to talk about abolition is to:

  • name a root cause, system of oppression, practice, framework or idea (slavery, policing, imprisonment)
  • recognize that what we have named was created and is maintained by us
  • to declare what we have named unjust, and state our intent to resist and dismantle it

to do abolition is to:

  • talk, read, write, ask questions, write letters, listen, learn from those who were struggling while i was denying, criticize myself, say we'll show up and then show up, fail, bounce back, fight, ask nothing from what we want to abolish and give nothing to it, support and care for each other, honestly i don't know all the ways but hope to learn
angus fletcher