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Past Issues & Sample Articles of The Abolitionist Newspaper

An inside-outside publication for abolitionist struggle & strategy across prison walls

 

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With Issue 39 in 2023 (see below), CR’s editorial collective began a collaboration with Beyond Prisons Podcast for a show on each issue of The Abolitionist. Give our podcast show “Over the Wall” a listen while reading through our past issues and sample early-release articles below!

Issues

ABOLITIONIST ISSUE 21
Issue: 21 - Art & Abolition (Fall 2013)
Issue Date: September 1, 2013

DOWNLOAD ISSUE 21! Download in English or Descargar en Español As we step ever onward toward a world without the violence of policing, surveillance, prison and the social and economic…

ABOLITIONIST ISSUE 20
Issue: 20 - Borders (Summer 2013)
Issue Date: June 20, 2013

We are proud to announce issue 20 of the Abolitionist Newspaper!  Throughout this issue, we highlight the variety of ways in which communities and organizations are refusing to be divided…

ABOLITIONIST ISSUE 18
Issue: 18 - Surveillance (Fall 2012)
Issue Date: November 14, 2012

Theme: Surveillance Download in English / Descargar en Español “As we know, surveillance is an integral component of the prison industrial complex. Equally as important is our ability to confront…

ABOLITIONIST ISSUE 17
Issue: 17 - Prisoner Organizing (Summer 2012)
Issue Date: May 25, 2012

Download in English / Descargar en Español “Surviving within capitalism, U.S. imperialism, the PIC, and other systems of oppression takes a creativity, spirit, and will that can be found in…

ABOLITIONIST ISSUE 16
Issue: 16 - Life After the PIC (Spring 2012)
Issue Date: March 1, 2021

Download in English / Descargar en Español “Within our society, most of us have been conditioned to expect punishment as a solution to many issues. A school with sub-par test scores?…

ABOLITIONIST ISSUE 15
Issue: 15 - Dedicated to Marilyn Buck (Summer 2011)
Issue Date: June 16, 2021

Download in English / Descargar en Español “We know that the danger of trying to ‘fix’ the system allows the PIC to say that it is responding to our concerns…

ABOLITIONIST ISSUE 14
Issue: 14 (Winter 2011)
Issue Date: January 21, 2011

Download in English / Descargar en Español Welcome to Issue 14 of The Abolitionist! For Critical Resistance, this fall was marked by the loss of Marilyn Buck, our recently released…

ABOLITIONIST ISSUE 13
Issue: 13 (Fall 2010)
Issue Date: November 18, 2010

Download in English / Descargar en Español While the PIC continues to expand, as abolitionists we position ourselves to stand against further repression and to build the supports we need…

ABOLITIONIST ISSUE 11
Issue: 11 (Winter 2010)
Issue Date: January 13, 2010

Download in English / Descargar en Español “The moment we live in gives us the opportunity to highlight the starkness of the oppressive systems that affect every part of our…

ABOLITIONIST ISSUE 10
Issue: 10 (Fall 2008)
Issue Date: September 30, 2008

Download in English / Descargar en Español “In all our work, we organize to build power and to stop the devastation that the reliance on prisons and policing has brought…