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Reader Comments: Trump Pardons; Abolition, Prison Labor; COVID Relief; Space Wars; Georgia; Cultural Jobs Lost; Postal Workers; Native Treaty Rights; DSA’s Abstentionism; Labor’s Untold Story; Nurses; Workers’ Education; Resources; Announcements;...

We Are Not Done With Abolition

Eric Foner The New York Times
The framers of the 13th Amendment did not intend to establish an empire of prison labor.

Tidbits - May 21, 2020 - Reader Comments: Reader Comments: Biden- Sanders Joint Policy Task Forces; Voter Suppression; COVID-19 Victims; Prison Labor as Scabs; Somalia; Cuba; Support Postal Workers, Retail and Food Workers in UNITE HERE; more...

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Reader Comments: Biden-Sanders Joint Policy Task Forces; Voter Suppression; COVID-19 Victims; Prison Labor as Scabs; Somalia; Cuba; Radical Books Sale; How to Absentee Vote NY Primary; Support Postal Workers, Retail and Food Workers in UNITE HERE

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Federal Prison Factories Kept Running as Coronavirus Spread

By CARY ASPINWALL, KERI BLAKINGER and JOSEPH NEFF The Marshall Project
two men sewing Prisoners have made furniture, license plates and government uniforms during the pandemic. In a factory, social distancing is almost impossible. At some factories still operating, workers did not get paper face masks until this Monday.

Climate Change Meets Mass Incarceration: California's Incarcerated Firefighters

Ryan Harvey and Sammy Didonato Truthout
firefighter fighting blaze The intersection of climate change and mass incarceration is not unique to California, but as the state experiences its deadliest and most destructive year on record for wildfires -- including the second-largest in the its history -- the state's incarcerated firefighter Conservation Camp program has come firmly under the microscope.

Tidbits - September 22, 2016 - Reader Comments: Dakota Access, Native Americans, AFL-CIO; Prison Strike and Unpaid Labor; Many Rivers to Cross Festival; Attica Prison Uprising; and more.....

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Reader Comments: AFL-CIO Constituency Groups Stand with Native Americans to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline; Largest Prison Strike in History Draws Attention to Unpaid Labor; Sanders Says: Elect Clinton-Then Mobilize; Invisible Workforce: Death, Discrimination and Despair in Temp Industry; Announcements: Dollars&Sense - Annual Labor Issue; Studs Terkel; Many Rivers to Cross: Art & Social Justice Festival; Blood in the Water: Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

Boycott, Divest and Sanction Corporations That Feed on Prisons

Chris Hedges Truthdig
“Organizing boycotts, work stoppages inside prisons and the refusal by prisoners and their families to pay into the accounts of phone companies and commissary companies is the only weapon we have left,” said Amos Caley, who runs the Interfaith Prison Coalition, a group formed by prisoners, the formerly incarcerated, their families and religious leaders.
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