CR in the News

SFBay.ca, 3/12/2016

SFBay.ca, 3/12/2016

Speaking out for alternatives to the SF jail at the first Work Group meeting

 

New York Times, 3/11/2016. Photo by Keith Calhoun/ Chandra McCormick

New York Times, 3/11/2016. Photo by Keith Calhoun/ Chandra McCormick

CR member brings PIC abolition to the art world

 

Sacramento Bee, 1/7/2016

Sacramento Bee, 1/7/2016 

CR’s strong statement against new state funding for jail construction

 

East Bay Times, 12/16/2015. Photo Credit: Judith Scherr

East Bay Times, 12/16/2015. Photo Credit: Judith Scherr

CR speaks out against Urban Shield

 

KRON 4, 12/1/2015

KRON 4, 12/1/2015 

Video: Urban Shield opponents speak at Berkeley City Council meeting

 

SF Examiner, 12/2/15

Protesters turn out at hearing for proposed SF jail, force committee to go into recess

 

After fierce and sustained organizing, CR Los Angeles and its allies successfully organized the LA Board of Supervisors to suspend a jail expansion plan in favor of assessing alternatives to imprisonment. Read about their decision here. CRLA has specifically been fighting a proposed new women's jail, which is included in the suspension.

The Los Angeles Times, 6/9/2015

County Supervisors Vote to Reconsider Size of New Men’s Central Jail

 

In light of ongoing discussions surrounding Attica and its violent history and present, CR's New York chapter is preparing to launch a powerful campaign to shut down Attica for good. You can read a number of justifications for its closure here. *content warning: physical abuse*

The New York Times, 2/28/2015

A Brutal Beating Wakes Attica’s Ghosts

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In June, CR co-founder Ruth Gilmore sat down on the Laura Saunders show to expose the political geography of prisons, illuminating the way our criminal legal system owes its current manifestations to the very nature of our economy. Watch her segment here.

The Laura Flanders Show, 5/26/2015

Co-Founder Ruth Gilmore on The Economy of Incarceration

 

On May 30th, CR hosted a Town Hall to discuss the new SF jail plan. Allies from SF Coalition on Homelessness, TGIJP, and Taxpayers for Public Safety led an important discussion with community members about how the new jail proposal came to be, the destructive impacts it would have on our communities, and discussed alternatives to a rebuild project.

NBC Bay Area News, 5/30/2015

Protesters Rally against New San Francisco Jail

 

(AP Photo/Jack Harris) In this moment when the challenges to state violence CR has been raising since 1998 are gaining momentum, movement-builders are looking to CR as an example of collective organizing with visionary abolition in mind. Read more about the complex, "leaderful" movement we are a part of here.

Jacobin, 6/18/2015. Photo Credit: AP/Jack Harris

Ella Baker’s Radical Democratic Vision

 

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San Francisco Bay View, 6/26/2015

Proposed SF Jail Would Likely Displace Affordable Housing Residents in SOMA

 

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San Francisco Bay View, 6/29/2015

From Poverty to Prison: A new report on poverty crimes is released while a new jail for us poor people is proposed

 

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San Francisco News, 6/1/2015

New Jail To Replace Hall Of Justice

 

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The Boston Globe, 6/22/2015

Drug Use ‘Rampant’ in California Prisons

 

Against Policing

Seven Days Vermont: Op-Ed, 5/20/2015

CR Members Share Powerful Thoughts Against Policing

 

American Prisons: The Caging of Human Rights

Mehr News Agency, 7/5/2015

CR is mentioned in this interview on American Prisons: The Caging of Human Rights

 

Grassroots Resistance as 'Police Militarization' Expo Descends on Oakland

Common Dreams, 9/4/2014

Grassroots Resistance as ‘Police Militarization’ Expo Descends on Oakland

 

(Photo Stephen Lam / Reuters / Landov) Urban Shield reignites militarization debate in Oakland Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America, 9/4/2014 (Photo Stephen Lam / Reuters / Landov)

Urban Shield Reignites Militarization Debate in Oakland

 

San Francisco Bay ViewStatewide Rally to Shut Down New McFarland Women’s Prison

San Francisco Bay View, 7/29/2014

Statewide Rally to Shut Down New McFarland Women’s Prison

 

Global PostHow the US Militarizes the World's Police, Not Just Ferguson's

Global Post, 8/27/2014

How the US Militarizes the World’s Police, Not Just Ferguson’s

 

The Sacramento BeeWhy is California Trying to Build More Jails?

The Sacramento Bee, 5/11/2014

Why is California Trying to Build More Jails?

 

Oakland LocalCommunity-Building with a Side of Gentrification: OPD at National Night Out

Oakland Local, 8/11/2014

Community-Building with a Side of Gentrification: OPD at National Night Out

 

San Jose Mercury NewsFruitvale Community Garden allowed to remain in Oakland

San Jose Mercury News, 4/17/2014

Fruitvale Community Garden allowed to remain in Oakland