2022-01-31 12:54:56

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors on Abolition & Imagining a Society Based on Care

Democracy Now! speaks with Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors about her new book, “An Abolitionist’s Handbook,” which lays out her journey toward abolition and 12 principles activists can follow to practice abolition, which she describes as the elimination of police, prisons, jails, surveillance, and the current court system.

“We have to imagine what we would do with these dollars, with these budgets, and they have to really be an imagination that’s grounded in care,” says Cullors. She also speaks about her community organizing in Los Angeles, which fought $3.5 billion worth of jail expansion, and her multi-year contract with Warner Bros. Television Group to create original storytelling content around abolition.

 

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“An Abolitionist’s Handbook” #democracynow 12 principles activists Amy Goodman Black Lives Matter Juan Gonzalez Patrisse Cullors Warner Bros

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