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|Forum:The Prison System & Social Control/Hiroshima Remembered|
|Date||Friday August 07|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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2489 Mission St. Rm. 28, San Francisco
$3 - $5 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds.
(Refreshments served. Cross street 21st. Near 24th St. BART. MUNI #14, 49, 26. Parking garage located one block west on 21st. St. btwn. Mission & Valencia, parking cost $2/hr.)
For more info, or to reserve free childcare (please call at least one day in advance if you would like childcare) contact PSL at 415-821-6171.
|Event Type||Panel Discussion|
|Organizer/Author||Party for Socialism and Liberation|
|sf [at] socialismandliberation.org|
The Prison system and social control
The capitalist system uses prisons as a means of social control. The prison industrial complex also serves as a pool of free labor to rent out to profit-making corporations. Inside the prisons, conditions are deplorable. Inmates are forced to live in overcrowded prisons, in unsafe environments, and with grossly inadequate food and medical care. Many prisoners are subjected to “disciplinary” actions that amount to torture. Hear a report from a therapist, who works in the West County Detention Facility and in San Quentin State Prison, about the experiences that prisoners go through here in California.
On Aug. 6, 1945, the president of the United States , Democrat Harry Truman, ordered the dropping of a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima , followed with another one on Nagasaki three days later. Not counting the tens of thousands who died over the years of exposure to radiation, the death toll was over 140,000 in Hiroshima and 80,000 in Nagasaki . The U.S. is the only country in the world to have ever used nuclear bombs. What were the motives of the U.S. government for dropping the nuclear bombs? Hear a socialist perspective on the real objectives of U.S. foreign policy in World War II and afterwards.