Midnight Notes #08 (1985) – Outlaw Notes

8th issue of the autonomist journal Midnight Notes

Law, prisons and police by the mid-1980s was the reality for many of us experiencing the prison of the law or the law of the prison. "The Law of Deals" presaged and out-trumped Trump by describing a layer of struggle beneath and beyond the law, a struggle that shapes Trump's Law. "Policing Us" is a precise of the history of the police from the slave patrols of the South to the bombing of the MOVE house in 1985. "Substruction in the Class/Room Struggle" discusses escape from the prison of schools. Finally, there is a vision of the role of policing, prisons and the law from the insurrectional history of the proletariat. "The Delivery of Newgate" describes the June 1780 liberation of the prisoners by hundreds of Londoners led by Afro-Americans.



Introduction - Outlaw Notes (on the rear cover)

A Conceptualization of Law in the Manifold of Work.


Prison Work Notes.

The Delivery of Newgate.

Substruction in the Class/Room Struggle.

Negri Beyond Marx & Marx Beyong Midnight

A Lesbian Shaggy Dog Story --- also End to Negri

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Policing Us - Midnight Notes

Midnight Notes outline the history of policing in USA. They analyzes the cycles of policing which swing between reformism and repression depending on the changing circumstances of working class position against capital.

From Midnight Notes 8 (1985) http://www.midnightnotes.org/outlawnotes.html

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