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Episode 43 -- The Criminal Record Is the New Jim Crow
Recorded August 9, 2014. Ruth McBeth, an Assistant Public Defender for Cook County and an activist with The Next Movement, and Anthony Lowery, Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Safer Foundation, discuss the vicious feedback cycle of poverty and crime and incarceration, with a special focus on Illinois. The program proper is 30 minutes but includes an extended question and answer session. For more information on the subject, see:

  • (In)Justice for All Film Festival;
  • prison demographics in your state;
  • redlining, mortgages, and contract buying;
  • Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty 2013 (PDF).
  • Listen or (right click) Download: MP3 (43.8 MB) or OGG VORBIS (59 MB) (47:52)


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    New Ground 155

    July -- August, 2014


    Talkin' Socialism
    Les Orear, 1911 -- 2014
    Socialist Reading Group
    Overturn the Court's Undemocratic Attacks on the Rights of Women and Workers
    DSA in the News
    Socialist International Meets
    Comments on the June Jobs Report

    New Ground 155.1 -- 07.31.2014

    0. DSA News

    DSA Condemns the Israeli Bombing of Gaza and All Attacks on Innocent Civilians
    Talkin' Socialism
    DSA in the News
    You're a Big Help!

    President Bernie Sanders?

    Bernie Sanders

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    1. Politics

    Low Wage Rising
    Poverty Scorecard
    Cook County Succeeds at Truth in Taxation
    Minority Union at Volkswagen
    Chicago Housing Authority

    2. Democratic Socialism

    Marxism and Democracy
    Down with Social Democracy!

    3. Upcoming Events of Interest

    New Ground 155.2 -- 08.15.2014

    0. DSA News

    Vote Mujica
    DSA in the News
    You Could Help

    1. Politics

    Keeping Score for U.S. Trade
    Commentary on the July Jobs Report
    Jobs and STEM Graduates
    The Debate Over Deportation Numbers
    2013 TIF Analysis
    On Strike

    2. Democratic Socialism

    The End of Capitalism?

    3. Upcoming Events of Interest

    Vote Mujica 25th Ward

    New Ground 155.3 -- 08.29.2014

    0. DSA News

    The Criminal Record Is the New Jim Crow
    Justice for Michael Brown
    YDS Statement on Ferguson
    "Wage Crisis"

    1. Politics

    Pay More, Live Less
    The Income Gap
    Environmental Scorecard

    2. Democratic Socialism

    A Co-op State of Mind

    3. Upcoming Events of Interest


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