From Abolition

Aura Rosser Lives: Abolition Now!

Today we continue to struggle in Aura Rosser’s memory. Aura was a beautiful artist who loved to cook. She had three children and was struggling with mental health. Instead of helping her, Ann Arbor Police officer David Ried fired the shots that killed her on the night of November 10, 2014. What’s happened since then?…

Townies to Schlissel: You’re a Murderer

Early Friday morning (10/30), two banners appeared in Ann Arbor attributing the current rise in local COVID cases to the University of Michigan. One banner, flying near the intersection of State and Liberty, reads “UM BROUGHT THIS OUTBREAK HERE”; the other reads “UM FIRES, SUES, ARRESTS STUDENTS, FUNDS COPS. WHY?” For months, many in the…

Black Flags Over Evanston

This was written by some anonymous students who attended the October 17th march to abolish Northwestern University’s police department. It provides a detailed account of the march and its moments of experimentation with moving in the streets ungovernable, and some positive feedback on the process of escalation. Escalation is good. Polarization is good. Burn down…

Free HH!

CALL TODAY AND TOMORROW (9/9 and 9/10) Charles Egeler Reception & Guidance Center (RGC)Warden Scott Yokom517-780-5600 (Press 1 for Charles Egeler RGC, then 3 for main menu, then 0 for operator and ask for the warden’s office.) Michigan Department of CorrectionsDirector Heidi Washington517-241-7238 Sample Script [Remember, you do not have to give your real name,…

Abolitionist Strike at University of Michigan

Grad student-workers at the University of Michigan are courageously on strike. And it is an Abolitionist strike. Due to the work of many comrades within GEO (which far exceeds this past summer and the last bargaining cycle) grad students at the University of Michigan now on strike are demanding both vital protections for all workers…

Tenants & Families United Make Change, Slumlord and Police Repress

At the request of “the management,” Washtenaw County sheriff’s deputies issued a bogus trespass ticket to community organizer Harold Hadley Gonzales. Gonzales has been supporting the new autonomous tenants’ union, Tenants & Families United, to build community and make positive changes for people living in the HUD housing complex Sycamore Meadows, owned by Houston millionaire…

No More Saviors

A person begins to speak, at a mic stand in a city council hearing, before a bouquet of press microphones, behind a bullhorn. The speech is supposed to rally a group, an audience, a march, an occupation. But the intended listeners don’t wake up any further, they go to sleep a little behind their eyes,…