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Kite Line- April 20, 2018: Carceral Capitalism Continued and Operation Push Updates

This week, we start by finishing the discussion between Micol Seigel and Jackie Wang. You can hear more of their conversation on carceral capitalism in last week’s episode. After that segment, we share a series of letters and updates from Operation PUSH, which is still ongoing in some parts of the Florida prison system, and many prisoners across the state …

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Kite Line: February 2, 2018- The Past Isn’t Passed: Cycles of Violence and Exploitation

This episode, we start out with a statement from Anastazia Schmid, a prisoner in the Indiana Women’s Prison. She walks us through a brief history of how prisons, and specifically the modern practice of prison slave labor, came about. She also talks through some basics of how prison serves to isolate those on the inside, and the importance of outside …

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Kite Line- January 19, 2018: Inside the Local Jail

First off, we include an update from outside supporters of Operation PUSH, the strike in Florida prisons that is now in its fifth day. We will continue to give updates on the situation in Florida’s prisons as they arrive. After the news, we share the first part of Craig’s story, who was recently released from the Monroe County Jail, after …

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Kite Line- January 5, 2018: Operation PUSH

In this week’s episode, we speak with Karen Smith in Florida, who gives us insights into Operation PUSH. Kicking off in just 10 days, Operation PUSH is a prisoner-organized work stoppage inside Florida’s sprawling Prison System. In their own words, Operation PUSH is “asking all prisoners within the Department of Corrections to take a stand by laying down starting January …

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Standing Room Only: The State of the American Labor Movement

From May 31 to June 3, the Working Class Studies Association held their annual conference at Indiana University. Each day, there were several rounds of panels and speakers. On June 3, the closing plenary speaker Kim Moody spoke to the present and possible futures of labor movement in the U.S. He touched on many sides of the issue, including surveillance, …

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The Strike Mic – January 14, 2014

This week on The Strike Mic, members of the Indiana University assembly are holding a day of action tomorrow, in support of the prisoners at Westville Correctional Facility in Westfield, Indiana.

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The Strike Mic – December 3, 2013

This week on The Strike Mic, a student talks about the unfair hiring and firing practices of Indiana University maintenance faculty.

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Daily Local News – October 15, 2013

The Strike Mic: a musical and informational event will address the recent layoffs of Indiana University staff;Despite it being closed and empty, a demonstration took place yesterday outside of Representative Todd Young’s Bloomington office, to protest his role in the federal shutdown; This Thursday Bloomington will host the Third Annual South Central Indiana VA Stand Down. FEATURE Monroe County Affordable …

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Strike Mic – October 08, 2013

A group of Indiana University Students have been meeting in the Indiana University Memorial Union every Monday evening for more than a year. The group is a crucial component in bringing attention to IU employment practices, tuition increases, and the current lack of minority representation on campus. The assembly in collaboration with WFHB, brings weekly updates of the work to …

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Strike Mic – October 1, 2013

A group of Indiana University Students have been meeting in the IU Memorial Union every Monday evening for more than a year, and became crucial in the action that led to the IU Student Strike this spring. The demonstration to the IU Board of Trustees represented dissent for IU employment practices, tuition increases, and the current lack of minority representation …

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