We all feel the malaise of what has become normal, whether it is life under a global pandemic and/or the expansion of austerity measures that impact everyone. “The Overload,” Yard Act’s single from their debut album, is an anthem for those struggling to keep their head above water. Yard Act
Did the CIA conduct experiments on Danish orphans to perfect torture techniques?
Calm is a hip-hop duo featuring rapper Time and producer Awareness. Time has also done engineering work for Common and is a journalist who has worked with Noam Chomsky.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prevailed in his effort to obtain certification from the British High Court of Justice, which would allow him to appeal their prior decision to the Supreme Court.
An Iowa judge upheld one of the state’s “ag-gag” laws in a case brought against an animal rights activist, hours before dismissing all charges.
The Guardian Angel Platoon is the moniker of Canadian veteran, activist, and singer-songwriter Dennis MacKenzie. He released the self-titled album in 2021, right before Canada’s Remembrance Day.
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Most contemporary satirical films are compared to Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb.” It is the standard by which critics and viewers decide if the satire succeeded. Yet in the past decades no film has come close to matching the sharpness and
*The following is a collection of some of the best albums of protest music released in 2021. They were selected by Kevin Gosztola and C.J. Baker, who publishes writing regularly at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. They are in alphabetical order by artist. **Full playlist with each album on Spotify
Right2Vote’s Amani Sawari discusses her work to extend voting rights to all justice-involved people inspired by the 2018 prison strike demands.
Artist, activist, and historian Michelle Jones joins the Beyond Prison podcast to discuss re-entry and her scholarship at New York University.
Even a few days in solitary confinement may increase a person’s risk of death after they are released from prison, new research suggests.
Every state in the United States of America has reported prison staffing shortages since 2017, according to research by Shadowproof.
New polling from Data For Progress shows a majority of American voters—especially Democrats and Independents—support decriminalizing sex work.
Attorney General William Barr swore in 18 members of a White House commission on policing—all of whom work in law enforcement.
Centering transgender prisoners can motivate reform within an abolitionist vision. But so-called solidarity has been used to legitimize incarceration, too.
Activists behind the Certain Days calendar join the Beyond Prisons Podcast to discuss their project, which raises money for prisoners and grassroots groups.