Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist and post-colonial philosopher Frantz Fanon championed decolonization and challenged anti-blackness

by the Race Card 56 years ago, West Indian post-colonial philosopher, psychiatrists, and Marxist Frantz Fanon died prematurely after being diagnosed with leukemia, but not before leaving a legacy of theory and criticism of colonialism. Born in Martinique, Fanon’s prolific work psychoanalyzed racial oppression and how oppressed groups survive in and navigate White Society. One […]

Tracking the impact of the prison system on the economy

by Emily Widra One of the most popular parts of our 2003 book The Prison Index: Taking the Pulse of the Crime Control Industryconcerns the economic power of the criminal justice system. I updated three of the graphs and concepts from that book: Bureau of Justice Statistics data on the number of justice system employees was […]

Eastham water supply shut completely OFF, stench of human waste pervades old, decaying prison

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington “Hasan (Shakur) was the hardest worker I ever met. He founded organizations, sat on boards and planned antiviolence concerts in the community. He put out a newsletter a hell of a lot more regularly than many groups on the outside. He helped numerous organizations with strategic planning. He pushed everyone around […]

Internal Colonialism Theory: Its History and Current Value

Professor and sociologist Michael Calderon-Zaks joined us for a brief discussion of Internal Colonialism Theory, its history and current value. 1. “MCZ-ICT” 15:04   source: Internal Colonialism Theory: Its History and Current Value