Tag: prisons

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M Adams and Karma Chavez (Undercommoning Encounter 001, June 4 2015)

On June 4, 2015, Undercommoning held its inaugural workshop in Madison, Wisconsin. The closing session was our first Encounter session with M Adams and Karma Chavez, moderated by Thea Sircar. What is the role of university workers in supporting undercommoning and radical resistance occurring in our communities? How can we appropriate the resources of the university to take action beyond… Read more →

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Freedom From Education: Decolonial Study for Abolishing the Prison-University Complex

Against the romanticizing of education, Leftists should recognize alternative regimes of study, as practiced in prison organizing and indigenous peoples’ movements, and participate with them toward dismantling the intertwined regimes of education and carcerality. – an essay by Abraham Bolish – Left movements in North America romanticize education in many ways. Calls to “defend public education” emanate from the most radical movements… Read more →

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Horizontalism within and against Academia, Unions, and Non-Profits: An Interview with Ariel

Summary: Drawing on organizing experiences in Seattle and the University of Washington, Ariel speaks of tensions in horizontalist movements.  Within the university, she reflects on an anti-capitalist approach to service learning, organizing within and against a graduate student union, and creating a student-worker coalition.  Across the university-city boundaries, she analyzes Occupy Seattle and resistance to both the non-profit- and academic-industrial… Read more →

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