police violence

Newham Monitoring Project

Newham Monitoring Project annual report covers

Annual reports of the Newham Monitoring Project, an anti-racist and police monitoring group that emerged from black and Asian struggles in the 1970s and 1980s. The reports cover a 22-year period from 1983 to 2005.

“Black” anger shakes the rotten pillars of bourgeois and democratic “civilization” - Bordiga, 1965

Bordiga writing about Watts

I'm not a Bordigist, but... This text by Bordiga on the Watts Rebellion of 1965 seems somehow relevant to recent protests against racism.
I discovered the French translation and realised that there was no decent English translation of the text available. Plus, the French edition had some relevant footnotes, including one quite harshly criticising Bordiga for being soft on the American Antebellum slave economy...

The Murder of George Floyd: The End of Racism Starts with the Death of Capitalism

The killing of George Floyd in plain sight by the Minneapolis police rightly shocked millions of people across the world. The killing of a black person by the police is not an unusual event, particularly in the US.

They Call It Suicide, We Call It Murder - Black Flag

On 5 March 1998 the Italian police arrested 3 anarchists on serious charges of “subversive association for the purpose of constituting an armed gang”. They were accused of various actions linked to the popular struggle against the construction of the high speed railway through the Val di Susa in Piemonte. Now only one of the 3 arrested anarchists remains alive.

Article from Black Flag #215 1998.

Secret Police on the Streets of Portland: Interview with a Member of Black Rose

Art by @timeneedsme on instagram

Fifty days into the popular uprising sparked by the police murder of George Floyd and demonstrations in Portland, Oregon show little sign of abating. In fact, Portland has now become a proving ground for the Trump administration to demonstrate its ‘law and order’ bona fides in the run up to the 2020 election.
Black Rose caught up with a member of their Portland local to find out more about what’s been happening on the ground.

Greece: Everything Is Coming to a Boil - Looming Recession, the Ban on Freedom of Assembly, and the Death of Vassilis Maggos

A report on the situation in Greece, where the collapse of tourism has left the country on the verge of a major recession, while the government introduces a major crackdown on demonstrations. This report comes from Radio Fragmata's contribution to the "Bad News" international radio project, and was adapted and transcribed by Crimethinc.

The LA gang truce and uprising of 1992 - Davey D & Twilight Bey

An interview with Twilight Bey, a former gang member involved in negotiating the truce, on the LA gang truce and uprising of 1992. This interview was first conducted on the 10-year anniversary of the uprising in April 2002, and was archived at indybay.org.

Long Live The Revolt!

After another night of revolt in the streets of The United States due to the killing of George Floyd, president Trump, from a bunker in the White House, announced that he would designate “Antifa” as a terrorist organization. This finger-pointing seeks to frame a spontaneous and manifold movement (without capitals) as an Organization, not only assigning it an ideology but also a functionality that is hierarchical and in consonance with state logic.