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Radical History Review (2008) 2008 (100): 11–37.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Regina Kunzel Gay college students teach Atascadero prisoners to dance and cruise in a therapeutic role-play scenario. From Rob Cole, “Behind Bars, Lessons on Being Gay,” Advocate, June 20, 1973, 5 Lessons in Being Gay: Queer Encounters in Gay and Lesbian Prison Activism Regina...
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Radical History Review (2024) 2024 (148): 9–29.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Emily K. Hobson Abstract This article examines AIDS activism in women’s prisons in the 1980s and 1990s United States through a focus on incarcerated women’s creation and display of panels for the AIDS Quilt. It argues that AIDS Quilt panels made in prison reflected the potential of incarcerated...
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Radical History Review (2023) 2023 (146): 59–83.
Published: 01 May 2023
... in Cold War Turkey. Şenler’s legacy and the recent references to her story show how the tendency of iconification to occlude or distort prisoners’ ideological investments and activities may in fact enhance their ability to integrate into new political projects. This case study of a right-wing political...
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Radical History Review (2021) 2021 (140): 143–150.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., activism, and state responses to blood-borne outbreaks across the United States and PRC, this essay outlines a constellation of viral infections derived from plasma coerced from US prisoners and PRC rural villagers. Viruses archive the structural violences of the global pharmaceutical and blood...
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Radical History Review (2010) 2010 (106): 163–171.
Published: 01 January 2010
... if I was ‘the guy who does the hankies?’ ” When he left prison in the late 1970s, Danny went to work for An Phoblacht/Republican News. As he was now known to the authorities and his days on active IRA service were behind him, he sought other ways to contribute to the liberation struggle...
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Radical History Review (2021) 2021 (140): 186–196.
Published: 01 May 2021
... for challenging criminalization in all its intimate, communal, and structural forms, and building a racially just and strategic HIV movement. Copyright © 2021 by MARHO: The Radical Historians’ Organization, Inc. 2021 HIV prison activism abolition harm reduction mutual aid transformative justice...
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Radical History Review (2021) 2021 (141): 151–175.
Published: 01 October 2021
... understood unless prisonersactivism is analyzed. Prisoners’ politics likewise cannot be adequately analyzed without situating them in their broader political and cultural milieus. One of the main ways in which late twentieth-century prison activists connected with mainstream activists, militant...
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Radical History Review (2006) 2006 (96): 58–86.
Published: 01 October 2006
... experimented with low-intensity physical and psychological torture as a means to control political activ- ity. These techniques redefined categories of civil death and definitions of cruel, inhuman, and torturous treatment, completing the legal annihilation of prisoners by attempting to stifle...
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Radical History Review (2007) 2007 (98): 34–62.
Published: 01 May 2007
... for activism. Anarchist prison memoirs recounted struggles to humanize the prison and create solidarity among prisoners, carrying on their pre-incarceration goal of humanizing society as a whole. Because anarchists already regarded their societies as prison houses, the carceral experience was for them...
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Radical History Review (2023) 2023 (146): 11–31.
Published: 01 May 2023
... thick my friend and I suggest that people be asked to write letters to the Governor demanding that this SMU program be discontinued before Political Prisoners and activists are murdered, revealing its political purpose, and connecting it to the rise of reactionary and racist (KKK) guard activity.” 3...
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Radical History Review (2023) 2023 (146): 120–122.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., stating, “We are all political prisoners regardless of the crime invoked by white racist oppressors to legitimize their kidnapping us from the ghettos and torturing us in their cages.” 1 He also recognized politicized prisoners as those imprisoned people who began to study and became politically active...
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Radical History Review (2006) 2006 (96): 95–111.
Published: 01 October 2006
.... Site fights in But- tonwillow (a toxic waste dump) and Kettleman City (the location of a toxic waste incinerator) gained international attention.4 The proximity of vigorous environmen- tal justice activism to California’s prison alley has helped activists from both move- ments see the similarities...
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Radical History Review (2017) 2017 (128): 199–222.
Published: 01 May 2017
...,” microfilm reel 19, ARPD. 81. Fernandez, Prisoners of Colonialism, 199 – 201. 82. Matory, Black Atlantic Religion, 110. 83. Ibid. References Abdulhadi, Rabab. 2004. “Activism and Exile: Palestinianness and the Politics of Solidarity.” In Local Actions: Cultural Activism, Power, and Public...
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Radical History Review (2023) 2023 (146): 1–9.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of critics. The “AAPP defines a political prisoner as anyone who is arrested because of his or her perceived or real active involvement or supporting role in political movements.” 9 Here again, the aim is the central or determining element, rather than the “crime” itself. This issue brings together...
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Radical History Review (1989) 1989 (45): 5–29.
Published: 01 October 1989
... These activities cemented a radical pacifist community whose influence extended beyond World' War I1 into postwar movements for social change. The story of how this legacy came to be, of how prisons and Civilian Public Service camps fostered and nurtured radicalism during a time when dissent...
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Radical History Review (2023) 2023 (146): 105–119.
Published: 01 May 2023
... Boggs, however, it did not follow that prisons should be seen as the terrain of revolutionary activity or prisoners as primary agents of revolutionary change, and the Boggses found fault with those in the movement who acted, explicitly or implicitly, on such an analysis. 15 Two years after...
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Radical History Review (2003) 2003 (85): 74–81.
Published: 01 January 2003
... marketplace as activism commodifies the political prisoner. 8. On December 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Its thirty articles outline the major precepts for human rights...
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Radical History Review (2023) 2023 (146): 84–104.
Published: 01 May 2023
.... On the contrary, new changes gave the FPS the role of a security force aligned with the overall repressive strategy of the military in the context of the NSD. The earlier law had defined the prison service as “the branch of the active public administration entrusted with the custody and guardianship...
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Radical History Review (2023) 2023 (146): 129–150.
Published: 01 May 2023
... in 1986. 13 Behind bars, these prisoners organized themselves in mutual support activities; operated schools to spread political education; made and sold handicrafts to generate income; ran legal and medical clinics with whatever limited tools and training they could obtain; and organized themselves...
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Radical History Review (2023) 2023 (146): 178–202.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Andor Skotnes Abstract On the fifth anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release after twenty-seven years in political prison, and nine months after his election as South Africa’s president, his new government and its allies held an important event. On February 11, 1995, 1,200 ex–political prisoners...
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