Monthly Archives: November 2010

Dos poemas de Marilyn Buck

[Note:  Claridad of Puerto Rico has published Spanish translations of two of Marilyn’s poems, “Tattoos” and “Undocumented”. The introduction and translations below are from] En su edición de octubre, la revista socialista independiente de Estados Unidos- Monthly Review – … Continue reading

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Rest In Power

This graphic tribute was created by Oakland’s Eastside Arts Alliance for the tribute book distributed at the Bay Area and NYC memorials.

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Updated biography of Marilyn

The most recent biographical profile of Marilyn was published in the tribute book created for the memorials. That biography, with photos, is now online at

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Prison Poetry for the People, poem by Marilyn Buck

A beautiful big tribute book was produced for the Bay Area and New York memorials; we’ll post selections here, starting with a poem from Marilyn. Prison Poetry for the People words poised on poets’ lips burst into declarations denunciations and … Continue reading

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Two poems by Marilyn just published online

Two poems, “Tattoos” and “Undocumented”, were published by Monthly Review in October, and they are now available online at

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Video interview of Marilyn …

  … from 1989 in the D.C. jail, awaiting trial on the Resistance Conspiracy case. This 9-minute video was shown at the Bay Area and New York memorials. Thanks to Lisa Rudman and Freedom Archives. See it at (in … Continue reading

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“the ongoing power of your spirit …”

Dear Marilyn, Greetings from the Big Apple – my first trip here since your release from prison. I so wanted to be able to see you in person when you got out, and sorry not to have written sooner. I … Continue reading

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Wanda Sabir reports on the Bay Area memorial

Thanks to Wanda Sabir for her report on the November 7 memorial for Marilyn, reprinted from At the celebration of Marilyn Buck, December 13, 1947-August 3, 2010, on Sunday in Oakland, black women spoke of this wonderful woman who loved … Continue reading

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Wanda’s Picks Special: Honoring Marilyn Buck

Wanda Sabir devoted a special edition of her blogtalk radio show to commemorating Marilyn. Originally broadcast November 4, it is available at Wanda’s guests include Linda Evans, J. Soffiyah Elijah, Yuri Kochiyama, Miranda Bergman, and Hafsa Al-Amin.  Music includes … Continue reading

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NYC memorial Saturday November 13

A memorial will be held for Marilyn Buck on Saturday November 13, 4:30–7:00 p.m. at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Center, 3940 Broadway, Manhattan, followed by dinner and a Freedom Dance for political prisoners.  Click here for info … Continue reading

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