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Prison Industrial Complex

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    From BART to SWAT: Reflections on Anti-policing Organizing in Oakland Rachel Herzing, Isaac Ontiveros July 1, 2009

    On Saturday, March 21, 2009, Lovell Mixon died. Mixon, an Oakland resident living under parole shot five Oakland cops, killing four, before being gunned down by Oakland Police Department’s (OPD) SWAT forces.

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    Repression Breeds Resistance: Reflections on 10 Years of the Prison Industrial Complex Isaac Ontiveros and Rachel Herzing March 11, 2011

    Five years ago, one of us wrote an introduction to a series of pieces on the prison industrial complex (PIC) in Left Turn’s fifth anniversary issue. There, the police shootings of Amadou Diallo and Abner Louima, the horror of the US prison population topping 2,000,000 people, the heightened surveillance following September 11, 2001, and the rapid construction of a police state in post-Katrina New Orleans were the context for the discussion. In the five years that followed, the PIC has continued to grow and adapt to the shifting terrain of a country at war abroad and with itself.

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