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.
Key titles on activism and global resistance, from movements for Black liberation and climate justice to labor organizing and anti-colonial struggles.
Police brutality is endemic in modern Kenya, and a legacy of British colonial rule, write community organisers Gacheke Gachihi and Esther Waigumo Njoki.
This week on the Verso Blog, we bring you reports on the past and present roles of the police in five different countries.
An essay by W.E.B. Du Bois on the imperial roots of American racism.
40% off all our books through June, plus FREE eBooks announced each week!
Books that challenge the notion of empire and offer a history of anti-colonial, anti-racist struggle.
A flash sale of our top works of activism and theory to celebrate the made-up holiday Red Day.
80% off as part of our end of year sale!
Fundamental reading on race, ethnicity and anti-colonialism.