Hosts Mica Taliaferro and Nick Petrie focused on the prison-industrial complex and resistance to it. The show includes an interview with Molly Porzig and Whitney Walton, members of the LA branch of Critical Resistance. From their website: “Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. We believe that basic necessities such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make our communities secure. As such, our work is part of global struggles against inequality and powerlessness.” We also heard from Youth Justice Coalition, a group based in L.A. that works to challenge the criminal justice system, in some of the most heavily policed neighborhoods in this country. The coalition is completely led and staffed by youth of color who are directly affected by the prison-industrial complex. They work through advocacy, youth organizing, and political education, running the Free LA High School. We spoke with Danae Tapia, an organizer with YJC and Sergio Hill, a student at the high school. We also heard perspectives on interactions with the prison-industrial complex from members of our collective Yael Chanoff, Zak Kirwood and Paul who shared experiences of being arrested and volunteering at prisons. Original air-date: 11-9- 10.
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January 21, 2012 Leave a comment