Abolishing Police and Abolishing Militaries

Source: OpEdNews
by David Swanson

“Outside of anti-prison and antiracist activism, one is hard-pressed to find any advocate for anything good under the sun who mentions war abolition even in passing. Prison-abolition has a similar problem. Opponents of sexual violence tend not to oppose the prisons in which a huge percentage of sexual assaults happen, just as opponents of environmental and climate destruction tend not to oppose the militaries that do so much of it (to take two examples of dozens for each of these two abolitionist movements). Police and war abolition have a lot more in common, however, than the reluctance of well-funded respectable reform movements to support them.” (06/10/21)

https://www.opednews.com/articles/Abolishing-Police-and-Abol-by-David-Swanson-Police_Police_Police-Abuse-Of-Power_Police-Attack-Journalists-Media-210610-453.html