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Where Do We Go From Here? Part One: It All Depends On How You Start, A Note to Christians

It all depends on how you start

It all depends on how you start.

 

I have often been asked, “What is the Christian Response to the events in Ferguson?” People ask this question starting from very different places. 1,526 more words

The Forum

Mass Incarceration and Death Penalty Teach-In

Join us for a public event dedicated to a dialogue with university and community members on issues of mass incarceration and capital punishment, regionally and nationally. 107 more words

Community Organizing

Letter from a Birmingham Jail (Updated for Ferguson 2014)

I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Ferguson. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.

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The Forum

Finding Solutions After the Death of Mike Brown: Angela Davis' Abolition Democracy

With all the recent attention on Ferguson and the death of Mike Brown, I hope we activist do not get lost in this single story (however important it may be) and forget to make all the connections. 231 more words

Pens Up Press

American Intifada: Ferguson and the coming insurrection

At the beginning of the trouble in Ferguson, Missouri, a friend wrote on his Facebook page, “What is going on in Ferguson?”

To which I replied, “An American intifada.” 780 more words

Social Justice

Me in The Nation...

…Huffing and puffing about Ferguson, the warrior cop, and the arsenal of racial oppression.

Culture

The Ghost of Prisons Future: Mass Incarceration in Historical Context

Guest post by Joseph F. Spillane

Historians have, finally, seized upon the phenomenon of mass incarceration as a subject worthy of serious consideration. The astonishing and unprecedented rise of imprisonment rates between the early 1970s and the 2000s is undoubtedly one of the most significant developments in modern social policy. 633 more words

American History