Women in Prison: How It Is With Us

Assata Shakur / Joanne Chesimard published in The Black Scholar, April 1978   Assata Shakur was a member of the Black Panther Party who went underground to evade police repression, joining the Black Liberation Army. She was captured in 1973 and held as a political prisoner until 1979 (one year after this article was written), […]

Amerikan Crime: How Capitalism + White Supremacy Created Chicago’s Black Ghetto

Part 1: Great Migration and the Brutal Reality of the “Promised Land” There would be no United States as we now know it today without slavery. Hoping to escape the bitter poverty and lynch mob terror of the South when they reached the supposed “Promised Land” in cities like Chicago, Black people found themselves exploited […]

Intersecting Strands of Oppression

by Wiawimawo of MIM(Prisons) November 2018 permalink While we frequently discuss gender oppression in the pages of Under Lock & Key, most readers will notice a primary focus on national oppression. This is intentional, as we see the resolution of the national contradiction as the most successful path to ending all oppression at this stage. But for any of our readers […]