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The Abolition of the State: Anarchist & Marxist Perspectives
Price, Wayne
Book
2007
Both Anarchists and Marxists believe that it will be possible to do away with the state. But what do they mean by that? What is the state, after all? What institutions, if any, would be necessary ...
Addiction and Control
Skorodin, Morton
Article
2009
Prisons are very profitable. There are private prisons nowadays. The people that own them have, as their mission, first and foremost, the making of money. They need as many people as possible in priso...
American Blowback: Cop-on-Cop Crime in LA
Ciccarielle-Maher, George; King, Mike
Article
2013
The Anatomy of A Rebellion: Against The Current vol. 84
Ortiz, Paul
Article
2000
The first time I traveled to Los Angeles with a comrade of mine in the labor movement, I had one of those sharp educational experiences that cannot be replicated in the classroom.
Canada more at risk from environmentalists than religiously inspired terrorists: RCMP
Tello,Carlos
Article
2014
Recent RCMP report warns that Canada's energy sector is more at risk from domestic environmental extremists than from religiously inspired terrorist organizations like Al Qaida and ISIS.
Canada's Creeping Police State: Capitalist Repression and War
Article
2015
The Conservative Harper government’s Bill C-51, the "Anti-Terrorism Act 2015," is a sweeping attack on free speech and other civil liberties. The bill targets publications, web postings and even priva...
Charged with murder, but they didn’t kill anyone -- police did
Flowers, Alison; Macareg, Sarah
Article
2016
A Reader investigation found ten cases since 2011 where police killed a civilian in Chicago and charged an accomplice with the murder.
Connexions: Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Connexions Library: Human Rights and Civil Liberties Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on civil liberties and human rights.
Crimes of the Secret Police: Bombers, Burglars, Bullies, Barn-Burners And Dynamite Thieves
Dion, Robert
Book
1982
An account of crimes committed by the RCMP security service in the name of national security.
DARE's Struggles in Rhode Island: Against The Current vol. 110
Buhle, Paul
Article
2004
Let's start in a scene from last summer that will be familiar, not exactly but approximately, to many older readers: the labor awards banquet. The setting is a "casino"— in the 1880s sense of a banqu...
Democracy for the Few
Parenti, Michael
Book
1988
How does the U.S. political system work and for what purpose? What are the major forces shaping political life and how do they operate? Who governs in the United States? Who gets what, when, how, and ...
Drug War Winners and Losers: Young, Kevin
Article
2015
A review of Dawn Paley's book "Drug War Capitalism."
Flaunting It!
Jackson, Ed; Perksy, Stan (eds.)
Book
1982
An anthology of articles spanning the first decade of the Canadian gay liberation periodical, The Body Politic.
Globocops The powerful unplugged Nuclear commander drops the bomb: New Internationalist December 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
Discusses international law and who is responsible. Also looks into the peacekeepers, where they are most needed and a look into modern warfare.
The History of the German Resistance 1933-1945: Widerstand, Staatsstreich, Attentat
Hoffman, Peter
Book
1969
A thorough portrayal of the plans, hesitations, frustrations, and failures of the opposition to Hitler.
How "Hate Crimes Against Police" Expose the Fatal Flaw Within Hate Crime Statutes
Cantú, Aaron
Article
2015
Hate crime legislation lent legitimacy to a 40-year carceral program that has wrought immense damage on communities of colour. In an ironic twist, the police - who've been the main enforcers of this p...
Israeli Police Impunity
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
Israeli police expect, and usually receive, impunity for using violence against Palestinians.
Israel's new police chief emerges from shadowy world
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
Palestinian minority in Israel worried by top cop's twin-track as interrogator for secret police and hardline settler.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume I: State and Bureaucracy
Draper, Hal
Book
1977
A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume II: The Politics of Social Classes
Draper, Hal
Book
1978
Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.
The Latin Americanization of U.S. Police Forces
Caal, Cosme
Article
2014
A call to white Americans to unite with suppressed minorities who are incarcerated daily, killed in the streets, and who hold little political power against these militarized police forces.
Mayhem, Murder and Manipulation - Mexico in Turmoil: Against The Current vol. 123
La Botz, Dan
Article
2006
Mexican police attacked activists and residents in the town of San Salvador Atenco in the State of Mexico in early May, killing one, injuring scores, and jailing over 200. The police attack on Atenco ...
No Unity of the Police and the Community is Possible or Desirable
Westen, Van Dirk
Article
2016
After the police murders of Alton Sterling, 37, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile, 32, of St. Paul, Minnesota, we are asked to embrace the police, to form a partnership, to work together...
NYC Cop Backlash: Amid Protests Against Racist Police Terror
Article
2015
Weeks of mass protests that erupted after the policemen who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner got off have left cops across the country seething. These hired guns of the capitalist rulers are howli...
On the Nature of Police
Macaray, David
Article
2016
Having a group of reluctant citizens charged with the enormous responsibility that came with being a cop was preferable.
One Group Has a Higher Domestic Violence Rate Than Everyone Else - And It's Not the NFL
Bianco, Marcie
Article
2014
In families of police officers, domestic violence is two-to-four times more likely than in the general population -- from stalking and harassment to sexual assault and even homicide.
Organising Things: A Guide to Successful Political Action
Ward, Sue
Book
1984
A comprehensive guide to practical political action, packed with information and handy checklists.
Organizing to Stop Police Brutality in Riverside, California: Organizing for Accountability: Against The Current vol. 83
Feeley, Dianne; Finkel, David
Article
1999
interview with Chani Beeman. Chani Beeman is co-chair of the Riverside Coalition for Police Accountability, whose principles and mission statement can be found at their website (www.ucr. edu/ethnomus/...
The Police and the 1918-19 German Revolution: A Correction to Our Militant Labour Pamphlet
Article
2015
After the SPD took the helm of the government, Emil Eichhorn, a member of the left wing of the USPD, became the Berlin chief of police, acting on the false view that this arm of the bourgeois state co...
Police Torture and the Real Militarization of Society
Martinot, Steve
Article
2015
What rights can we still say we have, if we find ourselves trapped in a military structure? A person has the right to remain silent if arrested, but one does not have the right to remain silent if app...
The police vs. the law
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1981
One of the main differences between a democratic society and a police state is that in a democracy, the police have to obey the law. In a police state, they don't.
Radical Digressions 6
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2009
The RCMP vs. the People: Inside Canada's Security Service
Mann, Edward, & Lee, John Allan
Book
1979
An examination of the RCMP's Security Service and its abuses of power.
Red Emma Speaks: Selected Writings and Speeches by Emma Goldman
Goldman, Emma (edited by Shulman, Alix Kates)
Book
1972
A collection of essays which provide a comprehensive view of Emma Goldman's theories and beliefs.
Reflexions sur le role de l'Etat et de la Police Series: On Vous a a l'Oeil
Groupe d'Etude Sur le controle social, Ecole de Criminologie, Universite de Montreal, Le
Article
1978
Still Got the News: Against The Current vol. 84
Esch, Betsy
Article
2000
As a student activist at the University of Michigan in the middle and late 1980s, I was part of a coalition of activists who planned and carried out a democratic takeover of our school's newspaper, Th...
The Strikebreakers Go on Strike... Police Militancy vs. Labor
Article
1971
The article excerpted here explains the reactionary and anti-labor nature of the 1971 New York City patrolmen's strike and of the police themselves. The article is reprinted from Workers’ Action (No. ...
Teamsters and Cops
Palmer, Bryan D.
Article
2016
Minneapolis teamsters in 1934 knew something we should remember -- police enforce the ruling class's unjust order.
Throwing Out the Master's Tools and Building a Better House: Thoughts on the Importance of Nonviolence in the Occupy Revolution
Solnit, Rebecca
Article
2011
Diversity of tactics does not mean that anything goes and that democratic decision-making doesn't apply. If you want to be part of a movement, treat the others with respect; don't spring unwanted surp...
Toronto's Finest
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1981
Too many cops seem to enjoy intimidating people and smashing things.
Videos Challenge Israeli Police Account of Shootings
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
It has been called the "smartphone intifada". After a sharp escalation in violence between Palestinians and Israelis in recent weeks, shocking scenes captured on video have spread across social media.
Watch Your Back: Chicago Police Bosses Targeted Cops Who Exposed Corruption
Kalven, Jamie
Article
2016
After Chicago police officers Shannon Spalding and Danny Echeverria filed a whistleblower lawsuit, retaliation against them only intensified.
The Whack 'Em and Stack 'Em Mentality of American Cops: Killers on the Road
St. Clair, Jeffrey; Cockburn, Alexander
Article
2013
Killings by police are not a negligible proportion of the United States' firearms death toll. The public apprehension that cops are often borderline psychotic, hair-trigger-ready to open fire on the s...
The White Cop and the Black Professor
Spritzler, John
Article
2009
Police are trained to act as authoritarian thugs when they are dealing with people who are not obviously of, or loyal to, the very wealthy elite who rule the nation. The police are trained to enforce ...
Who Cares?
Dransfeld, Rosie
Film/Video
2012
Rosie Dranfeld captures the gritty and dangerous world of Edmonton's sex-trade workers. In this post-Pickton era where the unthinkable is now a gruesome reality, women voluntarily provide police with...
With My Heart in Yambo
Restrepo, Maria Fernanda
Film/Video
2011
Twenty-four years ago director Fernanda Restrepo's two teenage brothers disappeared. A year later, the family finally learned the worst possible news: the brothers had been kidnapped, tortured and mur...

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Canadian Civil Liberties Association
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is a national organization that was constituted to promote respect for and observance of fundamental human rights and civil liberties, and to defend, extend, a...
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International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
INTERPOL is the world's largest international police organization, with 187 member countries. Created in 1923, it facilitates cross-border police cooperation, and supports and assists all organizations, authorities and services wh...

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Edits to Wikipedia Pages on Bell, Garner, Diallo Traces to 1 Police Plaza
Weill, Kelly
2015
Wikipedia content can be freely changed by anyone. Unfortunately, this also seems to mean that Wikipedia can be freely censored. A police department is under investigation for altering pages related t...
Law Enforcement & Corrections Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
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A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to law enforcement and corrections in the Sources directory for the media.
Old New York Police Surveillance Is Found, Forcing Big Brother Out of Hiding
Goldstein, Joseph
2016
From the mid-1950s to the early 1970s, police surveillance of political organizations in New York was extensive enough to require more than half a million index cards, simply to catalog and cross-refe...
Spy Wars
Espionage and Canada from Gouzenko to Glasnost
Granatstein, J.L.; Stafford, David
A survey history of Canad'as "secret" history.

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Citizens Independent Review of Police Activities
Organization profile published 1984
Organization
1984