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From Attica to Pelican Bay: Prisoners Resist!
Date Wednesday October 26
Time 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Laney Community College Room B-253
900 Fallon Street
Oakland, CA
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorISO Laney
Emaillaney [at] norcalsocialism.org
In the United States, 2.4 million are locked up in prisons and jails, and another 5 million under control of the criminal justice system. Almost 50 percent of those are African American males, who are 6.4 percent of the total population.

The prison system and the death penalty represent the “New Jim Crow” that carries systematic racism to uphold the capitalist system.

Forty years ago, prisoners at Attica prison stood up to the inhumane and racist conditions they suffered. They were defeated by a bloody crackdown by the government that killed dozens of people. Though they were defeated, it caused several important reforms in the prison system.

Today, prisoners are resisting being treated like animals. People are joining the movement to abolish the death penalty after the legal lynching of Troy Davis. Join a meeting and discussion about the movement to end the criminal injustice system.
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Added to the calendar on Monday Oct 17th, 2011 10:24 PM
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