Category: Police & Prisons

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Jeremy Scahill: The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence”

Mahienour El-Massry: Free Mahienour! Egyptian Revolutionary and Climate Activist

In May Egyptian revolutionary, climate activist and lawyer Mahienour El-Massry was unjustly jailed. Just before she was imprisoned she spoke to Mika Minio about her amazing work

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Angela Davis: On Palestine and the Prison Industrial Complex

to Davis makes the connections between the violence in Gaza and the struggle for racial justice

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Jack Rasmus: Militarization of the Police

Jack Rasmus welcomes guest, Ali Issa, of the War Resisters League, to discuss the growing militarization of police forces in the USA today

Cecily McMillan: “There’s No Sense in Prison”

Released from Rikers prison after serving 58 days, Occupy activist Cecily McMillan discusses prisons, policing and why she’ll keep protesting

Cecily McMillan: Statement from Rikers

That bridge right there, that divides the city from Rikers Island does not only divide two worlds, today I hope to bring them closer together

Garry Leech: America’s New Apartheid

With 2.3 million prisoners, the “land of the free” has more people in prison than China, which has a population four times the size of the United States

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Greg Ruggiero: Mumia Beats Ban

Every three months for over twenty years, legendary NYC literary agent and activist Frances Goldin would take a two-day trip to a maximum security prison in Pennsylvania to visit her client and friend on death row—black scholar, author, and freedom fighter, Mumia Abu-Jamal

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Victoria Law: What’s Gender Got to do with Policing and Prison?

“Women are the fastest growing prison population”

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Abby Martin: Two top NSA veterans Expose Shocking History of Illegal Spying

Two top NSA witnesses to the agency’s transformation into an unconstitutional surveillance apparatus following the events of 9/11 and the FBI’s determination to crack down on their dissent

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