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The End of Student Debt: Free College and Debt Strikes
Jul01

The End of Student Debt: Free College and Debt Strikes

Making Contact · The End of Student Debt: Free College and Debt Strikes 44 million Americans hold over 1.6 trillion dollars of student debt and the cost of higher education continues to skyrocket. — And it’s the poor, people of color and women who are most severely impacted. — The COVID-19 crisis highlights the vulnerability of debt when people are unable to find jobs or pay off loans. We look at two urgent...

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Choice, Church and State:  Poland, Ireland, the USA : Women Rising 37
Mar20

Choice, Church and State: Poland, Ireland, the USA : Women Rising 37

Women Rising 37 Abortion and women’s reproductive rights are hot button issues around the world. Women have a long way to go to obtain control over our own bodies, our family planning, our reproductive health. There are influential well-funded efforts to keep that control out of women’s hands. Women Rising Radio visits with two key organizers in Europe whose work is advancing women’s reproductive rights. Marta Lempart, an...

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Specters of Attica: Reflections from Inside a Michigan Prison Strike
Apr25

Specters of Attica: Reflections from Inside a Michigan Prison Strike

On September 9, 2016, prisoners across the U.S. went on strike. In Michigan’s low security Kinross prison, workers assigned to kitchen duties refused to report to their shifts. Hundreds gathered to protest in the prison yard. The strike spread like a prairie fire. Nationally, 24,000 prisoners participated, making it the largest prisoner labor strike in U.S. history. In this episode of Making Contact, four men who were imprisoned...

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