From the immense pressure placed on workers to return to low-wage jobs to broken social safety nets that have compounded poverty, food and housing insecurity, and inadequate unemployment benefits, America’s poor and working class have borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States,
As workers organize unions to improve working conditions during the pandemic, employers have engaged in retaliation, including laying offs.
For Black & Pink Organizers, Decarceration Must Grapple With Constant Violence Against LGBTQ+ People
Adam Mahoney profiles leadership of Black & Pink, a national abolitionist organization dismantling the carceral system and the harms caused to LGBTQ+ people.
Abolitionists have confronted violence through Transformative Justice, which models different skills and principles for approaching harm and violence.
Mental Health First is a community-centered initiative to eliminate the need for police as first responders to mental health crises.
Philadelphia Threatens Protest Encampment With Eviction But Still Has No Plan For Unhoused Residents
Community support prevented the eviction of a protest camp in Philadelphia. Unhoused organizers say they are not going anywhere without a housing guarantee.
Nicole Froio examines how some prison abolitionists are approaching gendered harm without the involvement of the criminal justice system.
Asset forfeiture is potentially a major obstacle to defunding police because the public lacks control over external revenue sources.
Advocates and incarcerated people fear a potential COVID-19 outbreak at MCI Norfolk in Massachusetts after an incarcerated man collapsed during his kitchen duty shift.
In the wake of Black Lives Matter protests, several school boards voted or are in the process of voting to defund school police forces.