Jacobin chatted with former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe about why he backed Bernie Sanders, his longtime support for progressive causes including South African anti-apartheid organizing, and why the B-52s are “fucking amazing.”
Garrison Lovely is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn. He cofounded Cornell’s Prison Reform and Education Project. He hosts the podcast The Most Interesting People I Know.
New York’s HALT Solitary Act ends long-term solitary confinement. It’s not enough, but it’s a step against a torturous and inhumane practice. No one should be subjected to solitary confinement, anywhere, for any length of time.
Legendary indie singer-songwriter Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes talks to Jacobin about the Iraq War, protest music, and what a more egalitarian music industry would look like.
District attorneys usually wield their power against working people. If Tiffany Cabán wins election for Queens district attorney tomorrow, she’ll use it to fight mass incarceration.
More than a thousand people were caged in freezing temperatures in a Brooklyn jail last week. It was more than just a dereliction of duty — it was an unconscionable affront to the humanity of those incarcerated.