Learning from the Slaughter in Attica

What the 1971 uprising and massacre reveal about our prison system and the liberal democratic state. By Adam Gopnik The inmates during a negotiating session on September 10, 1971. An uprising born of panic and confusion triggered a cascade of paranoia that extended to the Nixon White House. Photograph from AP Prisons are the bad […]

The Ballad of Rocky Rontal

   How do we forgive the unforgivable? By Daniel Alarcón Photographs by Carolyn Drake The first time I met Rocky Rontal, I asked him to describe his childhood. I watched him stiffen, like someone preparing for the sharp poke of a needle. He rubbed a palm over his close-cropped black hair. It was a long […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

Born On The Battlefield! Baptized In Blood “Born on the battlefield! Baptized in blood! ..And grew up in the Ghetto! My prenatal care consisted of a Chicago Pigz Pistol az opposed to a Doctorz stethoscope. My first jail cellie was my Mother to be before I even got out of her pregnant belly. Tangoed with […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“You have to understand that people have to pay the price for peace. If you dare to struggle, you dare to win. If you dare not struggle, then you don’t deserve to win. Let me say ‘Peace’ to you, if you’re willing to fight for it.  Chairman Fred Hampton Sr.