If the system is functioning as it is designed to, then “reform” will almost always find ways to reinforce the norm.
A “closure” sometimes means the use of prisons as training sites that perpetuate oppression elsewhere.
This Black August, incarcerated organizers are calling on supporters to step up in the spirit of abolition.
While conservatives promote more state violence, religious people of different faiths are doing radical liberatory work.
Abolition begins with dismantling the heterosexist, racial and imperial framework of the military and prison industries.
The rhetoric of “violent” vs. “nonviolent” is window dressing and doesn’t align with the ongoing realities of policing.
It’s time to acknowledge we can’t arrest our way out of the overdose crisis.
When candidates running for prosecutor claim to be on the side of survivors of violence, we need to take a closer look.
Ongoing police violence against LGBTQ people has led to a nationwide movement to limit or ban cops from Pride events.
Police and the military operate under the same principle — they move in, occupy and oppress communities.