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understanding the prison industrial complex

teach in with three speakers and three short films
before you hit up first thursday...


Students for Unity presents...

Thursday, March 1st, 6pm in Food For Thought Cafe, the basement of Smith Center, 1825 SW broadway

What is the PRison Industrial Complex? the prison industrial complex (PIC) is a complicated system situated at the intersection of governmental and private interests that uses prisons as a solution to social, political, and economic problems. The PIC depends upon the oppressive systems of racism, classism, sexism and homophobia. It includes human rights violations, the death penalty, industry and labor issues, policing, political prisoners, and the elimination of dissent.

Come learn more about the PIC and how it effects our life locally. Three short speakers fro campus and the community, and several short films including Lockdown USA, A Prison in the Fields, and USA INCarcerated.

$2-$3 suggested donation
Food and Refreshments provided no one turned away for lack of funds!

for more information, contact STUDENTS FOR UNITY
(503)725-8777, pdxunity@yahoo.com

phone: phone: 503 725 8777
address: address: 1825 SW Broadway, Food for Thought Cafe

a comprehensive read 27.Feb.2007 02:10

samrod wetrat samrod7@yahoo.com

i heartily suggest reading Michael( or Christian's...don't rightly remember ) Parenti's book, 'Lockdown America', which discusses in detail the privatization of the prison/industrial complex, its preparation for the influx of illegal imigration through covertly making way for the upkeep of street dissidents in the coming protests against the soon to be Iranian Incursion. this, coupled with the plethora of televised "jail shows" on a number of networks is yet more subconcious implementation for housing Americans...a foreseeable future given the rather stark changes in law through Gonzale's shirking of Habeas Corpus and "your" governments midnight acceptance of the renewal of the Insurrection Act which will necessitate putting the disenfranchised away during times of war, which are rumored to be Forever. in that the militarization of local police forces through equipment and financing will not require the actual foray of National Guard or Armed Forces on our land, when the next Big Fear arrives so many, for the greater good, will gladly abscise any rights under the Constitution still lingering on the peripheral of our American Idol conciousness. remember, homelessness is an affront to "law abiding citizens" who do not fear selling a goodly part of their soul for extended indebtedness in the illusory econmic bubble. the next big crash and this is where we are headed: the Big House.