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Jury selection for the murder trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin continues after the city announced a $27 million settlement with George Floyd’s family. This week on Intercepted: Organizer and educator Mariame Kaba talks to lead producer Jack D’Isidoro about the case, efforts born out of the uprisings of this past summer, and the role hope plays in building a long-term abolitionist movement. Whether she’s breaking down the historical foundations of the carceral state or laying out a framework for mutual aid, Kaba works tirelessly to reimagine and create a system not rooted in punishment and oppression. They also discuss her new book “We Do This ’Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice.”

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[1] Mariame Kaba Offers a People’s History of Prisons in the U.S. - YouTube ➤ https://youtu.be/qCvXRJFjZAA[2] HaymarketBooks.org ➤ https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1664-we-do-this-til-we-free-us