A Forum on the Police
Sunday, April 7th at 3:45PM at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center at 107 Suffolk St: We invite all to participate in an open forum on our New York Police Department. We hope to hear some different analyses, reportbacks, and ideas, as we continue to strategize towards developing a stronger force against the police, and for communism.
New Yorkers on the NYPD
Interviews: What do you think of the NYPD?
Postponing Tonight’s Strike Talk, Joining the East Flatbush Rebellion
We’ve decided to postpone tonight’s event, “Labor and the Strikes to Come,” to instead join the struggles currently taking place in East Flatbush. Here’s a statement from two of the panelists: “We planned for tonight a talk on austerity: how it is intrinsic to capitalism, and how it impacts different segments of the working class […]
Communiqué from an Ex-Cop: Annotated Edition
On the one month anniversary of Christopher Dorner’s death: a new, heavily annotated edition of his Communiqué from an Ex-Cop. 127 footnotes provide extensive historical context for Dorner’s grievances with, and criticisms of, the Los Angeles Police Department. From the LAPD’s internal tribunals to […]
Communiqué from an Ex-Cop
I know most of you who personally know me are in disbelief to hear from media reports that I am suspected of committing such horrendous murders and have taken drastic and shocking actions in the last couple of days. You are saying to yourself that this is completely out of character of the man you […]
Or download the PDF. This zine catalogues and documents every use of tear gas by US law enforcement against demonstrations, riots, mobs, and other “crowd” formations from Seattle WTO to Occupy Oakland.
Ethnography as Resistance: These Streets are Watching
As part of its Urban Uprisings series of screenings and discussions, the Brecht Forum is hosting a panel around Jacob Crawford’s These Streets Are Watching (2003, 53 minutes) on Monday. From the Brecht Forum: “2012 saw an upsurge in protests against the NYPD’s policy of “stop and frisk,” a tactic aimed at criminalizing Black and […]
Send Us Your Writings on the Police! (¡Mándenos sus escritos sobre la policía!)
Call for Submissions: Journal of Anti-Police Organizing in NYC; We are putting together a collection of writings on the police. The hope is for this collection to document many analyses, experiences, tendencies, and voices, and for this collection to serve as a resource to develop ongoing organizing efforts against the police in New York City.
Who Is the Man With the Gun?
“We intend to march on the police machine everywhere. We intend to destroy the police machine and all its records. We intend to destroy all dogmatic verbal systems. The family unit and its cancerous expansion into tribes, countries, nations we will eradicate at its vegetable roots. We don’t want to hear any more family talk, […]
A Brief History of the 23rd Precinct
We walked off together up to Third Avenue and it was already starting to happen. Everywhere we looked were policemen. I saw a bottle thrown out of a window. It looked like a star and when it hit the street, it made a long path of bright yellow fire, a Molotov cocktail. Then I saw […]
Fuck the Police, Coming Straight from the Underground
The New York City Police Department is a racist institution, organized to repress people of color, immigrants, and the poor. Residents of our city are not stopped and frisked for their supposed possession of drugs and guns, they are stopped and frisked because of their skin color and ethnicity, their gender and their age (91% […]
From Wildcat to Insurrection, from insurrection to wildcat: Screening Day
15 July 2012 – 3:30PM The Brecht Forum 451 West Street, New York, NY 10014 A full-day screening program organized with the Our Lives Are Not Negotiable reading group. Please join us for discussion, food, and drink (please bring things to share!). OLANN, organized through the Public School New York, has met 25 times since […]