Abolition in the Colony, Robyn Oxley

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I sat down with Robyn Oxley to talk about the criminal justice and need for abolition in the lands now called Australia. We talk about her journey into and with abolition, why community resourcing and accountability make so much more sense, how prisons simply do not achieve what they purport to achieve (especially in terms of rehabilitation), and the racism and colonial violence that runs all the way through the system – a violence that is entirely in keeping with the colonial project that has wrought trauma, displacement, and death on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples since British invasion.

Period29 Jan 2021

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  • TitleAbolition in the Colony
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletLove, Rinse, Repeat
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size42:54
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date29/01/21
    DescriptionI sat down with Robyn Oxley to talk about the criminal justice and need for abolition in the lands now called Australia. We talk about her journey into and with abolition, why community resourcing and accountability make so much more sense, how prisons simply do not achieve what they purport to achieve (especially in terms of rehabilitation), and the racism and colonial violence that runs all the way through the system – a violence that is entirely in keeping with the colonial project that has wrought trauma, displacement, and death on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples since British invasion.
    Producer/AuthorLiam Miller - Love, Rinse, Repeat
    URLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5Iv6f5uJW0
    PersonsRobyn Newitt