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Vikki Law helps reveal the Real-Life Stories behind Orange is the New Black

"Once you’ve binged your way through Season 2, get on these true tales of life behind bars stat...

Rather than wallow in OITNB withdrawal, why not seek out a few books and movies about the real-life stories of female prisoners? After all, you’ve got tiiiiime until Season 3. And schooling yourself on the human rights issues plaguing the prison system seems like the right thing to do if you’ve only been introduced to them through entertainment.

We put together a list of indispensable works about women in prison with the help of Victoria Law, author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggle for Incarcerated Women, and mimi lok, cofounder and executive director of Voices of Witness, a nonprofit that publishes oral histories of human rights crises, including Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives From Women’s Prisons.

Piper Kerman, activist and the real-life inspiration for OITNB’s Piper Chapman, calls Inside This Place “essential reading,” and we’d agree. It's a collection of moving essays by inmates that detail the indignities women experience before incarceration and the new ones they confront in jail, such as forced sterilization and physical and sexual abuse by staff. Law’s work is a must-read for anyone interested in how activism happens within the prison system—think the real-life Sosos and Sister Ingallses..."—Holly Eagleson, takepart

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Staughton Lynd's Accompanying: Pathways to Social Change in Anthropology Now


“As an academic discipline that draws its force from work in the field, anthropology has a long and complex relationship with movements for social change such as anti- colonial and land claim movements as well as agrarian insurgencies. Some anthropolo- gists use ethnography to voice concerns and draw attention to rural and urban struggles at the local and global scale. Although they well may be committed to the support of, and solidarity with, social movements, more often than not their position is that of the “expert”—positioned outside. Researchers enter a location for an extended period of time but ultimately they return “home.” Home is, again, on the outside. That said, there are many intellectuals and researchers who are creating projects that challenge this position of outside expert; they attempt to produce research practices that involve working closely with the community, which in turn helps to set the direction, scope and goals of the research. There is much to learn from this approach to research practice and collaboration. And to learn, intellectuals are beginning to listen to voices rising from within social movements themselves.

One such voice—actually a pair of voices—is that of Staughton and Alice Lynd."—Chris Kortright, Anthropology Now

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Turbulence Collective's What Would It Mean to Win? on Free City Radio


"How can our campaigning both address concrete realities, while also expressing an inspiring ideas and questions that travel way beyond the constricting discourse of spiritually dead politicians that cynically preach ‘reasonable' frameworks, that in reality are shaped by colonial, capitalist violence. Let’s stop being ‘reasonable' to systems that literally refuses to acknowledge our full humanity, or respect the sanctity of Mother Earth.

These questions are visited further, asserted beautifully within an essay included in What Would It Mean To Win? a collection of texts via the Turbulence collective, published by PM Press."—Free City Radio

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Barred for Life: How Black Flag's Iconic Logo became Punk Rock's Secret Handshake (e-Book)
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Barred for Life: How Black Flag's Iconic Logo became Punk Rock's Secret Handshake (e-Book)
Barred for Life is a photo documentary cataloging the legacy of American Punk Rock pioneers Black Flag, through stories, interviews, and photographs of diehard fans who wear their iconic logo, The Bars, conspicuously tattooed upon their skin.
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Accompanying: Pathways to Social Change (e-Book)
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Accompanying: Pathways to Social Change (e-Book)
Accompanying distinguishes two strategies of social change, "organizing" and "accompaniment," and applies them to five social movements.
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Asia's Unknown Uprisings Volume 2: People Power in the Philippines, Burma, Tibet, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia, 1947–2009 (e-Book)
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Asia's Unknown Uprisings Volume 2: People Power in the Philippines, Burma, Tibet, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia, 1947–2009 (e-Book)
Ten years in the making, this book provides a unique perspective on uprisings in nine Asian nations in the past five decades.
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Bicycle! A Repair & Maintenance Manifesto, 2nd Edition (e-Book)
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Bicycle! A Repair & Maintenance Manifesto, 2nd Edition (e-Book)
Bicycle! covers everything you need to know to feed and care for your ride, cutting through the obtuse techno-speak and delivering maintenance clarity with a touch of humor and radicalism, while denying mechanistry's supposed dreariness.
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In Letters of Blood and Fire: Work, Machines, and the Crisis of Capitalism (e-Book)
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In Letters of Blood and Fire: Work, Machines, and the Crisis of Capitalism (e-Book)
This collection of essays explores technology, globalization, war, and crisis to elucidate political concerns of the day and to contribute to contemporary anti-capitalist debate.
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Oscar Lopez Rivera: Between Torture and Resistance (e-Book)
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Oscar Lopez Rivera: Between Torture and Resistance (e-Book)
In photographs, reproductions of his paintings, and graphic content, Oscar's life is made strikingly accessible--so all can understand why this man has been deemed dangerous to the U.S. government.
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Anarchy Comics: The Complete Collection (e-Book)
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Anarchy Comics: The Complete Collection (e-Book)
Anarchy Comics: The Complete Collection brings together the legendary four issues of Anarchy Comics (1978-1986), the underground comic that melded anarchist politics with a punk sensibility.
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Earth at Risk: Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet (e-Book)
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Earth at Risk: Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet (e-Book)
Earth at Risk: Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet is an annual conference featuring environmental thinkers and activists who are willing to ask the hardest questions about the seriousness of our situation.
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The Human Front (e-Book)
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The Human Front (e-Book)
The Human Front follows the adventures of a young Scottish guerrilla, drawn into low-intensity sectarian war in a high-intensity future, when the arrival of an alien intruder (complete with saucer) calls for new tactics and strange alliances.
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Soft Money (e-Book)
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Soft Money (e-Book)
From the labyrinthine subway tunnels of upper Broadway to the upscale enclaves that house the rich and beautiful, from local barrio hangouts to high-priced seats of power, along a trail of dirty secrets and politics, with unexpected stops in betw
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