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Humanity indicted for our silence in the face of torture

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by Abdul Olugbala Shakur

As imprisoned activists we’ve often asked society: What have your eyes seen to wish to see no more? And what have your ears heard to wish to hear no more? Your self-imposed silence has only fueled the government’s thirst for fascist repression, and this repression has manifested on every level of society, causing humanity to hemorrhage, while debris from this hemorrhaging stains the dissipating remnants of a deteriorating society.

People, I don’t intend to be poetic, but it is imperative that this indictment tap into the depths of your rhythmic soul, with the hope that we are able to reawaken your true sense of humanity and restore your hearing and sight, so you can hear our voices and see a society that is trapped within its own sins!

During the first California statewide hunger strike, on July 23, 2011, this banner led the support march in Santa Cruz. – Photo: Bradley,

Some may even find the above paragraphs contextually out of place at first glance, but it is a…

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