Stone walls do not a prison make, 25 Nor iron bars a cage; Minds innocent and quiet take That for an hermitage; If I have freedom in my love And in my soul am free, 30 Angels alone, that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.
Gerður Helgadóttir (1928–1975) was an Icelandic sculptor and stained glass artist. Iron sculpture: unknown political prisoners from the period 1952-53. Work was the contribution made in the competition on behalf of the Bristish Council.
The Buzz: Director and intermittent "Sesame Street" actress Shola Lynch hasn't made a feature documentary since 2004's Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed, and knowing she's back in fighting-female mode with a profile on the heroic and poetic Angela Davis has us primed for what might be the most definitive work on Davis to date -- though The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 did her justice, too. (limited)
theantimedia.org 1/13/15 Jeremy Hammond is helping to change the world even behind bars. I found a children’s book ceremoniously wrapped in tissue paper. It was a way of conveying a public message to the world. It’s called “The Parade with the Drums.” The book, which is dedicated to a list of political prisoners and refugees, is published by Anonymous Publications and is not yet publicly available. Follow @Anonlit on Twitter for updates.
News of the death of Bobby Sands influenced the way in which political prisoners and the ANC in South Africa responded to their own situation, and inspired a new way of resistance.Nelson Mandela was said to have been "directly influenced by Bobby Sands" and instigated a successful hunger strike on Robben Island
thepeoplesrecord: The voices of many scholars, activists, journalists, political prisoners and academics on the Prison Industrial Complex. You can find these photos and others by clicking on our photos on Facebook. Find The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander here for more information about the prison-industrial-complex and today’s greatest fight against racism in America. And watch a talk about the fight against the New Jim Crow here.