Do We Need Police? That Question Is Not As Crazy As It Sounds

The first time someone offered up the suggestion to abolish police, I was shocked and confused. I've known for a long time that the prison industrial complex is poison, that predominantly black and brown communities are over-policed and underfunded, that for the most part cops are assholes -- but even with all that, the idea [...]

By |February 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This is Why No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

No good deed goes unpunished, as the saying goes. While that phrase is often uttered with more than a thin layer of sarcasm, it seems to be one that the establishment takes very seriously. This January, nine members of the humanitarian group No More Deaths went to court for aiding immigrants who had crossed one [...]

By |February 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Prisoners Suffer Gross Human Rights Violations. Now They’re Standing & Speaking Up.

  “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.”  - Fyodor Dostoyevsky   On January 15th, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, prisoners in at least eight Florida prisons began a 30-day work strike known as Operation PUSH. In an anonymous message sent to Supporting Prisoners and Real Change (SPARC), [...]

By |January 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments