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Author Elizabeth Hinton, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime, The Making of Mass Incarceration in America - An Extended Conversation
"Elizabeth Hintons richly researched new book barrels toward one chilling conclusion: beginning as early as the Johnson administration, federal authorities"regardless of political affiliation"systematically constructed a criminal justice regime that targets, criminalizes, polices, and imprisons staggering numbers of young black men, especially in urban areas," a reviewer noted.
In the United States today, one in every thirty-one adults is under some form of penal control, including one in eleven African American men. How did the "land of the free" become the home of the world's largest prison system? In a work vivid with detail and sharp analysis, Hinton challenges the accepted belief that mass incarceration originated with the Reagan administration. Rather, she traces its rise to an ironic source: the social welfare programs of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society at the height of the civil rights era.
Plus, Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party. We'll hear the trailer from his recent talk, THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In The Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America: A Better World IS Possible.
To access the entire talk, plus the trailer and numerous clips, go to revcom.us.