“Rethinking the American Prison Movement” – Three Chapters by Berger and Losier

1968 - 1972 Revolution: The Prison Rebellion Years   https://osab995883282.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/the-prison-rebellion-years-68-72.pdf   1972 - 1980 Unions, Feminism, and the Crisis of Prison Managerialism   https://osab995883282.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/unions-feminism-and-prison-manegerialism-72-80.pdf     1980 - 1998 Retrenchment: Mass Incarceration and the Remaking of the Prison Movement   https://osab995883282.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/mass-imprisonment-and-the-remaking-of-the-prison-movement-80-98.pdf

“to weave together the many and increasing strands of resistance to the prison industrial complex”

In the 1998 essay "Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex", Angela Davis writes:   The emergence of a U.S. prison industrial complex within a context of cascading conservatism marks a new historical moment, whose dangers are unprecedented. But so are its opportunities. Considering the impressive number of grassroots projects that continue to resist … Continue reading “to weave together the many and increasing strands of resistance to the prison industrial complex”

Reading notes – McKittrick Demonic Grounds

  Katherine McKittrick asks: “[W]hat kinds of possibilities emerge when black studies encounters human geography...?” She writes further: “Connecting black studies and human geography opens up three meaningful points: first, as mentioned, are the ways in which disciplinary and epistemological desires privilege traditional geographic options; second, are the ways in which traditional geographic aims in … Continue reading Reading notes – McKittrick Demonic Grounds

Two PIC Abolition History Lessons with Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore

"On Saturday, September 14, 2019, over 400 community members joined Critical Resistance to pack the house at the Watts Labor Community Action Committee for an evening of political conversation, food, music, and celebration. The event featured a keynote by Ruthie Wilson Gilmore. This was an extra special evening hosted by Critical Resistance, California Coalition for … Continue reading Two PIC Abolition History Lessons with Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Working Bibliography

BIBLIOGRAPHY   Abu-Jamal, Mumia. Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisons v. the U.S. San Francisco: City Lights, 2009. —. Live from Death Row. New York: Harper Perennial, 1996. Acoli, Sundiata. An Updated History of the New Afrikan Prison Struggle. Jacksonville: Sundiata Acoli Freedom Campaign & Anarchist Black Cross Federation (1998). —. Bits N Pieces, The Sundiata … Continue reading Working Bibliography

Dissertation Prospectus

It’s All One Struggle at Base: Abolitionist Solidarity, Grassroots Movement-Building, and the Contradictions of Revolutionary Organization Across Prison Walls Dissertation Prospectus,  draft submitted September 2019 Well, we’re all familiar with the function of the prison as an institution serving the needs of the totalitarian state. We’ve got to destroy that function; the function has to be … Continue reading Dissertation Prospectus

Prison News Service – a Bulldozer Publication

Prison News Service – a Bulldozer Publication http://prisonfreepress.org/Prison_News_Service.htm Back Issue Catalogue        This post marks my first attempt to conceptualize the place of Prison News Service: a Bulldozer Publication/The Marionette in a genealogy of radical opposition to the U.S.  prison regime and industrial complex. It is derived from research notes and will continue to grow … Continue reading Prison News Service – a Bulldozer Publication