A Learning And Action Guide For Public Health

Public health defines health not as merely the absence of disease, but as addressing all of the conditions and determinants that we know create health and wellbeing at the community and population levels, for the most people possible. On its face, public health is working to create the life-affirming institutions that Gilmore challenges us all […]

Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics

Abolitionist politics is not about what is possible, but about making the impossible a reality. Ending slavery appeared to be an impossible challenge for Sojourner Truth, Denmark Vesey, Nat Turner, John Brown, Harriet Tubman, and others, and yet they struggled for it anyway. Today we seek to abolish a number of seemingly immortal institutions, drawing […]

Readings & Resources on Abolition & RJ

About this document Care Not Cages is a project about the intersection of reproductive justice and prison abolition, spearheaded by the Young Womxn of Color for Reproductive Justice Leadership Council, in partnership with BYP100, URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, and Black & Pink. We believe that no one deserves to be in a […]

2nd Annual Abolition Week

Cops are everywhere in pop culture. It’s not just The First 48, or the true-crime canon. “Friendly” cops surface even when we don’t pay them any mind. Woody from Toy Story: a whole sheriff. The beloved Winston of New Girl: an embarrassingly awful rookie cop. Read more at the original source link.

Resource Guide: Prisons, Policing, And Punishment

This guide contains resources on the abolition of policing, prisons, and punishment. You can find another resource hub, created by Mariame Kaba, here. If you appreciate this guide, please consider making a donation to Georgia Freedom Letters.

Mutual Aid And Solidarity In Nigeria’s #endsars Protests

On October 18, 2020, during the #EndSARS protests against police violence and state corruption in Nigeria’s capital Abuja, a photo was shared on social media that quickly drew nationwide attention. The image showed passionate protesters with their fists pumped in the air, mouths wide open singing songs and chanting slogans. Some were holding placards that […]

It Is Time For A Community Approach To Mental Health

The 2020 uprising in response to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has made the average US American aware of the movement to abolish police and prisons. In recent discussions of police violence, pundits and politicians have suggested that one solution is to defund the police and reinvest in the […]

State Of War, An Excerpt From “The Nation On No Map: Black Anarchism & Abolition”

Saying “stop killing us” and asking an oppressor not to oppress is not going to work. Taking the life of the system we’re up against through abolition is much more complex than simply fighting people in the streets. We need to eradicate the very structures that enable the state to continue systematically destroying our lives. […]

Abolition As a Method for Trans and Queer Freedom In Africa

The work of trans and queer organizers across Africa fighting for the wellbeing of impoverished African trans and queer people offers a small history and contemporary foray into what an abolitionist future on the continent can look like.   Read full article at the original source link.