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Rattling the Bars


Rattling the Bars: MIT No Aramark
Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, prison activist and founder of the Ordinary People's Society, about building a broad coalition to boycott the businesses that are tied to prison slavery

  June 6, 2017

Rattling the Bars: Death of A Fifteen Year Old in an Adult Prison
In this episode of Rattling the Bars, Eddie Conway interviews Jeanine McNeal about her fifteen year old nephew Jaquin Thomas and his fatal experience being incarcerated in an adult prison

  May 16, 2017

Rattling the Bars: Industrial Workers of the World Against Prison Slavery
Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with IWW organizer Lauren Karaffa about the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and their solidarity with incarcerated people's struggle for human rights

  May 14, 2017

Rattling the Bars: Attorney General Reintroduces Harsh Sentencing Rules for Non- Violent Drug Offenses
Kara Gotsch of the Sentencing Project explains how AG Jeff Sessions' new guidelines will boost the prison population and increase costs

  May 12, 2017

Rattling the Bars: MIT Students Demand Divestment From Prison Profiteering Corporations
Eddie Conway speaks with two graduate student organizers who are working with the Ordinary People's Society to take on Aramark, a company that has faced many human rights complaints in prisons

  May 12, 2017

Vaughn Rebellion Continues to Underscore Need for Prison Abolition, Activist Says
Kim Wilson and Eddie Conway discuss the ongoing nationwide repression of prisoners demanding human rights, ahead of the Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March on August 19th

  April 19, 2017

Black Lives Matter Case in Maine in Limbo
18 Black Lives Matter activists were arrested last July in Portland, Maine, and their case has been on hold ever since the case's judge recused himself

  April 9, 2017

Rattling the Bars: How the 13th Amendment Perpetuates Prison Slavery
The National Million Prison Family march will take place on August 19 to demand the repeal of the 13th amendment, which legalizes prison slavery, explains Max Parthas, host of New Abolitionist Radio

  April 5, 2017

Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March in D.C. Set for August
Organizer Krystal Roundtree says this is a call to end legalized slavery in the United States

  March 27, 2017

Rattling the Bars: Women and Incarceration
Truthout Editor-in-Chief Maya Schenwar discusses her work as a journalist, organizer, and prison abolitionist

  March 26, 2017

Rattling the Bars: Blacks More Likely to Be Wrongly Convicted Than Whites
Eddie Conway talks to Alison Flowers, author of 'The Exoneree Diaries,' who discusses a new report which reveals a troubling level of racial bias in the U.S. criminal justice system

  March 14, 2017

Judge Accepts Class Action Lawsuit Against Use of Slave Labor in Private Detention Centers
The case could open up a pandora's box of challenges against constitutional provisions for exploiting prison labor, says Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford

  March 7, 2017

Inmates Involved in Vaughn Prison Rebellion Denied Medical Treatment
Professor Kim Wilson says the inmates are reporting destruction and confiscation of their private property

  March 4, 2017

Rattling the Bars: The Unconstitutional Practice of Life Without Parole
Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Legal Activists and Family members of incarcerated persons advocating for policy that would take the power of parole out of the Governor's jurisdiction and allow parole boards to make the ultimate decision.

  February 15, 2017

Prosecutor Who Backed Denial of Appeal for Leonard Peltier is Now Calling on Obama to Grant Him Clemency
In the context of the long legacy of genocide, suppression, and marginalization of native communities, Peltier's case is another chapter of a shameful history, says Jasmine Heiss of the Coalition For Public Safety

  January 8, 2017

"It was out of love that the Black Panther Party was started"
Executive Producer Eddie Conway interviews Ericka Huggins at the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party. Huggins is a former political prisoner and was one of the central leaders of The Black Panthers.

  January 3, 2017

Rattling the Bars: Living Classrooms
Executive Producer Eddie Conway reports from East Baltimore focusing on a job placement program for people returning home from prison.

  December 30, 2016

Will President Obama Grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier Before He Leaves Office?
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway examines the political motivations behind mass imprisonment in the US and why so many people incarcerated can be considered "political prisoners."

  December 22, 2016

Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier Facing Potentially Fatal Medical Emergency
Eddie Conway speaks with organizer Jasmine Heiss about ongoing efforts to get President Obama to grant a pardon to Peltier, who has been a political prisoner in the US for more than 4 decades

  December 9, 2016

NY Parole Board Regulations Should Focus Primarily On Risk & Needs Assessments
Organizer Laura Whitehorn says that the reasons to release aging prisoners are not only financial, but also ethical

  November 18, 2016

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