"The exercise of hegemony is characterized by the combination of force and consent, which balance each other reciprocally, without force dominating over consent. Indeed, the attempt is always made to ensure that force appears to be based on the consent of the majority, expressed by the so-called organs of public opinion - newspapers and associations - which, therefore, occasionally, are artificially multiplied."
— Antonio Gramsci, ‘Prison Notebooks’ (via indizombie)
"For private business prison labor is like a pot of gold. No strikes. No union organizing. No health benefits, unemployment insurance, or workers’ compensation to pay. No language barriers, as in foreign countries. New leviathan prisons are being built on thousands of eerie acres of factories inside the walls. Prisoners do data entry for Chevron, make telephone reservations for TWA, raise hogs, shovel manure, and make circuit boards, limosines, waterbeds, and lingerie for Victoria’s Secret, all at a fraction of the cost of ‘free labor’."
Linda Evans and Eve Goldberg, “The Prison Industrial Complex and the Global Economy” (via commiekinkshamer)
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"Can the hungry go on a hunger strike? Non-violence is a piece of theatre. You need an audience. What can you do when you have no audience? People have the right to resist annihilation."
— Arundhati Roy (via mllanders)