Sterling Stutz

“They call me an enemy of the state, so I know I must be doing something right.”
-Marilyn Buck (1947-2010)

The prosecution has gone to incredible lengths to attempt to control, isolate and divide our communities. They infiltrated community organizing groups in an attempt to create fear, quash dissent and incarcerate us. The state has gone to such lengths to destroy our communities of resistance because they know we are creating change.

Infiltration is a tactic used by the state to create fear and terrorize those who fight for radical change into inaction. That fear has been felt, but it doesn’t mean we should stop fighting. We must identify these repressive tactics and continue to organize. I refuse to continue to live in fear of the state. This process has inspired me to continue fighting against this capitalist, colonial state.

In order for us to remain strong against these systems of oppression and repression, we need to remember to support ourselves, and to support each other. To all the people who have supported me, wrote letters, fundraised for us, visited me on house arrest, or in other ways helped me through this past year and half, thank you. I emerge from this stronger and with the belief that, collectively, we can accomplish so much more than we could ever hope for.

Until all are free,

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