Tag: Prison

This Black August, Support the National Prison Strike!

National Prison Strike starts August 21st and lasts until September 9th. Strikes and solidarity actions will take place in at least 17 states. Fight for Prison Workers’ Rights, Free All Political Prisoners!

A Childhood in Struggle – My Encounters with Ahed Tamimi

The Israeli filmmaker and activist Dror Dayan met Ahed Tamimi when he was documenting protests in her village. The 16-year-old Palestinian girl was arrested last week by Israeli soldiers and has become an international symbol of the Palestinian resistance. But Dror got to know her as a normal teenager as well.

Breaking the Bars After Attica

This Friday, the 45th anniversary of the Attica Rebellion, prisoners in up to 50 prisons across the country are organizing work stoppages and protests. Left Voice interviews Maya Schenwar, author of “Locked Down, Locked Out”.

Left Voice on the Fight Against Police Brutality

This is a collection of articles by Left Voice writers and guest contributors on police brutality, Black Lives Matter, and the U.S. prison system. The fury, and dynamism of this past year’s mobilizations have etched the faces and names of Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, Tyrone West, and many others into our memories. Often seen rallying under the slogan, “Black Lives Matter,” this movement shows the initiative and participation of black youth, queer, and trans people, and other communities of color that are subjected to police repression and some of the worst economic conditions. The new organization of black youth in particular and the growing resistance against police brutality raises important questions for the left and revolutionaries.

Notes From ‘The Cut’: An American Prison

Lieutenant Scott greeted us at the door with a smile as Sergeant Davis followed closely behind. We were a group of eight nursing students with our instructor, making a sort of “educational visit” to the Jessup Correctional Institute, A.K.A. “The Cut,” which houses the only women’s prison in Maryland.

This Black August, Support the National Prison Strike!

National Prison Strike starts August 21st and lasts until September 9th. Strikes and solidarity actions will take place in at least 17 states. Fight for Prison Workers’ Rights, Free All Political Prisoners!

A Childhood in Struggle – My Encounters with Ahed Tamimi

The Israeli filmmaker and activist Dror Dayan met Ahed Tamimi when he was documenting protests in her village. The 16-year-old Palestinian girl was arrested last week by Israeli soldiers and has become an international symbol of the Palestinian resistance. But Dror got to know her as a normal teenager as well.

Breaking the Bars After Attica

This Friday, the 45th anniversary of the Attica Rebellion, prisoners in up to 50 prisons across the country are organizing work stoppages and protests. Left Voice interviews Maya Schenwar, author of “Locked Down, Locked Out”.

Left Voice on the Fight Against Police Brutality

This is a collection of articles by Left Voice writers and guest contributors on police brutality, Black Lives Matter, and the U.S. prison system. The fury, and dynamism of this past year’s mobilizations have etched the faces and names of Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, Tyrone West, and many others into our memories. Often seen rallying under the slogan, “Black Lives Matter,” this movement shows the initiative and participation of black youth, queer, and trans people, and other communities of color that are subjected to police repression and some of the worst economic conditions. The new organization of black youth in particular and the growing resistance against police brutality raises important questions for the left and revolutionaries.

Notes From ‘The Cut’: An American Prison

Lieutenant Scott greeted us at the door with a smile as Sergeant Davis followed closely behind. We were a group of eight nursing students with our instructor, making a sort of “educational visit” to the Jessup Correctional Institute, A.K.A. “The Cut,” which houses the only women’s prison in Maryland.