'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.
The police have always been used as a tool for the social control of minority populations and to protect the power and property of the elite. A reading list that puts the call for the abolishment of the police in historical context.
The following is a comment on a forum held earlier this year engaging with the works of the late Patrick Wolfe, leading theorist on settler colonialism and author of Traces of History: Elementary Structures of Racism.
Frantz Fanon, the great Martinican psychiatrist, philosopher and revolutionary, was born on this day in 1925. In this extract from Fanon: A Biography, David Macey explores the afterlives of Fanon's thought.
How should we think about the relationship between race and class on the left? As Christina Heatherton reminds us in this series of reflections on David Roediger's new book Class, Race, and Marxismthe point is not to be right, but to get free.