“Kids know nothing about punishment and the false notion of ‘crime’ until we instill it in them. So we are actually not teaching them anything they don’t already know, but rather interrupting what society is trying to teach them about crime and punishment.”
“(I)n some radical social justice circles there is an understanding that we can talk about different methods of accountability, but in the interpersonal immediate sense, reactions of revenge and punishment must be respected. In a way that is true but in other ways it ignores those moments of rupture”
CHRIP Working Group (Centre for the Human Rights of Imprisoned People) Flat Out is a state wide support and advocacy service for criminalised and imprisoned women in Victoria, Australia. The … Continue reading
“My art is not only for the movement but also for my nephews and kids growing up. My art is a part of being an abolitionist and being a black disabled person living in a capitalist world.”
There are so many parts of capitalism and colonization to dis-connect from, and thousands to un-learn. If you are reading this article you have begun to try to think through some of them. In our family at POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE we have begun this lifelong un-learning, healing project with PEopleSkool, PNN & Homefulness. As indigenous, landless, poor peoples we are working to liberate mother earth from the real estate lie of property ownership. We are working to grow our own food and teach our children back their lost indigenous herstories and languages, re-define work as taking care of Mother Earth, our families and our communities and write and tell our own stories about our oppression and our self-determined liberation.
Everyday Abolition | Abolition Everyday is creating our first ZINE! Click here for more info or to submit! EA | AE about our collective power and creativity. The power we … Continue reading