This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, founded in Oakland, California. I went to the Oakland Museum of California to see the exhibit "All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50" and it got me to reflect on how the Panthers and other movements of that era affected many radical projects that continued in their legacy.
Since the 45th Anniversary of the Attica prison riots – September 9th, 2016 – an estimated 24,000 people have been on strike in the USA. If you haven’t heard of the strike you are not alone. It has mostly been ignored by the mainstream media and even much of the Left. This is because the strikers are made up of a group who usually don’t feature in strikes: prison workers.
DAVID DOWNES is 23 and has been doing post-graduate research on juvenile delinquency for the LSE for the last two years.
TONY PARKER, born in Manchester, 1923, is the author of The Courage of his Convictions (with Robert Allerton) and of The Unknown Citizen, two remarkable studies of delinquent personalities.
PENTONVILLE: A Sociological Study of an English Prison. Terence and Pauline Morris, assisted by Barbara Barer. (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 50/-).