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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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