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Angela Taught Me: Linking our Struggles Against Oppression

There’s a reason Angela Davis is regarded as one of the greatest thinkers of her (or any) generation. Here’s the revolutionary scholar and former political prisoner waxing poetic on a recent episode of Democracy NOW!

There’s a reason Angela Davis is regarded as one of the greatest thinkers of her (or any) generation. Here’s the revolutionary scholar and former political prisoner waxing poetic on a recent episode of Democracy NOW!

Video: Conversations on prison abolition with Reina Gossett and Dean Spade

Have you been thinking about prison abolition, but have some questions about its practical applications beyond the seemingly-far-away dream of a prison-free world? Do you have questions about what it means to work towards prison abolition in your daily life? Have you been wondering about the intersections of prison abolition and trans liberation? Then this amazing video series at the Barnard Center for Research and Women featuring conversations between Reina Gossett and Dean Spade is for you.

Have you been thinking about prison abolition, but have some questions about its practical applications beyond the seemingly-far-away dream of a prison-free world? Do you have ...

Video: Conversations on prison abolition with Reina Gossett and Dean Spade

Have you been thinking about prison abolition, but have some questions about its practical applications beyond the seemingly-far-away dream of a prison-free world? Do you have questions about what it means to work towards prison abolition in your daily life? Have you been wondering about the intersections of prison abolition and trans liberation? Then this amazing video series at the Barnard Center for Research and Women featuring conversations between Reina Gossett and Dean Spade is for you.

Have you been thinking about prison abolition, but have some questions about its practical applications beyond the seemingly-far-away dream of a prison-free world? Do you have questions about what it 

Keeping youth out of adult prisons

In a welcome bit of positive news, after years of  “tough-on-crime” legislation that started gaining traction in the 1980s, some states are now passing laws which keep youth offenders out of  the adult criminal justice system by curtailing prosecutors’ abilities to try them as adults.

In a welcome bit of positive news, after years of  “tough-on-crime” legislation that started gaining traction in the 1980s, some states are now passing laws which keep youth offenders out of  the adult criminal ...

Video: Contextualizing California prison sterilizations

I posted yesterday about the recently exposed forced sterilizations in California prisons. On All In, Chris Hayes explains why we should be outraged but not shocked by such reproductive coercion given the state’s history of eugenics and unconstitutionally cruel prison conditions, in the news again today thanks to a 30,000-strong hunger strike. The clip is worth a watch, but Hayes doesn’t take the obvious next step: forced sterilization isn’t only of a kind with California’s particular brand of mass incarceration but also with the inherent abuse of imprisonment.

Transcript, via MSNBC, after the jump.

I posted yesterday about the recently exposed forced sterilizations in California prisons. On All In, Chris Hayes explains why we should be outraged but not shocked by such reproductive coercion given the state’s history of ...

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Angela Davis talks prison abolition on Democracy Now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af1gQpkpk6Q

Angela Davis is for sure one of my activist icons. Her longevity in the movement, her commitment to radical politics and her wisdom have been incredible to witness. The intro into Amy Goodman’s (swoon) interview lays out some of the highlights of her activist career (watch it here).

In this segment on Democracy Now, Davis addresses what many have come to call the crisis of mass incarceration in the United States. We now incarcerate more people than any country in the world–and the rates are only continuing to rise. Her push for prison abolition is informed by her own time inside. This month marks the 40th anniversary of her incarceration. She was acquitted of all charges in 1972 and ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af1gQpkpk6Q

Angela Davis is for sure one of my activist icons. Her longevity in the movement, her commitment to radical politics and her wisdom have been incredible to witness. The intro into Amy Goodman’s (swoon) interview lays out ...

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