Author: David Martinez
David Martinez is a writer, filmmaker and political activist based in San Francisco. His work is about everything from animated bird corpses to Sudanese revolutionaries. His movies have screened everywhere from small community centers in the Midwest to film festivals in Europe. His writing has been published in The SF Bay Guardian, Filmmaker Magazine, CounterPunch, CorpWatch, and Islam Online.

I wish I could say it was ironic that my friend Shane Bauer walked free from Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison, on the same day that the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis. But that would imply that a person being executed in the US was something of a rare occurrence. Unfortunately, it is not. (More…)