Tag Archives: prison abolition

Angela Taught Me: Linking our Struggles Against Oppression

TweetThere’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!:  Tweet
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Video: Conversations on prison abolition with Reina Gossett and Dean Spade

Tweet 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 [...]
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Keeping youth out of adult prisons

TweetIn 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. Tweet
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Video: Contextualizing California prison sterilizations

TweetI 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 [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet ICYMI: the Crunk Feminist Collective and The Nation DJed your 4th. What to the slave is the fourth of July? What to the prisoner is the fourth of July? The N-word on the 4th of July. An immigrant kid’s perspective on citizenship and the Voting Rights Act. The U.S. caters to male desire. North [...]
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