The Abolitionist, launched in the spring of 2005, is a bilingual (English/Spanish)
publication dedicated to the strategy and practice of prison industrial complex abolition. It is distributed absolutely free of charge to thousands of people in prisons, jails, and detention centers throughout the US, who in turn share the paper with many more of their fellow prisoners. As George Jackson said: The point is…in the face of what we confront, to fight and win. That’s the real objective: not just to make statements, no matter how noble, but to destroy the system that oppresses us. By any means available to us. And to do this, we must be connected, in contact and communication with those in the struggle on the outside.
To read past issues of the paper and learn more about it as a project, visit the newspaper’s website: https://abolitionistpaper.wordpress.com/
Check out a preview of the most recent Issue just released this fall, Issue #33, which introduces our readers to a new paper structure with a features section on the COVID pandemic.
Issue #32, on Decolonization & Abolition, is also available on our site for download now! See past issue here.
Your subscription helps us to send the paper to over thousands of prisoners for free.
Outside subscribers enable imprisoned people to receive this valuable political tool for free.
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