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rooting for everybody resisting oppression | human rights lawyer | author, Becoming Abolitionists | Guardian Columnist | law fellow | angry NBA takes

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@dereckapurnell
derecka
a year ago
hi, i've wanted to share my book cover for a while. here it is. especially now, i believe that more people will realize that we deserve a world without police. i hope this book is an offering that will help as we dream, discuss and debate what it takes
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derecka
a day ago
is kamasi Washington riffing off of soulful strut in Cherokee???
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@msolurin
Olayemi Olurin
4 days ago
We spend billions of dollars on policing so droves of police can descend on encampments of homeless people we won’t spend money to house. A police state and a tragedy
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derecka
2 days ago
im only episode three but why is stranger things going all fear street?!
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@interruptcrim
Interrupting Criminalization
4 days ago
☀️ #NoMorePolice : A Case for Abolition by @prisonculture and @dreanyc123 hit shelves at the end of this month! Want to know more about the book, pre-order copies, and check out reviews, upcoming book events, and more? Visit our page here:
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@kamaufranklin
Kamau Franklin
3 days ago
Breaking News: Albert Woodfox, veteran Black Panther Party member, was held in solitary confinement longer than any person in US history, survived 43 years in a 6ft x 9ft cell, has died at age 75.
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@CraigOGilmore
Craig Gilmore
3 days ago
RIP :: Albert Woodfox
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derecka
3 days ago
the same systems responsible for our murders cannot be the same systems responsible for justice, liberation, and the new government buzzword co-opted from activists, “accountability”
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3 days ago
Figured with the news of Breonna Taylor’s killers being charged by the DOJ, this paragraph from “Becoming Abolitionists” by @dereckapurnell is suuuuper necessary.
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derecka
12 days ago
I haven’t gone through my mentions in a while and wow i am so grateful for all of the love!!!
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@AndyGuid
Andreas Guidi
14 days ago
Thank you so much @dereckapurnell for this wonderful book and the many voices it amplifies. Collective activism toward police abolition as a way out of capitalism, racism, patriarchy, militarism, ableism, and environmental destruction 👌
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Dorian J💣💪🏽🔥 (he/him/his)
15 days ago
Audiobook for the 8 hour plane ride @dereckapurnell
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ella
15 days ago
the present that I’ve asked of my mom is for her to purchase and begin reading Becoming Abolitionists by @dereckapurnell by my birthday and I have to say I’m very excited for this 😁
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@Princeton
Princeton University
16 days ago
“Summer is all about the mix of academic and personal reading, old and new (and new to me) books, says @PrincetonHist and @PrincetonAAS associate professor @jbguild , whose list includes works from @neogriot , @azemezi , @dereckapurnell and @MaazaMengiste . #FridayReads
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Zay Crescendo
19 days ago
“The systems responsible for our oppression cannot be the same systems responsible for our liberation.” — @dereckapurnell
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