The Persecution of Lynne Stewart by Chris Hedges

Lynne Stewart

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by Chris Hedges
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 22, 2013

Lynne Stewart, in the vindictive and hysterical world of the war on terror, is one of its martyrs. A 73-year-old lawyer who spent her life defending the poor, the marginalized and the despised, including blind cleric Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, she fell afoul of the state apparatus because she dared to demand justice rather than acquiesce to state sponsored witch hunts. And now, with stage 4 cancer that has metastasized, spreading to her lymph nodes, shoulder, bones and lungs, creating a grave threat to her life, she sits in a prison cell at the Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, where she is serving a 10-year sentence. […]

via Truthdig

Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His latest books are Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, Death of the Liberal Class, and The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.

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6 thoughts on “The Persecution of Lynne Stewart by Chris Hedges

  1. Pingback: Lawyer’s Jail Torment Marks US Totalitarian State by Finian Cunningham | Dandelion Salad

  2. How these obscene advocates of American exceptionalism and supremacy have the gall to foist their fatuous pretensions on the rest of the world is beyond me.

    US “justice” is pathological. This is not a humane society, it is a race apart, a gang of money-crazed racist bigots ~ who think all they have to do is behave with intimidating extravagance, like a raving lunatic in branded motley, screaming fanatically through a loud-hailer at their own distorted reflection.

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