Rank #1: Native Resistance and the Carceral State
Jul 11 2018
Rank #2: Carceral Ableism and Disability Justice
Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe, co-editor of Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the United States and Canada, explains how ableism - the violent material and discursive ordering of bodily and psychic difference through which normative and deviant bodyminds are produced - has been foundational to the development of the carceral state.
Leroy Moore, disability justice artist, activist, and co-founder of Krip Hop and Sins Invalid, explains how the disability justice movement emerged as both extension and critique of the disability rights movement. and that disability justice means a complete revolutionizing of our conceptions of embodiment and of our practices of interdependence.
Jan 10 2018
Rank #3: Abolish Risk Assessment
Feb 28 2019
Rank #4: Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments Feat. Saidiyah Hartman
Transcript available at www.rustbeltradio.org
Apr 24 2019
Rank #5: Border as Method
May 09 2018
Rank #6: Out but not free: Surviving after Women’s Prison
Mar 14 2018
Rank #7: The Death Penalty, Sovereignty, and Abolition
May 29 2019
Rank #8: Abolishing Electronic Incarceration
Jun 13 2018
Rank #9: Reports from the 2018 Prison Strike
Sep 12 2018
Rank #10: Anti-Fascism and Carceral State feat. Lorenzo Ervin and JoNina Abron-Ervin
In this timely interview, Lorenzo and JoNina discuss the current anti-fascist movement, its limitations, and how it could evolve to challenge the carceral state, white supremacy, and capitalist exploitation more explicitly.
Oct 17 2018
Rank #11: Political Organizing Behind the Walls
Oct 10 2018
Rank #12: Pill or Punishment: Involuntary Medication at a Michigan's Women's Prison
Mar 27 2019
Rank #13: On Carceral Capitalism
Apr 11 2018
Rank #14: Riots, Crisis, and Prisons
Nov 14 2018
Rank #15: Letters from inside: The 2018 Prison Strike
Jan 28 2019
Rank #16: Ni Una Menos en las Cárceles
Dec 12 2018
Rank #17: State Repression and Movement Defense
Ashanti Alston, a former Black Panther and member of the Black Liberation Army who spent 14 years incarcerated due to his activity in the revolutionary movement, discusses the uses and pitfalls of distinguishing between political and social prisoners, and argues that defending political prisoners is essential to the struggle for abolition.
Jude Ortiz of The Tilted Scales Collective speaks on the importance of situating legal defense campaigns within a movement-centered strategy for liberation, and the ongoing campaign to defend the #J20 resistance. Payton, a current #J20 co-defendant, closes with his experience of the #J20 repression and this Fall’s courtroom struggles.
Nov 13 2017
Rank #18: Settler-colonialism and the Struggle for Abolition
Hernández reveals the underlying logic of elimination and conquest that is foundational to our settler colonial society by interrogating the construction of the settler-carceral state over two centuries. In this historical analysis, Hernández draws from what she calls “The Rebel Archive,” a constellation of historical materials that emerged from struggles against conquest and elimination.
Jan 03 2018
Rank #19: Specters of Attica: Reflections from Inside a Michigan Prison Strike
Rustbelt Abolition Radio co-produced this April 25, 2018 episode of Making Contact, in which four men who were imprisoned at Kinross report on the unlivable conditions, the moments in which the strike took shape, and the retaliation that rained down on them in its wake. We also hear from outside organizers on why it’s important to learn from prison rebellions, and how a persistent force organizing in the spirit of Abolition is rattling walls and cages to make prisons obsolete.
Special thanks to Making Contact, Michigan Abolition and Prisoner Solidarity and the IWW’s Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee.
Jun 10 2018
Rank #20: Dispatches from Zapatista Territory
Feb 14 2018