In September 2016, on the 45th anniversary of the 1971 Attica Uprising, CR New York City released a new zine with artwork by Anu Biswas. The zine powerfully outlines some of the history of Attica prison and the legacy of resistance. Between 2013-2014, the Attica Interview Project interviewed several people formerly imprisoned at Attica. The zine includes accounts of their lives in prison, and their experiences of repression, resistance and social transformation. The New York City chapter continues its work to close Attica prison alongside the Beyond Attica coalition and later this year will be launching a website to more fully profile these interviews and provide a platform for ongoing education about Attica prison.
Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. We believe that basic necessities such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make our communities secure. As such, our work is part of global struggles against inequality and powerlessness. The success of the movement requires that it reflect communities most affected by the PIC. Because we seek to abolish the PIC, we cannot support any work that extends its life or scope.