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Nancy Kurshan: No Alibis 3/20/13: Prison ‘security’ units. Podcast

Nancy Kurshan: No Alibis 3/20/13: Prison ‘security’ units. Podcast

Nancy Kurshan, author of Out of Control:A Fifteen Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons, spoke with Avery Gordon and Elizabeth Robinson about the Marion Prison lock down as the prototype for control unit prisons. These prisons have now become common as at Pelican Bay's 'Secure Housing Units' which have created an international outcry as [...]

NoAlibis 1/23/12 8am: Border ‘security’; debt resistance

NoAlibis 1/23/12 8am: Border ‘security’; debt resistance

On January 23rd, No Alibis will be joined in the first hour by Tom Barry, director of the Transborder Project and Senior Analyst, Center for International Policy to discuss border security and his new book, Border Wars and in the second hour by Andrew Ross, author of Nice Work if you can get it:Life and Labor in Precarious Times and a dozen other [...]

No Alibis 12/19/12: ‘Juvenile In Justice’; Report from Doha Climate Talks

No Alibis 12/19/12: ‘Juvenile In Justice’; Report from Doha Climate Talks

Richard Ross new book 'Juvenile In Justice', an extensive photo essay of children in various detention facilities documents the practices, whether humane or not, and he includes statements from the kids themselves. He discusses the book with Elizabeth Robinson following news. In the second hour, Richard Falk and Hilal Elver, just returned from [...]

No Alibis 12/12/12 8am:CA families against solitary confinement; Booktastings

No Alibis 12/12/12 8am:CA families against solitary confinement; Booktastings

A group of family members of prisoners in Pelican Bay State Prison’s Security Housing Units (SHUs) organized a charter bus to offer free rides for other family members to visit their loved ones at Pelican Bay. The trip was organized by California Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC) in an effort to support families who have been unable [...]

NoAlibis recent elections-related sound:Podcasts

NoAlibis recent elections-related sound:Podcasts

In the past month, the No Alibis crew has had a number of elections related programs and the sound can be found here.  Interviews include Prof John Foran on Prop 30; Prof. HLT Quan on the importance of multi-party participation in elecitons; and Craig Gilmore, prison reform advocate, on Props 34,35,36.  Additionally, interviews with Harvey [...]

NoAlibis 8am 10/24/12: HLT Quan on 3rd parties; Lebanon

NoAlibis 8am 10/24/12: HLT Quan on 3rd parties; Lebanon

The debate held amongst 'third parties'  touched on issues and exchanges that were entirely excluded from the Romney/Obama debates.  Shortly after 8 am, HLT Quan joins Avery Gordon and Elizabeth Robinson to discuss the impact on democratic processes that a limited national discussion produces.  In the second hour, participants discuss [...]

NoAlibis 10/17/12 8a.m.: John Foran on Prop 30;Beto Juarez on Affirmative Action challenge.

NoAlibis 10/17/12 8a.m.: John Foran on Prop 30;Beto Juarez on Affirmative Action challenge.

Proposition 30's success or failure in the coming elections is likely to have a profound impact on California's education system across all levels.  Prof. John Foran discusses its implications with Marisela Marquez and Elizabeth Robinson at 8:30 following news.  At 9:15 Prof. Beto Juarez discusses the current consideration of Fisher v. Texas in [...]

No Alibis 10/10/12 8a.m: Miguel T. Salas on Venezuelan elections;Diane Fujino on Richard Aoki

No Alibis 10/10/12 8a.m: Miguel T. Salas on Venezuelan elections;Diane Fujino on Richard Aoki

At 8:30 Prof. Miguel Tinker Salas, noting that Venezuela has enormous known oil reserves, discusses the recent re-election of Hugo Chavez and its implications in Latin America and beyond. This follows news with Noor Aljawad and Elizabeth Robinson. In the second hour, Prof Diane Fujino discusses the life and work of Asian American intellectual and [...]

NoAlibis 9/19/12 8am: US foreign and domestic realities on run up to election

NoAlibis 9/19/12 8am: US foreign and domestic realities on run up to election

At 8:30 following news, Ali Abunimah discusses the efficacy, the legality of locating US embassy in Jerusalem, Palestinian desires for peace, and political positioning of both US parties vis a vis the Middle East and Palestine/Israel. At 9:15, Alice O'Connor addresses the rising US poverty rates, past policies designed to alleviate poverty, [...]

NoAlibis Podcast 9/5/12:UC Librarians dispute;Report from Palestine

NoAlibis Podcast 9/5/12:UC Librarians dispute;Report from Palestine

Mike Rotkin, UC-AFT Chief Negotiator for represented librarians at the University of California Library system and several librarians talked with Elizabeth Robinson about the current bargaining situation between the librarians (Unit 17) and U.C. Administration. Specifically, the discussion focused on the administration's unfair practice of [...]

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