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Migrant mothers & kids held in solitary confinement as retaliation for hunger strike

The hunger strike by 78 mothers detained at the Karnes immigration detention center that we covered last week ended on Saturday — but not before detention officials locked up a few families, including young children, in solitary confinement.

The hunger strike by 78 mothers detained at the Karnes immigration detention center that we covered last week ended on Saturday — but not before detention officials locked up a few families, including young children, in solitary ...

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Photo of the Day: “Monument Quilt” sends messages of solidarity to Marissa Alexander

After 4-and-a-half years of legal battle for firing a warning shot into a wall in self-defense against her abusive husband, Marissa Alexander is expected to be released from jail today, though she’ll likely remain under house arrest for two more years — which, as Maya Schenwar notes, means “she won’t be free.” 

After 4-and-a-half years of legal battle for firing a warning shot into a wall in self-defense against her abusive husband, Marissa Alexander is expected to be released from jail today, though she’ll likely remain under house ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

“From Ferguson to Palestine the struggle for freedom continues.”

Stanford students and community members shut down the San Mateo-Hayward bridge. 68 arrested.

Old but good: Gary Younge’s “The Misremembering of ‘I Have a Dream'”

“From Ferguson to Palestine the struggle for freedom continues.”

Stanford students and community members shut down the San Mateo-Hayward bridge. 68 arrested.

Old but good: Gary Younge’s “The Misremembering of ‘I Have a ...

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Why do we love bystander intervention and fear community consequences for rape?

It looks like it’s going to be The Year of Bystander Intervention.

The White House is pushing it. It’s all the buzz at college administrator conferences. The anti-violence organization I co-direct gets plenty of emails from schools requesting bystander training, despite our very public skepticism of it. 

It looks like it’s going to be The Year of Bystander Intervention.

The White House is pushing it. It’s all the buzz at college administrator conferences. The anti-violence organization I co-direct gets plenty of emails from ...

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Over 1,000 Boston protesters show up for people in prison: “We see you.”

Last night, 1,400 Boston protesters marched in solidarity with others nationwide over the state-sanctioned murder of unarmed teenager Mike Brown. But their march went where many others didn’t: to jail. Protesters marched to the South Bay House of Correction, where they chanted, “We see you” and “Black lives matter.”

Last night, 1,400 Boston protesters marched in solidarity with others nationwide over the state-sanctioned murder of unarmed teenager Mike Brown. But their march went where many others didn’t: to jail. Protesters marched to the South ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Old but good: why you should celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, not Columbus Day.

Violence against indigenous women, mapped.

Justice4Jane has called an emergency phone blast for Jane Doe in Connecticut.

Not That Bad: A Photo Project.

Viola Davis talks about hunger.

New report on 50 years of workplace sexual harassment from Equal Rights Advocates.

Old but good: why you should celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, not Columbus Day.

Violence against indigenous women, mapped.

Justice4Jane has called an emergency phone blast for Jane Doe in Connecticut.

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The Feministing Five: Darius Clark Monroe

Darius Clark Monroe is transforming the ways media portrays incarcerated young black men, starting with his own story. At the age of 16, Darius committed armed robbery, which dramatically impacted his life as well as those around him. After serving five years in a maximum security prison, Darius has since earned a MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and launched his career in documentary film.

Later this month, Darius’s film The Evolution of a Criminal will be released, and viewers across the country will be able to understand how Darius’s crime was intimately connected to his environment. While Darius is the first to take responsibility for his crime, his documentary contextualizes how his deep love for his family ...

Darius Clark Monroe is transforming the ways media portrays incarcerated young black men, starting with his own story. At the age of 16, Darius committed armed robbery, which dramatically impacted his life as well as those around ...

Jane Doe and Connecticut’s Carceral Crisis, Part II: The Office of the Child Advocate Lives Up to Its Name

 

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When I last wrote about Jane Doe, I condemned the Connecticut State Department of Children and Families (DCF) for waging a PR war on her back, trying her through press-releases rather than in a fairly adjudicated court of law. Last week, the Connecticut State Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) formally agreed. In the words of a New Haven Register report,

Child Advocate Sarah Eagan’s office called the July 13 announcement by the Department of Children and Families about the fight the previous day involving the 16-year-old, identified as Jane ...

 

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When I last wrote about Jane Doe, ...

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