On Sept. 9, 2011, I wrote of the uprising at Attica State:
For days, prison inmates banded together in what could just as well have been called the Attica Commune although I remember no one referring to it that way. They took care of each other and their hostages. They negotiated in peace and with honor. They evolved into what we should all strive to become. However, just as the Paris Commune struck terror into the hearts of the bourgeois while striking a blow in the historical struggle for freedom, justice and liberty, so did the Attica Commune a century later. It simply couldn't be allowed to live...and it wasn't.
Three years have passed since then, forty-three years have passed since the uprising itself...and you know what, it still ain't over. We are still fighting the lies, the cover ups. We still have not seen justice. Let's face it, we never will. Hell, we never could. There can be no justice for what happened that day in September now so long ago.
So our fight is to remember, for some degree of justice, and for those still alive.
I couldn't figure out which of several articles to add here, so I decided to add them all. I'd suggest reading them all, but that is up to you. I am saving the longest and most comprehensive articles for last to try and trick you into reading them all.
In the order in which they appear, the following come from: