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Politics as a category is generally applied to the art or science of running governmental or state affairs, including behavior within civil governments, but also applies to institutions, fields, and special interest groups such as the corporate, academic, and religious segments of society. It consists of social relations involving authority or power and to the methods and tactics used to formulate and apply policy. Modern political discourse focuses on democracy and the relationship between people and politics. It is thought of as the way we choose government officials and make decisions about public policy.

 
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The Feminization of Earth First!

By: Judi Bari

Judi Bari (November 7, 1949 – March 2, 1997) was an American environmentalist and labor leader, a feminist, and the principal organizer of Earth First! campaigns against logging in the ancient redwood forests of Northern California in the 1980s and '90s. She also organized efforts through Earth First! – Industrial Workers of the World Local 1 to bring timber workers and environmentalists together in common cause. This article reflects her efforts in the Earth First! move...

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Behind the Death Squads : An exclusive report on the US role in El...

By: Allan Nairn; Michael Kienitz, Illustrator

From the Editor's page: "The rising level of political violence in El Salvador and the increasing military involvement of the United States began making front-page headlines in this country about five years ago. But as Allan Nairn reports in his carefully researched article, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Pentagon set their intervention in motion much earlier. They have been actively aiding official terror in El Salvador for more than two decades—often in violat...

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Behind the Death Squads : An exclusive report on the US role in El...

By: Allan Nairn; Michael Kienitz, Illustrator

From the Editor's page: "The rising level of political violence in El Salvador and the increasing military involvement of the United States began making front-page headlines in this country about five years ago. But as Allan Nairn reports in his carefully researched article, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Pentagon set their intervention in motion much earlier. They have been actively aiding official terror in El Salvador for more than two decades—often in violat...

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The New Pentagon Papers

By: Karen Kwiatkowski

A high-ranking military officer reveals how Defense Department extremists suppressed information and twisted the truth to drive the country to war.

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New US Military Bases : Side Effects Or Causes Of War?: Side Effec...

By: Zoltan Grossman

Article by Zoltan Grossman, a doctoral candidate in geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a member of the South-West Asia Information Group.

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Against Empire

By: Michael Parenti

Richly informed and written in an engaging style, Against Empire exposes the ruthless agenda and hidden costs of the U.S. empire today. Documenting the pretexts and lies used to justify violent intervention and maldevelopment abroad, Parenti shows how the conversion to a global economy is a victory of finance capital over democracy.

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Crime As Social Control

By: Christian Parenti

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 27, No. 3 (2000): 43-49.

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Looking Back : Radical Criminology and Social Movements: Radical C...

By: Gregory Shank

Social Justice Vol. 26, No. 2 (76), 25th Anniversary Commemoration (Summer 1999)

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Social Insecurity : The Transformation of American Criminal Justic...

By: Anthony M. Platt

Social Justice Vol. 28, No. 1 (2001): 138-155.

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Fannie Henderson Witnesses Southern Lynch Law

By: Michael Keith Honey

Published in Black-Workers Remember: an oral history of segregation, unionism, and the freedom struggle by Michael Keith Honey, pg. 20-23.

In the absence of a strong protest organization in the African American community, the police in the 1930s and 1940s were happy to demonstrate their power by victimizing many hapless individuals. And yet individuals did resist. Ms. Henderson, for example, acted against her powerlessness to stop a grisly lynching by becoming an official witness to it. Her friend Mary Alexander made the choice that many people would: she hid herself from direct knowledge of police crime an...

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The Challenge of Prison Abolition : A Conversation: A Conversation

By: Angela Y. Davis; Dylan Rodriguez

"The Challenge of Prison Abolition: A Conversation" A dialog between Angela Y. Davis and Dylan Rodriguez , Social Justice, 27:3=81 (2000:Fall) p.212

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Opening Up Borderland Studies : A Review of U.S.-Mexico Border Mil...

By: Jose Palafox

Palafox, J. (2000). Opening up borderland studies: A review of U.S.-Mexico border militarization discourse. Social Justice. 27. 56-72.

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Slavery and Prison : Understanding the Connections: Understanding ...

By: Kim Gilmore

Article published in the Social Justice: Critical Resistance to the Prison-Industrial Complex, Vol. 27, No. 3 (2000).

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Prison Nation : Driven by fear, the US has surrendered to "Carcera...

By: Sasha Abramsky

This article is an edited excerpt from his upcoming book, Hard Time Blues: How politics built a prison nation, published by St. Martin's Press in January, 2002.

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Race, Prison, and Poverty : The Race To Incarcerate In The Age Of ...

By: Paul Street

Paul Street, “Race, Prison, and Poverty: The Race to Incarcerate in the Age of Correctional Keynesianism,” Z Magazine (May 2001), p. 26.

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Dark Connections : Empire abroad, prisons at home: Empire abroad, ...

By: Paul Street

Street P. Dark Connections: Empire abroad, prisons at home. Z Magazine 2003; January: 41-45.

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The Social Functions of the Prisons in the United States

By: Bettina Aptheker

Chapter 3 of "If They Come in the Morning: Voices of Resistance," New York: Third Press, 1971.

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Political Prisoners, Prisons, and Black Liberation

By: Angela Y. Davis

Despite a long history of exalted appeals to man's inherent right to resistance, there has seldom been agreement on how to relate in practice to unjust immoral laws and the oppressive social order from which they emanate.

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I Believe in the Laws of Nature

By: Anna Mae Aquash

Anna Mae Aquash statement to the Court of South Dakota September, 1975

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Crime and Criminals : Address to the Prisoners in the Chicago Jail...

By: Clarence Darrow

Darrow's Crime & Criminals, originally published by Charles H Kerr in 1902, is not only one of the greatest works by the greatest attorney in US history, it is also a little masterpiece in the literature of social criticism and the struggle for freedom. In a few pages radiant with the forceful eloquence and dry humor for which he was so justly renowned, Darrow offers the man in the street - or more precisely in this case, in jail - a crash course in the theory and practi...

This address is a stenographic report of a talk made to the prisoners in the Chicago jail. Some of my good friends have insisted that while my theories are true, I should not have given them to the inmates of a jail. Realizing the force of the suggestion that the truth should not be spoken to all people, I have caused these remarks to be printed on rather good paper and in a somewhat expensive form. In this way the truth does not become cheap and vulgar, and is only plac...

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