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February 20

Update: Witness to Police Killing in CT Bonded Out

Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement (RAM) – Elm City reports on the ongoing campaign to bail out two young people who were witness to the police killing of their friend. Listen to an interview on This Is America about the campaign, here.

We are thrilled to announce that Caleb Tisdol, one of the two survivors of police murder for whom we helped complete a legal fundraising campaign, has been released on bond and is home with family and friends. With full hearts we thank everyone who donated to the fund and/or helped to raise awareness about this atrocity. After more than thirteen months behind bars, Caleb is home. Now, we pivot to working towards getting Noah out, looking ahead to their ongoing cases.

The bonds people we worked with expressed surprise at the bail amounts and confirmed what we’ve been highlighting all along. The bails set by the state for both Caleb and Noah are outrageously high for one reason alone: to ensure that they remain behind bars, silent, unable to afford the paywall of freedom.

Caleb and Noah witnessed their friend’s murder at the hands of pigs. We know that a core function of the state is to monopolize violence: all violent acts perpetrated by state actors must be justified, or else the thin veneer of legitimacy begins to erode. Thus, the “investigation” into the killing of Zoe Dowdell, conducted by pigs about pigs – with the only non-state witnesses silenced behind bars – was concluded as being warranted.

We have set up a rolling donation account, so please continue to spread the word and donate as you are able. All funds go directly towards Caleb and Noah’s families’ legal expenses. No prisons! No cops! Burn down the American plantation!


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Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement

The Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement is a political movement dedicated to freeing people from bondage and building resistance in the United States. We situate our political movement in the context of the abolitionist struggle against slavery and continue in the tradition, from Nat Turner to the Black Liberation Movement. We believe the Civil War was never resolved and the system of slavery transitioned into the prison industrial complex. Our struggle today must begin from this starting point. Lastly, as revolutionary anarchists, the abolitionist struggle must be extended to the state and capitalism, the perpetrators of oppression. The revolutionary movement in the US today is at a cross roads, as fascist movements are expanding, and the state becomes increasingly authoritarian. The Rojava Revolution, in northern Syria, provides us with a model for revolution today with its foundation in communal and council based political organization and militant defense.

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