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Radical History Review (2023) 2023 (146): 151–166.
Published: 01 May 2023
... women prison abolition open letters from prison COVID-19 pandemic The first documented case of COVID-19 in California was on January 26, 2020. It soon spread to California prisons, where outbreaks and lockdowns wreaked havoc. This new threat facing people inside prison could only be dimly...
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Radical History Review (2016) 2016 (124): 129–140.
Published: 01 January 2016
... conversion seemed a little surprising to those whose mem- ories stretch back to 1999, as Contreras could not resist pointing out in an open letter from prison. In the heady days shortly after Pinochet’s arrest in the United Kingdom, a fervent Piñera whipped up a storm at a right-­wing rally in Santiago...
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Radical History Review (2023) 2023 (146): 105–119.
Published: 01 May 2023
...–9 ( 1971 ): 2 – 7 . Davis Joshua . From Head Shops to Whole Foods . New York : Columbia University Press , 2017 . Drumgo Fleeta . “ We Are All Prisoners .” The Black Scholar 2 , nos. 8–9 ( 1971 ): 32 – 33 . Free Martin Sostre: Letters and Quotations . Northampton...
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Radical History Review (2008) 2008 (100): 11–37.
Published: 01 January 2008
... reason than the prisoner’s sexuality,” collective members stated. To support their claims, Join Hands representatives quoted from a letter written by Eddie Loftin, a California prisoner who had been denied parole along with other gay men: “There was 7 gays that went to the parole board, and out...
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Radical History Review (2007) 2007 (98): 34–62.
Published: 01 May 2007
... and admirers.95 In his first letter to Goldman from prison, Berkman begged her, “Write often. Tell me about the movement, yourself and friends. It will help to keep me in touch with the outside world, which daily seems to recede further. I clutch desperately at the thread that still binds me...
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Radical History Review (1993) 1993 (55): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 1993
... in accepting ”that which is already within you, and around you.” 39. SFMX, February 1953, excerpts from a letter almost certainly addressed to Elijah Muhammad on 9 January 1951. For more than three years Malcolm sent a letter a day to Elijah Muhammad from prison. There is some hope of finding...
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Radical History Review (2023) 2023 (146): 167–177.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of the armed organizations) and shows the image of Che Guevara. The names of some of the comrades killed in the attempt to escape from Rawson prison a year earlier are written above the door. May 25, 1973. Photo by Alicia Sanguinetti. Figure 7. A view of the cells. Through the open door one can see laundry...
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Radical History Review (2023) 2023 (146): 11–31.
Published: 01 May 2023
... and from other prisoners. 73 Those who were not assassinated physically were forced to fight an embodied war to prevent the state from killing them mentally and spiritually. The 1978 letter that opened this essay, in which Dhoruba accused his captors of developing a “statewide thing...
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Radical History Review (2023) 2023 (146): 1–9.
Published: 01 May 2023
... lockdown. Through the pages of CCWP’s newsletter, The Fire Inside , activists built a collective response to create and deepen political consciousness. They employed the practice of “open lettering,” a long-standing tradition among incarcerated activists from Socrates, who wrote his accusers from a prison...
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Radical History Review (2021) 2021 (141): 151–175.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., several from the 1980–82 period, along with parts of an unpublished 1989 issue, have survived. Mead explained the Red Dragon ’s title, recalling that the dragon had been a symbol for prisoners since Ho Chi Minh’s poem that read, “When the prison gates open, the real dragons will fly out...
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Radical History Review (2000) 2000 (78): 27–56.
Published: 01 October 2000
... turned the island into a place that stood for the state’s commit- ment to combat crime. Soon after the maximum security ”escape-proof ” prison opened, Hollywood joined in, turning out movies that made Alcatraz synonymous with ”cruel and unusual punishment.” Today its reputation for brutality...
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Radical History Review (2016) 2016 (126): 96–105.
Published: 01 October 2016
... suspended from school at six times the rate of white girls and women of color have become the fastest rising prison popula- tion.6 According to a Prison Policy Initiative report, the women’s prison population has nearly tripled since the 1990s, the majority of whom are women of color.7 To assert...
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Radical History Review (2001) 2001 (81): 5–14.
Published: 01 October 2001
... The Role of Radical Historians In the December 2000 issue of the American Historical Association’s (AHA) mag- azine Perspectives, Radical History Review published “An Open Letter from Amer- ican Historians Regarding the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal,” cosigned by ten...
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Radical History Review (2006) 2006 (96): 58–86.
Published: 01 October 2006
... during the playing of its contents.” Ibid. 66. Letter from Lanier “Red” Ramer to Howard Levy, M.D., ACLU National Prisoners’ Rights Project Steering Committee, June 24, 1972, Salinas Papers, box 6, folder 20, SUSC. 67. “Program Guidelines,” June 20, 1972, Salinas Papers, box 6, folder 21...
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Radical History Review (2021) 2021 (140): 49–77.
Published: 01 May 2021
... unsurprising that the most open and virulent homophobia within the union typically emerged from locals of prison workers. After the national union formalized its Gay and Lesbian Advisory Committee, at least two locals wrote to the national office to dissent. “Please be advised that if any part of our dues...
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Radical History Review (1990) 1990 (48): 33–62.
Published: 01 October 1990
... the inmate entered the prison, he never saw, spoke to, or received letters from anyone but prison officials and the Society. His cell was lit by one small eight-inch "dead-eye" in the ceiling and his meals were delivered through a hole in the door. He exercised and worked alone for the duration...
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Radical History Review (2023) 2023 (145): 37–61.
Published: 01 January 2023
..., Flores Magón was arrested and imprisoned for violating the Espionage Act for antiwar speech. Nature reappeared in Flores Magón’s prison writings and letters as he began to articulate deeply personal and frustrated critiques of the carceral environment. While imprisoned, Flores Magón wrote about how...
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Radical History Review (2017) 2017 (128): 37–45.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., acting under the orders of US colonel Francis Riggs, opened fire on a peaceful march organized by the Nationalist Party to demand the release of political prisoners. In the ensu- ing fusillade, the police killed nineteen and wounded two hundred, including some passersby. Lebrón recalled, “we knew...
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Radical History Review (2005) 2005 (91): 124–130.
Published: 01 January 2005
... penned nearly two hundred letters to his daughter Indira that offered, to invoke the title of the subsequent collection, Glimpses of World History.5 It is apposite that those chained within prison walls should indulge in large canvases, and everywhere the sumptuous history of prison literature...
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Radical History Review (1989) 1989 (45): 5–29.
Published: 01 October 1989
..., isolated from other prisoners. The strikers, lock- ed in their individual cells, coped creatively with the isolation and monotony: We spent most of our days reading, writing letters and walking back and forth in our cells. I used to play chess with Dave Dieck, who was in an adjoining...