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If you want to contact CR, check out our website: criticalresistance.org & contact one of our chapters** Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. We believe that basic necessities such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make our communities secure. As such

, our work is part of global struggles against inequality and powerlessness. The success of the movement requires that it reflect communities most affected by the PIC. Because we seek to abolish the PIC, we cannot support any work that extends its life or scope.

In response to ’s failure to   in the  ,  join CURB in demanding  commit to closing at least 5 more state prisons, start...
05/20/2024

In response to ’s failure to in the ,  join CURB in demanding commit to closing at least 5 more state prisons, starting with the urgent closure of CRC Norco.

📣Sign the petition TODAY!
📲bit.ly/closeCRC LINK IN BIO

💥Full action toolkit to email and the here: bit.ly/closeCRCtoolkit

🚩🚩Despite a budget deficit of as much as $73 billion and the potential to save more than $1.5 billion annually by closing more prisons, as well as billions more in infrastructure repair costs, the governor’s proposal includes only minimal cuts to prison spending by closing 46 housing blocks across 13 state prisons, resulting in savings of $80 million, a tiny fraction of CDCR’s $14.5 billion budget and overall bed capacity.

Instead of cutting from CDCR, the budget includes massive reductions in funding to essential programs and services in other departments including $2.5 billion in cuts to health care services🩺, $970 million in cuts to education📚, $493 million in cuts to environmental programs🌱 and much more.

🗣In response to inaction in the , CURB’s Executive Director Amber-Rose Howard says: “If the administration can’t select a prison to close, we are prepared to advocate for closure at specific prisons across the state. Closing entire prisons, starting with a prison like the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco (CRC), is a sensible step towards significant cost savings.”

Why CRC?

✅While some towns have resisted prison closures for economic reasons, the call to shutter CRC has existing community support. Prison closure is part of the city’s official legislative platform and has been supported by local lawmakers. In 2021, CURB named CRC Norco as a top state prison to close based on a survey of more than 2,000 incarcerated people. Read more in the petition linked in our bio

Newsom must commit to closing at least five more state prisons, starting with the urgent closure of CRC Norco.








BAY AREA: Join Critical Resistance for a special event to celebrate and discuss Rachel Herzing and Justin Piche’s newly ...
05/09/2024

BAY AREA: Join Critical Resistance for a special event to celebrate and discuss Rachel Herzing and Justin Piche’s newly released book, How To Abolish Prisons, published by Haymarket Books ✨

👏🏾We will be joined by the book’s co-author, Rachel Herzing, in coversation with:

🎤 KD Dixon of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners,

🎤Woods Ervin & Kyle Neil of Critical Resistance about how organizations and communities have been building and winning in the struggle to organize across prison walls and fight against systems of imprisonment.

and are active members of the exciting and ongoing statewide Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) campaign to close 10 state prisons across California.

📣Join us to hear updates about this fight, and learn how you can get involved!

📲RSVP: bit.ly/AbolishPrisons2024

📆 FRIDAY, MAY 17!
⏰ 6:30-830pm
📍First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison St in Oakland

🧏🏾‍♀️ ASL Interpretation provided!



Date:

Friday, May 17th

Time:

6:30 - 8:30 PM PST

  ・・・COMMUNITY PRESSURE WINSIn anticipation of community mobilization, employers at the Port have canceled all work for ...
05/01/2024


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COMMUNITY PRESSURE WINS
In anticipation of community mobilization, employers at the Port have canceled all work for the day! Big businesses operating at the Port will lose millions on unworked cargo today.
NO PICKETS ARE NEEDED
This is a testament to the power of our movement here in the Bay Area. This is not the first time we have shut down the port for Palestine and will NOT be the last.

Community members are still going to attend the May Day rally, from 2pm-4pm at Oakland Federal Building

NYC! Come join CR members at the Labor for Palestine Rally today at 4pm at Foley Square!
05/01/2024

NYC! Come join CR members at the Labor for Palestine Rally today at 4pm at Foley Square!

Join us tomorrow at 4:30 pm in MacArthur Park as we support worker and community power worldwide
05/01/2024

Join us tomorrow at 4:30 pm in MacArthur Park as we support worker and community power worldwide

May 1st is International Workers Day – we call all workers to join us in the streets of Oakland as we stand with all wor...
04/25/2024

May 1st is International Workers Day – we call all workers to join us in the streets of Oakland as we stand with all workers who are exploited within this U.S Empire. Save the date, May 1st, 2024!

OAKLAND PORT SHUTDOWNThis May Day, we rise to the call to action by workers of the Palestinian General Federation of Tra...
04/25/2024

OAKLAND PORT SHUTDOWN

This May Day, we rise to the call to action by workers of the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions. Palestinian workers urge us "to stand in solidarity with our struggle and take decisive action to honour the countless martyrs lost and the families torn apart, and build pressure for a free Palestine."

There will be no business at the Port of Oakland this May Day while Palestinians in Gaza are being massacred in by Israel. We will unite with working people from all across the Bay Area, marching in solidarity with May Day actions in San Francisco and Oakland, to shut down the Port.

Time and time again, the Bay Area has risen up to say NO to genocide, NO to apartheid, and to call an end to the US government’s complicity in the Israeli occupation. Free Palestine!

Today is  ! Join us in an hour with   and others: ・・・As we mark the 50th anniversary of the International Day of solidar...
04/17/2024

Today is ! Join us in an hour with and others:
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As we mark the 50th anniversary of the International Day of solidarity with Palestinian prisoners, we are witnessing an alarming rate of incarceration of Palestinians, rising to almost 9,000, thus doubling the number of Palestinians who were incarcerated on October 7, 2023. Palestinians released in prison exchange have been re-arrested by the Israeli colonial state. Hundreds of Palestinian minors have been detained and denied education and childhood. Women, men and children have been tortured, deprived from food, water, medication, sunlight, and family and Red Cross visitations. During the on-going genocide in Gaza, Israel has stripped naked adult and minor Palestinians, amputated their limbs and forced them to defecate in diapers. Terminally ill Palestinians have been martyred in Israeli dungeons due to medical negligence and cruelty of their Israeli jailers, most recently the martyr Walid Daqqa.

We are honored that a panel of Palestinian freed prisoners and their advocates have accepted our invitation as guest speakers in this open classroom.
Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi will lead the moderation of the session, alongside the co-sponsoring team.

The open classroom will be streamed live on both the AMED page ( STUDIES SFSU) and AMED YouTube Channel.

Facebook: bit.ly/TPrisonFB
Youtube: bit.ly/TPrisonYT

Links in bio!

We are grateful to our partners who are co-sponsoring this event and sharing the justice-centered pedagogy of Teaching Palestine with our growing movement for abolition.

With heavy hearts, Critical Resistance is grieving and honoring the sudden loss and long legacy of our beloved co-founde...
04/16/2024

With heavy hearts, Critical Resistance is grieving and honoring the sudden loss and long legacy of our beloved co-founder and longtime member Masai Ehehosi.

Two weeks ago, Masai passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 1, 2024. A former political prisoner targeted for his revolutionary activity with the Black Liberation Army (BLA), at the time of his passing Masai was Critical Resistance’s (CR) longest-standing member.

Masai was a pillar of CR, and his contributions to revolutionary struggle and prison industrial complex (PIC) abolition are immeasurable. Check out our tribute statement for Masai— at the end you can find a list of articles and videos to see for yourself and learn from some of his contributions.

CR will continue to grieve this big loss and honor Masai’s legacy. Stay tuned for a movement memorial in the coming months 💔🌻

LONG LIVE OUR MASAI!

BAY AREA, TODAY in SAN FRANCISCO: 🚢 STOP WARSHIP HEADED TO GAZA 🚢 Repost from  ・・・🇵🇸 MEETUP LOCATION UPDATE 🇵🇸 A US Mili...
03/29/2024

BAY AREA, TODAY in SAN FRANCISCO:
🚢 STOP WARSHIP HEADED TO GAZA 🚢

Repost from
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🇵🇸 MEETUP LOCATION UPDATE 🇵🇸

A US Military vessel is trying to leave SF for Gaza TODAY, more military support for Israeli ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. Nancy Pelosi will be there for a press event to cheer the vessel on in its genocidal voyage.

WE NEED YOU AT NOON AT Brannan Street Wharf Park! Spread the word! The Bay Area will NOT allow ships supporting the genocide in Gaza to sail by without protest and disruption!

Text “Gaza” to (833) 633-0604 for alerts!

📣💥Calling all New Yorkers EVERY FRIDAY this Spring: Weekly Phone Zaps for Dignity Not Detention with   &  ☎️📧⚡️Join Crit...
03/28/2024

📣💥Calling all New Yorkers EVERY FRIDAY this Spring: Weekly Phone Zaps for Dignity Not Detention with & ☎️📧⚡️

Join Critical Resistance New York City ( ) and the Abolish Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) New York New Jersey Coalition in a weekly phone zap. Every week on Friday at 12pm ET, we’re calling and emailing our representatives to urge them to pass the NY Dignity Not Detention Act.

➡️Sign up at bit.ly/dndphonezaps

📲More Info: criticalresistance.org/event/crnyc-dnd-zaps

Join Critical Resistance at our longtime movement partner / sister organization California Coalition for Women Prisoners...
03/26/2024

Join Critical Resistance at our longtime movement partner / sister organization California Coalition for Women Prisoners this Thursday, MARCH 28 for a special event with CR co-founder & former co-director Rachel Herzing and CR community advisor Andrea James on CLOSING PRISONS!

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REGISTER TODAY ✨
bit.ly/ccwpmarch28

Join CCWP and three leading activists in a vital virtual conversation about making women’s history by closing women’s prisons in California and across the country. What will it take to make this vision real?

👉🏾 Andrea James, JD - Founder & Executive Director of The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women & Girls
👉🏾 Rachel Herzing - Organizer and activist, Co-author of How to Abolish Prisons: Lessons from the Movement Against Imprisonment
👉🏾 Piper Kerman, Author of the memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison

The 2023 comprehensive report From Crisis to Care points to an inescapable conclusion—women’s prisons only perpetuate catastrophic trauma and harm. To reverse intergenerational cycles of gendered and racial violence and poverty, California needs to invest in community controlled resources that are life affirming and health promoting. Our communities need to develop non-carceral, non-punitive forms of accountability and close women’s prisons! In Massachusetts and other parts of the country campaigns to close women’s prisons are already underway.

As of February 2024 , there are 3,374 people incarcerated in women’s prisons in California, 70.8% less than in 2010 when there were 12,668! This dramatic reduction was a result of strong, persistent legal challenges and advocacy campaigns by dozens of organizations and thousands of people from our communities, resulting in marked policy changes in California. Collectively we were able to reduce the population of women’s prisons by over 9,000 in little more than a decade. We can decarcerate a few thousand more and close the state’s two women’s prisons!



Westchester! Queens! Manhattan! Come join us this week to learn more about why we should pass DND and end NY’s relations...
03/14/2024

Westchester! Queens! Manhattan! Come join us this week to learn more about why we should pass DND and end NY’s relationship with ICE! Tickets are free. RSVP today!

📣BAY AREA, This Friday, MARCH 8 ❤️‍🔥✨Join us for the International Working Women’s Day march and rally on Friday, March ...
03/05/2024

📣BAY AREA, This Friday, MARCH 8 ❤️‍🔥✨

Join us for the International Working Women’s Day march and rally on Friday, March 8, 2024 at 1pm at Civic Center, San Francisco!

In the spirit of the first women’s strike in NYC in 1908, we are united in upholding the legacy and power of women’s resistance here and in Palestine, and we demand an end to the inhumane genocide that is being funded by our U.S. tax dollars.

Third World Women Resist!

➡️Join us! RSVP at the link in bio or visit bit.ly/rsvp-iwwd-2024

This march and rally is co-organized by , , , , , , ,

🎉📣Welcome HOME Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa! ❤️‍🔥✨Sitawa has FINALLY been released from the CA Department of Corrections and is...
02/16/2024

🎉📣Welcome HOME Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa! ❤️‍🔥✨

Sitawa has FINALLY been released from the CA Department of Corrections and is back home in Oakland. Sitawa was locked up for over 40 years, most of which was in solitary confinement. A powerhouse of an organizer, Sitawa worked to politicize countless imprisoned people across the state for decades while inside. A founding member of the Short Corridor Collective in Pelican Bay State Prison's Security Housing Unit (SHU), Sitawa organized with his brothers across brutal militarized isolation tactics, sparking the historic 2011 & 2013 hunger strikes against solitary confinement that rocked the prison system and garnered international support.

As part of this work, Sitawa initiated the Agreement to End Hostilities, also a historic organizing tactic that called for our communities inside AND outside of cages who are targeted by imprisonment and policing to cease any and all hostilities or conflicts across prison-manufactured racial lines.

After multiple strokes due to torturous conditions while imprisoned, Sitawa now needs extensive care to live and thrive. Please donate to his coming home fund, help us spread the word and encourage your loved ones to give too, so that we can take care of our brave & resilient elder: 💸bit.ly/sitawa-jamaa

📲Want to know more? Check out the links on our website to read more about Sitawa's legacy: criticalresistance.org/updates/welcome-home-sitawa

  ・・・🚨 UPDATE: Masks are REQUIRED 😷🍉 Bay Area: Pack the court for the Bay Bridge 78! The   are back in court on the heel...
01/31/2024


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🚨 UPDATE: Masks are REQUIRED 😷

🍉 Bay Area: Pack the court for the Bay Bridge 78!

The are back in court on the heels of San Francisco’s historic ceasefire resolution, joining the millions demanding an end to the genocide of Palestinians in Gaza.

Join us to tell San Francisco DA to DROP THE CHARGES:

Thursday, Feb 1 & Friday, Feb 2
Gather at 8:30 AM
850 Bryant Street, San Francisco

We will not be silent while DA Brooke Jenkins targets 78 community members who took action for a ceasefire and end to US military aid to Israel. The movement for a Free Palestine will not be silenced by political repression!

Over 170 local and national organizations have endorsed the campaign to drop the charges against the Bay Bridge 78, who are facing 5 charges each. Pack the courts and demand the DA

DROP THE CHARGES NOW!

Learn more and take action with our Drop the Charges Toolkit: bit.ly/BayBridge78

🎨 by Jio

📣Solidarity ACTION ALERT ‼️ 3 actions to support imprisoned comrades in Virginia, California & Pennsylvania! 1. TODAY, J...
01/23/2024

📣Solidarity ACTION ALERT ‼️

3 actions to support imprisoned comrades in Virginia, California & Pennsylvania!

1. TODAY, January 23– phone zap to support prisoners on hunger strike against solitary confinement in VA’s Red Onion prison
📲criticalresistance.org/updates/phonezap-red-onion-hs

2. TODAY in the Bay Area/ Oakland, CA: Free our elder, Sitawa! Hearing for Sitawa (leader of the historic 2011 & 2013 hunger strikes against solitary confinement in CA, and initiator of the ) to be freed through compassionate release after decades in prison

3. Phone & email zap this week to support prisoners in PA who have been targeted by guards through racist & homophobic harassment
📲tinyurl.com/steviezap24

🚨 BAY AREA ACTION ALERT 🚨When: WEDNESDAY 1/24, 9am-1pm,Where: East Bay, Specific location TBA morning of 1/24. Outdoor l...
01/22/2024

🚨 BAY AREA ACTION ALERT 🚨
When: WEDNESDAY 1/24, 9am-1pm,
Where: East Bay, Specific location TBA morning of 1/24. Outdoor location in commercial area with bus stops and street parking.

📲Sign up for action alerts and information at bit.ly/StopBombingHospitals

It’s been more than 100 days of the horrific genocide in Gaza. Healthcare workers and the world are rising up to say STOP BOMBING HOSPITALS!

⚠️ The Bay Area is a major hub of the US war machine. Join a coalition of healthcare workers and allies protesting a local entity responsible for technology and weapons used to target medical workers and infrastructure in Gaza. We will come together to say NO to genocide manufactured in the Bay.

Follow and for updates!

This MLK Day weekend, Critical Resistance’s   editorial collective members from California, New York, Pennsylvania, Geor...
01/16/2024

This MLK Day weekend, Critical Resistance’s editorial collective members from California, New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia & Argentina went to Tennessee for a retreat at the historic to build deeper trust & connection and sharpen strategy together for this next year of work & beyond on CR’s cross-wall newspaper!

& Editorial Collective is a vital movement tool and radical political education project by CR that produces two bilingual (English & Spanish) issues per year on the strategy and struggle of prison industrial complex (PIC) abolition. Free to people locked up in jails, detention centers and prisons internationally, Abolitionist covers a range of topics. This year we have two timely issues in store— Issue 41 which will print in June 2024 will feature articles on environmental justice & PIC abolition, and Issue 42 printing in December 2024 on anti-war organizing. We still have several copies of Issue 40 on control units printed last month. Subscribe today to support free subscriptions to prisoners and receive your own print copy of Issue 40 while we still have them in addition to 2024’s two issues ✨

➡️criticalresistance.org/the-abolitionist

So much love and gratitude for our comrades at Highlander Center! Since we’re an international project, our meeting together is usually remote, and it was so special and rare to be able to spend 5 days together in person. And to be on such sacred movement ground as Highlander where legends have walked & struggled, and with Highlander staff embodying and practicing abolitionist care and safety through and through. Thank you, ❤️‍🔥✨❄️

repost from  Join us this afternoon to CONTINUE THE PORT SHUT DOWN. We shut down the Port of Oakland this morning! Thous...
01/13/2024

repost from Join us this afternoon to CONTINUE THE PORT SHUT DOWN.
We shut down the Port of Oakland this morning! Thousands of Bay Area workers and community members said 🚫 NO to war profiteering, no business as usual🚫 There is NO work scheduled for the rest of the morning shift, and port operations are closed. Our actions have temporarily dispersed to regroup.

We still need you this afternoon!. March and picket with us to shut down afternoon business. March starts at West Oakland Bart at 2pm. Bring your umbrellas ☔️

Logistics: bit.ly/okport. Text GAZA to (833) 633-0604 for live updates

We at Critical Resistance (CR) thank you for a strong 2023! This year – CR’s 25th year of prison industrial complex (PIC...
12/24/2023

We at Critical Resistance (CR) thank you for a strong 2023! This year – CR’s 25th year of prison industrial complex (PIC) abolitionist organizing – we accomplished a lot, all with your steady support! Take a look at this video snapshot of CR’s campaign and project organizing, resources, prisoner correspondence, and movement building work throughout the year.

Contributions of your time, effort, and funds make all of CR’s work possible – and we hope you continue strengthening the movement for PIC abolition alongside us! Keep joining us at actions, volunteering with us, and spreading the word about abolition - and we invite you to make a donation this December to kickstart CR’s organizing in 2024! You can give at bit.ly/CR2023yearend.

Thank you for a solid year of forging connections across freedom struggles, and here’s to a new year of work toward abolitionist horizons!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fBBIoCrV4A

HAPPENING RIGHT NOW: Help Critical Resistance jam the SF District Attorney's email & phone demanding ALL charges against...
12/20/2023

HAPPENING RIGHT NOW: Help Critical Resistance jam the SF District Attorney's email & phone demanding ALL charges against the be dropped immediately!

The Bay Bridge 78 is a group of Bay Area residents who were arrested while protesting the US-backed genocide of Palestinians during a nonviolent civil disobedience last month on the SF Bay Bridge when Biden was in town for APEC. If the charges stick, each hearing will cost tens of thousands of city funds-- a complete waste of public resources.

We need as many folks as possible making calls & sending emails to DA Brooke Jenkins TODAY and all week. Each phone call and email only take a few seconds to do. Join us!

📣📣ACTION ALERT: Bay Area, join us WEDNESDAY, December 20 from 10am-12pm PT for CR’s  — jamming SF District Attorney Jenk...
12/19/2023

📣📣ACTION ALERT: Bay Area, join us WEDNESDAY, December 20 from 10am-12pm PT for CR’s — jamming SF District Attorney Jenkin’s email & phone to demand all charges against the ! 📣📣📣

Last month, while President Biden was hosting cocktail parties in San Francisco, hundreds of people shut down the Bay Bridge to demand an immediate ceasefire, an end to US military aid to Israel, and a Free Palestine. Now, 78 protestors are facing charges for their civil disobedience. Arraignments are taking place from Monday, December 18 to Friday, December 22.

For the week of arraignments (12/18-12/22), we need as many Bay Area residents as possible telling San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins: drop the charges against the Bay Bridge 78 NOW!

Join Critical Resistance (CR) on Wednesday, December 20 from 10am-12pm as we flood the DA’s lines together. ➡️ Use this Toolkit:bit.ly/BayBridge78

Today’s press conference outside the courthouse in San Francisco demanding charges be dropped against community members ...
12/18/2023

Today’s press conference outside the courthouse in San Francisco demanding charges be dropped against community members protesting the US-backed war on Gaza. Every day this week, pack the court!

🚨 BAY AREA: we need you to show up and for the !! 🚨

Last month, while President Biden was hosting cocktail parties in San Francisco, hundreds of people shut down the Bay Bridge to demand an immediate ceasefire and an end to US military aid to Israel. Now, 78 protestors are facing charges for their civil disobedience — arraignments begin on Monday, 12/18.
We’re packing the court for the all week in solidarity!

We need support packing the court Monday through Friday for the . Show up to let the San Francisco District Attorney know: the Bay rises with Palestine! now!


📌 PACK THE COURT:
Monday-Friday, 12/18-12/22 - gather @ 8:30 AM, court begins @ 9:00 AM
850 Bryant St, San Francisco
 

🚨 BAY AREA: we need you to show up and   for the  !! 🚨Last month, while President Biden was hosting cocktail parties in ...
12/17/2023

🚨 BAY AREA: we need you to show up and for the !! 🚨

Last month, while President Biden was hosting cocktail parties in San Francisco, hundreds of people shut down the Bay Bridge to demand an immediate ceasefire and an end to US military aid to Israel. Now, 78 protestors are facing charges for their civil disobedience — arraignments begin on Monday, 12/18.
We’re packing the court for the all week in solidarity!

Join us for a press conference and rally on Monday, December 18 at 8:00 AM on the steps of 850 Bryant in SF. Wear your keffiyehs in solidarity as we demand the San Francisco District Attorney , and continue to call for a ! 

Then, we’re packing the court Monday through Friday for the . Show up to let the San Francisco District Attorney know: the Bay rises with Palestine! now!

📌 PRESS CONFERENCE + RALLY:
Monday, 12/18 @ 8:00 AM
850 Bryant St, San Francisco


📌 PACK THE COURT:
Monday-Friday, 12/18-12/22 - gather @ 8:30 AM, court begins @ 9:00 AM
850 Bryant St, San Francisco
 

12/06/2023

Freed Palestinian Women Prisoners are Speaking Out right now - catch the conversation on facebook live right here



https://fb.watch/oMyn6Urupi/

Critical Resistance is proud to cosponsor this event, December 6 with Palestinian women freed from prison. Please join u...
12/05/2023

Critical Resistance is proud to cosponsor this event, December 6 with Palestinian women freed from prison. Please join us for this critical conversation!


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‼️ JOIN US for “Freed Palestinian Women Prisoner Speak Out”
Featuring: Marah Bakir (Beit Hanina), Shorouq Dwaiat (Jerusalem), Janan Abdu Esq. (Haifa), Tala Naser Esq. (Ramallah).

This will be a productive and engaging discussion about principled feminist, anti-colonial and decolonial praxis and the indivisibility of justice organized by Feminists for Justice in and for Palestine (F4JP), , and the .

📆 Wednesday, December 6
⏰ 11:00 am PST / 9:00 PM Palestine
🔗The event will be live streamed on Facebook & YouTube: STUDIES SFSU

Register tinyurl.com/4pxnsr47 (link in bio)

Today is  ! Give a gift of   & donate to Critical Resistance’s The Zachary Project to support radical mutual aid for CR ...
11/28/2023

Today is ! Give a gift of & donate to Critical Resistance’s The Zachary Project to support radical mutual aid for CR members, our loved ones, and community organizers in crisis.

has long been a tenet of the work to abolish the prison industrial complex (PIC). In this past month alone, CR raised and redistributed nearly $70,000 to support humanitarian aid and direct actions for Palestinian solidarity and liberation.

Through our campaign, project, and solidarity organizing, CR uses mutual aid to support our communities struggling in conditions of capitalism, crisis, and war. For the past eight years, much of this work has been done through CR Oakland’s Zachary Project, a community fund named in honor of beloved former Oakland chapter member Zachary Ontiveros who passed away in 2015.

In 2023, has redistributed the most funds since its start eight years ago, supporting over a dozen comrades live to fight another day for us all. Help CR replenish this longstanding resource for community organizers in need and give the gift of mutual aid today!

📲Read all about The Zachary Project on our website and donate now! (link in bio)

 🇵🇸 VICTORY 🇵🇸 Tonight, Oakland City passed a historic resolution, calling for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in G...
11/28/2023

🇵🇸 VICTORY 🇵🇸

Tonight, Oakland City passed a historic resolution, calling for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza. This resolution will be transmitted to California legislators and Congressional Reps. Just as our movement is fighting for ceasefire, we will grow and fight for an end to US Aid to Israel, fight for Palestinian prisoners, and fight for a Free Palestine

Thank you to the Oakland City Council for your courage! Especially for your courageous championing of the resolution and for your powerful support

Critical Resistance endorses ’s solidarity fast for Gaza. Join us, tomorrow, November 23!Check out solidarityfast.com fo...
11/22/2023

Critical Resistance endorses ’s solidarity fast for Gaza. Join us, tomorrow, November 23!

Check out solidarityfast.com for more info, list of participating organizations and communities and other resources.

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Hunger has long been a weapon of colonial violence. Engineered famine, food hoarding and measured distributions — the algorithms of hunger are used to pacify indigent populations.

At the same time, fasting has long been a weapon of resistance: a weapon of individual and collective discipline, and means through which we have replenished the spiritual reserves necessary to survive in the face of enduring colonial, imperialist, and industrial brutality.

Political prisoners and imprisoned revolutionaries have refused the terms of carceral deprivation through fasting, politicizing their hunger. Fasting, rooted in faith and cultural traditions that predate European colonization, is a ritual of self and collective purification.

Through our fast, saum, we till our spiritual reserves. We discipline ourselves for the fight to come, ground ourselves in collective action, and turn to our deep rooted faith, spiritual, and political traditions in moments of deep struggle. We fast in solidarity.

Join us in fasting on Nov 23rd! Visit solidarityfast.com for more info and resources

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Critical Resistance is a national grassroots organization working to end society's reliance on imprisonment, policing and surveillance as responses to social, economic & political problems. We currently have 4 chapters and one national office-- in Oakland and LA in California; Portland, Oregon; and New York. Our work currently includes projects and grassroots campaigns fight jail expansion & imprisonment, as well as different policing strategies and practices. Our chapters and national organizations also work closely with systems-targeted communities and people locked up in prisons, jails and detention centers, publishing a prisoner-focused organizing tool The Abolitionist (see abolitionistpaper.wordpress.com), developing curricula and political education resources on prison industrial complex abolition, and much more.