...In all three instances, the state stepped in to take over a repressive function by forming an organization with a separate agenda from that of the army or the militia: an armed bureaucracy under the aegis of stopping crime."
" The emergence of a modern police force in the South was different from that in London, which was different, again, from that in New York City, but all three shared some clear tendencies. In all instances, the police developed as a formal governmental organization when the enslaver, colonizer, and/or capitalist could no longer sufficiently protect their property or control on their own crowds of laborers they required...
...And that order finds many of it's origins in the practices and techniques developed in the early days of settler colonialism."
The NYPD as it exists today this emerged to enforce the racial and class hierarchies essential to it an capitalist development. To keep things "orderly" meant, from it's beginning, keeping the Black, Indigenous, immigrant and poor in their place by limiting their organizing, street presence, and political power. The police ar an apparatus designed to enforce the white supremacists, bourgeois order...
Going onto Chapter 3, this comment occurs in the midst of a discussion of the concept of "dangerous classes", a name given to the "irrational" working class in mid-19th Century America.
"Whereas London's Metropolitan Police Force shaped itself on Irish colonial domination, the New York Police Department took many of it's organizational cues from the slave patrols of the South, and one of its first major responsibilities was enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850...
43 years ago today, 80,000 people packed London's Victoria Park for Carnival Against The Nazis. The story :https://www.punktuationmag.com/this-aint-no-woodstock-this-is-the-carnival-against-the-fing-nazis/
In 1886, the anarchists Albert and Lucy Parsons led 80,000 people through Chicago in the first modern May Day Parade: “Eight-hour day with no cut in pay!”
350,000 workers around the US went on strike at 1200 factories—70,000 in Chicago, 45,000 in New York, 32,000 in Cincinnati.
On May 3, 1886, police shot into a labor protest in Chicago, killing two.
On May 4, police attacked another rally, someone threw a bomb—and the rest is history.
This is why laborers have rights—not the benevolence of bosses and politicians.
Happy May Day everyone!
If you want to catch the wonderful panel put on last night by Forest City Anarchists (@FCA), and featuring Sima Lee (Marooncast), Klee Benally (Indigenous Action Network), and a friend from It's Going Down, the recording of the stream can be found here:
Anarchist News: **Two by Jacques Camatte, on Immediatism podcast**
"Two essays by Camatte are now available on Immediatism podcast. Camatte and his colleagues, in publishing these essays for the French language journal Invariance (Annee 6, Serie II No. 3, 1973) presented their "complete rejection of...revolutionary parties and organizations, the theory…"
...Instead, five hundred thousand enslaved person's escaping (slavery) in the span of four years is treated like some individualistic, apolitical phenomenon called "opportunism"- a crime rioters and looters s are always accused of. The history of the Black Atlantic, however, reveals that enslaved populations across centuries have always recognized political crises among their enslavers as the best moments to organize and get free."
Onto Chapter Two:
"Though we may question it and struggle against it, our default sense of history, like our default idea of politics, is a story of leaders, laws and wars, important dates and formal treaties. Such a historical lens can't help but misrecognize the political will and communal intelligence behind the massive, decentralized direct actions that mark all revolutionary moments...
Call for Decentralized, Autonomous May Day Actions!
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On #ThisWeekInFascism, we look at how the US military floated idea of using fighters jets to scare poor people during the start of the pandemic and protesters during the George Floyd uprising. https://itsgoingdown.org/twif-106/
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