Amy Howe, Opinion analysis: Court rules for death-row inmate whose lawyer conceded guilt (Updated), SCOTUSblog (May. 14, 2018, 11:42 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2018/05/opinion-analysis-court-rules-for-death-row-inmate-whose-lawyer-conceded-guilt/

SCOTUSblog McCoy v Louisiana Case Index: http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/mccoy-v-louisiana/

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Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept (2.6.2018) – Citing U.S. Prison Conditions, British Appeals Court Refuses to Extradite Accused Hacker Lauri Love to the U.S.

A BRITISH APPEALS court on Monday rejected demands from the U.S. government for the extradition of an accused British hacker, Lauri Love, citing the inability of U.S. prisons to humanely and adequately treat his medical and mental health ailments. Extradition to the U.S., the court ruled, would be “oppressive by reason of his physical and mental condition.  Rejecting the prosecutor’s pleas that “the British courts should trust the United States to provide what it said it would provide” in order to secure Love’s health and safety, the court instead invoked extensive medical and psychological testimony that conditions inside American prisons are woefully inadequate to treat Love’s ailments. As a result, extradition and incarceration inside the U.S. prison system would exacerbate those health issues and produce a high risk of suicide…”

Wow ~ Perhaps the most beautiful podcast ever flows from behind San Quentin’s walls ~ Episode Nine: Gold Coats and OGS:

“Dealing with aging and death is never easy. But in prison, these issues are fraught with extra challenges, both emotional and physical. Meet two inmates serving extended sentences who grapple with the idea of dying in prison, and have also stepped up to take care of their fellow aging prisoners. Sound design for this episode is by Antwan Williams, with extra music tracks supplied by JB Burton. Thanks to Lonnie Morris, Richard Lathan and Andres Eric Watson, for sharing their stories. And special thanks to Anthony Marzett for being on the receiving end of of Andres’ shit talk. Here’s the transcript, and you can download the episode here. And thanks to Mail ChimpSquarespace and Texture for supporting Ear Hustle.”

https://www.earhustlesq.com/episodes/2017/10/11/gold-coats-and-ogs

The Scum Manifestoby Valerie Solanas

From the back cover of the Phoenix Press booklet: “Valerie Solanas’ SCUM Manifesto was written in 1967 and published in 1968, the year she shot and wounded Andy Warhol. The text used here is that of the 1983 edition of the Manifesto that was published by the Matriarchy Study Group.”

“Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation and destroy the male sex.”

Why the Phrase ‘Late Capitalism’ Is Suddenly Everywhere – An investigation into a term that seems to perfectly capture the indignities and absurdities of the modern economy, The Atlantic, by Annie Lowrey (May 1, 2017)

““Late capitalism,” in its current usage, is a catchall phrase for the indignities and absurdities of our contemporary economy, with its yawning inequality and super-powered corporations and shrinking middle class. But what is “late capitalism,” really? Where did the phrase come from, and why did so many people start using it all of a sudden?”