Law

Philippines: Fears of losing freedoms escalate as Congress rushes to pass anti-terror bill

Trash the Human Security Act!

The bill would empower a council of top cabinet officials to do functions usually reserved for the courts, like ordering the warrantless arrest and detention of people and groups perceived to be terrorists. Report from Lian Buan published by Rappler. May 30, 2020.

Against the Terror of Anti-Terror

An anarchist analysis on the Anti-Terror Act being discussed in the Philippine congress.

Philippine Senate approves 'monster' anti-terror bill

A new anti-terrorism law in the Philippines legalizes wiretapping and expands warrantless arrests and detentions. If passed into law, this will almost certainly be used against activists in the archipelago,

Legal Aid Cuts: One Law for the Rich and an Increasingly Worse One for Everyone Else

The government is currently carrying out a review of legal aid following a series of cuts that have been implemented over the last few years. There is a growing view that the cuts have gone too far and could be a false economy as well as undermining faith in the legal system. Whilst it is unlikely that the government will put any significant amount of cash back into the system, it will probably at least pay lip service to the importance of legal aid. This article considers some of the issues at stake.

How to kill an Act of Parliament – Jack Ray

dockers taking direct action in 1972

The story of the legislation that led to the jailing of the Pentonville Five, the 1971 Industrial Relations Act. Published as follows during 2012 in the Black Flag, issue 235.

Looking back on Obama's deportation regime

The Obama administration's approach to illegal immigration was to severely enforce penalties for immigration related crimes. This approach led to record deportation numbers and an unprecedented explosion in the immigrant prisoner population.

Apart from the Obvious Exceptions - Alfredo M. Bonanno

One of the best articulators of the insurrectionist tendency on the topics of what it means to be an anarchist, and how anarchists best deal with prison, and the courts.