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Angela Davis to commemorate MLK Day at U-M with a speech on the threat of the prison industrial complex

Activist, educator and author Angela Davis will be in Ann Arbor on Monday, delivering a lecture titled “Impediments to the Dream: The Prison Industrial Complex and the Dream.” Davis, as I suspect many of you know, before going on to have a successful career as an academic in the History of Consciousness Department as U-C […]

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For-profit prisons… What could possibly go wrong?

As it’s been a while since we’ve had a post here about the prison industrial complex, I thought that I’d pass along this clip from Charles Blow’s recent piece in the New York Times. “Louisiana is the world’s prison capital. The state imprisons more of its people, per head, than any of its U.S. counterparts. […]

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Bike Ypsi celebrates another year of kicking ass with its big Spring Ride on May 6

This summer, just a few months after their big, annual Spring Ride, our friends at Bike Ypsi will be celebrating their sixth anniversary of pedal-powered awesomeness. In light of that accomplishment, I thought that I should reach out to Natalie Holbrook and Kristen Cuhran, who were instrumental in wrangling together this highly-motivated pack of bicycle […]

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What it’s really like in Michigan’s prisons

Last night, I reprinted a letter sent by a Michigan school Superintendent to our Governor, asking that his school be converted over to a prison. Given that we fund corrections better than we do education in this state, he argued that it would be in the best interests of his students. He was clearly attempting […]

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Today at the U.S. Social Forum

My friend Natalie Holbrook attended the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit today. Here’s her report: I’m super tired, but here’s my take on the USSF today. Many, many people walking around Detroit peacefully and with an air of kindness. Cobo Hall was thumping with hundreds of folks. All different sorts of people — young, old, […]

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