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Category: People and Relationships

Sex Trafficking and Terrorism

Sex trafficking has become a world-wide concern. Every hour there is someone getting tricked, scammed, and kidnapped. When President Obama was in office there was a news broadcast notifying United States citizens about several young women being kidnapped and held for ransom in Africa and other surrounding countries. The news was disheartening for a lot of people.

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In the Shadow of Enoch Powell

Fifty years ago Enoch Powell made national headlines with his ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech, warning of an immigrant invasion in the once respectable streets of Wolverhampton. This local fixation brought the Black Country town into the national spotlight, yet Powell’s unstable relationship with Wolverhampton has since been overlooked.

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Hard Time

Hard Time is the harrowing yet often darkly humorous account of the time Shaun spent submerged in a nightmarish world of gang violence, insect infested cells and food unfit for animals. His remarkable story provides a revealing glimpse into the tragedy, brutality, comedy and eccentricity of prison life.

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People of Colo(u)r – Destroy Special Issues

Special issues of LIGHTSPEED, NIGHTMARE, and FANTASY magazines entirely edited, written, and illustrated by the best POC minds in the business. The People of Colo(u)r Destroy special issues exist to relieve a brokenness in the genre that’s been enabled time and time again by favoring certain voices and portrayals of particular characters.

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Blood In My Eye

Blood In My Eye was completed only days before it’s author was killed. George Jackson died on August 21, 1971 at the hands of San Quentin prison guards during an alleged escape attempt. At eighteen, George Jackson was convicted of stealing seventy dollars from a gas station and was sentenced from one year to life.

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Reading Towards Abolition: A Reading List on Policing, Rebellion, and the Criminalization of Blackness (84 titles)

The co-editors at the Abusable Past have compiled this list to provide readers with quick access to collected resources for teaching, learning, and acting in the wake of the most recent wave of police killings, including the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, Breona Taylor in Louisville, KY, and Tony McDade in Tallahassee, FL.

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