THE MICHAEL SLATE SHOW

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"Imperial Strategy in Afghanistan & Prisoner Hunger Strike Against Torture in Pelican Bay SHU (Security Housing Unit)"

Larry Everest, Journalist, Revolution Newspaper and author of Oil, Power & Empire: Iraq & the US Global Agenda, talks about the strategy behind Obama's Afghanistan Speech and the implications for U.S. imperialism.

Laura Magnani, Interim Regional Director of American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Pacific Mountain Region and author of "Buried Alive: Long-term Isolation in California's Youth and Adult Prisons," talks about the cruel and inhuman conditions and torture of prisoners condemned to the Pelican Bay Security Housing Unit (SHU).

Marilyn McMahon, Executive Director California Prison Focus, speaks about the demands of the Pelican Bay SHU hunger strikers and what led the prisoners to strike.

Clyde Young, a revolutionary communist and former prisoner, talks about his experience in prison, the importance of the Pelican Bay SHU hunger strike, and the need to build support for the striking prisoners.