The narrative of counterterrorism builds circuits of repressive policing and resistance from the West Bank to the West Side.
While elected officials plead scarcity, communities create and share means of collective survival with newly arriving asylum seekers in Chicago.
Modern policing has its origin in colonial violence. The University of Chicago has long played a part in cultivating, promoting, spreading, and normalizing the tools of such state violence.
The radical community being built and defended at the Weelaunee forest occupation is opening up new worlds. #StopCopCity is a lesson in solidarity as risk and responsibility.
Defunding the police has been portrayed as a political liability, but a forthright condemnation of police violence has proven to be compelling.
Paul Vallas's record is utterly disastrous. Why do political figures and mainstream press seem to be united in whitewashing it?
Forest protectors in Atlanta are resisting the construction of “cop city” and the centuries of colonial violence it represents. In their struggle, all of our futures hang in the balance.
Chicago’s municipal elections are being fiercely contested by the business class and working people. If we hope to come out of this election stronger, we’ll need political clarity on the police, the machine, and our side’s source of power.
In the wake of the police murder of a forest defender in Atlanta, Chicago leaders just unveiled the completed “cop academy.” These cop cities are training grounds for police violence and must be dismantled to restore a world where life is precious.
Cops in Uvalde, like cops everywhere, were never meant to protect us. It’s time we start protecting our communities by getting rid of police altogether.
Legendary Irish socialist Eamonn McCann reflects on police abolition in Free Derry, the rapid and challenging dynamics of the movement, and humiliating the Brits.
Today marks twenty years since the extralegal torture facility Guantánamo Bay was opened. It is time to close the base and begin repairing the harm to its victims and their families.
A new book by Geo Maher makes a forceful case for the necessity of building strong communities that can abolish the police.
Dorothy Holmes reflects on how her personal grief compels her to work toward collective justice.
Chicago’s new city budget has achieved some limited gains, but at the steep costs of massive police funding and the risk of bolstering Lightfoot’s grip on power. The socialist left needs a new strategic approach to set its own terms in the future.
Police have enthusiastically adopted a new means to endanger the public by rallying against vaccine mandates—and they're gathering support.
Chicagoans have fought long and hard for police accountability, but the new ordinance is a step back for the movement and a win for Mayor Lightfoot. A sober assessment serves us better than claiming false victories.
A central strategy of the Palestinian struggle for liberation is rich with potential for abolitionist movements. It’s time to boycott, divest, and sanction the police.
Dorothy Holmes describes her fight for a special prosecutor and carrying forward the citywide struggle for an end to police violence.
Ma’Khia Bryant deserved a long, thriving life, period. While some have pointed to the circumstances of her murder in order to cast doubt on her right to live, none of these equivocations even have a basis in crisis intervention experience.
A Chicago cop put a bullet in a thirteen-year-old child, and many are spinning narratives laced with typical racist dehumanization in an attempt to obscure this fact. It’s the cops who should be under the spotlight, disbanded, and abolished.
This week Chicagoans have a chance to show up for a police torture survivor who is still suffering unjust incarceration.
The Arab Spring was an anti-police movement brought to revolutionary levels. Its lessons will be crucial to a renewed abolitionist movement in the United States and around the world.
The recent rebellion in Philly against the police murder of Walter Wallace Jr. is rooted in struggles of the past and reflects the uprisings of the future.