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@mxthemme authored a three-part series, "Trans Behind Bars," that covered the experiences of trans prisoners, including the case of Strawberry Hampton https://shadowproof.com/category/prison-protest/trans-behind-bars/
@HalfAtlanta on street medics that looked to medical professionals in Cuba as model for dealing with the pandemic: https://shadowproof.com/2020/05/12/street-medics-see-cuba-as-a-model-for-covid-19-response-in-vulnerable-communities/
Street medics like Dr. Armen Henderson see Cuba as model for responding to COVID-19, as U.S. government fails to provide health care to vulnerable people.https://shadowproof.com/2020/05/12/street-medics-see-cuba-as-a-model-for-covid-19-response-in-vulnerable-communities/
People around the world face more and more obstacles to seeking asylum, as borders remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and refugee organizations are concerned that the crisis has become an...https://shadowproof.com/2020/05/18/countries-exploit-covid-19-pandemic-to-shut-down-borders-and-block-refugees/
Restaurant workers in ‘right-to-work’ states face unique challenges as they struggle for better conditions during COVID-19.https://shadowproof.com/2020/05/21/in-right-to-work-states-restaurant-workers-mobilize-during-covid-19-for-better-conditions/
With the COVID-19 pandemic bringing the abortion access debate to a fever pitch, pro-choice advocates are challenging all progressives to do better than placate politicians.https://shadowproof.com/2020/06/04/many-abortion-clinics-may-not-survive-covid-19-unless-progressives-take-bolder-action/
A good example is our current series on organizing for world without police or prisons. Another roll call.
Nicole Froio examines how some prison abolitionists are approaching gendered harm without the involvement of the criminal justice system.https://shadowproof.com/2020/07/15/community-organizers-address-sexual-violence-without-the-criminal-justice-system/
Mental Health First is a community-centered initiative to eliminate the need for police as first responders to mental health crises.https://shadowproof.com/2020/07/23/california-initiative-moves-away-from-relying-on-police-to-address-mental-health-crises/
Abolitionists have confronted violence through Transformative Justice, which models different skills and principles for approaching harm and violence.https://shadowproof.com/2020/07/27/how-transformative-justice-responds-to-violence-without-the-carceral-system/
Adam Mahoney profiles leadership of Black & Pink, a national abolitionist organization dismantling the carceral system and the harms caused to LGBTQ+ people.https://shadowproof.com/2020/07/29/for-black-pink-organizers-decarceration-must-grapple-with-constant-violence-against-lgbtq-people/
He produced both of these stories in recent months:
In the wake of Black Lives Matter protests, several school boards voted or are in the process of voting to defund school police forces.https://shadowproof.com/2020/07/01/prioritizing-childrens-wellness-over-cops-the-movement-to-end-policing-in-schools/
(And thank you, readers, this makes me grin really big.) https://shadowproof.com/2019/08/19/im-still-sorry-i-listened-to-susan-sarandon-during-the-2016-election/
There aren’t any matters that are currently more pressing than grappling with the fact that I listened to what actress Susan Sarandon had to say during the 2016 presidential election and did not vote...https://shadowproof.com/2019/08/19/im-still-sorry-i-listened-to-susan-sarandon-during-the-2016-election/
I'll likely return with some of my own later.