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CR’s Abolitionist Toolkit

CR National members made this toolkit in 2004. In this toolkit, you will find CR’s early ideas on the prison industrial complex and abolition, along with political education and organizing…

Reformist Reforms vs Abolitionist Steps in Policing

This chart examines reforms that expand policing vs reforms that reduce the role of policing and its violence in our lives. Download the PDF or email crnational@criticalresistance.org for a print version.…

Policing & Health

This link is from the Oakland Power Project and explains some of the connections between policing and health. “Policing is at the core of real threats to safety and health,…

What’s Militarism Got to Do With It?

How does using the framework of militarism help understand war in its different forms? At a time when economic crisis has eclipsed issues of war, how does “militarism” mobilize the…

From BART to SWAT: Reflection on Policing in Oakland

Before the Black Lives Matter Movement, Oakland was an epicenter for resisting policing. In 2009, Oakland rose up in response to consecutive years of police killings from the cases of…

Unraveling the Fraying Edges of Zero Tolerance

Article by CR co-founder and long-time member Rachel Herzing, published in CounterPunch, on developments of Bratton’s policing strategy and how communities are resisting zero-tolerance measures. Read here.…