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#SayHerName: Confronting 400 Years of State Violence Against Black Women

News Beat Podcast

The 2020 rebellions have sparked renewed discussions surrounding a host of racial issues, including police brutality toward black men. Advocates argue that black women are similarly exposed to excessive police violence yet routinely forgotten or ignored. Among their demands: Say Her Name.

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Ruth Wilson Gilmore Makes the Case for Abolition

The Intercept

The movement to defund the police in the United States is gaining unprecedented momentum as protests continue across the globe. This week on Intercepted: Chenjerai Kumanyika is joined by the iconic geographer and abolitionist Ruth Wilson Gilmore. Gilmore is one of the world’s preeminent scholars on prisons and the machinery of carceral punishment and policing. In this discussion, she offers a sweeping and detailed analysis of the relentless expansion and funding of police and prisons, and how locking people in cages has become central to the American project. Gilmore offers a comprehensive road map for understanding how we have arrived at the present political moment of brutality and rebellion, and she lays out the need for prison abolition and defunding police forces.

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Join the Abolitionist Movement (with Mariame Kaba)

Rebel Steps

Abolition has been a huge topic in the wake of the uprising sparked by the police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Calls to defund or abolish the police are now experiencing a surge of interest, in the form of street art, protest signs, op eds, and more. In this episode, I’ll be exploring things to consider as you take your first steps toward joining the abolitionist movement, especially in this tumultuous moment of a pandemic and global uprising, in a conversation with Mariame Kaba.

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What Mutual Aid Can Do During a Pandemic

Jia Tolentino – The New Yorker

A radical practice is suddenly getting mainstream attention. Will it change how we help one another? This article gives examples of mutual aid practices happening during the COVID-19 crisis, the history of mutual aid, and the potential future of the practice as we move forward.

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Survival Pending Abolition

Rustbelt Abolition Radio

Longtime abolitionists, thinkers, writers, activists, militants: Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Kim Wilson, and Amanda Alexander discuss revolutionary survival amidst pandemia and how abolitionist struggle is making the ‘impossible’ become possible.

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News Brief: As a Social Democracy Response to Covid19 Falters, Likelihood of Martial Response Rises

Citations Needed Podcast

This episode details recent reports that the National Guard or US military may be used in a law enforcement capacity and what this says about the failures of the liberal state. With unemployment potentially reaching 30 percent and an urgent, robust social democratic response from the federal government unlikely, a debate about safeguarding against martial order––especially from an administration with a well documented inclination towards abuse of power–-is urgently needed.

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Conversation with Sherrilyn Ifill – Justice in America Podcast

Justice in America

In this episode of Justice in America, Josie Duffy Rice and her guest co-host, Darnell Moore, talk to Sherrilyn Ifill about policing, civil rights, the criminal justice system, and more.

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Containing the Coronavirus

Reveal

As the new coronavirus spreads through the U.S., Reveal chronicles how it came to California, with the voices of first responders, experts and passengers quarantined on a cruise ship docked in San Francisco Bay. Additionally, hear the story of an African American man who decades ago was shot and killed by a police officer who later became leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

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Your Phone Knows if You’re Staying at Home & Does Stopping Coronavirus Require More Surveillance?

Reset by Vox

Episode 1: Your phone knows if you’re staying at home and it is telling the government. The Verge’s Casey Newton explains how location data is helping fight coronavirus, and why even privacy advocates don’t think that’s such a bad thing.
Episode 2: Does stopping coronavirus require more surveillance? The cost of China’s high-tech response to contain the coronavirus.

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