Macron has backtracked after hundreds of thousands of people protested against the Comprehensive Security Law that would ban filming police officers.
The repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang by the Chinese state brings together a long history of national oppression, and a new ambition of capitalist expansion.
As we approach the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre, Ian Allinson argues that the right are pressing Boris Johnson to introduce a new wave of repression.
Police protection for LGBT people may be a mark of social progress - but liberation does not come from getting the cops on side
Tarrant’s racist ideas are sanctioned and practised by the very top of Western state structures, by far-right organisations and by sections of the media; he just put them into practice.
Counter-terrorism policing functions to help further advance, harden and normalise the security state in the name of national security.