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Friday Nite Videos | May 15, 2020

What the F**k Is “Obamagate”? Everybody Must Stay Home | Bob Dylan Coronavirus Parody. Angela Davis on Ahmaud Arbery's Killing and More. USPS: John Oliver. Amid Pandemic, Renewables Now Supply More Energy than Coal.

Abolitionist Steps to Combat COVID-19 Behind Bars

Critical Resistance Critical Resistance
As communities across the world are confronting the serious toll of COVID-19..., we at Critical Resistance want to amplify the grave concerns facing the imprisoned population, which is one of the most vulnerable groups in this time.

Critical Resistance Summer Campaign Updates

Critical Resistance Critical Resistance
We value grassroots movement education, so we want to share more in-depth updates on our campaigns and projects. Read the latest from our CR New York City, CR Oakland, CR Portland, and CR Los Angeles chapters.

Police Unions, Police Officers, and Police Abolition

Rosa Squillacote Portside
Abolition of the carceral state is a fundamental political goal for the Left today: specifically, abolishing the carceral state’s logic and institutions. . Abolition is both a goal and a discourse: it informs the strategies we adopt, as well as the framework we use to critique the carceral state and describe alternatives.

What Abolitionists Do

Dan Berger, Mariame Kaba, David Stein Jacobin
Prison abolitionists aren't naive dreamers. They're organizing for concrete reforms, animated by a radical critique of state violence.

Jails: Time to Wake Up to Mass Incarceration in Your Neighborhood

James Kilgore Truthout
Jails admit nearly 12 million people every year. Yet they are largely off the radar of critics of mass incarceration. However, as a new report by Vera Institute and actions by activists around the country demonstrate, jails matter.

Rewriting the Future: Using Science Fiction to Re-Envision Justice

Walidah Imarisha Bitch Media Bitch Magazine no. 66
Radical science fiction written by organizers, change makers and visionaries is collected and co-edited by Walidah Imarisha into an anthology Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements. Imarisha links her editing efforts to her work as a prison abolitionist and larger social movements' on-going need for envisioning our revolutionary futures.

Angela Davis: I Always Find Hope in Struggle

Angela Davis, Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez Democracy Now!
Angela Davis on Prison Abolition, the War on Drugs, Why Social Movements Shouldn’t Wait on Obama, Solitary Confinement, Immigration Detention and "12 Years a Slave"
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