Summer 2021 Issue, #35, of The Abolitionist features articles on defunding policing. Download, read and share the issue and English … More
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Sneak Peek into “Pathways toward Freedom”: Issue 36!
Our Winter 2021 issue of The Abolitionist is heading to the printers this December. This issue features articles focused on … More
Issue 34: Available for free download!
Now that Issue 35 is approaching print, our previous Issue #34 is ready for free download. Check out the Letter … More
Issue 35: Sneak Peek – One Year After a Summer of Rebellion
Issue 35 of The Abolitionist is on its way to the printing press at the end of July, 2021. With … More
Issue 34 Sneak Peek: Finding Our Way Forward – Past Neoliberalism, Austerity, Fascism, and the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC)
Note: This article was written in the winter of 2021 for Issue 34 of The Abolitionist newspaper, and serves as … More
Issue 33: COVID-19 Pandemic and New Paper Structure
Issue 33 of The Abolitionist introduces our readers to a new structure for the paper combining changing features and regular … More