Tag Archives: mass incarceration

The Nationwide Prison Strike: Why It’s Happening and What It Means for Ending Mass Incarceration

It was time to launch a national prison strike to raise awareness around the brutality of mass incarceration.

Elites ‘Have No Credibility Left:’ Interview With Journalist Chris Hedges

These party elites, consumed by greed, myopia and a deep cynicism, have a death grip on the political process. They’re not going to let it go, even if it all implodes.

DN! War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration: Michelle Alexander, Susan Burton (Videos)

Civil rights advocate and best-selling author Michelle Alexander responds to the new push by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to escalate the war on drugs

Chris Hedges | Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease

Our failure to defend those who are demonized and persecuted leaves us all demonized and persecuted. Our failure to demand justice for everyone leaves us all without justice. Our failure to halt the crushing of popular movements that stand unequivocally with the oppressed leaves us all oppressed. Our failure to protect our democracy leaves us without a democracy. (Includes interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal.)

James Kilgore | Mass Incarceration in the Cornfields: Shattered Families and Racial Profiling in Small-Town America

Taylor believes the absence of her father made a huge difference. If he had been around, she observed, “the household would have been more structured … I don’t think my brother and sister would have gotten into trouble.”

Henry A. Giroux | White Nationalism in the Oval Office and the Suppression of Dissent

Trump’s trash-tweeting mimics the hate-filled discourse and threats of violence in which he often engaged during the presidential primary campaign — only now he has a much broader audience

Glenn Greenwald | Democrats, Trump, and the Ongoing, Dangerous Refusal to Learn the Lesson of Brexit

The institutions and elite factions that have spent years mocking, maligning, and pillaging large portions of the population …are now shocked that their dictates and decrees go unheeded.

Chris Hedges | How Power Works

The avalanche of government lies permeates the narrative—not a surprise to anyone who has reported on the inner workings of power…

Chris Hedges | The New Slave Revolt

These striking prisoners are far more effective, and far more threatening to the corporate state, than the outside multitudes entranced and manipulated by the Donald Trump andHillary Clinton Goon Show.

The State of the Current Prison System: in the news

These articles address the state of the current prison system in the United States taking on the concepts of innocence vs. a rigged system in the courts and likening the labor of prisoners to an American Slave System, the school-to-prison system, corporate-owned prisons for profit, and more.

▶ DN! | “Mr. Smith Goes to Prison”: After Year in Jail, Former State Senator Condemns Mass Incarceration

[Smith] chronicles his experience in his new book, “Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: What My Year Behind Bars Taught Me About America’s Prison Crisis,” which he calls “a scathing indictment of a system that teaches prisoners to be better criminals instead of better citizens.”

▶ Bill Moyers: Michelle Alexander | Locked Out of America

December 20, 2013  Moyers & Company Lawyer and activist Michelle Alexander tells Bill about an emerging movement that aims to end mass incarceration and its impact on America. After civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander published her book The New Jim Crow in 2010 on our dehumanizing system of incarceration, she ignited a national conversation about justice in America and […]