This post is part of a symposium on Black Lives Matters.
We are assured Amna will have more to say here at the Blog, but for now check out her account of the abolitionist movement has developed into the type of coalition that can make real change in this moment.
From the conclusion: “The struggle for abolition belongs to a broader push to rewrite the social contract, including efforts to cancel student debt, tax the wealthy, Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, and the Red Deal. Over the years, I have heard organizers rally around “not one more dollar” or “starve the beast.” Now, more and more, you hear “care, not cops.” That new slogan embodies the abolitionist horizon, not simply to dismantle prisons and policing, but to build alternate forms of community care and collective provision for all.”
Or take it from Keeanga Yamahatta-Taylor:
Amna Akbar is one of the most powerful and articulate voices on the demand for abolition. She is a go to for me. Here she discusses the many paths that brought us to this mainstream discussion to defund and abolish. https://t.co/fF6fEbpiZ0
— Keeanga-Yamahtta T. (@KeeangaYamahtta) June 15, 2020