Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: May 8th, 2013
This week, we welcome back our comrade Quincy Saul from the road. Mr. Saul was on a national book tour, promoting the revolutionary ideas found in the newly released collected writings of political prisoner and Black Liberation activist Russell “Maroon” Shoatz. Despite Maroon’s 22 consecutive years in solitary confinement, his heroic fortitude has produced a brilliant theorist, organizer and educator for building a revolutionary strategy for the 21st century, rooted in an eco-centric, matriarchal paradigm. Maroon’s book of essays is titled “Maroon the Implacable: The Collected Writings of Russell Maroon Shoatz”, edited by Fred Ho and Quincy Saul, published by PM Press and Ecosocialist Horizons.
Joining us on the phone from Texas will be Rene Valdez, an Austin based organizer who is involved in the campaign to free Russell Maroon Shoatz, and a key coordinator on the book tour for Maroon’s volume “Maroon the Implacable. Also calling in to give a legal update, from Pittsburgh, Penssylvania, is Bret Grote, executive director of the Abolitionist Law Center.