Abolition

Patrisse Cullors Defines ‘Black Futures Month’ and Explains Why Abolitionist Storytelling Is Our Future

Black History Month has always been about abolition for me. I may not have known the word abolition as a young girl, but I understood abolition in my spirit. At my core, I witnessed a community ravaged and decimated by police and prisons, and I wanted more for us. I would stay up for hours […]

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Kristin Richardson Jordan says she was told not to tweet about shot NYPD cops

ambush shooting in her Harlem district that left a rookie cop dead and another officer clinging for life. Newly elected Kristin Richardson Jordan, a Democratic socialist, tweeted two hours after the shooting about her concerns over a neighborhood community garden being shut down. “Community gardens are vital to building local power–they’re spaces where neighbors build […]

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Hillary Clinton renews call for abolition of U.S. Electoral College

The former U.S. First Lady and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, on Monday renewed her call for the abolition of the country’s Electoral College. She made the call in a tweet shortly after voting as an elector alongside her husband and former President Bill Clinton in New York. “I believe we should abolish the Electoral […]

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Thai protest leaders charged with royal defamation

Thai police charged five key leaders of the country’s pro-democracy protest movement Monday under the kingdom’s tough royal defamation laws, the first such use of the controversial legislation in two years. Section 112 of the Thai penal code is one of the world’s toughest lese majeste laws, shielding the ultra-powerful King Maha Vajiralongkorn from criticism. […]

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