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Cops and Cocaine: Bent for the cause – Black Flag

In Black Flag issue 212, in the article "Scotland Yardies" we argued that "police strategy is in reality about the confinement of crime within working class areas" and that "whether for political purposes or private gain, some police are actively involved in the drug trade in inner cities." This article attempts to further substantiate that contention.

Copwatching in Chattanooga - Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

Article from Black Flag #214 1998.

Interview: Adil Rahman of Newham Monitoring Project - Black Flag

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Newham Monitoring Project has been fighting racial harassment and police harassment in East London for 18 years - consistently running an emergency advice line, offering practical support to individuals and running campaigns. NMP has always been a grassroots community organisation and funding has come and gone. The withdrawal of funding and loss of its office more than a year ago had lead to rumours of its demise but Black Flag found NMP still going strong when we interviewed Adil Rahman.

From Black Flag #214 1998

Queering the Panthers: Rhetorical adjacency and black/queer liberation politics

Lisa Corrigan's article charting the coterminous relationship between the black liberation movement and the gay liberation movement with special emphasis on the relationship between the Black Panther Party and the Gay Liberation Front.

Racist Murder In America And The Bifurcation Of The Modern World System

Analysis of racism as a division of labor upholding the capitalist world system and recent uprisings against police brutality as evidence of that world system's terminal crises.

The End of Policing by Alex Vitale

A sociological inquiry into the police

When the poor police themselves: Public insecurity and extralegal criminal-justice administration in Mexico

Jennifer Johnson's chapter examining a collective self-help policing and penal justice initiative that emerged in contemporary rural Mexico.

Shaky claims and shaggy lion stories: a look back at a few great smears

Experimenting with throwing cement. Credit: Sam Gehrke/Williamette Weekly

A review of a few particularly memorable inventions from the imagination of police, media, and far-right trolls.

Extinction Rebellion: Not the Struggle we Need, Pt. 1

The first of a three-part critique of Extinction Rebellion, focussing on their attitudes towards the police, legal system and prison.

AFA and the Police - Whatever You Say, Say Nothing

Anti-Fascist Action's guide to interactions with the police. From Fighting Talk issue 4, 1992/3.