Incarcerated Workers Are Bearing The Brunt Of Extreme Weather

By Michael Arria, In These Times. -

On January 28, an image of Cook County Jail prisoners shoveling snow went viral after it was posted on the  La Villita community Facebook page and then shared by the Chicago Community Bond Fund. [...]

Noise Demos Ring In NYE Against Backdrop Of Prison Slavery

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

This year in over 20 cities across the US and Canada, anarchists, abolitionists, autonomists, and other rebels took part in noise demonstrations on New Year’s Eve, as has become an ongoing [...]

New Slave Labor: California Prisoners Fight Fires For Less Than $2 An Hour

By Naomi LaChance, Truthdig.com -

The nearly 4,000 incarcerated workers who are trained to fight deadly fires across California often make less than $2 an hour and are not eligible to be hired as professional firefighters after [...]

The National Prison Strike Is Over. Now Is The Time Prisoners Are Most In Danger

By Heather Ann Thompson, Theconversation.com -

Over the last few weeks men and women across the United States – and even as far away as Nova Scotia, Canada – have protested to demand humane treatment for the incarcerated. In 2016, when [...]

Keeping The Spirit Of The Prison Labor Strike Alive

By James Kilgore, Truthout.org -

This year’s Prison Labor Strike was one of the most amazing mobilizations of liberatory politics in the past decade. It was the latest iteration in the most recent generation of prison [...]

Prison Labor Is Slave Labor, And We Should Get Rid Of It

By Fizz Perkal, Otherwords.org -

Incarcerated workers — who often make less than $1 an hour producing profits for big companies — are on strike across the country. As wildfires rage across California, some of the people risking [...]

Prisoner Strike Exposes An Age Old American Reliance On Forced Labor

By Calvin Schermerhorn, Theconversation.com -

Prisoners in 17 states and several Canadian provinces are on strike in protest of prison labor conditions. Their demonstrations are compelling Americans to understand that some everyday foods are [...]

A Labor Day Call To Action

By Staff, Incarceratedworkers.org -

This is a call to establish encampments and coordinate direct actions surrounding the Labor Day weekend at the site of prison labor camps. Inspired by the recent wave of #AbolishICE organizing, [...]

Slavery Never Ended: Call For National Prison Strike #August21

By Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee -

This call is for a two-week national strike beginning on Aug. 21, the anniversary of George Jackson’s assassination, and extending until Sept. 9, the anniversary of the Attica Prison Rebellion in [...]

A New School To Prison Pipeline That Might Surprise You

By Staff, educationalchemy.com -

By Staff of Educational Alchemy - Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE) is the state’s own prison labor company. A semi-autonomous subdivision of the Department of Public Safety and [...]

Stop Using Inmates As Slaves

By Annie McGrew and Angela Hanks, www.talkpoverty.org -

By Annie McGrew and Angela Hanks for Talk Poverty - Last week, a Louisiana sheriff gave a press conference railing against a new prisoner release program because it cost him free labor from “some [...]

Slave Labor Widespread At ICE Detention Centers, Lawyers Say

By Mia Steinle, www.pogo.org -

By Mia Steinle for POGO - There are nearly 200 federal detention centers across the country. Here, people suspected of violating U.S. immigration laws wait for court hearings to find out if [...]

Abolitionists From Around The World Gather To End Prisons

By Jean Trounstine, www.truth-out.org -

By Jean Trounstine for Truthout. In July 2017 more than 200 people from across the globe met for four days in New Bedford, Massachusetts, which was once home to abolitionist Frederick Douglass [...]

Newsletter: Success Against Racists, Build On It

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. Last week, we wrote about the events in Charlottesville, Virginia in terms of their historical and political context. Since then, the national and [...]

Millions For Prisoners’ Human Rights March In DC

By Kyle Fraser, www.blackagendareport.com -

By Kyle Fraser for Black Agenda Report. Prisoner rights advocates will converge for what aims to be the largest abolitionist demonstration in U.S. history, Saturday, August 9, in Washington D.C. [...]

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