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Feministing Reads: Angela Y. Davis’s Freedom is A Constant Struggle

“I understand that Hillary Clinton spoke at a church in Florissant, a few days ago, some five miles from Ferguson, where she insisted that ‘All lives matter.’ Does she not realize the extent to which such universal proclamations have always bolstered racism?”

“I understand that Hillary Clinton spoke at a church in Florissant, a few days ago, some five miles from Ferguson, where she insisted that ‘All lives matter.’ Does she not realize the extent to which such universal ...

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New survey uncovers the experiences of LGBTQ prisoners

A groundbreaking new report by Black & Pink, a network of LGBTQ prisoners and allies working to abolish the prison industrial complex, gives us stark new data on the incarceration of LGBTQ people. 

A groundbreaking new report by Black & Pink, a network of LGBTQ prisoners and allies working to abolish the prison industrial complex, gives us stark new data on the incarceration of LGBTQ people. 

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was (finally) fired for sexually assaulting a dozen black women.

On Selma: “The real problem many critics have with this film is that it’s too black and too strong. Our popular reimagining of the civil rights movement is that it’s something we all did together and the battle is over; that’s just not true.”

Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was (finally) fired for sexually assaulting a dozen black women.

On Selma: “The real problem many critics have with this film is that it’s too black and too ...

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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