Tag: prisons

A squad of riot police march past the National Gallery in London.

What does abolition mean in modern Britain?

The Black Lives Matter movement has sown seeds of hope worldwide for the abolition of police. But policing in the UK goes far beyond the bodies of armed men in uniform.
Protesters hold two banners reading 'Disband the Met, Shut detention centres, Black lives matter' and 'No justice, no peace, abolish the police'

Report: How to defund the police – strategies for abolition

Jiaqi Kang reports on East London rs21's meeting on police abolition.

We will strike and we will win!

Thousands of people gathered in front of the Bank of England for the Women's Strike on International Women's Day 2019.
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US prison strike: the slaves rebel

The heroic strike action of prisoners in the United States highlights the potential for revolt among America's modern-day slave population

#GE2017: More police and prison officers won’t make us safer

Socialism requires a belief that building a world without punishment and incarceration is possible.

H.M. Prison Holloway is closed. What will become of the space?

Samuel Agbamu tells the story of North London's H.M. Prison Holloway and explains why it is a key site of struggle in the fight against social cleansing, as well as institutionalised sexism and racism.  Credit: Aoife...

Review: Orange is the New Black

With Christmas fast approaching, Shanice McBean looks at the politics behind an obvious stocking filler: Orange is the New Black. Orange is the New Black (OITNB) follows the story of main protagonist Piper Chapman as her...

Break Prison: a look at incarceration

Mitch Mitchell shares his experience of prison in the 1970s, and looks at the way the system continues to be used as a method of oppression against the working class and people of colour.

Film review: Starred Up

What gives the prison film its tension is a dynamic between trapped, animalistic energy and the dream of liberty.