crime

Imprisoned for a day: a personal reflection

A jail cell

Your perspective on the world changes from inside a jail cell.

Ending the cycle of violence: the youth-led bike movements of London challenging gang culture today

A look at the recent surge in levels of gang related violence and deaths of young people in working class, BME areas of London , and the youth-led movements growing in response to it.

Karl Marx, the Theft of Wood and Working-class Composition

Peter Linebaugh

Originally published in 1976, this essay calls for a reconsideration of Marxist ideas about crime – “capital’s most ancient tool in the creation and control of the working class” – and returns to Marx’s ideas about communal and private property.

Radical Criminology: A Manifesto

Radical Criminology issue one, fall 2012

An article about what a radical criminology should look like. Taken from http://journal.radicalcriminology.org/index.php/rc/article/view/1

The Home Saving Bank robbery, 1915

William Juber

A short history of the robbery of a branch of the Home Saving Bank in Los Angeles in 1915 and its aftermath, by the Black Rose Anarchist Federation.

Aspects Of Anarchism

Thoughts and commentary on some of the most important issues that anarchists must confront, from an anarchist communist perspective.

Previously published in Organise! The Magazine of Revolutionary Anarchism, sometime circa 1990-1995

Peter the Painter (Janis Zhaklis) and the siege of Sidney Street

Peter the Painter on his wanted poster

In October 2003 the Latvian press carried a number of articles about the Latvian anarchist Janis Zhaklis. These were largely based on the work of Philip Ruff who, after twenty years of research into the Siege of Sidney Street has identified Zhaklis as the most famous Latvian in London: Peter the Painter. His hunt through the archives continues but before the full story is published we thought it worth posting this article to whet your appetites. Pauls Bankovskis, who wrote this piece is a well-known journalist and novelist. His 2002 novel, Mister Latvia, was based on some of the characters involved with the events around Sidney Street.

Criminal capital: violence, corruption and class in industrial India

Police attack a striking worker, India 2015

Criminal Capital explores the relationship between neoliberalism, criminality and the reshaping of class in modern India. It discusses how the political vocabularies of urban industrial workers reflect the processes by which power is distributed across the region. Based upon field research among a ‘casualised’ workforce in the industrial city of Jamshedpur, the book examines the links between the decline of employment security, and criminality in trade unions, corporations and the state.

Anarchy Works - Peter Gelderloos

This book uses historical and anthropological examples to show that people have, in different ways and at different times, demonstrated mutual aid, self-organization, autonomy, and horizontal decision making—that anarchy works!

Lumpenbourgeoisie - Stuart Jan

Jeunesses nationalistes révolutionnaires

An analysis delving into the emerging fusion of plutocratic elements in the underworld, and surface capitalism.