The Shock Doctrine in Texas Prisons / By Kenneth Foster

THIS ARTICLE is an analysis of the torture tactics and repressive methods used in administrative segregation prisons across Texas, and generally in America. To highlight these matters and how they’re applied, I want to draw a parallel with Naomi Klein’s book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. The Shock Doctrine is a book...
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Shock Doctrine Texas Style, Part 2 :

Analyzing the Universal Tactics used by the Prison System. *************************** « Punishment is as old as society », expressed Donald Clemmer (author of « The Prison Community »). But, what is the state of punishment in our world today regarding prison? Better yet, perhaps, the question should be- what are prisons today? Worldwide there seems to be a blueprint...
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GIVING THE CAUSE A MAKEOVER

Among the circles that grace these pages the word revolution is well known and highly used. It is done in an expansive way as each individual carries a unique ideology and application of it. However, for those of us concerned with progress in this area I think we need to give more care to its...
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APARTHEID LIVES ON….. IN AMERICA

Recently, while reading Nelson Mandela’s autobiography “Long Walk To Freedom,” a very tragic thought came to mind and that was: Apartheid is still alive and kicking right here in the U.S.A. If anyone has ever read about Apartheid in South Africa (the systematic segregation and oppression of Blacks), or simply heard about it, I’m sure...
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SLAVE AND SOUTHERN LEGACIES

The states in the south of amerika have passionately held on to some old traditions. The racism that was pervaded in this kountry has not been eradicated, nor, through the establishment of covert and institutional schemes to carry racism on, does there seem to be plans to eradicate it.   While racism existed in every...
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COMMISSARY – Gifts for Inmates

I’m happy to report the above. In all honesty I didn’t think Texas would implement something like this for another 6 or 7 years. This is long overdue looking at all the budget cuts and financial issues they have going on (which does NOT mean they aren’t making money, it just means they are using...
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