Welcome to Issue 14 of The Abolitionist! For Critical Resistance, this fall was marked by the loss of Marilyn Buck, our recently released comrade who was the author of the Vicissitudes column. Her fierce commitment to the abolitionist struggle and visionary eloquence continue to inspire us. We will be dedicating space to her loving, poetic, and courageous spirit in Issue #15. Please submit us any writing or artwork you have that she has inspired.
In this issue you’ll find powerful conversations about what progress can really look like. In one section, Di shares “He Korero Iti” (A Small Story), a piece that reminds us to not forget the wisdom of the people who have walked before us and to heed the values and methods for resolving conflict in a way that keeps the community whole. In another, Renee Saucedo takes on immigration reform in “We Don’t Want Just Any Immigration Reform.” She encourages us to reject the current legislation that creates a pathway to legalization for some immigrants at the expense of intensified raids, detentions, deportations, and militarism for others.
As always, we hope this paper awakens your freedom spirit.
Much love and many thanks to all of our contributors and translators!
Love and struggle