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Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter

$19.95 each, 50% of donations will go to CR, thanks to a generous Verso donation!

Edited by Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton (paperback 2016)policing the planet

“Combining firsthand accounts from activists with the research of scholars and reflections from artists, Policing the Planet traces the global spread of the broken-windows policing strategy, first established in New York City under Police Commissioner William Bratton. It’s a doctrine that has vastly broadened police power the world over—to deadly effect.With contributions from #BlackLivesMatter cofounder Patrisse Cullors, Ferguson activist and Law Professor Justin Hansford, Director of New York–based Communities United for Police Reform Joo-Hyun Kang, poet Martín Espada, and journalist Anjali Kamat, as well as articles from leading scholars Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Robin D. G. Kelley, Naomi Murakawa, Vijay Prashad, and more, Policing the Planet describes ongoing struggles from New York to Baltimore to Los Angeles, London, San Juan, San Salvador, and beyond.”



The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America

by Naomi Murakawa (2014, paperback)

$20 each; this cost is $6.95 cheaper than list price- great deal for you! 100% of purchase will go to CR, thanks to a generous donation from the author, Naomi Murakawa!

What we fight for today will shape our future. We invited you to check out this great read to develop a sharper analysis on reforms. What reforms expand imprisonment and policing? How has liberalism fueled the expansion of the prison industrial complex (PIC) in the name of civil rights? Excellent political analysis for our movement and available this month at a price that 100% supports movement work to dismantle the PIC!

“While most scholars agree that the roots of our current carceral state lay in law and order policies, Murakawa traces those policies to unlikely sources – the liberal Truman administration in its efforts to protect African Americans from mob and police violence. While the state did little to enforce such protections, it bequeathed our nation a criminal justice architecture that fueled mass incarceration. The First Civil Right not only overturns received wisdom, but reveals that ‘racial liberalism’ is not the solution but part of the problem.” –Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination


ABOLITION NOW! Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle Against the Prison Industrial Complex

$15 each, includes shipping and handling

by The CR10 Publications Collective

Abolition now!

(paperback, 2008)

Published in honor of Critical Resistance’s tenth anniversary, Abolition Now! reflects the themes Dismantle, Change, and Build. It presents bold strategies to create a stronger movement of people committed to PIC abolition and to build healthy communities free from surveillance, policing, and imprisonment.

Abolition does not just demand that we close prisons; it demands that we open the means by which all people can live lives of security, opportunity, and beauty. Read this book to find out what is happening, and how to fight on every front against prison as a deadly, catch-all response to social, economic, cultural and political problems.

– Ruthie Gilmore, author of Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California