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Act Out! [156] - Sharks with Laser Beams, Wardrobes and Crypto vs. The Prison Industrial Complex

Act Out! [156] - Sharks with Laser Beams, Wardrobes and Crypto vs. The Prison Industrial Complex
Wed, 4/11/2018 - by Eleanor Goldfield
This article originally appeared on Occupy.com

This week on Act Out!, headlines from the front lines: Are you on the wardrobe watchlist? Sharks may soon be getting laser beams thanks to a new military project, Catholics fill baby bottles with their own blood, Shell knew too, the growing wave of teacher strikes and tree-sits. Finally, Grayson Earle joins us to talk about his latest project using crypto-currency to battle the prison industrial complex.

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