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 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.