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A World Without Police: Study Guide

This study guide is intended to help activists understand the police and craft strategies to abolish them.

The guide examines the role police play in modern society and how they came to serve this function. It explores the impacts and contradictions of policing, and closes with a look at how communities have resisted police impunity and created alternative means of safety. This guide was compiled by A World Without Police.

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.

Anarchist Direct Actions: A Challenge for Law Enforcement

A 2004 article written from an academic/police perspective, which "provides a descriptive, operational analysis of the modern anarchist movement, emphasizing the actions of the criminal anarchists and implications for US law enforcement."

Trump’s executive order confirms US State Department has trained the Hong Kong police

An executive order by US President Donald Trump has shed light upon the extent of the United States’ collaboration with the Hong Kong government — including that the State Department has been training the Hong Kong Police Force and other Hong Kong security officers for years. This article was originally published by Lausan, and is available in Chinese here.

Police Station Support Guide

Being arrested and held in police custody is unpleasant. People often appreciate being met by a friendly face when they are released. This is a guide to doing effective police station support. This guide is an updated version of the Activist’s Legal Project guide to arrestee support, created collectively by GBC Resources, Activist Court Aid Brigade (ACAB) and Queercare.

It’s Still “No Comment”

A brief statement on the importance of "no comment" interviews, based on the experiences of the Legal Defence & Monitoring Group. Found on Pastebin.

Detainment is Death in the Pandemic!

Inmates and persons deprived of liberty are at high risk of dying due to COVID-19. The state's campaign of mass arrests and detainment of so-called quarantine violators risks spreading the disease to detainees. As it is the poor who bares the brunt of the state's policing and incarceration, prisons and police must be abolished as they mostly only target the poor.

How To Set Up An Anti-Raids Group

A zine produced by Haringey Anti-Raids in 2018