We are pleased to announce that our latest Issue of The Abolitionist (#33) is finally being mailed out to our readers right now!
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Issue 33 rolls out The Abolitionist’s new paper structure, which includes a feature section, this time focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, and a columns section, with new columns for readers to look forward to every issue. Examining the relationship between the pandemic, the prison industrial complex (PIC) and the struggle for abolition, Issue 33’s features offer critical analysis on the COVID-19 pandemic as a portal for the world we want and are fighting for, along with reflection and resources for organizing and survival. As stated in the “Letter from the Editors” and CR’s COVID Platform:
Through the pandemic, we see that abolition is the only way forward. […] As a severe and widespread public health crisis, the pandemic necessitates abolitionist demands and practices to ensure health and safety efforts that directly support people’s ability to live. This is immediately present in the massive movements to share resources, look out for each other, and build networks for care across prison and border walls, cities and towns, as well as neighborhoods and virtual communities.”