“Babies In Chains.” They’re beautiful babies when you see photos of those tikes: bright-eyed, curious, little bundles of endless energy—except their energies thrown into metallic American cages called detention centers, separated from their parents by the U.S. government have left their little forms drawn into death by American carelessness, American uncaring, American hatred. Jacqueline and Philippe, children of South America, brought north to taste a little bit of America, have been ignored into non-existence because they’re children of migrants and thus demonized. They were children of sunlight, of childish green and joy, of life renewing itself.
They could have been children of a new America were it not for the president of old America who sent them into detention for being the wrong color, the wrong language.
From imprisoned nation, this is Mumia Abu-Jamal.
These commentaries are recorded by Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio.