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Image of side by side graphic artworks. The artwork on the left side of the image shows a Black woman holding a child with a rifle strapped to her side. She is drawn in black and yellow and is placed in front of a green background. The artwork on the right side of the image depicts a drawing of a hand reaching up for a key glowing with a golden aura. Across the entire image is a series of intersecting white lines in a geometric pattern.


Artwork by L. Rodriguez & V. Moore, 2004


Death Panel PODCAST Pathologizing Palestinian Resistance  (January 2024) Beatrice Adler-Bolton and Jules Gill-Peterson speak with Liat Ben-Moshe and Leah Harris about how Palestinian resistance and rebellion is pathologized and the importance of transnational disability solidarity with Palestine. (Transcript

Death Panel PODCAST collab with Socialism 23, session on Carceral Sanism (September 2023) Beatrice Adler-Bolton speaks with Liat Ben-Moshe and Leah Harris about the increasing wave of policies and legislation—from Eric Adams’ involuntary hospitalization to CA's Care Courts—that seek to criminalize madness and people with intellectual disabilities. They also discuss why it is critical for the left to work against these policies (Transcript

Death Panel PODCAST on On Calls to "Reopen the Asylums"  (October 2023) Beatrice Adler-Bolton speaks with Liat Ben-Moshe, Leah Harris and Vesper Moore about why the dark history and enduring legacy of psychiatric incarceration mean we should never go back and look at recent statements by politicians Eric Adams, Donald Trump, Matt Gaetz to discuss how carceral sanism is not exclusively the domain of the right. (Transcript

Institutions Often Treat Disability and Mental Health Not with Care but Violence (2023). Interview with George Yancy in Truthout. Published June 15, 2023

Death Panel PODCAST on Disability, Abolition and Deinstitutionalization (January 2023) an hour long discussion on abolition, recent conflations of housing security, "mental illness" and a return to institutionalization, and the radical and dark sides of deinstitutionalization and rights. (Transcript

Flash Forward PODCAST on Could Mind Control End Crime? (July 2021) 1 hour long episode, featuring interwoven interviews with multiple guests 

Ideas on Fire on Community beyond the Carceral State (May 2021) 20 minute conversation  discussing redefining community and building a non-carceral world

New Books Network PODCAST on Decarcerating Disability (March 2021) An hour long episode, featuring chapter by chapter summary and breakdown of the book

Death Panel PODCAST on Decarcerating Disability (November 2020) 90 minute discussion about deinstitutionalization, disability studies, critiques of inclusion, abolition and more. (Transcript forthcoming) 

Rising Up with Sonali interview on abolition, disability race-ability, deinstitutionalization and COVID (July 9, 2002) Pacifica radio KPFA and KPFK and Free Speech TV. Transcript available here 

Radio interview on abolition politics (2017) Rustbelt Abolition Radio.

Radio interview on incarceration, decarceration, ableism and anarchism (2014) Total Liberation Radio.

Radio interview on capitalism, incarceration and disability (2014) Against the Grain.

Interview transcript with Joe Reddington about the book “Disability Incarcerated"

Popular Press

Harris, Leah, Ben-Moshe, Liat and Moore, Vesper (Published May 6, 2023) Psychiatric Incarceration Isn’t Treatment — It’s Violence, Survivors Say. Op-Ed in Truthout.

"In a setback for the already precarious rights of these marginalized and oppressed vulnerable groups, cities and states across the U.S. are making it easier for cops and medical authorities to disappear mad, disabled and unhoused people from the streets."


A Conversation About Disability, Political Economy and Marta Russell with Liat Ben-Moshe And Dean Spade (2023). The Law and Political Economy (LPE) Project. Beatrice Adler-Bolton interviews Liat Ben-Moshe and Dean Spade about the connections between their work and Russell’s political economic analysis of disability and law. They outline how Russell’s work fits within Critical Disability and Legal Studies and explore what her critiques have to offer current movements for liberation and economic justice.



Contributed to Teen Vogue's What Defunding Police Means for Mental Health Care (Tyra Bosnic, July 21, 2020)

"It’s no secret that mental health resources have been gutted nationwide by federal and local governments, but what’s less obvious is how psychiatric treatment can operate like the prison system in disguise."

Parsons, A., Rembis, M. and Ben-Moshe, L. (Published March 23, 2018) Reviving the Asylum Is Not the Answer to Gun Violence. TruthOut.
“.... Trump’s call for more asylums is inextricably intertwined with the devaluation of disabled and psychiatrized people and the fear-based, law-and-order politics that has been on the rise for decades. Among disability activists and scholars, this oppression is known as ableism. Within the mad people’s movement, it is commonly referred to as sanism. It is this oppression of psychiatrized people that undergirds the current call for their incarceration in asylums.”

Graziani, C., Ben-Moshe, L. and Cole, E.  (2017) Beyond Alternatives to Incarceration and Confinement: A Critical Report. Grassroots Leadership Publication. 

“ This paper serves as part of the discussion about how advocacy and organizing strategies can often unintentionally reinforce systems of incarceration and control. At the same time, we hope that the paper contributes to thinking about how campaigns to end mass incarceration can strategically make inroads towards both reducing incarcerated populations in what we think of as traditional prisons while, at the same time, not expanding the net of those under the control of other carceral locations”

Ben-Moshe, L. and Meiners, E. (Fall 2014) Beyond Prisons, Mental Health Clinics: When Austerity Opens Cages, Where Do the Services Go? Public Eye (special topic: neoliberalism). 

"While these neoliberal policies may inspire some to celebrate the closure of institutions such as prisons and SODCs (State Operated Developmental Centers), this jubilation is tempered. Prison closure means more resources are needed.... include: mental health clinics; personal assistance services (for people with disabilities); affordable and accessible housing and meaningful public education as alternative ways of dealing with difference and harm; and increasing the life chances and opportunities of many, particularly the poor, disabled, and/or communities of color. Yet such services are shrinking instead of growing during these times of closure.”

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