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TRIBUNE > Anne Schaub, psychologue pour enfants et adolescents, revient sur la Convention internationale de Casablanca pour l'#abolition universelle de la #GPA.…
A. Schaub déplore : "Dans les débats de société, le principal intéressé est oublié : l’enfant, et l’évident lien d’attachement premier qui se crée avec la mère dès sa conception." #GPA #Abolition
A. Schaub : "La conception, la période prénatale et la naissance vont constituer le socle de base sur lequel se construira une bonne part du devenir de tout être humain et coloriera ses relations futures." #GPA #Abolition
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🇺🇸 Let's take a journey through the #HistoryofUSA! From the early Native American civilizations to the modern-day superpower, this fascinating thread will explore key moments in the development of the United States of America. 🗽🦅
Before the arrival of Europeans, numerous Indigenous tribes thrived across the land. From the Iroquois Confederacy in the northeast to the Pueblo peoples in the southwest, their rich cultures and societies laid the groundwork for America's story. #NativeAmericanHistory
In 1492, Christopher Columbus' voyage marked the beginning of European colonization in the Americas. The Spanish, French, Dutch, and English all established settlements, profoundly impacting Indigenous peoples and the land. #Columbus #ColonialAmerica
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Report back from 12/3 counter protest of the fascist hate rally. Out numbered, out organized, and oblivious to how costly this rally was, fascists lost big yesterday in South Florida!

#TheseQueersBashBack #Transtifa… These queers bash back! is painted on a large banner along w
Fascists too scared to attack the defensive position! #FAFO

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1. A thread on mainstream theories of incarceration - retribution, rehabilitation, deterrence, restoration, incapacitation - which are gaslighting narratives that provide a smokescreen for racial capitalism:
2. Many critics say the American carceral system is based on retribution but I disagree. It's based on racial capitalism. All of the above principles - not just retribution - are in fact utilised to enforce a system of racial capitalism...
3. If you look at actual court cases, sometimes judges sentence someone to punish them; other times, they sentence someone "for their own good," because they "can't take care of themselves"...
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THANK YOU @harshawalia8, @williamcson, and @deanspade for talking about abolition and the state!! How do abolitionists approach and answer the question of the state - where do we differ, where is there convergence from which to struggle together?

#abolition #anarchism #socialism Graphic notes titled “No Bo...
Link to the talk!

And if you missed’s a previous talk with @williamcson and @joeyayoub on @FireTheseTimes that was also sooo good!…
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#OTD in 1852 Frederick Douglass recited "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" before the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society at Corinthian Hall. Douglass attacked slavery by highlighting how white Americans could celebrate freedom while enslaving others.
Douglass referenced the Bible, Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution to argue that as long as slavery existed that Independence Day would be a day of mourning for African Americans, especially the enslaved.
He proclaimed "...justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought light and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn.”
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Fifty years ago today, hundreds of people incarcerated at the Attica Correctional Facility in New York took control of the prison, issuing a set of demands for freedom, wages, education access, medical care, and more.
After 4 days, the National Guard retook the prison by force, leading to the deaths of at least 43 people. With such a tragic outcome, Attica became a national symbol both of prisoners’ organizing for liberation and the repression of law enforcement, prison guards, and the state.
In their declaration, the incarcerated people of Attica made demands that bear a chilling resemblance to what we are still calling for today. Carceral spaces have never been safe, and the impact the system makes on poor communities and Black and Brown people is immeasurable.
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No one asked for this, but I've been thinking a lot about #abolition and #abolishthepolice for some time now. And if I may, I'd like to share my novice perspective, albeit one rooted in my own (anti-)philosophical stance. So here goes.
I'm not convinced that the #abolitionist movement--which I wholly agree with--is an oppositional movement. Philosophically, a call for abolition is not a call to opposition. This distinction, in my mind anyway, is crucial. I'll elaborate.
Hegel told us long ago that oppositional realities (or what he calls dialectics) form a totality in themselves. Think about a fight: if one person chooses not to fight, there is no fight at all--only violence on the part of the aggressor.
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We get new members every week! We love seeing their beautiful melanated faces show up every week to unite with us against colonialism and yt power ✊🏽🔨…
“I’m here because I’m tired of these crumbs from the colony that come from the death of my peoples.” Yass new comrade Houria!!
New comrade Thaté tired of these hamster wheel protests and so are we! The protests happen every year, and all they do is get our people brutalized, arrested and killed. We here to get free, period!
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TONIGHT 5:30pm: I am observing the #SanFrancisco #Police Commission for @lwvsf on this thread. 📢Big Change to the agenda: PUBLIC COMMENT will now open the meeting! How to join:… Round image. Top two thirds red. Bottom two thirds white. Lo
The meeting hasn’t started yet, but it looks like all are present in Webex: President @MaliaCohen, VP Cindy Elias, @DJYBG, @HamasakiLaw, Petra Dejesus. Also present are @SFPDChief Scott & @SF_DPA Department of Police Accountability Executive Director @PaulHendersonSF.
While we’re waiting, here’s the agenda:… and the supporting documents:….
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La (grosse) déception F. Verges. Qd je lis dans sa critique de "la femme blanche bourgeoise" (sic) : "...les travailleuses du sexe (sic) qui SOULAGENT son conjoint" ...là, je pose le livre et je sais que je ne l'ouvrirai plus. Ca, ça va me soulager #LaTraiteDesFemmesNeSoulageRien
J'en ai littéralement ras-le-bol des beaux esprits qui font semblant de confondre victimes de la traite prostitutionnelle et so-called "travailleurs du sexe" (aka les poujadistes du cul). Marre grave. #Abolition
Je sais que c est hyper " a la mode" dans une certaine partie de l'extrême gauche malheureusement endoctrinee par le Strass, mais perso je ne supporte plus cette mauvaise foi intellectuelle a visée clientèliste.
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📢Happening Now!📢

@savannahshange is with us on Zoom giving a talk on "#Abolition as Method: Fieldwork at the End of the World"! If you couldn't join us, we will be live-tweeting the event right here!

@GC_CUNY @HumanitiesGC @cunyGClibrary @GCcunyAnthro @GCUrbanEd @ucsantacruz
1] Be sure to check out @savannahshange's book, "Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, Antiblackness, and Schooling in San Francisco", which will be part of tonight's discussion! Find it at @DukePress here:…
2] “From the perspective of #abolition, the universalizing rhetoric of the liberal state is itself the problem.”
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You mean:"As armed police, engaged in unlawful arrests, in clear violation of 1A, attempted to kidnap community, com attemtped to flee. Some may have tried to exercise their right to self defense but likely not. We continue to violate community trust & terrorize" #seattleprotests
This is what your government is doing to community members protesting. They start mauling people. They escalate. They threaten. They harm. THEY ARE VIOLENT. #seattleprotests #DefundSPD #blacklivesmatter
I cut off the first part 🙄.

#seattleprotests #blacklivesmatter #abolition #defundspd
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Black grad students @UChicago are joining the #MoreThanDiversity strike by withholding their labor from diversity committees and refusing to help recruit Black students to campus until the university meets their demands for #abolition and #reparations.…
The original faculty letter (also calling for abolition and various forms of reparations on and off-campus) can be found here…

They also are calling for a full outside boycott of all UChicago sponsored events (seminars, workshops, conferences, etc.).
Additional, specific, reparative demands that are now part of the student letter include increased funding and scholarships for Black grad students, a "formal grievance and reconciliation process" for acts of racism, and grad student participation in university governance.
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As the discussions about defunding and abolishing the U.S. police forces gain greater recognition, some people continue to ask "Who will protect you from sexual violence?" A thread #DefundThePolice #WeKeepUsSafe @FirecrackerFdn
For many #survivors, going to the #police is yet another #trauma. Cops are meant to represent and respect “The Law,” not the victim/survivor. #DefundThePolice #WeKeepUSSafe @FirecrackerFdn
When feminists (often #whitefeminists) uphold the idea that the policing and #prison system are the best way to protect people from sexual violence, they are practicing what is called #CarceralFeminism #DefundThePolice #WeKeepUSSafe @FirecrackerFdn
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Faculty members at the University of Chicago just announced that they are going on a partial strike & calling for a worldwide boycott of the University of Chicago until demands for #reparations, #abolition, and democratic university governance are met.…
Also included in the demands are the creation of an Critical Race Studies Department, increased funding for the @CSRPC, and democratic control of all Diversity and Inclusion activities on campus. In short, faculty are demanding #MoreThanDiversity.
Please read the full letter and sign on if you can. This has got to be one of the most forward thinking, transformative faculty actions that I have heard of across the nation.
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1) I have seen several people that I have great respect for say that racism underlies a newly circulating poll that shows support for BLM but substantially fewer people supporting the demand to “defund the police”. Of course, it’s the US and racism underlies most things
2) but I think in this case, there is more going on. The first is that this is a new demand among most people. Two months ago no one, other than organizers, had heard of “defund the police”, so it’s a new idea.
3) and like most new ideas, people need to think about it and understand it’s meaning before fully agreeing with it. Most of the media discussion concerning #defund has been reactive and in response to the right’s mischaracterization of it.
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In March, my friend, Nkiru and I published a 25-page chapter in the Handbook of Interpersonal Violence "Future Directions in Advocacy in Response to Interpersonal Violence" where we talk about policing, social services, and state + interpersonal violence.… Image
We wrote this before widespread calls to #DefundMPD and mainstream engagement w/ concepts of #abolition, but what I think this writing does is set the groundwork for why divestment from the state (including social services and any anti-violence programs that engage with police) +
divestment from the state is a mandate for survivor safety. policing is NOT an inevitability. state violence is not a necessary by-product of keeping survivors safe. we will never end sexual assault if we don't end the carceral state. Image
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𝘗𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘗𝘳𝘦𝘫𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘦 wishes to express sympathy for the families, friends and communities of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks, and indeed for the many other people of colour around the world who have suffered at the hands of individual racist police, [1/14]
racist police practices more generally, and the systemic racism that runs through criminal justice systems. We also wish to extend our solidarity with the many thousands who have been moved to protest on streets all over the world in response. [2/14]
𝘗𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘗𝘳𝘦𝘫𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘦 has been documenting and analysing all forms of racism, historical and contemporary, throughout the world for over fifty year. [3/14]
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Confession: I havent always been an abolitionist. Its been a journey.

read & asked lots of ?s. Im still learning.

2019/20 @ Harvard: I taught abolition as policy innovation (bc it is)

For anyone interested, here are my fav rdgs/podcasts on abolition:…
All the rdgs on the #abolition list are open access. Yet there are many more books & academic articles that have been instrumental to my understanding of abolition. My first encounter was 2003 w/ Angela Davis…
Work by indigenous feminists has been crucial to my understanding of the limits of police and reform & the naturalization of violence through law

this by @bloodizcurrency…
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curious to see how anti-trafficking organizations who say #BlackLivesMatter are going to handle the demands by Black folks for abolition [that Black sex workers have been asking for through organizing around the decriminalization of sex work for years]. #DecrimNow
Black sex workers and survivors have been saying that increased policing harms us and our communities, and anti-trafficking organizations, including the ones who *say they care* about Black lives, ignored us. but there's no way around it—the people want #AbolitionNow! #DecrimNow
We've given the data + talking points over and over again and there's not really a way around it at this point. Either you're with Black folks' demands for #abolition + the decriminalization of the ways we survive, or you're not. Policing/jails inflict sexual and gender violence-
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