drugs

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.

Dope springs eternal from May Day riot - Nicholas Watt

An amusing press cutting about the aftermath of the guerrilla gardening in Parliament Square during Mayday 2000.

Fighting Back in "Smack City"

A 1986 article from Class War describing mass resistance to heroin dealers and the police in Liverpool.

Anarchy #03 1971

The infamous "Acid Issue" of the 2nd series of Anarchy magazine.

Drugs and Guns – Black Flag

Article on drug related violence in North West London and the Nation of Islam’s community based response. From Black Flag #218 1999.

Cops and Cocaine: Bent for the cause – Black Flag

In Black Flag issue 212, in the article "Scotland Yardies" we argued that "police strategy is in reality about the confinement of crime within working class areas" and that "whether for political purposes or private gain, some police are actively involved in the drug trade in inner cities." This article attempts to further substantiate that contention.

Losing Kathy: Slow Violence and Social Service Work in New York City

An essay written in 2018 and updated in 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York and prior to the June 2020 uprisings. Explores the death of a woman named 'Kathy' through the eyes of a frontline social worker. Originally published on the website of Hard Crackers.

Letters: Wildcat UK #16

Letters from issue 16 of Wildcat (UK).

1983-85: Bolivian Protests and Strikes Defeat President

In 1983 Bolivia elected a left wing president supported by a coalition of leftist parties and union federations. However the President priorities the paying of foreign debt and brought in neoliberal reforms and lowered wages and living standards for many Bolivians. As a result he alienated his allies and thousands of industrial workers and peasants rebelled with a series of protests and strikes.