Tag: Prison

Prison Abolition and Jailing Killer Cops

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, a seemingly basic demand was amongst the first to come to the fore: jail killer cops. But on the abolitionist Left, this demand raises some questions. How should those who want to abolish prisons relate to the demand of jailing killer cops? Left Voice encourages submissions to contribute to the debate on this important topic.

Prison Struggle Is Class Struggle: Incarcerated Workers Rise up Against COVID-19 Exploitation

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, workers from all sectors around the world have been fighting back against the capitalist conditions that have worsened the situation. Workers in Italy have gone on general strike, Amazon employees have walked off the job, nurses have protested, and Whole Foods workers have staged mass sick-outs. These actions haven’t just been limited to the general population of working-class people; there have also been actions by incarcerated workers.

U.S. Prisoners Rise Up Against Deadly Conditions

Incarcerated people and supporters on the outside are staging demonstrations around the country to protest unsanitary conditions and overcrowding that contribute to the spread of COVID-19. They are demanding PPE, cleaning supplies, and the release of vulnerable populations within prisons. It is vital as socialists and those in the labor movement that we support such actions and denounce at every turn the exploitation of imprisoned people.

It’s Not Over: Brooklyn Inmates Still Without Heat

During the “polar vortex” this January, 1,600 prisoners in Brooklyn went without heat or water for days. After pressure from protesters and family members outside the prison, the Metropolitan Detention Center is beginning to address its inhumane conditions.

Prison Abolition and Jailing Killer Cops

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, a seemingly basic demand was amongst the first to come to the fore: jail killer cops. But on the abolitionist Left, this demand raises some questions. How should those who want to abolish prisons relate to the demand of jailing killer cops? Left Voice encourages submissions to contribute to the debate on this important topic.

Prison Struggle Is Class Struggle: Incarcerated Workers Rise up Against COVID-19 Exploitation

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, workers from all sectors around the world have been fighting back against the capitalist conditions that have worsened the situation. Workers in Italy have gone on general strike, Amazon employees have walked off the job, nurses have protested, and Whole Foods workers have staged mass sick-outs. These actions haven’t just been limited to the general population of working-class people; there have also been actions by incarcerated workers.

U.S. Prisoners Rise Up Against Deadly Conditions

Incarcerated people and supporters on the outside are staging demonstrations around the country to protest unsanitary conditions and overcrowding that contribute to the spread of COVID-19. They are demanding PPE, cleaning supplies, and the release of vulnerable populations within prisons. It is vital as socialists and those in the labor movement that we support such actions and denounce at every turn the exploitation of imprisoned people.

It’s Not Over: Brooklyn Inmates Still Without Heat

During the “polar vortex” this January, 1,600 prisoners in Brooklyn went without heat or water for days. After pressure from protesters and family members outside the prison, the Metropolitan Detention Center is beginning to address its inhumane conditions.