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The Gary Null Show – 10.23.15

Prof. James Kilgore is an author, community activist and a popular adjunct professor and a research scholar at the Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois. Last year Prof Kilgore was expelled from the university, under the weight of right wing media attacks. Following a campus-wide campaign by faculty, students and supporters, his teaching position was reinstated. James writes extensively on mass incarceration in the US; his articles appear regularly in Counterpunch and Truth Out. He has published three novels, all written during his six and half years in prison for political offenses committed in the 1970s. Earlier he lived as a fugitive in South Africa from 1991-2002. James recently released a comprehensive exploration of the US’ mass incarceration apparatus — “Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People’s Guide to the Key Civil Right Struggle of Our Time.” His website is FreedomNeverRests.com

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The Racist Killing Fields in the US: The Death of Sandra Bland By Henry A. Giroux

On July 9, soon after Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old African-American woman, moved to Texas from Naperville, Illinois, to take a new job as a college outreach officer at her alma mater, Prairie View A&M, she was pulled over by the police for failing to signal while making a lane change. What followed has become all too common and illustrates the …