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Hungry for Justice

There are hunger strikes happening inside the concrete labyrinths of Pelican Bay (California) State Prison, Eloy Immigrant Detention Center in Arizona and Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp (U.S. Naval Base in Cuba).

These struggles echo each other in their call for human dignity. The people puppeteering the power structure do their best to keep people from seeing how these struggles are intertwined and love it when we embrace the wedges that are rammed between our communities. Don’t believe their hype. (Mass incarceration, immigration policy and enforcement, and the rhetoric and policies of “Security” are intertwined.)

Sister Assata said it best:
“It is our duty to fight for our freedom.
It is our duty to win.
We must love each other and support each other.
We have nothing to lose but our chains..

Radio 2050

Radio 2050

January 19, 2009

DJ Aztec Parrot and Elida Margarita Bautista of Berkeley KPFA’s Radio 2050 invited Jesus Barraza and I (Melanie Cervantes) to do a radio interview about our political artwork. We talked…