Tag: police

2020 in photos: reviewing a year of turbulence

Photo gallery: 2020 was a year of political tumult, despite the constraints placed by the pandemic on popular protest.
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France’s authoritarian turn: Islamophobia and the security state

Macron has backtracked after hundreds of thousands of people protested against the Comprehensive Security Law that would ban filming police officers.

‘When you have a hammer’: state repression and the pandemic

Facing a fraying of its ideological hegemony, the government increasingly relies on state repression. But this intensified violence could yet backfire.
Three police officers in riot gear stand infront of a burning building on 31st of March 1990

Revolutionary reflections | The Anti-Poll Tax Federation: ‘Mob rules’

Debates about the use of confrontational collective action in the Anti-Poll Tax Movement remain relevant for struggles today.

Understanding Nigeria’s #EndSARS movement

Nigeria has been rocked by massive protests against state repression. The movement has brought a whole new generation into political struggle.
A squad of riot police march past the National Gallery in London.

What does abolition mean in modern Britain?

The Black Lives Matter movement has sown seeds of hope worldwide for the abolition of police. But policing in the UK goes far beyond the bodies of armed men in uniform.
Police on horses facing poll tax protesters, March 1990.

Revolutionary reflections | The moral economy of the anti-poll tax movement

The anti-poll tax movement took on and defeated a Tory government at the height of its powers. Andrew Stone explores the ways that protestors developed political justifications for resistance. 
Protestors sit down outside a police station at the Battle for Brick Lane in 1978

Unfixing South Asian identity: beyond the politics of allyship

The most effective anti-racist strategy will draw together all those affected or repulsed by racism in a common struggle to overcome it.
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Colombia: mass movement takes up fight against police violence

Mass protests against state and paramilitary violence have shaken Colombia. The brutal right-wing government in Bogotá are responding with fierce repression and indiscriminate killings of political activists.
Police Trafalgar square

Resist the crackdown on demonstrations

The lockdown has ended but the crackdown on protests goes on and on. We need to share skills and solidarity to resist police repression.