Gangs

The Gang Issue in Aotearoa

A look at the role of gangs in contemporary Aotearoa.

Movie Review: 'SAVAGE' (2019)

A review of a movie about gang life in Aotearoa.

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.

The LA gang truce and uprising of 1992 - Davey D & Twilight Bey

An interview with Twilight Bey, a former gang member involved in negotiating the truce, on the LA gang truce and uprising of 1992. This interview was first conducted on the 10-year anniversary of the uprising in April 2002, and was archived at indybay.org.

Agreement to End Hostilities

A 2012 statement declaring an end to hostilities between racial and gang groups in the California prison system. This statement emerged from the mass hunger strike movement in California prisons in the early 2010s.

Gangs

A critique of recent proposals to deal with gangs in Aotearoa/New Zealand.