Decarceration / prison abolition is a key piece of the revolution to come. (We HAVE to have revolution according to the Afro-Pessimists, you know, and they would probably say we need the prison system to create the not quite human category of people that are the black ones/black death, and so on). I want to … More The next prison paper
It was in 1964 that the Supreme Court of the United States ruled to allow prisoners to sue on prison conditions. The nation-state cannot tolerate multi-ethnic populations, and this is why there is so much effort toward homogenization. Empires, on the other hand, are easily multi-ethnic. We are currently supposed to say that online courses … More Neoliberal or postmodern things, and the past of the present
Felber says prison activism was central to the black liberation struggles after the second world war and was MUCH MORE than a result of civil rights workers being held at Parchman; it was not derivative of the civil rights movement. Also, the modern carceral state wasn’t just conservative backlash; it was built in negotiation with … More Adding to That Prison Paper
…working at sub-par wages directly or indirectly for transnational corporations, barred from their homes but immobilized where they are, lacking civil and human rights. The boundary between the two categories is porous, since the migrant can easily become a prisoner. The immobility of these two classes stands in sharp contrast to the free movement of … More On prisons: Cut, but possibly good, or better than what I revised it to
LOOK. And look at the author’s bibliography. This is an important person, whose work I should know and use. Axé.