Tag Archives: Michelle Alexander

What Activists Today Can Learn From MLK’s Bold Anti-War Stance, by Naomi LaChance

“The speech he delivered in New York, on April 4, 1967, was a speech for all humanity—for the world community. “

Israel just ‘lost Cronkite’ — the struggle for Palestinian rights at ‘The New York Times’, by Robert Herbst

“Not so long ago, it was fairly rare to hear this perspective.  That is no longer the case.”

Legalizing Tyranny by Chris Hedges

The law as an instrument of morality at the state and federal levels has been deformed into an instrument of racialized social control.

Chris Hedges | Our Ever-Deadlier Police State

The grotesque distortions of the judicial system and the aggressive war on the poor by the police will get worse under President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

▶ Glen Ford on Racism in the American Media

  Published on Mar 30, 2014 TRNN Hosts a discussion on the film ‘Shadows of Liberty’ watch full episode http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?o…  TheRealNews Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Find us on Twitter at Rise Up Times (@touchpeace). Rise Up […]

▶ 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 […]

Guantanamo> Hunger Strike Getting Harder

RESIST! CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PRISONS, GUANTANAMO BAY By Tarak Kauff  July 26th, 2013  www.popularresistance.org  July 26, Friday. 49 days into hunger strike. Days are getting harder. Yesterday was not a good day. I was upset and angry for a good part of the day – mostly at the enormous evil perpetrated since the beginning by this country.  Was reading about […]

Sharon Kyle> Prison-Based Gerrymandering

There are multiple factors that explain the explosion of the prison industrial complex but one factor that is rarely addressed is the political incentive to drive criminal justice policy toward mass incarceration for purposes of shifting disenfranchised urban populations to rural communities. By Sharon Kyle   LAProgressive.com When the ACLU Pasadena Foothills Chapter joined forces with the NAACP, LA […]

Video: Author Michelle Alexander on the 21st Century Jim Crow

Author Michelle Alexander on the 21st Century Jim Crow Litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, argues that we have not ended racial caste in America, we have simply redesigned it: The U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary means of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of […]