Police are those who claim a monopoly on violence on behalf of the ruling class.
An essay on the nature and forms of government as opposed to the condition and future of mankind
Paths towards peace and social justice without leveraging power dynamics, domination, or oppression
You don't have to do anything illegal to get framed by the government. You just have to end up in a situation in which it’s possible to make it appear that you could have considered doing something illegal
Broken Barricades is a critical look at the 2006 uprising in Oaxaca, Mexico. Starting as a teacher's strike an occupation struggle against the corrupt Oaxacan State and it's police and death squads. And still the fight continues not only for political freedom and equality but for the many political prisoners locked up from those earlier events.
Anarchist Strategies Against the Police
An Introduction to Citizen Monitoring of the Police
Enemies unite experiences that generate the environment of terror that makes up daily life under Empire
FBI Harassment and Your Rights: A compilation of essays to help activists deal with government repression.
Some tips and suggestions to help ensure personal and collective well-being in the face of police violence (and other aversities)
Former political prisoner and former webmaster of Raisethefist.com , Sherman Austin talks about NSA wire-taps and FBI “anti-terrorism” surveillance used against him shortly after 9/11.
They come expecting free coffee at my work. The same ones who detain and search my friends; the same ones who beat that girl back in the spring; the same ones who threaten us with prison one day for smoking weed and who will another day speed past us with because they don’t wish to wait for the light. They dress in our attire at a party, listening for important information; they wag their finger or their nightstick when we get out of hand; they help old ladies cross the street; they shoot dead someone who mouthed off to them—who conveniently had something shiny in his hand. They pave the concrete world in video cameras; they speak to me like they are my friend, they give me directions, and they discipline me anytime I stray from their directions. They are our enemy, the police.
democracy, police, posters, prisons
Publisher: Politics is not a Banana
Sources: http://www.politicsisnotabanana.com/, http://325.nostate.net, http://www.prole.info/, http://caringlabor.wordpress.com/
On the relationship between current military operations, crowd control techniques, the technologies of surveillance and control and their increasing intrusion into our daily lives.
Essays on Politics, Violence, Art, and Imagination
A Handbook for Activists. This is a handbook for the Canadian activist who is interested in creating and maintaining security awareness and culture in the radical movements.
What they are, why we need them, an how to implement them
A manual written for and by people living in control units
fascism, militarism, police, prison
Editors: Bonnie Kerness, Holbrook Teter
Publisher: Quiver Press
Sources: http://anti-politics.net/distro, http://afsc.org/resources/pdf/CJSurvivorsManual.pdf
A brief discussion of Black Bloc tactics employed at the 2010 Olympic Games protests
Corporate Capitalism as a State-Guaranteed System of Privilege
Today's political repression differs fundamentally from the repression practiced around the world in the past. The most basic difference is on the level of stragy--the general approach of the state, the outlook of the ruling class. Their belief is that insurgency is not an occasional, erratic idiosyncrasy but a constant occurrence--permanent insurgency, which calls for a strategy of permanent repression as the full-time task of the security forces.
introduction, militarism, police, protests, surveillance
Authors: Ken Lawrence, Kristian Williams
Publisher: Tarantula Publishing and Distribution
Following the police killing of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropolous in downtown Athens, Greece was wracked by weeks of unprecedented rioting. Anarchists and students, supported and often joined by significant swaths of the population, clashed with police, destroyed corporate and government property and occupied government buildings, trade union offices, and media outlets, not to mention universities. This zine contains a timeline, an analysis, and an interview with participants of the riot.
Selected Anarchist Responses to Prisons an Crime, Vol. 1, 1886-1929
anarchism, police, prisons, theory
Authors: Albert Parsons, Alexander Berkman, Emma Goldman, Errico Malatesta, Louise Michel, Mollie Steimer, Peter Kropotkin, Ricardo Flores Magon, Rudolf Rocker
Editors: The Dawn Collective
Publisher: The Kate Sharpley Library
Imagine insurrection being an immediate break from the lives we were told we were supposed to have. Imagine that insurrection is an opportunity for such a break to become permanent. The state wants us to play politics, the economy wants us to play the game of survival; our lives are not games, we need to stop playing now.
Notes on Consciousness and Unity in US Cities and Prisons