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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.
An account of the Black Panthers’ United Front against Fascism (UFAF) conference in August 1969 that appeared in the Old Mole, a paper of the Students for a Democratic Society.
Policing is itself a kind of endless curfew. To the defenders of order, there are always fires that need covering because there is always disorder lurking in the populace, threatening to burn the system down.
Books that challenge the notion of empire and offer a history of anti-colonial, anti-racist struggle.
A reading list inspired by black radicalism, featuring Julius Scott's The Common Wind as well as Angela Davis, Manning Marable, and W.E.B. Du Bois.
Our selection of key political theory titles, addressing the current state of politics, climate, technology and more.
Challenge yourself with new discoveries in our Radical Thinkers series.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an emergency. So is climate disaster. We need a robust government response to both in the form of a Green New Deal and a just transition to a zero-carbon economy.