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Rustbelt Abolition Radio (RAR) is a prison abolitionist movement-building and media project based in Detroit, MI.

Full episode transcripts are available on our website.

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Rustbelt Abolition Radio (RAR) is a prison abolitionist movement-building and media project based in Detroit, MI.

Full episode transcripts are available on our website.

    Prisons on Hunger Strike in Argentina

    Prisons on Hunger Strike in Argentina

    Thousands of prisoners in Argentina are on hunger strike. We speak with militant intellectual Liliana Cabrera about her experience inside Argentinean jails, her involvement with the organization Yo no fui, and also about this extraordinary event of the global prisoner resistance movement.

    • 8 min
    Abolitionist Study with Steve Wilson

    Abolitionist Study with Steve Wilson

    Black and queer abolitionist writer Stevie Wilson, held captive by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, was recently released from solitary confinement. He speaks about the importance of abolitionist study as a space of common encounter that undermines the hold that the carceral state has on our lives, both inside and outside prison walls.

    • 23 min
    A strategy of disruption: Thinking through the prison strike as an abolitionist tactic

    A strategy of disruption: Thinking through the prison strike as an abolitionist tactic

    Three years after the nationwide September 2016 prison strikes, abolitionist intellectual "HH" re-joins us on the show. "HH" speaks about what the few months before the prison strikes looked like from inside Michigan’s Kinross prison and we discuss the tactical advantages of the strike within an abolitionist strategy of disruption.

    • 28 min
    Ohio Prisoners Speak! A Year After the 2018 Nationwide Prison Strike

    Ohio Prisoners Speak! A Year After the 2018 Nationwide Prison Strike

    In this special bonus episode, released on the anniversary of the 2018 nationwide prison strike, we speak with two Ohio prisoners-- David Easley and Mark Houston (aka Mustafa) -- who called us from inside Toledo Correctional Institution. Both Easley and Mustafa were involved in the 2018 prison strike and experienced brutal retaliation as a result of their activities. They both reflect on the prison strike, state repression, what sort of steps need to be taken in order for immediate needs to be met inside, as well as on broader abolitionist non-reformist reforms.

    • 15 min
    Democracia y Dictadura: el estado carcelario Chileno y resistencias abolicionistas

    Democracia y Dictadura: el estado carcelario Chileno y resistencias abolicionistas

    Hablamos con Patricio Azócar Donoso sobre los aparatos carcelarios que se despliegan dentro de los territorios que hoy se conocen como Chile -- desde la dictadura hasta la llamada transición democrática. Patricio traza tanto la emergencia del punitivismo corporativo que capitaliza la miseria de las poblaciones por medio de sus varios aparatos de control social como también las resistencias que le hacen frente a estos aparatos de administración de la miseria.

    • 37 min
    Prison Labor and Industrial Penology

    Prison Labor and Industrial Penology

    Charlie Bright speaks about the re-articulations of carceral narratives: from the era of Fordism through discourses on modernization and the desperate rehabilitation of the rehabilitative model. Bright discusses how a century’s worth of constant re-negotiations of the coherence of departments of correction has been informed by struggles within prisons and the populations they seek to control, and some of the reasons why industrial penology was overcome by riots and may be turning to technologies of e-carceration.

    • 28 min

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