Law Prof Betsy Ginsberg, Fighting Prison Censorship; Bob Avakian, People Who Complain about Immigrants Crossing Borders; Robin Reineke, When Family Separation is Forever

End the Censorship of Books in Prisons. Prof. Betsy Ginsberg, the Importance of Fighting Censorship

 Betsy Ginsberg

Betsy Ginsberg

Thousands of books and other materials are being banned from US prisons. Illinois prisons recently banned Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, the Pulitzer Prize winning work by Heather Ann Thompson. (The Uptown People's Law Center has filed a lawsuit against the ban.) Betsy Ginsberg will join us to talk about the widespread practice of banning books from prisons, the importance of the case of Blood in the Water, and why it's so important to fight this censorship. Betsy Ginsberg is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and the founder and director of the Civil Rights Clinic.


To People Who Complain about Immigrants Crossing Borders

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An excerpt from “Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution,” a speech by Bob Avakian, the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, which premiered online on October 19. This is “Bob Avakian's Answer to People Who Complain about Immigrants Crossing Borders.”


When Family Separation is Forever, with Robin Reineke.

 “Bridges not Walls” in a protest of the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

“Bridges not Walls” in a protest of the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

Robin Reineke is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Colibri Center for Human Rights. She recently wrote, "Families are being separated at the border today, not only by detention practices, but also by death and disappearance. Both are the result of policies designed to inflict maximum suffering.