Prisons and the Expropriation of the Body

Art by BlueBerryMouseYumi  on Deviant Art By Duncan Riley 12/26/2019   To arrest someone is an act of violence. To handcuff them, to force them to undergo invasive searches, and to lock them in a jail is to fundamentally compromise their bodily autonomy and personal liberty, to rip from them their humanity in order to … Continue reading Prisons and the Expropriation of the Body

Institutional Repression

Photo from the Department of Homeland Security By Duncan Riley 1/4/2019   Yesterday, January 3rd, the much-anticipated 116th congress, product of the “blue wave” took office. It began this first day by passing measures to end the government shutdown, and initiating rule changes to facilitate a future austerity program. While Democrats retook the house by … Continue reading Institutional Repression