Thursday, July 18, 2013

Who will 'reform' the reformers?

"Please stop 'reforming' Pelican Bay, writes Truthout's Maya Schenwar.
These changes constitute "reforms" in the way that school closings in poor communities have been dubbed "education reform," or the way in which Reagan's tax cuts for the super-wealthy were championed as "tax reform." Early advocates of the prison system—the folks who brought us solitary confinement in the first place—called themselves "reformers," too.
Also see Pelican Bay prisoner, J. Baridi Williamson's piece, "Why We Strike - Pelican Bay Prison Hunger-Strikers."

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