Northern California (Dec. 13 and 15, 2014)

I’ll be in Northern California for two events in the coming days — Dec. 13 in Humboldt and Dec. 15 in Sacramento. (Details below.)

I will read short selections from my new book, Fire the Cops, followed by a more open discussion. In Manilla, I’ll discuss strategic questions and tensions between police accountability work and abolitionist goals. In Sacramento, I will talk about the repression of the environmental movement and put it in the context of everyday policing.


Saturday, December 13, noon-1pm

Humboldt Anarchist Bookfair

Manila Community Center

1611 Peninsula Drive


Monday, December 15, 7pm

Time Tested Books

1114 21st Street, Sacramento

hosted by Sacramento Prisoner Support

Fire the Cops!

Cops, Feds, and Terrorists (October 2014)

This month, I have a long review at DCSC, looking at Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman’s book Enemies Within.  The book provides an excellent look (and trenchant criticisms) of the New York Police Department’s spy unit.  However, I argue that its favorable depiction of the FBI’s operations is a bit misguided.

Also, I gave a wide-ranging interview to the folks at Humboldt Grassroots, covering torture, the social function of policing, restorative justice, call-out culture, and anarchism.