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"Prisons at Home, Sweatshops Abroad" - Wed, 6:30PM at Northeastern Law
07 Oct 2000
Christian Parenti, author of "Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis" and Chris Clement, anti-corporate globalization and anti-racist activist, are speaking Wednesday at 6:30PM at the Northeastern University Law School in Boston.
"Prisons at Home, Sweatshops Abroad: The Political Economy of Repression"
* Christian Parenti, author of "Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis"
* Chris Clement, anti-corporate globalization and anti-racist activist

WHEN: Wednesday, October 11th, 6:30PM to 8:30PM
WHERE: Northeastern University School of Law, Room 97
Street Address: 400 Huntington Avenue.
From the Green Line: Take E train to the Northeastern stop.
From the Orange Line: Take the train to the Ruggles station.

Chris Clement is a graduate student at Howard University and Political Science Fellow at Virginia Tech. He is a member of Solidarity. He was a leading organizer of the A16 demonstrations in Washington D.C. against the meetings of the IMF and World Bank and fights to build links between anti-corporate globlization and anti-racist activists.

Christian Parenti is the author of "Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis" which has been banned in prisons across the country. He teaches at the New College of California and has been a journalist in Central America, New York and California. His writing has appeared in the Nation, the Progressive, Salon, In These Times and the Christian Science Monitor.

SPONSORS: Solidarity and the Northeastern University Radical Front-National Lawyers Guild

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Julian Gonzalez at julianjg (at)
Here are some comments on Christian Parenti's "Lockdown America":

"I predict that Christian Parenti's new book will do for the movement against the 'prison industrial complex' what Rachel Carson's 'Silent Spring' did for the movement against environmental devastation. Parenti has penned our first manifesto."
-- Van Jones, National Executive Director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

"A frightening and powerful analysis of how a democratic society has succumbed to militarized policing and prison construction and an essential work in understanding the political tradeoffs between education vs. incarceration and human needs vs. state violence."
--Manning Marable, Director, Institute for Research in African American Studies, Columbia University

"The details of what happens to real people in real places makes 'Lockdown America' unequalled in current writing on the U.S. gulag. In unforgettable prose, Christian Parenti brings the statistics to life, showing in every chapter how the brutalities of political economic crisis are lived - and died - in everyday life."
--Ruthie Gilmore, University of California at Berkeley
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