Supermax prisons are the most widely abused "tool" in corrections departments across the country, says Joseph Dole, who knows firsthand the physical and mental health costs of long-term isolation after spending 10 years at the notorious Tamms supermax in Illinois.
Following similar student-led actions at the University of Missouri, Claremont McKenna and University of California at Davis, a sit-in to protest institutional racism at Seattle University's Mateo Ricci College has succeeded in forcing a high-up administrator to step down.
Emilia Romagna, a region with nearly 4.5 million people whose capital is the medieval university city of Bologna, has one of the densest cooperative economies in the world. About two out of every three inhabitants are co-op members, together producing around 30 percent of the region's GDP. In the US, only around 7,000 people nationwide are part of worker co-ops.