#1171 Debt, profit and modern-day slavery (Injustice System)

Air Date: 3–16-2018

Today we take a look at the catastrophic point where cutting taxes, racism, capitalism, immigration policy and our punitive-rather-than-rehabilitative criminal justice system all meet

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Targeting minority communities as sources of revenue through law enforcement - Leid Stories - Air Date 8-25-15

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Lord Weasel - Molerider


Ch. 4: Act 2: The costs of incarceration for those least able to pay - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 9-30-16

Ch. 5: Song 2:  One Little Triumph - Piano Mover


Ch. 6: Act 3: Lauren Brooke, author of Inside Private Prisons - Off Kilter - Air Date 11-9-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Dirtbike Lovers - Desert Orchard


Ch. 8: Act 4: Revenge or Reform: The Penal Challenge - Progressive Faith Sermons w @RevDrRay - Air Date 6-11-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Neil Takes Two - Studio J


Ch. 10: Act 5: What They Won't Tell You About The Fires In California - @RedactedTonight with @LeeCamp - Air Date 10-18-17

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Donder - Darby


Ch. 12: Act 6: LA Sheriff Whines Because 'Good' Prison Laborers Are Getting Released - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 10-14-17

Ch. 13: Song 6:  Heather - Migration


Ch. 14: Act 7: Slave labor in our prisons - Off Kilter - Air Date 10-20-17

Ch. 15: Song 7:  A Burst of Light - Delray


Ch. 16: Act 8: Support #OperationPUSH & Join Juneteenth 2018 Call to End Prison Slavery via @IWW_IWOC - Best of the Left Activism


Voicemails

Ch. 17: Disputing the horseshoe fallacy - Eduardo

Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent


Ch. 18: Final comments on DACA, immigration policy, Japanese internment, prison labor and agribusiness

Sarah Taber's Twitter thread on Dreamers & the Agricultural History of Japanese Internment Camps

BONUS CLIP: Hard times (still) in the fields - Jim @HightowerNews - Air Date 3-14-18

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Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions)


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Support Operation PUSH - Incarcerated Worker’s Organizing Committee

Support Juneteenth 2018 Call to End Prison Slavery - Fight Toxic Prisons

Other Resources:

Check out Free Alabama Movement’s “ALABAMA'S EDUCATION, REHABILITATION, AND RE-ENTRY PREPAREDNESS BILL"

Check out ACLU New Jersey’s “A Vision to End Mass Incarceration in New Jersey”

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Prisoner Rights Advocates Rally Against Visitation Cutbacks In Florida Prisons (WUFT)

Both Red and Blue States Rely on Prison Labor (via The American Prospect)

Prison labour is a billion-dollar industry, with uncertain returns for inmates (The Economist)

The NCAA Says Student-Athletes Shouldn’t Be Paid Because the 13th Amendment Allows Unpaid Prison Labor (The Intercept)

Florida is afraid of its prison system. Here’s what lawmakers want to do about it. (Tampa Bay Times)

Florida Prisoners Prepare To Strike, Demanding an End to Unpaid Labor and Brutal Conditions (The Intercept)

Enlisting Prison Labor to Close Budget Gaps (via The New York Times, 2011)

4 Reasons to End Prison Labor Immediately (Care2)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman 


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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