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The Child Catcher

Incarcerated writer Elizabeth Hawes analyzes the child separation crisis plaguing the US prison-industrial complex.

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 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.


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.

Mass Incarceration

Carceral Pardons, Carceral Riots

Dan Berger argues that Trump wielded his pardon power for the same reason governors have largely refused it: to defend mass incarceration and the political-economic inequalities it upholds.


Materializing Race

Jack Norton and David Stein respond to John Clegg and Adaner Usmani’s argument that mass incarceration isn’t a product of racism. The authors’ argument, they demonstrate, is both conceptually misguided and empirically wrong.


To End Police Violence, End Racial Capitalism

Peter Ikeler demolishes Dustin Guastella’s recent article arguing that socialists should oppose the defunding of police. Against this reactionary nonsense, he advocates a properly socialist and abolitionist politics.


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