'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.