Critical Resistance is a national, member-based grassroots organization that works to build a mass movement to dismantle the prison-industrial complex. Critical Resistance has four offices (Los Angeles, Oakland, New Orleans, and New York City), and nine chapters across the United States.
Critical Resistance popularized the idea of the prison industrial complex after their first conference in 1998, which drew thousands of former prisoners, family members, activists, academics and community members, and by many accounts re-invigorated anti-prison activism in the United States.
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“... resistance to tyranny is mans highest ideal.”
—Emma Goldman (18691940)
“The male has been persuaded to assume a certain onerous and disagreeable rôle with the promise of rewardsmaterial and psychological. Women may in the first place even have put it into his head. BE A MAN! may have been, metaphorically, what Eve uttered at the critical moment in the Garden of Eden.”
—Wyndham Lewis (18821957)