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Detainment is Death in the Pandemic!

Inmates and persons deprived of liberty are at high risk of dying due to COVID-19. The state's campaign of mass arrests and detainment of so-called quarantine violators risks spreading the disease to detainees. As it is the poor who bares the brunt of the state's policing and incarceration, prisons and police must be abolished as they mostly only target the poor.

How To Set Up An Anti-Raids Group

A zine produced by Haringey Anti-Raids in 2018

Stop The City 1983/4 - Documentation and Attitudes To Policing

A brief account of the 'Stop The City' protests 1983/4, concentrating on attitudes to possible and actual police repression - and efforts to ensure effective protests.

For The Conference Against Police Repression
Haringey, 14th September 1985

Also includes leaflets and discussion documents produced by those involved at the time:

Knife crime - analysing a moral panic

Man holding sign saying he's been stop and searched 15 times

Knife violence is highly emotive and traumatic, whether it’s the images of youthful victims or bereaved parents conducting marches to end street violence. This week, a majority of Labourlist readers believe that the Labour Party should back stop and search and all Labour London MPs are lobbying government for more police to deal with knife crime. Everyone wants something to do be done but what must be done and how do we get it?

Police Regulation of Working Class Life in 19th Century France

A police commissaire is seriously injured in a Paris riot

One of the consequences of the frequent insurrections, riots and demonstrations of 19th Century France was the increased surveillance and repression by the police, army and government. This article details the rise of the Party of Order and then Napoleon III's police state and the state of emergencies in the countryside.

A World Without Police - Audio Book

A reading of a pamphlet stressing the need to abolish police as an institution which provides some practical steps for communities to take in that process.

Counterinsurgency and the Policing of Space in Ferguson

This article will briefly document and analyze the various methods and techniques through which the St. Louis Metropolitan Police, the National Guard, and several other local law enforcement formations were able to gradually achieve a kind of ‘total spatial dominance’ over this small region and its residents.

A Victim of Power (Corp) and Police: The La Presse Conflict and the Tear Gas Suffocation of Michele Gauthier

A report on the 1971 conflict at La Presse and the police killing of socialist feminist Michele Gauthier. The broader struggle against Power Corp., the impact of the police killing, and the development of the Common Front and subsequent general strikes.