This morning I was thinking about Jail Solidarity.
It's such a great concept. It is one of the places where the best of humanity shines through: compassion, support, understanding, etc.
We too often forget that most life in industrial civilization is a kind of jail. It is very easy to blame the people who work for corporations, in office buildings, or at niketown, or in any of the countless jobs that perpetuated the system.
The food has been locked up, the land enclosed, there are fewer and fewer options.
How can we have Jail Solidarity with all the people who can not come out to actions or can not commit the time to create the alternative society? These people are not the problem, they are in jail and they need our help.
How can the concept of Jail Solidarity become a vehicle for transforming the way people feel about livlihood, and about the protesters that they see in the streets from their offices, wishing they could join in.
I remember in Seattle N30 1999 when I was in jail and I heard all of the people in the streets outside using "Repeat after me!" to send messages inside!
What would it be like to hear thousands of people sending their support to you while you are inside your cubicle, factory, and so on...? Probably transformative, mind blowing.