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Tag: Black Lives Matter


Black Reconstruction in Palestine

What abolition, reconstruction, and decolonization teach us about how Palestinian liberation means the liberation of all.

Black Lives Matter

The Urgency of Police Abolition

Acácio Augusto draws on Foucault to develop a perspective encompassing the police not only as a technology of control, but also as part of the subjective construct of contemporary citizenship, in other words, the ways of making, thinking, and imagining of the subject of today’s security democracy: the citizen-cop.


The Mother Gives Birth, the State Kills

Dina Alves tells the story of the Brazilian Mothers of May movement: how it came to be and the challenges it faces in the reality of the Brazilian criminal justice system.


To Save the World

Huey Hewitt argues that Afropessimism is antithetical to the politics of friendship necessary for any serious project of Black liberation.


Revolution Is Illegal

Orisanmi Burton reflects on the legacy of the Panther 21 on the 50th anniversary (to the day) of their acquittal.


The Vicious Circle

Reflecting on the trial of Derek Chauvin, Nicholas De Genova interrogates the white masculinist culture of violence that surrounds policing in the US.


Fuck Mindfulness Workshops

Spectre editor Tithi Bhattacharya explains why elite representation and mindfulness workshops are insufficient; what we need is a resurgence of militant mass mobilizations targeting the racist police state and capital.


The Radical Practicality of Community Control Over Policing

Community self-defense requires the capacity to respond to any and all challenges to its safety and self-determination – which requires gaining control over the resources currently consumed by police departments.

Protesters at night hold signs reading, "Abolish the Police"

Defeat the Police

Omedi Ochieng discusses the police’s role as a counterinsurgent force, and the impact this has on how radical movements can meaningfully pursue police abolition.


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