Dan Berger is a writer, activist and graduate student in
Philadelphia. He is the co-editor of Letters From Young Activists: Today's Rebels Speak Out (Nation Books) and author of the forthcoming Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity (AK Press).
The US Social Forum in Atlanta drew visionaries and veterans--of war and social movements--to chart a course for progressives.
The lives and deaths of two prisoners intersected this week--Stanley
Tookie Williams and Richard Williams, flawed men whose political
perspectives and pursuit of personal redemption were inspired by
a radical social consciousness.