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Kite Line- May 24, 2019: Migrant Bodies, Uncaring Medicine, and the Lethal Politics of Detention

This week we hear a talk entitled, “Dying in Isolation: Migrant Bodies, Uncaring Medicine, and the Lethal Politics of Detention” Jonathan Inda is a professor of Latinx Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He paints a devastating picture of the detention conditions for migrants around the country, citing in particular an example where medical neglect caused the death of …

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Kite Line- April 26, 2019: Impacts of the Prisoners’ Movement, Part Three

This week, we finish our conversation between Toussaint Losier and Micol Seigel. This is part three of a series in which we hear Losier, author of Rethinking the American Prison Movement, speak to Seigel about his research while writing his book, in which he builds a cohesive picture of the long history of incarceration. In this final part of the conversation, Losier …

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Kite Line- April 19, 2019: Impacts of the Prisoners’ Movement, Part Two

This week continues the conversation between Toussaint Losier and Micol Seigel. This is part two of a series in which we hear Losier, author of Rethinking the American Prison Movement, speak to Seigel about his research while writing his book, in which he builds a cohesive picture of the long history of incarceration.  In this episode, Losier speaks about resistance to …

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Kite Line- April 5, 2019: Communication is a Human Right- More Reflections from Mark Cook

This week, Kite Line welcomes the continued contributions of Mark Cook, who we recorded in conversation with Alejo Stark.  Mark is a former prison rebel, dating back to ambitious organizing on the inside in the 1960s.  Following his release from prison, he co-founded the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party and later went underground with the George Jackson Brigade.  …

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Kite Line- March 29, 2019: If You Care, Grow Your Hair- Prison Rebellion Strategies from the 1960s

  This week, Kite Line welcomes the contributions of Mark Cook for a second time.  Mark is a former prison rebel, dating back to ambitious organizing on the inside in the 1960s.  Following his release from prison, he co-founded the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party and later went underground with the George Jackson Brigade.  Due to his guerrilla …

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Kite Line- March 15, 2018: Policing Los Angeles, Part One

This week, we air the first of two episodes tracking the rise of police racism and militarization in Los Angeles, from the Watts Uprising of 1965 to the 1992 L.A. Riots after Rodney King’s beating. Max Felker-Kantor, author of the book, Policing Los Angeles, walks us through the changes in policing, as well as the ways in which anti-police activism …

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Kite Line- February 15, 2019: Turn Up the Heat- MDC Protests in New York

This week is an interview with Samantha Johnson, from No New Jails in Brooklyn, New York. As we reported recently, the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn recently was the target of large scale demonstrations, after prisoners expressed to their loved ones on the outside that they were being denied basic human needs such as heat, fresh food, and running water. …

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Kite Line- February 1, 2019: Medical Neglect and Resistance- Arrested With A Yellow Vest, Part 3

This week, we hear more from Chantal, who tells us about her time detained in France in December. We also cover breaking news on hunger strikes in immigrant detention centers across the US, as well as the victory of hundreds of hunger strikers in Corcoran prison in California.  Medical malfeasance by prison officials, and the needless suffering it causes, are …

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Kite Line- January 25, 2019: Arrested With a Yellow Vest, Part Two

This week,we hear a statement regarding a hunger strike that took place in France this month. On January 8th, detainees at the same immigration retention center that Chantal, the subject of this week’s Kite Line, was held in released a statement announcing that they had begun a hunger strike, and calling on detainees in other retention centers around France to …

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Kite Line: January 11, 2019- Paths Out of Prison: E-Carceration or Liberation

Since the Ferguson uprising in 2014, the Black Lives Matter movement has shone a light on a range of American institutions, revealing their white supremacist origins and functions.  In addition to police and the discriminatory mortgage market, cash bail is one of the most important of these institutions to be revealed and resisted.  Community bail funds and others have begun …

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