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We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice

by Mariame Kaba

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"I will no longer lightly walk behind a one of you who fear me: be afraid. I plan to give you reasons for your jumpy fits and facial tics. I will not walk politely on the pavements anymore. I must become, I must become a menace to my enemies." - June Jordan
Apr 3, 2021 03:08pm
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"I don't believe in allyship, and Iā€™m super bored with the concept of performativity."
Apr 3, 2021 03:03pm
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on co opting of the movement/abolition
Apr 3, 2021 03:02pm
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touchstones: people you go back to in particular moments when you need something (not heroes!)
Apr 3, 2021 02:58pm
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this is such a good point
Apr 3, 2021 02:51pm
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on boundaries
Apr 3, 2021 02:42pm
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VENGEANCE IS NOT JUSTICE
Apr 3, 2021 02:42pm
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"as human beings, when we are hurt, often we turn to wanting to hurt back. We spend a lot of time thinking about retribution and vengeance because that is conditioned in us." // "we shouldn't codify our personal feelings of vengeance to apply to the entire world" (!!!!!!)
Apr 3, 2021 02:41pm
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transformative justice definition
Apr 3, 2021 02:40pm
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restorative justice definition
Apr 3, 2021 02:40pm
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punishment vs consequence
Apr 3, 2021 02:39pm
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on being complicit in violence and perpetrating violence both intentionally and unintentionally
Apr 3, 2021 02:38pm
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"everyone doesn't have to be an abolitionist. But if you declare yourself to be, you're committing to some basic obligations, including..."
Apr 3, 2021 02:37pm
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"abolitionism is not a politics mediated by emotional responses. Or, as we initially wanted to title this piece, abolition is not about your fucking feelings."
Apr 3, 2021 02:36pm
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"organizing is mostly about defeats...but any organizer worth their salt knows that it's much more complex than a simple win-lose calculus."
Apr 3, 2021 02:35pm
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on why it matters to get Individuals out of prison now. "...allowing abolitionists to address the needs of incarcerated people without inadvertently strengthening the prison system."
Apr 3, 2021 02:33pm
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"You're doing it right now."
Apr 3, 2021 02:31pm
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there's a historical demand from black communities to have community control of the police Can the community have power over the institution of policing via that possible? It's a whole surveillance apparatus
Apr 3, 2021 02:30pm
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Apr 3, 2021 02:29pm
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on how to talk about war and militarization without centering it as the focus
Apr 3, 2021 02:27pm
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"there are not single-issue struggles because we do not live single-issue lives" -- Audre lorde
Apr 3, 2021 02:26pm
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how testing adds to the STPP + deunionizing teachers "Teachers' working conditions are students' learning conditions" - Chicago teachers union https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Teachers_...
Apr 3, 2021 02:26pm
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reparations framework: repair, restoration, acknowledgment, cessation, and nonrepition https://m4bl.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Repar...
Apr 3, 2021 02:24pm
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Apr 3, 2021 02:23pm
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on transformative justice..."it is a revival of tools that were taken from us by a society that did not trust our ability to resolve harm without brutality." See pre-1824 tribal courts https://www.ptla.org/wabanaki/restorative-justice...
Apr 3, 2021 02:22pm
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on calling for the arrest of killer cops
Apr 3, 2021 02:19pm
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"the rest of the world looks at people in the sex trade as completely disposable, but we borrow their tools all the time when we feel disposable" - Shira Hassan
Apr 3, 2021 02:18pm
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on sustainability
Apr 3, 2021 02:16pm
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on who were talking about in #metoo
Apr 3, 2021 02:16pm
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Apr 3, 2021 02:15pm
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"justice is having a self to defend in the first place."
Apr 3, 2021 02:14pm
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"your timeline is not the timeline on which movements occur. Your timeline is incidental."
Apr 3, 2021 02:12pm
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"hope isn't an emotion, you know? Hope is not optimism." Grounded hope that was practiced every day, that people actually practiced all the time
Apr 3, 2021 02:12pm
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Apr 3, 2021 02:10pm
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"rich people simply are not punished for practicing capitalism in the United States. As long as their money changing kills according to the rules of the free market, they see no penalty." Weeewwwwww
Apr 3, 2021 02:09pm
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Apr 3, 2021 02:09pm
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"history is instructive, not because it offers us a blueprint for how to act in the present, but because it can help us ask better questions for the future." ā¤ļø
Apr 3, 2021 02:07pm
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8. Building community-based interventions that address harms without relying on police 9. Evaluating any reforms based on these criteria 10. Thinking through the end of police and imagining alternatives
Apr 3, 2021 02:06pm
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Apr 3, 2021 02:04pm
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how to begin: (1) be intentionally in relation to one another bc we have to imagine ourselves differently, (2) imagine and experiment, (3) simultaneously engage in strategies that reduce contact bt people and criminal legal system, (4) change everything - the PIC is linked to so many other systems
Apr 3, 2021 02:03pm
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"we are deeply entangled in the very systems we are organizing to change"
Apr 3, 2021 02:01pm
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"when you see people call themselves revolutionary always talking about destroying, destroying, destroying but never talking about building or creating, they're not revolutionary. They do not understand the first thing about revolution. It's creating." - kwAme ture
Apr 3, 2021 02:00pm
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"making a revolution is not a series of clever maneuvers and tactics, but a process that can and must transform us" - robin dg Kelley
Apr 3, 2021 01:59pm
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against punishment: https://issuu.com/projectnia/docs/against_punishm...
Apr 3, 2021 01:58pm
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Mar 24, 2021 06:20pm
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