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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.

Int’l Women’s Day: Building for Liberation

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WORKING WOMEN’S DAY and BUILDING A MOVEMENT FOR LIBERATION CR-Oakland member Heidi Hoescht read this statement Sunday, March 8, at a rally commemorating the 105th Anniversary of International…

Malcolm X and Abolitionist Common Sense

February 20, 2015 “And in my opinion, the young generation of whites, blacks, browns, whatever else there is, you’re living at a time of extremism, a time of revolution, a…

Want a Taste of Freedom?

February 17, 2015 If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you keep going. Don’t ever stop.…

States of Emergency

Dear Friends, In anticipation of a verdict from the grand jury investigating the murder of Michael Brown by cop Darren Wilson, Missouri’s governor declared a state of emergency in Ferguson…

Remember the Hunger Strike!

One year ago, prisoners throughout California’s vast prison system initiated a second wave of hunger strikes, doubling the participation of the first, historic strike several months earlier.  12,000 people in…

North Carolina Hunger Strike: Support Needed

Update & Call for Support from Prison Books Chapel Hill: First, we are announcing and encouraging people to participate in a call-in day to support NC prison hunger strikers on…

Making Gains in 2012: CR on the Mic

Whether talking about civil gang injunctions, imprisonment, or community alternatives to either, CR members are taking every opportunity to speak publically about the impacts of the prison industrial complex and…

Making Gains in 2012: No More Jails and Prisons!

California is definitely in crisis.  Unemployment is high.  Education and healthcare access is receding.  Budget cuts on city, county and state levels are severe, especially for the working and poor…