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Critical Resistance: Campaigns & Project Updates

As Critical Resistance develops strong and vibrant grassroots projects and campaigns for abolition, check out updates from our work in Portland, Los Angeles, New York City, Oakland and across the US.

Rest in Power, Mike Davis!

Critical Resistance (CR) joins communities of resistance in mourning the loss of historian, geographer, abolitionist intellectual and organizer Mike Davis. He passed away last Tuesday, October 25th at age 76…

Critical Resistance turns 24!

This week marks the 24th anniversary of Critical Resistance’s first conference in 1998, “Critical Resistance: Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex.” In honor of our first organizing conference, we share Dylan…

Recommitting to Abolition: Black August 2022

  Dearest Comrades, As August comes to a close, Critical Resistance reflects on this year’s Black August. Black August, a month of recognition and recommitment to revolutionary discipline launched in…

Rest in Power, Bo Brown!

Near the end of October, 2021, beloved comrade and freedom fighter Bo Brown, passed away. Art by Josh MacPhee, JustSeeds Artists’ Cooperative Bo’s contributions to the freedom struggle cannot be…

Long live the Attica Rebellion

Critical Resistance commemorates the anniversary of the Attica Rebellion, when Black, Native and Latino prisoners rose up against Attica Prison in upstate New York, and  released a powerful set of …

LEGACIES OF RESISTANCE: JUNETEENTH & PIC ABOLITION

This week, June 19, marks Juneteenth, the commemoration of the end of formalized slavery in the US.  The date coincides with the last wave of notification of the signing of…