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Crime, Punishment, and Community Policing

The term 'community policing' has been much abused in recent times, most particularly in the North of Ireland where it has become shorthand for vicious punishment beatings and shootings. In this article Gregor Kerr takes a look at the issue of community policing - what it is and more importantly what it isn't.

Interview with Chicano anarchist political prisoner Xinachtli (Alvaro Luna Hernandez)

An interview with Xinachtli, a Chicano anarchist communist political prisoner serving a 50-year sentence in the Texas prison system after defending himself from an armed police officer. This interview was originally broadcast as an audio segment by The Final Straw Radio Show, who also formatted it as a printable zine.

22.9.81 – Death On The Potsdamerstrasse

An anonymous account of police violence during a protest against evictions in Berlin. 19 year old Klaus Rattay died during the demonstration, although this is not directly covered in the text. (Rattay's death is covered in "A Short History Of The Berlin Squatting Movement December 1980 - July 1982")

Originally appeared in Bar Fax.

And One With No Answers - Udo Renkes

As part of our feature on squatting we had reserved space for an interview with the Berlin Police. However, our numerous attempts to get this interview were unsuccessful.

Originally appeared in Bar Fax, August 1981.

Police Story - Jarrod Shanahan

Jarrod Shanahan looks at the state response to the George Floyd Rebellion, and the challenges faced by the NYPD when attempting to pursue a counter-insurgency strategy. This article was first published by Ill Will Editions.

The Blue Rinse Starts To Run – London Autonomists

Uncompromisingly anti-police leaflet by London Autonomists circa 1984.

Unrest in Britain in 1919

Government dispatches tanks to Liverpool - August Bank Holiday 1919

A short account of unrest in Britain during the year 1919

Was My Friend a Spycop?

The Undercover Research Group's guide to investigating suspicions and trying to find out if a comrade was an undercover police officer.

Undercover Research Group: The Fifteen Questions We Work With

A short guide from the Undercover Research Group listing some of the key questions that they ask when investigating suspected undercover officers.

A World Without Police: Study Guide

This study guide is intended to help activists understand the police and craft strategies to abolish them.

The guide examines the role police play in modern society and how they came to serve this function. It explores the impacts and contradictions of policing, and closes with a look at how communities have resisted police impunity and created alternative means of safety. This guide was compiled by A World Without Police.