Who is better cut out to write about escaping from Maximum Security and being an outlaw than someone who has lived through it all?
Roy Harper has been incarcerated in Mississippi since 1981 for armed robbery. He has gained nationwide notoriety for two highly publicized escapes from a maximum security prison in 1983 and 2000 and for his efforts in the courts to reduce brutality and injustice in American jails.
Harper is the author of SHANK, the story of David “Tool” Roney, an outlaw on the run, a novel of struggle, adventure and the complexities of justice.
Guest post by Chris Roy.
USA // JANUARY 2016
The billboards in London are alive with depictions of America’s president.
UK // JULY 2017
“Omg, the Statue of Liberty wearing an Indian saree spotted in Ahmedabad (Gujarat, India),” says our guest poster Ken Ishikawa.
INDIA // APRIL 2017
USA // APRIL 2005
The car Kennedy got shot in, code name SS-100-X. Once they’d cleaned the Lincoln Continental up and added armor plating, the death mobile resumed its role as a presidential limousine for President Lyndon B. Johnson until 1967.
Guest post by Scott Nicholson
USA // DECEMBER 2016
So Donald Trump has been in power for about nine days now. Can you feel it? We’re all on it. The Devil’s Road.
USA // SEPTEMBER 2005
An old friend told me the other day that abortion was legal in the US so that Hillary Clinton could enrich herself. Whether Clinton makes a cent off abortion legislation she introduced or not is irrelevant. If the Republicans manage to overturn Roe vs Wade, thousands of women will suffer serious health issues and some will die.
My friend sees conspiracies on the left to justify his immeasurable anger at his feeling powerless in the face of an increasingly chaotic, brutal but also more colorful and varied world. His anger, fueled by right wing websites attacking minorities, is so overwhelming that he loses empathy for his fellow women and men to be able to feel himself. Welcome to the Trump Age.
USA // JUNE 2005
‘If you’re in control, you’re not going fast enough”. – Parnelli Jones
USA // JUNE 2005