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CR in the News

In building strong campaigns and projects to abolish the prison industrial complex, Critical Resistance organizers often pressure and mobilize mainstream media to cover the struggle. Often, Critical Resistance is also contacted by the Press to give statements and offer our expertise on different issues surfacing in the News concerning the prison industrial complex and abolition.

Check out how Critical Resistance has been making News in the articles and links below.

If you are a member of the Press, refer to our For the Press Page here. 

 

How Prison Abolitionist Are Meeting the Moment

by Emily Nonko

Two arguments now entering the mainstream—that incarceration is an urgent public health crisis and that policing takes needed resources from communities—have long been argued by abolitionist organizers. “Abolition is about fighting…

Berkeley votes to continue Urban Shield support

by JUDITH SCHERR

BERKELEY — Despite claims by some two dozen speakers that the Urban Shield exercises feed into a growing militarization of police, the City Council voted 5-3 Dec. 15 to approve…

Artists Grapple With America’s Prison System

by By Sabine Heinlein

CR member brings PIC abolition to the art world While most of the artists emphasize the positive aspects of bringing attention to mass incarceration, Christine Wang, a young Los Angeles painter…