Back to Top

Left Behind


In 2010 I was listening to Laura Whitehorn present on the the book she edited of Safiya Bukhari’s writings (The War Before, Feminist Press, 2009) and she described political prisoners as those “left behind.” My mind immediately jumped to the idea of turning a light on for those left behind. The light represents both a marker to remember that there are political prisoners in the U.S. (turning on the lights to the reality the U.S. government wants to hide), but also as a guide, or a prod, to move us towards freeing them.


More by Josh MacPhee

Posts by Josh MacPhee

Justice for Margarita

Justice for Margarita

May 31, 2017

Dave Loewenstein, muralist, graphics producer, arts organizer, CPH poster designer, and all-around great friend of Justseeds, needs our help. His partner’s mom, Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick, is fighting deportation! From…