ABOLITION READING LIST

INTRODUCTION:

8TOABOLITION PDF

Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis

Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis

Change Everything: Racial Capitalism and the Case for Abolition by Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Documentary: 13th (NETFLIX)

Documentary: Visions of Abolition: From Critical Resistance to A New Way of Life 

Podcast: https://theintercept.com/2020/06/10/ruth-wilson-gilmore-makes-the-case-for-abolition/

PUNISHMENT & POLICING

Discipline & Punishment by Michael Foucault 

On Crimes and Punishment

The End of Policing by Alex Vitale

We Must Divest From Policing, Not Just the Police by Elena Breda

THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Golden Gulag by Ruth Wilson Gilmore  

City of Inmates by Kelly Lytle Hernandez

THE FALLACY OF REFORM

Reformist reforms vs. abolitionist steps in policing PDF

THE INTERCONNECTIONS OF RACE, FEMINISM, & QUEERNESS

Building an Abolitionist Trans-Queer Movement With Everything We’ve Got Nothing

Policing Doesn’t Protect Women

Chokehold: Policing Black Men by Paul Butler

Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation

Living While Black and the Criminalization of Blackness

Mass Incarceration and Criminalization

Abolition is a Feminist Project

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

Organizations:

Critical Resistance: http://criticalresistance.org/

Movement 4 Black Lives: https://m4bl.org/

#8toAbolition: https://www.8toabolition.com/

Black Youth Project 100: https://www.byp100.org/

Abolition and Democracy Blog: http://blogs.law.columbia.edu/abolition1313/

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