Defend / Defund

These publications, created to accompany the exhibition Defend/Defund at Interference Archive in 2022, provides an introduction to the history of organizing against police brutality and the movement to defund the police.

Defend / Defund book (only available onsite)

$15 regular price

In just over 100 full-color pages, this volume examines how communities have responded to the violence of white supremacy and carceral systems in the United States. Included in the text are materials from the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense and the Young Lords in the 1960s and 70s, CopWatch and the Stolen Lives Project in the 1980s and 1990s, and contemporary material from the Movement for Black Lives, Project NIA, and INCITE!. The struggle to defund and demilitarize the police and refund our communities is as urgent as ever, and this publication shows how the modern Defund movement builds on past Black feminist and abolitionist movements and imagines alternatives to policing for community safety.

In addition to full-color reproduction of archival materials, this narrative includes excerpts from interviews with activists, scholars and artists Mariame Kaba, Dread Scott, Dennis Flores, Dr. Joshua Myers, and Jawanza Williams.


  • English with over 100 full-color images of archival materials
  • Prices include domestic US shipping
  • Design by Partner & Partners.

Zine Set (available for order through Justseeds)

$35 regular price

This set of five zines includes transcripts of interviews carried out for the Defend / Defund exhibition at Interference Archive. Each conversation dives into the history of specific struggles with, and organizing against, police and police brutality. You’ll find excerpts from these interviews within our exhibition narrative; we’ve put together a set of zines to make those same conversations available in full.

Interviews included in this set are:

  • Mariame Kaba
  • Dennis Flores
  • Dread Scott
  • Dr. Joshua Myers
  • Occupy City Hall: Jawanza Williams (VOCAL-NY and Free Black Radicals), Cheryl Rivera (NYC-DSA Racial Justice Working Group and Abolition Action), Bianca Cunningham (Free Black Radicals)

Each zine is 12 to 16 pages of single-color text and images. Zines are only available online as a set of five.