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VIDEO: Fighting The School To Prison Pipeline With Food And Land Justice

In the latest episode of The Laura Flanders Show, Laura talks with two different activists seeking to end the school to prison pipeline and end poverty and injustice in their communities:

Jalal Sabur & Raymond Figueroa are using fresh food to rebalance the scale and dig up the school to prison pipeline. Jalal Sabur is the co-founder of the Freedom Food Alliance, a collective of farmers, political prisoners, and organizers in upstate New York, and Raymond Figueroa, Jr. works with the Friends of Brook Park, an alternatives-to-incarceration program that works with young people affected by the prison system.

The show also looks at the problems of food access in the South Bronx:

Is the South Bronx really a food desert? With one of the biggest food distribution centers in the country based there, the term “food apartheid” might be more accurate.

 

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Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist and radical troublemaker from Austin, Texas. He is the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Shadowproof. Kit's investigative journalism has appeared in Truthout, MintPress News and Occupy.com.