Ella's Voice

Welcome to the blog of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights! This is where we share reflections from the movement to end mass incarceration and criminalization, analysis on criminal, economic, and racial justice issues, and updates on our work. Please read, share, and comment.

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Here’s a riddle for you:Question: What is 40 years old, racist, a drain on public resources, responsible for hundreds of thousands of avoidable deaths, and harmful to children, families, and low-income...
On October 25, 2011, I biked from my...
I woke up this morning, eyes still stinging and head aching from the tear gas.  Did this really happen?  Last night I experienced Oakland, my beloved town, turn into a battle zone.  After police raided the Occupy Oakland...
"If #occupyoakland was in Damascus, U.S. State department would be telling Wolf Blitzer how unacceptable it was to teargas...
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Early this morning, in the pre-dawn hours, Oakland...
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