Posted in #TheRealNews Amiri Baraka Askia Muhammad Bruce Franklin climate change Eddie Conway fascism Nijole Benokraitis Prisons and Policing Rattling the Bars

‘When we do it to people of color, we don’t call it fascism’: Bruce Franklin’s predictions ring true 40 years later

EMBED RTB INTERVIEW In 1980, TRNN’s Eddie Conway helped organize a prisoners’ educational outreach program called “Say Their Own Word,” where thinkers and scholars came…

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Posted in #CoronaVirus #TheRealNews COVID-19 Cumberland FCI Eddie Conway face masks Greg Carpenter Hagerstown Jessup Correctional Institution Maryland Correctional Institution Maryland prisons Out4Justice pandemic ppe

Majority Black Prison Populations In Maryland See Disproportionate COVID-19 Spikes

Racial disparities in Maryland prisons are affecting COVID-19’s spread, with majority white populations receiving protective equipment even as Jessup institutions with majority Black populations struggle…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Atlanta Black Man Lab COVID-19 Eddie Conway Mawuli Davis pandemic podcast Safe space ymca youth

The Black Man Lab In Atlanta Is Providing A Reprieve For Men

Atlanta’s Black Man Lab is a forum where Black men can speak frankly and honestly address their concerns, even in the middle of a pandemic….

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Hunger Strikes, Uprisings, And The Politics Of Who Gets Released From Prison

TRNN’s Eddie Conway tracks prison uprisings and discusses how these protests could pave the way for radical change in mass incarceration. The post Hunger Strikes,…

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Posted in #CoronaVirus #Homeless #TheRealNews contagion Duke University Ebola virus Eddie Conway federal budget immigrant farm workers Media Bias outbreak Priscilla Wald prison-industrial complex public media The New Deal The Outbreak Narrative wet markets

Mainstream Media Blind Spots In The Coronavirus Crisis

The mainstream media let Trump’s blunders dominate the COVID-19 narrative, neglecting their chance for a nuanced look at public health, incarceration, farmers, and homelessness. The…

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Posted in #CoronaVirus #TheRealNews Amani Sawari coronavirus cases coronavirus infection COVID-19 Eddie Conway Governor Whitmer hotspot Michigan Department of Corrections prison-industrial complex

Michigan Prisons Are One Of The Fastest Growing COVID-19 Hot Spots

Prisoners with the virus have been isolated with punitive solitary confinement measures. Symptomatic staff may still be working, raising the risk for a vulnerable prison…

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California Activists March To End Life Without Parole

Joanne Scheer, founder of the Felony Murder Elimination Project, and Kelly Savage, recently released after 23 years of incarceration, speak about how racial, gender and…

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Posted in #CoronaVirus #Healthcare #TheRealNews adryan corcione COVID-19 Eddie Conway graves inmates jails Kim Kelly labor pandemic prisons Rikers Island sanitation soap social distancing

Slave Labor, Dire Conditions: A TRNN Update On Prisons And COVID-19

Eddie Conway talks to journalists Kim Kelly and Adryan Corcione about how the coronavirus pandemic is exposing the poor healthcare system in US prisons and…

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Posted in #CoronaVirus #Obama #TheRealNews #Travel COVID-19 CUBA doctors Eddie Conway ken morgan luis montero-cabrera

What Happened To Cuba-US Relations Under Trump?

Eddie Conway talks to Dr. Ken Morgan from Baltimore and Professor Luis Montero-Cabrera about Cuba’s relief efforts and doctors, the cost of hostile relations with…

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Posted in #CoronaVirus #Imnotavirus #Racism #Surveillance #TheRealNews #Trump COVID-19 Dylan Rodriguez Eddie Conway face masks Kellyanne Conway mutual aid pandemic prison-industrial complex Rent Strike slavery White House xenophobia

COVID-19 Pandemic Illuminates Anti-Chinese Racism And Xenophobia

Eddie Conway talks with professor Dylan Rodriguez about how COVID-19 has exposed anti-Chinese sentiment, how it’s inseparable from anti-immigrant, anti-Black, and colonial violence, and how…

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Posted in #CoronaVirus #Strike #TheRealNews coronavirus cases COVID-19 Eddie Conway incarceration jails Kim Kelly pandemic parole prisoners prisons release Rikers Island soap virus

Rikers Island Prisoners Strike for Soap, Cleaning Wipes

Journalist Kim Kelly has been in contact with a prisoner inside Rikers Island. She talks with TRNN’s Eddie Conway about why immediate further action is…

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What’s Being Done To Prevent Deaths in Detention Centers, Prisons?

Eddie Conway talks to ACLU Maryland attorney Sonia Kumar, Never Again Action organizer Hallie Berkson-Gold, and ICE Free New Jersey activist Jorge Torres. The post…

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Posted in #CoronaVirus #TheRealNews Corrections COVID-19 Eddie Conway Federal Bureau of Prisons Justice Policy Institute Maryland Department of Public Safety mass incarceration Rikers Island

The Clock Is Ticking On Keeping Incarcerated Citizens Safe

As COVID-19 spreads, experts call for the release of the most vulnerable people in prisons and jails. The post The Clock Is Ticking On Keeping…

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Thinking Outside the Box: Do More Humane Prisons Exist?

Two experts discuss how we can end  mass incarceration by building infrastructure that addresses its root causes. The post Thinking Outside the Box: Do More…

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Danny Glover and Eddie Conway on the 50th Anniversary of MLK Assassination

TRNN Replay from 2018: Actor and activist Danny Glover and TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway talk about how Martin Luther King Jr. worked to build…

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Posted in #TheRealNews AECOM Bill de Blasio Corey Johnson Eddie Conway Farah Louis Ford Foundation mass incarceration MOMA No New Jails NYC prison-industrial complex Rikers Island Jail

Is Rikers Island Really Closing? Or is De Blasio Misrepresenting the NYC Council Vote?

Eddie Conway spoke with organizer Albert Saint-Jean from Just Immigration about the impact of the NYC Council borough-based jail vote, about nonprofits that are funding…

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NYC Council Votes to Build More Jails, Continue Mass Incarceration

Eddie Conway speaks with No New Jails organizer Pilar Maschi ahead of the NYC Council jail vote about what grassroots activists can do to continue…

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Will Impeachment Change Anything for the Masses?

Eddie Conway talks to patrons at Conscious Heads barbershop about impeachment, the rift between the Democratic and Republican Parties, whether it all just boils down…

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With Riker’s Island Prison to Close, Activists Fight Against Four New Prisons

Eddie Conway speaks to Brittany Williams and Ngozi Alston from No New Jails NYC about the four new prisons panned for construction in New York…

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Ankle Monitors Continue the Legacy of Mass Incarceration

Pre-trial detention has shifted from brick and mortar prisons to ankle monitors for people that have yet to be charged with a crime. Advocates say…

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Posted in #Poverty #Racism #TheRealNews Baltimore Brazil Eddie Conway favelas Ferguson Freddie Gray haiti Haitian Revolution Jacqueline Luqman Jair Bolsonaro militarized policing oppression rebellion riot slave rebellions uprising white supremacy

How Elites Crush Black Dissent

What does it mean for the people living under systemic oppression when society frames their rebellion as a riot? The post How Elites Crush Black…

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