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Nine Mile Ride: Why Police Reform Always Results in More Police Violence, Not Less

Policing is many things and all of them are about mobility. Police arrest mobility through traffic stops and checkpoints, interrupt mobility with borders and curfews, monitor mobility by helicopter or camera, force mobility by firing tear gas or sending in police dogs.

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Police Violence and the Criminalization of the Poor in #Kenya

Police brutality is endemic in modern Kenya, and a legacy of British colonial rule, write community organisers Gacheke Gachihi and Esther Waigumo Njoki. 

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Policing Bolsonaro’s Brazil

‘The question of public security, policing and racism can no longer be separated from the overall question of Brazilian democracy itself – if it ever could.’ Alex Hochuli reports on the lethal police tactics flourishing under the Bolsonaro regime.

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66 Days – The USA between #lockdown and riots

It took just 66 days to get from the first shelter-in-place order to the first riot. Joshua Clover writes on the current protests and riots that have sprung up across the United States in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and their context at a time of economic and social crisis.

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“Paris is not an actor, but a battlefield”: Interview with Eric Hazan

Eric Hazan interviewed about the Gilets Jaunes protests. We want to stress that we disagree with Eric Hazan’s view, saying about the far right: “Because even if the enemies of my enemies are not really friends, they are so at least a little bit.” We also disagree with his view of the police. In our view the police is a problem as an institution. Not just a few units like the BAC. Still its an interesting interview, with one more view about the events on the French territory. We are glad that antifascists on the French territory also don’t share that view and kick the fascists out of the Gilets Jaunes demonstrations again and again.

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