Hauling Up the Morning / Izando la Mañana: Writings & Art by Political Prisoners & Prisoners of War in the U.S.

Hauling Up the Morning / Izando la Mañana: Writings & Art by Political Prisoners & Prisoners of War in the U.S.

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Editors: Tim Blunk and Raymond Luc Levasseur

Contributors: Assata Shakur, William Kunstler, Dalou Asahi, Bill Dunne, Marilyn Buck, Kazi Toure, Alan Berkman, Judy Clark

Publisher: The Red Sea Press (1990)

This book is the answer to a lie.

The lie is that there are no political prisoners in the United States. 

The truth, as reflected in these pages, is that U.S. prisons hold almost 200 men and women jailed for their political acts. They are held because of their protests against racism, injustice, and imperialism. They come from almost every national and ethnic group. Some, like the former Black Panthers and Black Liberation Army militants, have been in jail almost as long as South Africa's Nelson Mandela before his release. Some were imprisoned for non-violent protests, some for armed action; some were out-and-out framed. All share a profound commitment to resistance, and a deep belief in humanity. Their poems and stories, articles and art works eloquently expose the human truth behind the official lie.