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Happy December! This Winter, Send Some Holiday Love To Victims of Mass Incarceration

It’s the last month of what has been an incredibly damaging year for many people in the United States, especially for those belonging to the most marginalized and vulnerable communities.

It’s the last month of what has been an incredibly damaging year for many people in the United States, especially for those belonging to the most marginalized and vulnerable communities.

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Feminist Fuck Yeah: Philly Just Elected Top Prosecutor Who Believes #BlackLivesMatter

On Tuesday, among resounding electoral victories for the left  — including a trans candidate, Danica Roem and a socialist candidate, Lee Carter in Virginia — there was one that stood out especially to those interested in criminal justice, mass incarceration and police brutality: progressive civil rights and defense attorney Larry Krasner’s election as District Attorney in Philadelphia.

On Tuesday, among resounding electoral victories for the left  — including a trans candidate, Danica Roem and a socialist candidate, Lee Carter in Virginia — there was one that stood out especially to ...

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Hundreds of Women and Children Just Released From Immigrant Detention Need Support

Nearly five hundred women and children were released from family detention centers in Texas this week after a judge ruled these facilities were unsuitable for children. While the decision is a victory for advocates, the unexpected release has left families and aid organizations scrambling.

Nearly five hundred women and children were released from family detention centers in Texas this week after a judge ruled these facilities were unsuitable for children. While the decision is a victory for advocates, the unexpected release has left families and aid ...

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Beyond Trump and Clinton: What’s at Stake On This November’s Ballot?

It’s hard after last week’s debate (or after the past six months) to imagine there’s anything at stake in the polls this November other than stopping the inevitable apocalypse that would await us should Donald Trump win (or lose, for that matter). But, in truth, there’s a lot more at stake on your ballot than your choice of Commander-in-Chief. And we’re here to help.

It’s hard after last week’s debate (or after the past six months) to imagine there’s anything at stake in the polls this November other than stopping the inevitable apocalypse that would await us should Donald Trump win ...

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Feminist Groups Are Right to Rally Against the Brock Turner-Inspired Crime Bill

Last week, California’s state senate presented bill AB-2888, which doles out mandatory prison sentences for “sex crimes,” in front of Governor Jerry Brown. The bill was presented in response to the 3-month sentence Brock Turner received for assaulting a student on Stanford’s campus, and would function as a “mandatory minimum” sentence for any person who assaults another person while they are intoxicated or unable to give consent. 

Last week, California’s state senate presented bill AB-2888, which doles out mandatory prison sentences for “sex crimes,” in front of Governor Jerry Brown. The bill was presented in response to the 3-month sentence Brock Turner received for ...

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Feministing Jamz: Taina Asili’s “Freedom” challenges mass incarceration

Taína Asili is a Puerto Rican vocalist and longtime activist for prisoner justice and against mass incarceration. In her latest music video, she worked with Detroit-based poet Michael Reyes to make a tribute to the movement for black lives, with a shout out to the historical roots of mass incarceration and anti-black racism. 

Taína Asili is a Puerto Rican vocalist and longtime activist for prisoner justice and against mass incarceration. In her latest music video, she worked with Detroit-based poet Michael Reyes to make a tribute to the movement for black lives, ...

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