Tag: Mass Incarceration

Abolitionism

Reifying Racism

John Clegg and Adaner Usmani respond to Norton and Stein’s critique of their analysis of the rise of mass incarceration.

Anti-capitalism

Revolution Is Illegal

Orisanmi Burton reflects on the legacy of the Panther 21 on the 50th anniversary (to the day) of their acquittal.

Anti-racism

The Vicious Circle

Reflecting on the trial of Derek Chauvin, Nicholas De Genova interrogates the white masculinist culture of violence that surrounds policing in the US.

Mass Incarceration

Carceral Pardons, Carceral Riots

Dan Berger argues that Trump wielded his pardon power for the same reason governors have largely refused it: to defend mass incarceration and the political-economic inequalities it upholds.

abolition

Materializing Race

Jack Norton and David Stein respond to John Clegg and Adaner Usmani’s argument that mass incarceration isn’t a product of racism. The authors’ argument, they demonstrate, is both conceptually misguided and empirically wrong.

Anti-capitalism

Defunding the Police Means Transforming Our Society

Gerald Smith speaks at today’s Juneteenth West Coast port shutdown against racist police violence, continuing the ILWU’s long history of waging anti-racist struggles as class struggles.

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