Opposite Page: A visualization of the Skid Row neighbourhood in downtown Los Angeles, one of the most heavily policed areas in the US.

Overwatched and underserved

In Los Angeles, a group of activists are standing up against police surveillance of their neighbourhoods. Bethany Rielly speaks to Hamid Khan and Matyos Kidane of the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition about what it means to take on one of the US’s most powerful forces.

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NI 546 - Spying on dissent - November, 2023
Making friends at the Bomana Prison, in Port Moresby City, Papua New Guinea in December 2017.Photo: Marc Dozier/Hemis/Alamy

Beyond punishment

Can we create a world where we don’t turn to police and prisons for justice? Amy Hall explores the movement offering a different vision for the future.

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NI 536 - Abolition - March, 2022
Defiantly demanding change in Brooklyn, New York.Photo: Saanya Ali/Majority World

Care not cops

Amy Hall on why defunding police departments could lead to more caring communities.

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NI 528 - A caring economy - November, 2020
In the US, police often decide who has the right to demonstrate and who doesn’t. In this case riot police in Durham, North Carolina form an armed phalanx to control people attempting to protest against a white nationalist rally.Photo: Jason Miczek / Reuters

Whose streets?

The current clampdown on popular rights mirrors a profound malaise with our system of top-down political representation, argues Richard Swift.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
The spirit of creative resistence is strong in the Rio favela of Maré. But Brazil is suffering a ‘genocide’ of black youth.Photo: Vanessa Baird

‘We have a lot to teach the city’

What does ‘the state’ mean to you if you are poor or black or both? Vanessa Baird reports on life down-and-out in post-coup São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Spying on dissent November, 2023
Abolition March, 2022
A caring economy November, 2020
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017