Evelyn Manesta and the resistance to "modern" photographic surveillance

An article by Not Bored's Bill Brown on the Suffragettes' resistance to modern photographic surveillance, the introduction of which exposes the fallacy of the 'democratic' State.

The police: the case against - Polite Ire

There is a commonly held assumption that the police are a necessary presence in a civilised society, one that ensures the preservation of social order. And yet this assumption is deeply ideological, blurring the distinction between the act of policing with the existence of an institutional police force. Polite Ire queries the supposed necessity of the police, asking how they gain their legitimacy and whether this is deserved.

Kettling 2.0: The Olympic State of Exception and TSG Action Figures

A piece by Dan Hancox discussing the restrictions on free assembly, freedom of movement and the commons in relation to the dismantling of the welfare state and the upcoming 2012 Olympics.

Sorry plod, I really do not give a damn

A police federation report highlights the absolutely disgusting working conditions that the police had to endure during the riots earlier this year.

Notes on Oakland 2011

A first-hand account and reflection on the events of November 2, where there was an attempted wildcat general strike.

Policing politics? Or, what do you do when the president of your student's union is a cop?

Recruitement ad for volunteer police

My friend Joel White wrote this piece, about the president of our student's union, who is also a Special Constable. It appeared in the University's student newspaper and also on Bright Green. Personally, I'd have gone further, criticising the role of both police and elected representatives, and pointed out that Specials are worse than normal cops cos they do it for free, but still an interesting piece especially considering it was aimed initially at an apolitical student body rather than anyone directly involved with any kind of organising.

Anti-police murder march in Atlanta

Around 200 Atlantans march rowdily through the downtown business district in response to police murder of a 19 year old at the Vine City MARTA station in the city's west end.

Tottenham and beyond: neoliberal riots and the possibility of politics

Hackney, 9 Aug 2011

Writer and poet William Wall explores the link between neoliberalism and the UK riots.

Anarchists respond to the London riots - Solidarity Federation

Riot police in Hackney - photo by Henry Langston from viceland.com

With media sources blaming “anarchy” for the unfolding violence in London and across England, the North London Solidarity Federation has released the following statement as a response from an anarchist organisation active in the capital.

Serbia: State offensive against the libertarian movement

Belgrade 6

An analysis of the current wave of state repression of the Anarcho-Syndicalist Initiative.