In a world that has been flooded by news, there is usually nothing that rises far above the smoldering lava of sensation—that which consumes all truth and absorbs all lies mixing them into a fiery lake or stew of bubbling nonsense. So much so, that to discover glanced over facts, to question people of importance within government or the machine itself leads to the branding of one as a “conspiracy theorist.”Truthfully, there are many people who lived life with doubt over the facts surrounding 9/11, who felt afraid to express it, probably because they feared being accused of “hating America,” of being “with the terrorists,” hence sympathizing with the people who were responsible for killing all of those who died on 9/11. You talk to people like this at work, you see them walking by you everyday, you can read their rants on message boards or in chat rooms around the world, insulting people who present their doubts. Some choose to not question anything to fit in, others just figure their opinion is irrelevant and doesn’t change anything. After all, there is such thing as human error and no matter how much the government or people in it stand to gain, they could have a made a mistake, by mistake, and not on purpose. Some secrets are best kept secrets in the interest of national security. However, if national security means protecting the abuse of power and the negligence of authority, then it is not the security of a nation that is being protected, but the indulgences of the corrupt.
We support prison reform and programs that try to deal with troubled youth who might otherwise end up in prison.
Viper works with the San Quentin Drama Workshop a theatre group which started in San Quentin and now performs in prisons and theatres around the world. Inspired by the San Francisco Actors Workshop staging of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" at San Quentin Prison on November of 1957, the inmates formed a Drama Group. Over a ten year period this inmate-directed Workshop presented some 35 plays for their prison audience. In December of 1960 they began producing the plays of Samuel Beckett.
Viper founder co-founded the Barbwire Theatre a theatre company consisting of all ex-convicts which toured the US promoting prison reform.
We support individuals or groups who propose complete legalization of the Hemp Plant so that the world is free to reap it's immense benefits and the plant is allowed to reach it's commercial potential. (Hemp always has been the world's largest cash crop) Viper was the largest sponsor of Hempcar TransAmerica, a car that traveled 13,000 miles powered by hemp fuel. Hempcar » Viper's album New Prohibition entertains and educates listeners about the history of hemp and marijuana. New Prohibition »
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Prison ResourcesToward Freedom magazine about US prison industryACLU American Civil Liberties UnionSuperMaxed Hi-Tech automated prisonsPrison Zone Prison ArtNovember Coalition Organization of Drug War Prisoners and their Loved OnesPrison Library Project provides reading material to inmates nationwide
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