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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is two years old. The attempted coup is still happening. The reshaping of the Republican Party as an insurrectionary force and the expansion of armed gangs aim to smash democracy. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2023.

Interview: Reporting on COVID From Behind Bars

Paco Alvarez Type Investigations
In this conversation, we talk to Juan Moreno Haines, editor of the San Quentin News, about what drew him to investigate the Adjustment Center, and what it was like to report on the prison’s Covid-19 crisis as he was living through it.

Never Throw Away the Key

Joseph G. Ramsey ZNet
Just Mercy challenges us not just to abolish the cruel, oppressive, and racist system of death sentencing, but to move beyond soul-killing modes of thought that are part of what make such systems of oppression possible in the first place.

Los Angeles Is Creating a Model for Fighting Mass Incarceration

Mark Engler and Paul Engler Dissent
Abolitionists and advocates of criminal justice reform in Los Angeles County have amassed some impressive victories, laying out a vision for reducing incarceration and providing care that could have national significance.

Friday Nite Videos | February 11, 2022

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Can YOU Fix Climate Change? No Knock | Gil Scott-Heron. Belfast | Movie. Joe Rogan vs. Joe Rogan. The World’s First Cloned Ferret Could Save Her Species.

No Knock | Gil Scott-Heron

In the wake of the "no knock" police killing of Amir Locke, we remember Gil Scott-Heron's telling of the story of the use no-knock by Richard Nixon and John Mitchell 50 years ago.

The Constitutional Right We Have Bargained Away

Carissa Byrne Hessick The Atlantic
Instead of protecting defendants’ right to have their guilt or innocence decided by their peers, judges routinely punish defendants for exercising that right.
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