The largest coordinated prison strike in U.S. history began September 9—the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising—and is now entering its second week, with incarcerated people nationwide protesting “modern-day slavery,” among other injustices that have become part and parcel of our country’s prison industrial complex and system of mass incarceration. Here's how you can help.
Today, prisoners across Alabama have ended a 10-day strike that started May 1 (International Workers’ Day) to protest unpaid labor and horrendous conditions, already reporting retaliation by prison officials.
On this day in Labor History, the year was 1937. That was the day the National Lawyers Guild held their first convention at the Hotel Washington in the nation’s capital. The Guild was established as way to bring together progressive lawyers dedicated to fighting “for basic and progressive change in our political and economic system and to assure that human rights be regarded as more sacred than property interests.”
During the historic Detroit newspaper strike, which began on July 13, 1995, hundreds of strikers and strike supporters were arrested on various criminal charges during demonstrations, picket lines, and other protests in support of the strike.
NLG Review Volume 70, Number 1 includes the following articles:
Brief of Amicus Curiae in Shelby County, Alabama v. Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General, et al. by David Gespass
Book Review: The New Jim Crow by Brett Degroff
Racism & Power: The Inaccessibility of Opportunity in the Educational
System in the United States by Neda N. Brisport
Right-To-Work Laws: History and Fightback by Jeanne Mirer
Inhuman Violence: Indiana’s Nineteenth Century View of Physical Punishment in Public Schools by David W. Frank