleging that the state had attempted to “cover it up.”
All of your love, your activism, your letters, and your donations to support Marissa Alexander and her freedom is very much appreciated.  Marissa’s supporters have always been The Best.  Happy Sunday!

All of your love, your activism, your letters, and your donations to support Marissa Alexander and her freedom is very much appreciated.  Marissa’s supporters have always been The Best.  Happy Sunday!

Marissa Alexander fundraiser party TONIGHT in ST. LOUIS! Fri, Sep 26th., 9pm, 2847 Cherokee St.Make it fun, make it funky, fight for freedom!

Marissa Alexander fundraiser party TONIGHT in ST. LOUIS!
Fri, Sep 26th., 9pm, 2847 Cherokee St.
Make it fun, make it funky, fight for freedom!

(Source: freemarissanow)

Thank you to everyone who sent Marissa Alexander birthday cards and donated to her legal defense fund as a much appreciated birthday gift!

It’s not too late to chip in! Please donate here: 
http://gogetfunding.com/project/marissa-alexander-freedom-fundraiser

The video above spotlights some beautiful birthday wishes for Marissa collected by the Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander.

For more info about celebrating Marissa’s life and all black women’s lives, please visit:
http://www.freemarissanow.org/black-womens-lives-matter.html

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Happy Birthday Marissa Alexander!

Thank you to everyone who sent Marissa Alexander birthday cards and donated to her legal defense fund as a much appreciated birthday gift!

It’s not too late to chip in! Please donate here: 
http://gogetfunding.com/project/marissa-alexander-freedom-fundraiser

The video above spotlights some beautiful birthday wishes for Marissa collected by the Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander.

For more info about celebrating Marissa’s life and all black women’s lives, please visit:
http://www.freemarissanow.org/black-womens-lives-matter.html

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How Many Women are in Prison for Defending Themselves Against Domestic Violence? | Bitch Media

- Victoria Law

Beautiful photos of birthday wishes and support for Marissa Alexander!

First photo from the Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander
Second photo from the Pacific Northwest Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander

Let us know if you’d like to organize a committee to support Marissa in your town!  freemarissanow@gmail.com

Today is Marissa Alexander’s birthday! Please send cards to Marissa this September to wish her a happy birthday and let her know how much we are pulling for her: 
Marissa AlexanderPO Box 23872Jacksonville, FL 32257. 
As a much needed and appreciated gift, please donate to her legal defense fund: http://gogetfunding.com/project/marissa-alexander-freedom-fundraiser

Today is Marissa Alexander’s birthday! Please send cards to Marissa this September to wish her a happy birthday and let her know how much we are pulling for her:

Marissa Alexander
PO Box 23872
Jacksonville, FL 32257.

As a much needed and appreciated gift, please donate to her legal defense fund: http://gogetfunding.com/project/marissa-alexander-freedom-fundraiser

8. Black women have the right to experience joy, community, erotic autonomy, wellness and peace without judgment or the need for justification.

Black Women’s Lives Matter, Free Marissa Now principles

Marissa Alexander’s birthday is Sep 14th! 
Learn more and support the fight for her life:
http://www.freemarissanow.org/black-womens-lives-matter.html

7. Black women have the right to mother their children in peace. We must examine the profoundly violent impact of prisons and domestic & sexual violence on the experience of mothering, giving birth, and reproductive health in general. Black women have the right to mother their children without fear of being denied resources, of being attacked, or that their children will be murdered by racist vigilantes, police officers, or anyone else. Black women also have the right to mother their children without the intrusion and invasive surveillance of the punishing child welfare system which consistently targets black families. Feminist and health advocates must incorporate the political context of black mothering into a vision for reproductive health and justice.

Black Women’s Lives Matter, Free Marissa Now principles

Marissa Alexander’s birthday is Sep 14th! 
Learn more and support the fight for her life:
http://www.freemarissanow.org/black-womens-lives-matter.html

6. Economic justice is a necessity to support black women’s lives. Survival includes the right to housing, food, healthcare, education, and other resources without being forced to submit to state and corporate surveillance, humiliation, and punishment. We call for an interrogation of how capitalism has kept black women at the bottom of the economy and helps fuel the prison crisis. Black women have the right to be safe in their workplaces, to fair labor standards, and to an economic system that is just and values their well-being.

Black Women’s Lives Matter, Free Marissa Now principles

Marissa Alexander’s birthday is Sep 14th! 
Learn more and support the fight for her life:
http://www.freemarissanow.org/black-womens-lives-matter.html

ST. LOUIS!  Don’t miss this beats & rhymes & jams fundraiser for Marissa Alexander on Sep 26th! Hosted by Sistahs Talkin’ Back & Organization for Black Struggle

ST. LOUIS!  Don’t miss this beats & rhymes & jams fundraiser for Marissa Alexander on Sep 26th! Hosted by Sistahs Talkin’ Back & Organization for Black Struggle

5. Mandatory minimums must be repealed immediately and mass incarceration must be dismantled. These systems were not created to increase safety for black women, but they have been profoundly damaging for thousands of black women and many others. Feminist anti-violence organizations must do more to support criminalized survivors of violence, who are disproportionately black women. We call on anti-domestic violence and anti-rape groups to join the movement to end mass incarceration and criminalization on behalf of survivors who are trapped in the prison crisis.

Black Women’s Lives Matter, Free Marissa Now principles

Marissa Alexander’s birthday is Sep 14th! 
Learn more and support the fight for her life:
http://www.freemarissanow.org/black-womens-lives-matter.html