Call for Art Submissions: Abolitionist Feminisms

Calling for Art Submissions for a special issue of Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics on Abolitionist Feminisms What are the impacts and challenges of carceral systems/logics on racialized, poor, and criminalized women, queer, trans, and gender non-conforming people? Carceral systems structure and secure …

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Abolitionist Fantasies: Revisiting the Fictional 2020 of My Novel

By: Diana Block “Street art, George Floyd protest, Minneapolis, MN, June, 2020” by Renoir Gaither In mid-2020, my friend Nina Serrano, an author/poet/activist who hosts a radio show about books, Cover-to-Cover on KPFA, asked me to do an update of an interview I did with her in …

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[image description]: Intertwined ribbon banners with the words "Listen, can you hear it? A Change is coming Now!" - The ribbons are floating in the air above a crowd of people with their fists raised.

Freedom Dreams and Abolitionist Youth Organizing

by Kaitlyn J. Selman and Cori J. Farrow [featured image by Pete Railand] Visionary fiction writer Walidah Imarisha says, “We live in a quantum universe—the possibilities are endless. The way systems of power maintain themselves is to deny us that and to tell us …

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Keeping Communities Connected: COVID-19 and the State of Prison Profiteering

By Michelle Dillon In his 2018 article “How Prisons Serve Capitalism,” Dan Berger wrote, “More than profit, capitalism generates misery from its poorest subjects.”[i] Especially in the context of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear that a fulcrum of carceral control is not simply …

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Prisoners’ Lives in the Hands of Corrections Officers: When COVID, Labour Conditions, and Health Collide

By: Emily Marra, Hen Povereni, and Natasha McMillan  On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.[1] This sparked a dialogue regarding one of society’s most ill-protected and often forgotten populations: incarcerated individuals. Abolitionists have long argued that systems of incarceration …

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