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One of the century’s most brilliant activist-scholars explains
why the criminal justice system must be dismantled.
Racial, gender, and
environmental justice. Class war. Militarism. Interpersonal violence.
Old age security. This is not the vocabulary many use to critique the
But in this series
of powerful lectures, Ruth Wilson Gilmore shows that the only way to
dismantle systems and logics of control and punishment is to change
questions, categories, and campaigns from the ground up.
just say no to police, prisons, border control, and the current
punishment system. It requires persistent organizing for what we
need, organizing that’s already present in the efforts people
cobble together to achieve access to schools, health care and
housing, art and meaningful work, and freedom from violence and want.
As Gilmore makes
plain, “Abolition requires that we change one thing: everything.”
is the inaugural book in the new Abolitionist Papers book series,
edited by Naomi Murakawa.