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A conversation with prison abolitionist Miriame Kaba

A conversation with prison abolitionist Miriame Kaba

The original podcast where this interview was aired is HERE. Mariame Kaba’s personal website: MariameKaba.com Mariame Kaba on Twitter: @PrisonCulture Mariame Kaba at The New Inquiry: Free Us All Info on the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC) at Mariame Kaba’s site U.S. Prison Culture: What is the PIC? Info on Abolition and the Prison Industrial Complex at CriticalResistance.org: What is the […]

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Let’s Talk About “Reopening Schools”

Let’s Talk About “Reopening Schools”

Like many of us, I’ve been paying close attention to the various plans and suggestions for “reopening schools” this fall. It’s been more than a tad confusing to track the various recommendations coming from partisan legislative groups, professional associations, school district task forces, and the governor’s advisory board on reopening schools.I wish more than anything that there was more clear […]

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A system designed only to benefit born-billionaire Betsy DeVos – with special guest columnist Helaine Olen

A system designed only to benefit born-billionaire Betsy DeVos – with special guest columnist Helaine Olen

Helaine Olen on Twitter: @HelaineOlen Buy Helaine’s book Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry HERE. Helaine Olen’s work at The Washington Post is HERE. Helaine Olen at The Washington Post: Betsy DeVos is an abysmal failure and our nation’s schoolchildren are paying the price Helaine Olen at The Washington Post: We’re in a pandemic. Why […]

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Defunding the police in Detroit schools: A youth perspective

Defunding the police in Detroit schools: A youth perspective

The following essay was written by students in the Detroit Public Schools Community District. At a time when the Overton Window view about the role of policing in our society is shifting ever more to the left, their voice is important and deserves to be heard. Organized by the group 482Forward which is working for a quality education for EVERY […]

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How the rich weaponized racism – with special guest Dr. Ian Haney-López

How the rich weaponized racism – with special guest Dr. Ian Haney-López

Dr. Ian Haney-López on Twitter: @IanHaneyLopez Ian Haney-López’s website: IanHaneyLopez.com Purchase Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America HERE. To fight racism, follow the money. #DogWhistlePolitics #MassIncarceration #DefundPolice #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/iyTyFmXV4J — Ian Haney Lopez (@IanHaneyLopez) June 15, 2020 Help Progressives Everywhere help elect Joanna Cattanach in Texas’s 108th House District by clicking HERE. Read Jordan’s interview […]

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On Juneteenth, remember that #BlackLivesMatter is just the beginning – of the sentence & the movement – not the end

On Juneteenth, remember that #BlackLivesMatter is just the beginning – of the sentence & the movement – not the end

Black Lives Matter… …but our laws don’t reflect that. …but our criminal justice system doesn’t reflect that. …but too many police officers don’t act like they do. …but too many Americans don’t act like they believe that. …but in so, so many ways, they don’t seem to matter as much as white lives. Following the heinous murder of George Floyd […]

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The folks who almost killed America – with very special guest Rochelle Riley

The folks who almost killed America – with very special guest Rochelle Riley

Rochelle Riley on Twitter: @RochelleRiley The Detroit Arts, Culture & Entrepreneurship (ACE): @DetroitACES Rochelle Riley’s website: RochelleRiley.com To purchase Rochelle Riley’s book The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery, click HERE. Read more about The Burden HERE. Help Progressives Everywhere help elect Sara Tindall Ghazal in Georgia’s 45th House District by clicking HERE. Click HERE to donate […]

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Fixing the Injustice System – with special guest Eli Savit

Fixing the Injustice System – with special guest Eli Savit

Eli Savit on Twitter: @EliNSavit Eli Savit’s website: Eli2020.com We're not seeing bail funds for the protesters in Washington DC. Want to know why? Because DC got rid of cash bail 28 years ago. And crime hasn't risen. And the sky hasn't fallen. Cash bail is immoral and doesn't protect public safety. End it. https://t.co/2CSJKWpvEq — Eli Savit (@EliNSavit) June […]

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Thomas Bryant Cotton, aka Tom Cotton, is a Republican U.S. Senator from Arkansas.

Tom Cotton’s “Send in the Military”…Don’t Worry, They’re Here.

It’s difficult to overestimate how truly awful Sen. Tom Cotton’s op-ed in the NY Times yesterday was, but here’s the bit that made me stop reading and my mouth hang wide open… “One thing above all else will restore order to our streets: an overwhelming show of force to disperse, detain and ultimately deter lawbreakers.” This is the sort of […]

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A future worth making – with special guest communications specialist Anat Shenker-Osorio

A future worth making – with special guest communications specialist Anat Shenker-Osorio

Anat Shenker-Osorio on Twitter: @anatosaurus Listen to the essential Words to Win By podcast HERE. An integral part of breaking the hold the wealthiest and most powerful have is simply believing we can. Right now, all bets are off. So let's clear the tables. #WeMakeTheFuture pic.twitter.com/kUNBXSyVkT — Anat Shenker-Osorio (@anatosaurus) May 9, 2020 Help Progressives Everywhere help grassroots organizations working […]

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Push Back on Election Misinformation

Last week, the Secretary of State announced that absent voter ballot applications will be mailed to all Michigan voters for the August 4 Primary and November 3 General Elections. This is in response to the current health crisis and social distancing guidelines, as voting from home will be much safer than voting in the precinct on Election Day. The President […]

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