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Rustbelt Abolition Radio is an abolitionist media and movement-building project based in Detroit, MI. Each episode amplifies the voices of those impacted by mass incarceration and explores ongoing work in the movement to abolish the carceral state (that is, prisons, police, courts as well as racial domination and capitalist exploitation).

Rustbelt Abolition Radio: The Death Penalty, Sovereignty and Abolition

Rustbelt Abolition Radio presents a conversation with professor Lisa Guenther on the death penalty within the context of colonial and capitalist relationships. https://soundcloud.com/rustbeltabolitionradio/the-death-penalty-sovereignty-and-abolitionLisa Guenther, currently a professor of philosophy at Queen’s University in so-called Ontario,...

Pill or Punish: Involuntary Medication at a Women’s Prison

Rustbelt Abolition Radio returns with a new episode on actions taken by women who were placed into quarantine inside of a Michigan facility in early 2019. https://soundcloud.com/rustbeltabolitionradio/pill-or-punishment-involuntary-medication-at-a-michigans-womens-prisonIn early 2019 more than two thousand people deprived...

Abolish Risk Assessment

In this episode, Rustbelt Abolition Radio speaks with three abolitionists who attended the 2018 Allied Media Conference in Detroit. https://soundcloud.com/rustbeltabolitionradio/abolish-risk-assessmentChelsea Barabas and Rodrigo Ochigame of MIT outline the reformist logic of pre-trial assessment and discuss...

Letters From Inside: The 2018 Prison Strike

In the thick of the 2018 prison strike we published a notice in the San Francisco Bay View — the extraordinary monthly Black newspaper which circulates through hundreds of prisons and other centers of...

Rustbelt Abolition Radio: Riots, Crisis, and Prisons

Professor Joshua Clover joins Rustbelt Abolition Radio to talk about riots, crisis, and prisons on their podcast. https://soundcloud.com/rustbeltabolitionradio/riot-crisis-prisonsJoshua Clover is a professor of literature and critical theory at the University of California Davis and author...

Anti-Fascism and the Carceral State feat. Lorenzo Ervin and JoNina Abron-Ervin

Anti-prison and abolitionist podcast Rustbelt Abolition Radio presents this special podcast recording.In this special bonus episode we feature a timely conversation between Chicago-based True Leap Press and Lorenzo Ervin and JoNina Abron-Ervin. Lorenzo and...

Rustbelt Abolition Radio: Political Organizing Behind the Walls

Rustbelt Abolition Radio returns to talk with Dennis Boatwright, a writer who was incarcerated for 24 years.Dennis Boatwright is a writer and activist in Detroit who was held captive by the state for 24 years. While imprisoned,...

Rustbelt Abolition Radio: Reports from the 2018 Prisoner Strike

Rustbelt Abolition Radio returns with a report on the prison strike. As reports of the 2018 Prison Strike actions and state retaliation continue to come in, we speak with Amani Sawari – organizer and...

Prelude to the 2018 Prisoner Strike

As we approach the start of the 2018 Prison Strike, which will begin on August 21st, Rust Belt Abolition radio sits down for this important dialog with Oakland IWOC about the strike. In this...

Rustbelt Abolition Radio: Native Resistance and the Carceral State

Rustbelt Abolition Radio talks with Nick Estes, who talks about the history of incarceration and its relation to Native genocide and colonization. https://soundcloud.com/rustbeltabolitionradio/rarep19draftNick Estes identifies the anti-Indian origins of the carceral state within the U.S....