military and law enforcement

Ex-police spy Bob Lambert resigns academic posts

Lambert

Bob Lambert , former police spy, has resigned from his posts as lecturer on counter-terrorism at the University of St Andrews and London Metropolitan University.

Greek conscripts: 'we won't take part in fighting migrants'

Migrants - Lesbos, Greece - October 2015

A collective statement on the migrant crisis from “Diktyo Spartakos” (‘Spartacus Net’), a far leftist formation inside the Greek army, and signed by conscript soldiers from 50 different units.

Back of an envelope: Trident and jobs

As Labour has decided the prospect of spending vast sums on Trident renewal wasn't worth debating, I thought I'd do a quick back-of-the-envelope thing on the numbers being bandied about. Obviously Trident is, in terms of defence, a non-starter, as reasonably well outlined by Diane Abbott in her recent Guardian column. But people do like to go on about how many jobs it provides, so I thought I'd take a look at that.

Wear the white poppy with pride

cooperative womens guild members with white poppy wreath

Labour MPs have urged Jeremy Corbyn not to wear a white poppy on Remembrance Day. Symbols like that matter, this article argues

The mysterious death of Alwyn Skinner(1912-1938)

Skinner, back row, left

A short account of the life and mysterious death of Alwyn Skinner, International Brigade volunteer

Solidarity in spring: challenging racist violence at Portland’s May Day 2015

A look at where the violence of the police took the stage at 2015's May Day event.

What is happening in Ukraine? Interview with international secretary of KRAS-IWA

This in the English variant of an interview made by Chinese anarchist blog "emblack.wordpress.com" with internarional secretary of KRAS-IWA, anarcho-syndicalist union in Russia

Authority and delinquency - Alex Comfort

Classic 1950 essay on the criminology of government by Dr Alex Comfort, republished in 1988 with a new preface. Originally written in the wake of WWII, the book was concerned with illustrating that deviant behaviour - unacceptable in the public at large - had become the norm in the political and military arena.

War on time: Occupy, communization and the military question - Benjamin Noys

War on Time

Noys examines the contrasting conceptions of military struggle of Theorie Communiste and Paul Virilio, and the absense of such concepts from the Occupy movement.