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Maya Schenwar


Chicago, IL, United States

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Past articles by Maya:

They Are Concentration Camps – and They Are Also Prisons

Asylum seekers have been ensnared by the prison-industrial complex, a system of death and destruction. → Read More

The Midterms Did Not Stop the March of Fascism, But We Can

We currently lack the united front to fight fascism in this country. That front is necessary, because fascism is rising. → Read More

I'm in Labor and Wondering: Why Doesn't the World Recognize This as Work?

It is some of the hardest work I've ever completed, but it will never be recorded on a timesheet. → Read More

Maya Schenwar | A Call to the Media: Let's Go Beyond "Preserving Democracy"

Let's be a force for upending, dismantling and creating. → Read More

Beyond Reform, Toward the End of Policing: An Interview With Alex Vitale

It's time to rethink the very mission behind policing. → Read More

Centering Women of Color Is Key to Understanding and Resisting Police Violence

An interview with author Andrea Ritchie. → Read More

Remaking Media in the Pursuit of Justice

Do media outlets have a role to play in the movement for a better world? → Read More

"Stop-and-Frisk" for Caregivers: How Expanded Mandated Reporting Laws Hurt Families

Universal mandatory reporting laws increase complaints but do not reduce violence against children, research shows. → Read More

It's Time to Dismantle Trump's Murder Budget and Defund Militarism

Trump's budget proposal is an attack on our survival. Yet in order to truly challenge his devastating cuts, we have to confront their flip side: the fortification of US militarism, which is already devastating our country and the world. We have to make a real break with militarism itself -- and stop taking all forms of state violence for granted. → Read More

Life After Exoneration: Alison Flowers Discusses What Comes Next

An exoneration is not a fairytale with a happy ending. It is the beginning of the painful process of rebuilding a life. → Read More

"Fast Fashion": Anne Elizabeth Moore on the Global Garment and Sex Trades

Drawing on the success of the Ladydrawers series, Anne Elizabeth Moore and her team of feminist writers and artists tackle the global garment industry in their new comic book, Threadbare. Truthout Editor-In-Chief Maya Schenwar asks Moore about the new book and the connections it uncovers between clothing manufacturers, anti-trafficking advocates and the sex trade. → Read More

When Prison Reform Means Prison Expansion

Although ''prison reform'' is gaining steam in progressive and conservative circles alike, it doesn't always look like progress. → Read More

80,000 Americans Are Trapped in Solitary Confinement—We Must Speak Out on Their Behalf

An interview with the editors of the new book, "Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices From Solitary Confinement." → Read More

Why We Must Listen to Survivors of Solitary Confinement

Editors Jean Casella and Sarah Shourd discuss how the movement to end solitary is growing -- inside and outside prisons. → Read More

To Make Health Care for All a Reality, Stop Killing People

Much of our tax money that could be funding universal health care is instead funneled toward prisons, policing and war. → Read More

Beyond Reform: Abolishing Prisons

Is the problem simply that too many people are incarcerated--or is incarceration a problem, in and of itself? → Read More

Women's Prisons as Sites of Resistance: An Interview With Victoria Law

Too often, organizing work done in women's prisons goes wholly unrecognized. → Read More

Stop Punishing People for Poverty: Abolish Bail

Most of the people incarcerated in local jails have not been convicted of a crime. → Read More

The Quiet Horrors of House Arrest, Electronic Monitoring, and Other Alternative Forms of Incarceration

How imprisonment extends beyond the jailhouse into every arena of American life. → Read More