Zoom panel on "How police and vigilantes operate to attack and undermine minority groups and progressive movements in the U.S. and Palestine.”
November 30, 2020
November 24, 2020
November 25, 2020
1 Municipal Square
November 19, 2020
ENJAN is co-sponsor with Beacon Prison Action and the Newburgh LGBTQ Center of a Rally to End the New Jim Crow at Memorial Park in Beacon (meet at pavilion by the Fishkill Ave parking lot) on Saturday, November 21, at 1:30 PM. Wear masks, bring signs, social distance. See also attached flier.Laurie Dick sent the following message:
The COVID crisis is hitting New York’s prisons hard and turning prison sentences into death sentences. Because prisoners have little to no control over their medical care & hygiene, and are required to live in close quarters, outbreaks like the one at Elmira last month have proven to balloon into the hundreds in a matter of weeks.
The State of NJ just released over 2,000 prisoners in order to prevent a major tragedy and to free-up funds to pay for the sorts of help their communities need right now. At the same time, New York is going backward. Governor Cuomo has released very few of even the most vulnerable prisoners. Marc Molinaro is about to spend $200 million of Dutchess County taxpayers' money to break ground on a new jail. This at a time when the number of pre-trial detainees should be going down, not up.
At a time when our communities are suffering the worst economic downturn in decades, New York continues to send disproportionate support to carceral systems which disproportionately target Black and Brown New Yorkers.
Come out Saturday to say, "This needs to change!"
November 9, 2020
"The thin gruel of symbolic racial identity politics offered by the Democrats is not doing much to help minorities, and many of them are not going to keep accepting it forever. Measures like an increased minimum wage and Medicare for All would reduce racial inequalities in significant, tangible ways while also appealing to the white working class, who would benefit from the same measures. Instead, for years, the Democrats sidestepped the more ambitious of these universal economic programs in favor of identity-based appeals that they hope will do just enough to get them through the gate. That approach is showing serious morbid symptoms at this point. The Democrats may have dodged the bullet this time, just narrowly, but liberals should consider the position they could have been in today were they not running against a proudly incompetent opponent presiding over a historic public health and economic disaster."