Attempts at reforming the monstrous machine that is the prison industrial complex are futile. For more than 20 years, the state of California has deflected, co-opted or subverted any legislative, voter-driven or judicial mandates for "prison reform."
Adam Keller is best known as spokesperson of Gush Shalom, the Israeli Peace Bloc, a grassroots movement which has from its start opposed the occupation in all its manifestations - advocating the creation of a truly independent Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip with Jerusalem as capital of two states. In this interview, he explains the history of his activism, and how peace is truly possible.
The perspectives collected by Susan Jeffords and Fahed Al-Sumait in Covering bin Laden explore the iconic status Osama bin Laden achieved through global media coverage and government propaganda. Bin Laden became a prism through which the "war on terror" could be viewed and through which the media shaped our understanding of the very idea of terrorism.