Tag Archive: prison

The Global War At Our Doorstep

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By Joseph Orosco (May 10, 2017) A new report from the International Institute for Strategic Studies claims that Mexico is the second largest conflict zone behind Syria in 2016.  Some 50,000 people died in the Syrian conflict in 2016.  In Mexico, some 23,000 people were killed in one year as a result of drug cartel violence (that’s more than the…
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Racism, Capitalism, and the Prison System

As part of the Allied Students for Another Politics! Radical teach in series, Dr. Robert Thompson and OSU graduate students, Zandro Lerma, and Amber Moody discuss the connections between capitalism, racism, and the prison-industrial-complex.  Co-sponsored by the Anarres Project for Alternatives Futures.

The Fight Against Police Violence is About Politics Not Identity

  By Chuck Morse I just had a long talk with some local ex-cons about how much they deplore the recent protests against police violence. These guys (all of whom are Black) have spent huge amounts of time in the prison system and most are still linked to it on some level.

Why is Violence Not the Answer?

By Phoenix Calida I will never understand how “violence isn’t the answer” in a country where- Some of our biggest grossing and most critically acclaimed films and tv shows are about organized crime syndicates;

Plantations to Prisons

  By Phoenix Calida   Yes, the privatized prison system requires inmates for a profit. But prison profit didn’t start with privatization of prison.

What We Broke the First Time

  Pressing the Restart Button on Liberatory Movements By Christian Matheis   Recently, I posted the following question on a social media site:   If feminism hit the reset button and we got to fix what we broke the first time, what would the do-over look like?

Guerilla to Grandmother

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On October 31st, Katherine Ann Power spoke to a standing room only audience at Oregon State University about her evolution from student activist against the Vietnam War, to self-styled revolutionary guerrilla, to fugitive on FBI’s Most Wanted List, to her surrender and experiences as prisoner and penitent, to her deepening commitment to live as a “practical peace catalyst.” Power was…
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Surrender: Guerilla to Grandmother

Join us for a noontime event and discussion with Katherine Ann Power on Friday, Oct 31st at Noon in MU206: Asian/Pacific Room. Katherine Ann Power will talk about her evolution from student activist against the Vietnam War, to self-styled revolutionary guerrilla, to fugitive on FBI’s Most Wanted List, to her surrender and experiences as prisoner and penitent,  to her deepening commitment…
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