Taken from a Jan. 26 audio recording posted on prisonradio.org.
Tongues of fire licked the trees of New South Wales, a state in southeast Australia. Like a beggar at a feast, red flowers of flame jumped across the nation, eating all in its path.
A living expression of what Aussies call, ‘Fire Season.” Honestly. “Fire Season.”
This, the time of Australian summer, is the hottest summer since records were kept. And fire season gives a whole new meaning to the passive term “Global Warming.”
How about “Global Burning”? In this fire season alone, over a billion animals — that’s billion — with a “B” — again a billion animals have lost their lives.
This alone seems almost incomprehensible — a billion life forms gone — in a temporal blink of time.
Is this not a sign? A symbol of things to come?
Fire Season, the Season of Fire. Why not call it what it really is — Death Season, the Season of Death; when so-called “civilized society” causes an animal holocaust against life itself.
Australia is burning.
From imprisoned nation,
this is Mumia Abu-Jamal