Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Interview with Jason Robb on Richmond Independent Radio

This interview with Jason Robb occurred spontaneously immediately after a screening of The Shadow of Lucasville at an anarchist house in Richmond, VA. It's a unique account of the uprising, and great opportunity to hear Jason's perspective in his own voice.

Monday, August 26, 2013

* Two Nights, Two Events, Both Examining the Role of
Police & Prison in America

Join Insurgent Theatre for one night of theatre and another for film.

Insurgent Theatre's newest play examines the role of police using stripped down interactive
 theater, critical understanding of history and the power of silent refusal.

Know your history, 
Know your rights, 
Know your enemy.
Where: The Garden Theatre, 1187 N High St
When: Wed, August 28th, 7pm, $8

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This new documentary revisits the 1993 prisoner uprising that took place right here in Ohio-- one of the longest uprisings in US history.
 Want to know what the deal is with mass incarceration? 
Or what happens on Death Row.
Well, we'll be discussing it here.
Where: Sporeprint Infoshop, 979 E 5th Ave.
When: Aug 29th // 7pm // Sliding Scale Donation
Web Trailer:
+ People will also have a chance to hear death-sentenced survivors of the uprising call in from Ohio's super-max prison to answer questions.
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 Hope to see you there!


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Billy Slagle's Death

On August 5th, death-sentenced prisoner Billy Slagle was found dead in his cell. One of his lawyers, Vicki Werneke, is also representing George Skatzes. She wrote this piece about representing Billy.

Ben's thoughts: "Two things go through my head after reading this. First, how many different ways the State of Ohio is an uncaring, stupid and clumsly beast. Second, how little of the story the mainstream media deem worthy of telling. How anyone can still believe in either of these corrupt and terrible institutions boggles my mind and turns my stomach."