Detention: June 2011 Archives
Cuentame's latest video is power. It's about time that someone in the pro-migrant movement throw a punch right at the nose of the prison-industrial complex. Stand with Cuentame's Immigrants For Sale campaign if you haven't done so yet.
The whole idea of an "industrial complex" is a difficult one to grasp, but an important one in U.S. democracy as it represents a wholesale corruption of the system. I know of three "industrial complexes" that affect my life, the military-industrial complex (the original), the prison-industrial complex, and the non-profit-industrial complex. Each has its own flavor, which I won't describe here, but Iist them all together to make the point that they describe similar phenomena. The phenomena becomes clear when President Dwight D. Eisenhower's original phrase is used, the "military-industrial-congressional complex."