In just over 100 full-color pages, this volume examines how
communities have responded to the violence of white supremacy and
carceral systems in the United States. Included in the text are
materials from the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense and the Young
Lords in the 1960s and 70s, CopWatch and the Stolen Lives Project in
the 1980s and 1990s, and contemporary material from the Movement for
Black Lives, Project NIA, and INCITE!. The struggle to defund and
demilitarize the police and refund our communities is as urgent as
ever, and this publication shows how the modern Defund movement
builds on past Black feminist and abolitionist movements and imagines
alternatives to policing for community safety.
In addition to
full-color reproduction of archival materials, this narrative
includes excerpts from interviews with activists, scholars and
artists Mariame Kaba, Dread Scott, Dennis Flores, Dr. Joshua Myers,
and Jawanza Williams.