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Build communities, not prisons

Deborah H. Drake and David Scott, The Open University

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The prison industrial complex is large and growing. Prison building and expansion projects generate trade exhibitions, mail-order/Internet catalogues, and direct advertising campaigns that seek to engage architects, construction firms, investors, food, landscaping and plumbing supply companies, and other firms that specialise in fixtures and fittings for large industrial building. 1,148 more words

Happy Birthday, Amy Cassey!

Amy Cassey, anti-slavery and civil rights activist, was born in New York City on August 14, 1808. Born Amy Williams to an elite family, she married a wealthy Philadelphia businessman named Joseph Cassey in 1825. 223 more words

Written By Amy Cools

'Greeks called people "barbarians", so how can anyone act like Apartheid was a big deal?'

Walter Williams’ recent column on comparative slavery is intellectually dishonest in general, but his misquotation of abolitionist Frederick Douglass is either an especially egregious example of that, or he’s never bothered to even glance at it in context. 740 more words


The Merchant of Havana. The Jew in the Cuban Abolitionist Archive. Stephen Silverstein

Premio LAJSA 2017:

Stephen Silverstein, The Merchant of Havana: The Jew in the Cuban Abolitionist Archive (Vanderbilt University Press, 2016)

In The Merchant of Havana, Stephen Silverstein carries out a fascinating and original intersectional analysis that shows how anti-Semitic ideology and racist ideology came together in 19th century Cuba. 293 more words

19th Century

Happy Birthday, Henry David Thoreau!

Henry David Thoreau is the American philosopher and writer best known for two books, On Walden Pond and Civil Disobedience.

The first is about simplifying your life so as to find what it’s really all about, the second promotes breaking the law in protest when the state does wrong (think Martin Luther King in the Birmingham jail). 262 more words

Written By Amy Cools

Resources We Rely On

I got into a great conversation this weekend with a friend about how to know which companies we buy from are ethical or not AND what harm we are causing with our purchasing. 270 more words

Ethical Fashion

“Milk the Deceiver”- My Thoughts of Vegetarianism

At the tender age of 11, I decided to turn vegetarian as I came to believe that killing animals for the sake of palate pleasure and basic convenience in the face of a death-free alternative was morally wrong. 1,650 more words