Homer called it “a thing of immortal make.” The Chimera (have your pick of spellings) was a hideous hybrid: “lion-fronted and snake behind, a goat in the middle, and snorting out the breath of the terrible flame of bright fire.” So, natch, the biomed fandom has been all goat-in-the-middle over a report in the current…
Basic Income Guarantee: A Surprisingly Cost-Effective Method for Eliminating Poverty
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by Mary Ratcliff In late September, prisoners in the Santa Clara County jails who are part of what they then called the Prisoners’ Human Rights Movement sent a letter to Sheriff Laurie Smith with a list of demands and a notice that in October the inmates would initiate a hunger strike to continue their “peaceful […]
From: People’s World
Dec. 1st, 2014
In August of 2013, a young man named Melvin Ray, incarcerated in Alabama’s St. Clair Correctional Facility, began developing and sharing a philosophy and plan for resistance to mass incarceration from within the confines of the prison itself. He penned what some might characterize as a manifesto for what would become the Free Alabama Movement.
Incarcerated individuals who joined this movement since January of 2014 have used several tactics of resistance, including filming the conditions of these facilities with cell phones and posting the videos to YouTube.
The use of this new technology as a subversive tool spurred a media campaign by the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) emphasizing the “danger” of cell phones in the hands of prisoners. It was claimed that it might lead to “overseeing drug deals or calling…
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News > Latin America But Oscar will have to rot for another 4 months. Miserable Obama hasn’t got the guts to just finally pardon him, just cut his sentence… and what about Peltier.. Mumia.. and dozens more innocent political prisoners! Puerto Rico’s independence leader and longest held political prisoner in the U.S. from Latin America […]