23 Hours

Discussion dans 'Archive' créé par DestrOi!, 9 Mai 2007.

  1. DestrOi!

    DestrOi! Membre du forum Membre actif

    Mar 2005
    Arrested - beaten black and blue
    Confession - beaten out of you
    You didn't do it - but you still get the cell
    In prison - institiutionalised hell

    23 hours - banged up day and night
    Beatings - given out left and right
    By the screws who want to put you down
    Degradation - they rub your face in the ground

    How many are imprisoned for a crime they didn't do
    Don't think for one minute that it couldn't be me or you
    So if you feel you're tempted to just ignore this song
    Put yourself in their place and write to right the wrong

    How many thousands of people all around the globe are imprisoned for crimes they never commited? How many more for their political beliefs? Or simply because they have fallen foul of vicious, opressive legal systems that serve only to protect the wealthy and powerful elite? What is perhaps the cruellest blow of all to these people is when those of us on the outside simply sit back and allow them to rot in the cells. Organisations like Amnesty International and The Anarchist Black Cross have shown that, by using our collective strength, we can get out many of these people. There is no excuse for inaction. At the time of recording, Martin Foran is on hungerstrike and John Perotti is on fast to death - How many more lives must be screwed up and wasted before we face up to our responsibilities and work to support our sisters and brothers in captivity?