How The Fossil Fuel Industry Funds The Police

By Alexander C. Kaufman, Huff Post. -

Black Americans are one and a half times more likely than white Americans to breathe air polluted by burning fossil fuels, three times more likely to die from the lung and heart diseases that [...]

Police Budgets Are Ballooning As Social Programs Crumble

By Indigo Olivier, In These Times. -

Faced with mass teacher layoffs, deep cuts to education and social services, and a looming eviction crisis, police budgets across the nation remain absurdly high and have been largely insulated [...]

Defund The University Of Mississippi Police Department

By Cam Calisch, The Appeal. -

In the fall of 2019, the governing board over Mississippi’s eight public higher education institutions, the state’s Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), appointed a new chancellor at the [...]

If You’re Watching Portland, Watch This Courthouse In New Mexico, Too

By Charles P. Pierce, Esquire. -

The events in Portland understandably have raised serious concerns that the various white-nationalist militias, having infiltrated various police departments, might decide en masse to “help” the [...]

Cops And Their Supporters Unite To Attack BLM Counter-Protesters

By Madeleine Freeman, Left Voice. -

George Floyd’s murder, along with the murders of Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, and so many others, laid bare for the world how police are mandated by the state to terrorize people of color, [...]

Seattle: Get Police Out Of Handling Homeless

By Joaqlin Estus, Indian Country Today. -

The National Coalition to End Urban Indigenous Homelessness wrote to the mayor of Seattle this week demanding the removal of the Seattle police department from a team handling homelessness. It [...]

The Struggle For No Police In Los Angeles Schools: Victory In Sight

By Eric Mann, Counterpunch. -

On Tuesday, June 23, in Los Angeles, the decade’s long struggle for No Police in the Schools had a major breakthrough. Los Angeles School Board member Monica Garcia introduced the most structural [...]

Seattle’s CHOP Advanced The Movement For Black Lives

By Micheal Reagan, Institute for Anarchist Studies. -

What is unthinkable, or was at the beginning of the month, is the power of the Black Lives Matter movement in the streets. The emergence of the autonomous zone is a pinnacle of that power, a [...]

McCarthyism Down Under

By Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison held a somber press conference on Friday to announce that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) [...]

Secretive Police Unit Gathers Information On Maine Citizens

By Megan Gray, Press Herald. -

A secretive unit of the Maine State Police does gather information about groups and organizations even when they are not suspected of crimes, including people who are participating in protests, a [...]

Chicago’s Neighborhoods Will Remain “Occupied” Until The City Defunds CPD

By Bobby Vanecko, Southside Weekly. -

The book Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power, published last year, details the history of the Chicago Police Department’s quasi-military occupation of the [...]

What Elinor Ostrom’s Work Tells Us About Defunding The Police

By Aaron Vansintjan, Shareable. -

In the past weeks, I’ve watched the news about the explosion of protests against police brutality and racism in the United States and around the world, and the resulting conversations on police [...]

Police Lessons From Cuba

By Reese Erlich, The Progressive. -

Contrary to the image of brutal and repressive communists, police in Cuba offer an instructive example for activists in the United States. Police live in the cities they patrol. They generally [...]

Juneteenth #BlueLeaks: Millions Of Police And FBI Documents Made Public

By Andy Greenberg, Wired. -

It's been the better part of a decade since the hacktivist group Anonymous rampaged across the internet, stealing and leaking millions of secret files from dozens of US organizations. Now, amid [...]

New Colorado Law Ends Immunity For Police

By Keith Coffman, Reuters. -

Colorado Governor Jared Polis on Friday signed into law a bill to remove the shield of legal immunity that has long protected police officers from civil suits for on-the-job misconduct, a measure [...]