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No 1 (2018): Abolishing Carceral Society, 12-21

Dismantle and Transform: On Abolition, Decolonization, and Insurgent Politics

December 1, 2018


A conversation between Harsha Walia and Andrew Dilts, recorded February 5, 2015. Edited for length and clarity, January 2016. Although the conversation is somewhat dated and political contexts are shifting, the overall issues remain relevant.

Author Biography

Harsha Walia is the author of Undoing Border Imperialism (AK Press, 2013) and is a South Asian activist, writer, and popular educator rooted in migrant justice, Indigenous solidarity, Palestinian liberation, antiracist, feminist, anti-imperialist, and anticapitalist movements and communities for over a decade.

Author Biography

Andrew Dilts is associate professor of Political Theory at Loyola Marymount University, and is author of Punishment and Inclusion: Race, Membership, and the Limits of American Liberalism and co- editor (with Perry Zurn) of Active Intolerance: Michel Foucault, the Prisons Information Group, and the Future of Abolition.