Karen James with Adam Carpinelli, Oregon Jericho, who along with other organizations rallied on July 8th at the Portland Justice Center in solidarity with 30,000 prisoners throughout California who began refusing meals.In 2011 prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent
The 77th Oregon Legislature has adjourned and there are many winners and losers. Education appears to be an early winner and police accountability measures died quietly in committee without much action. How did your issue or cause fare this session? How effective is grassroots advocacy? What can you do now to prepare for the next legislative session? Join Senator Jackie Dingfielder and I for an informative discussion on Thursday July 11, 2013 from 8:00AM-9:00AM. Call-in at 503-231-8187 and join the conversation. http://www.leg.state.or.us/dingfelder/
Michelle Alexander - Incarceration Nation (lecture)
Michelle Alexander is a professor of law at Ohio State University and holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Formerly the director of the ACLU's Racial Justice Project in Northern California, she served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. She is the author of the bestseller "The New Jim Crow."
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this edition of the Old Mole dealing with several aspects of freedom and self-determination -- from the extreme unfreedom of solitary confinement in maximum security prisons to wage slavery and mass unemployment.
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The Left and the Law. Thousands of prisoners California's Pelican Bay Prison and throughout the state have been on a hunger strike to protest arbitrary sentences to solitary confinement. Attorney Mike Snedeker and psychologist Jan Haaken discuss the conditions and the reasons for the strike.
There will be a rally in solidarity with the strikers Monday, July 8 at 7:30 pm in Chapman Square Park, SW 3d and Main in Portland, followed by a mobile dance party and noise demo.