Annie Banks is an organizer/artist in Berkeley, California, on Ohlone territories. Annie is an active member of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners and the Anti Police-Terror Project and is a student at Goddard College. Annie has been a printmaker since high school. 

“The role of cultural workers is important in our movements for justice.” 

Modern day slavery is real

Modern day slavery is real

This collaboration between myself and my pen pal Mutope Duguma, an author currently incarcerated at Calipatria State Prison, was recently chosen to be featured in the Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners calendar in 2018. You can pre-order one of these beautiful and powerful calendars here: http://certaindays.org/. You can also see the entire text of this poster, as written by Mutope Duguma and published by the San Francisco Bay View, here: http://sfbayview.com/2017/05/modern-day-slavery-is-real/ and below:

Modern day slaves, sanctioned by the United States government under the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution … Yes! By subjugating, marginalizing and disenfranchising the oppressed human beings, by way of economic discrimination or depriving humans of decent wages, that forces humans to live half-butchered lives that subject humans to the many social ills produced inside a society – a slave, criminal and gangster mentality that devalues, demeans, degrades and dehumanizes humans.

Where humans are concentrated in deprived areas where the militarized police department executes these humans for the slightest infractions or hauls them off to the nearest jail, where they’re then held in limbo awaiting to go before a judicial system that’s fixed with all the entrapments of a corrupt system that railroads its subjects into the many prisons that are concentrated in mostly white, undeveloped communities miles and miles away from their families, held in the industrial slave complex of America where they will spend the rest of their lives or most of it as an exploited source while building white rural AMERIKA. MODERN DAY SLAVERY IS REAL. All power to the people. Mutope Duguma

Annie Banks: Annie Banks is an organizer/artist in Berkeley, California, on Ohlone territories. Annie is an active member of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners and the Anti Police-Terror Project and has been a printmaker since high school. “The role of cultural workers is important in our movements for justice.” 

Mutope Duguma: Born & raised in Watts, CA, I have been held behind enemy lines for 30 years, in  maximum security prisons where I was given a political education by the many California political prisoners who informed me of national/international politics. This is where I learned about how to resist against state-sanctioned oppression. See more of Mutope's writing at  mutopeduguma.org.

ON THE HARMS OF WHITE SUPREMACY TO WHITE PEOPLE, PART FIVE: VIGNETTE 4: LOSS OF LOVED ONES/POLITICAL REPRESSION.

ON THE HARMS OF WHITE SUPREMACY TO WHITE PEOPLE, PART FIVE: VIGNETTE 4: LOSS OF LOVED ONES/POLITICAL REPRESSION.

ON THE HARMS OF WHITE SUPREMACY TO WHITE PEOPLE, PART FOUR: VIGNETTE 3: “YOU MUST SUFFER TO BE BEAUTIFUL”: GROWING UP WITH WHITE SUPREMACIST BEAUTY STANDARDS.

ON THE HARMS OF WHITE SUPREMACY TO WHITE PEOPLE, PART FOUR: VIGNETTE 3: “YOU MUST SUFFER TO BE BEAUTIFUL”: GROWING UP WITH WHITE SUPREMACIST BEAUTY STANDARDS.