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Bailey Mead
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Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Anticipating a Crush: In Prison, Tactical Teams Declare Uneven War

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

By Phil Hartsfield | co-published by Praxis Center and Truthout

About 7:45 am on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, I muster the energy to get out of bed and walk the step to the sink from the bottom bunk and I hear it. Clunk, clunk, clunk, clunk, clunk. “Shit!” I say to myself as my cellmate and I look at each other wide-eyed. We know that sound anywhere. That’s three-foot-long, two-inch diameter solid wood batons hitting the steel bars as “Orange Crush” runs down the gallery clunking every bar along the way as they yell. Though it’s not our cell house, it’s E House right behind us. We’re able to hear them through the utility alley that the cell houses share behind the cells. They’re making their rounds due to an unauthorized pair of headphones found during a cell search in another cell house. Continue reading →

Visualizing Intersectionality

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

By Fernando Martí | JustSeeds

I’ve been thinking a lot about flags lately. What will be the symbols of our movement in the future? Here’s one offering. Continue reading →

On the Assassination of Afro-Brazilian Activist Marielle Franco

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

By Scholars for Social Justice

We, Scholars for Social Justice (SSJ) express our outrage over the political assassination of Marielle Franco and Anderson Pedro Gomes, both killed on March 14, 2018 with bullets proven to belong to Brazil’s Military Police. The loss of Marielle Franco is a singular, immense and painful loss for her family, for the black community and for those interested in social justice in Brazil, and around the world. It is also a solemn reminder of the systemic nature of anti-black state violence and genocide. Continue reading →

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