As the political circus continues to release one tragic clown after another into the remnants of the public sphere, we urge DP readers to turn attention away from the delusional ringmaster and focus on the national prison strike now underway.
Demands are listed here.
From all the many important voices that have come to the surface, we relay an excerpt from an anonymous “jailhouse lawyer” representing the organization Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, addressing issues of racial terror and prison slavery:
Next follows an excerpt from a Democracy Now interview, transcribing the voice of made by Heather Ann Thompson, author of Blood In the Water: the Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy.
To repeat the last part of Ms. Thompson’s final sentence:
People standing together to let us know this system is broken and we’ve got to change.