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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Radio Free Alcatraz: Fifty Years Later, Sounding out Beauty, Truth and Resistance


Photo by Lolly Bee Nov. 28, 2019
Radio Free Alcatraz: Fifty Years Later, Sounding out Beauty, Truth and Resistance

Article by Brenda Norrell
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ALCATRAZ -- Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz, thousands streamed up Alcatraz for sunrise prayers, as traditional singers and dancers offered their gratitude at the first light of dawn.
In the spirit of John Trudell who first broadcast Radio Free Alcatraz in 1969, at first light on Thursday, there was a call out from the Water Protectors in Mauna Kea and the Dakotas, shout-outs of solidarity from Palestine and Ireland, and remembrances of those in prisons, from the migrant children in cages to the prison cell of Leonard Peltier.
Radio Free Alcatraz, broadcast live by KPFA, carried the words and sounds that were as chilling as the cold wind.