Ep. 18 – What Is Black August? (AART Special)

This is a special edition of the ABOLISHmke podcast.
Rather than an audio version of an article we want to boost a powerful conversation that occurred recently in Milwaukee’s abolitionist community. On Thursday August 19, the African American Round Table hosted a facebook live conversation between Devin Anderson and Hiram Rivera called “What is Black August?” We’re sharing the unedited audio of that conversation so that more people can hear it.
music by: bdwthr

Ep 10 – March on GBCI

This is an audio version of “March on GBCI” published at ABOLISHmke.com on August 18, 2021.

Music thanks to snag. snagmke.bandcamp.com

ABOLISHmke, news and analysis from a bad place. We write from an anti-authoritarian perspective on police, prisons, and more in the so-called state of Wisconsin.

We will publish anything sent to us that conforms to our editorial standards for authenticity, conflict, and rigor. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions: abolishmke [at] protonmail [dot] com.

Ep. 9 Block Party SED 2021

This is an audio version of “Block Party SED 2021” published at ABOLISHmke.com on August 16, 2021.

Music thanks to snag. snagmke.bandcamp.com


ABOLISHmke, news and analysis from a bad place. We write from an anti-authoritarian perspective on police, prisons, and more in the so-called state of Wisconsin.

We will publish anything sent to us that conforms to our editorial standards for authenticity, conflict, and rigor. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions: abolishmke [at] protonmail [dot] com.

Ep 5: Resistance, Solidarity, and Repression in Wisconsin

This is an audio version of “Resistance, solidarity, and repression in Wisconsin” published at ABOLISHmke.com on July 29, 2021.

Music thanks to snag. snagmke.bandcamp.comABOLISHmke, news and analysis from a bad place. We write from an anti-authoritarian perspective on police, prisons, and more in the so-called state of Wisconsin.

We will publish anything sent to us that conforms to our editorial standards for authenticity, conflict, and rigor. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions: abolishmke [at] protonmail [dot] com.

Ep 4: Shut’em Down Wisconsin

This is an audio version of “Shut’em down Wisconsin” published at ABOLISHmke.com on July 29, 2021.

Music thanks to snag. snagmke.bandcamp.comABOLISHmke, news and analysis from a bad place.

We write from an anti-authoritarian perspective on police, prisons, and more in the so-called state of Wisconsin.

We will publish anything sent to us that conforms to our editorial standards for authenticity, conflict, and rigor. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions: abolishmke [at] protonmail [dot] com.

Episode 1: Joint Finance Funnies…

So, here’s how Marklein’s “normal legislative process” works: popular, well-crafted, bipartisan reforms get squanched by republican leadership in favor of unpopular, slip-shod, and logistically impracticable bills designed as veto-bait to rile up the party’s base with racially coded messaging. Calling that “good” is hilarious. Howard Marklein wins king of comedy in this session. 

This is an audio version of the ABOLISHmke article titled Joint finance funnies: the prison budget debate that wasn’t.
Joint Finance Funnies… describes a hearing and prison related policy decisions of the WI state legislature’s joint finance committee in June 2021.

Music is from The Only Rational Response by local screamo band snag.

JFC Budget Testimony Highlights

We sifted through three long days of back-to-back two minute testimonies to pull out some highlight reels, which we’ll be sharing here. We also posted some testimonies to our instagram as they were happening, so follow us there to get more stuff.

First up, two minutes of fiery testimony given to the first hearing at UW-Whitewater.

Next, a longer video of people who spoke about decarceration and prisoner advocacy at the 3rd hearing at UW- Stout in Menomonie, WI. Continue reading “JFC Budget Testimony Highlights”

New Years Eve Noise Demo Outside Oshkosh CI

Oshkosh CI has had over 1,000 positive COVID19 test results, this is the second highest in the DOC system.

Between March and November of 2020, ten people at OSCI died. The DOC has reported 23 deaths from COVID19 across the system, but more than that have very likely died of coronavirus while undiagnosed. There are 1,494 people currently held in OSCI risking their lives daily. Continue reading “New Years Eve Noise Demo Outside Oshkosh CI”