Criminal Justice

Articles about police, prisons, torture, and related subjects:

“A Primer on Abolition.” Against the Current. Novermber/December 2023.

“Normandale Park Shooting Shows How Portland Police Facilitate Far Right Violence.” Truthout. April 26, 2023.

“Abuse by Police is an International Problem.” Progressive Populist. August 1, 2021.

“Intelligence Report on ‘Extremism’ Equates Anarchists with Right-Wing Militias.” Truthout. April 7, 2021.

“The Techniques of Justice: Orwell and Camus on A Hanging and the Guillotine.” New Politics. Winter 2021.

“US Cops are Treating White Militias as ‘Heavily Armed Friendlies’.” Truthout. September 17, 2020.

“Abolishing Police is a Step Toward Ending White Supremacy and Capitalism.” Truthout. August 8, 2020.

“The Moral Force of Violence and the Limits of Reform.” Roar. June 13, 2020.

“Surveillance as Censorship.” Intellectual Freedom Resources, Oregon Library Association. January 2018.

“Occupy: The Fall of the Oakland Commune.” Toward Freedom. November 2017.
Reprinted in ZNet. November 30, 2017.

“The Best Police Money Can Buy.” In These Times. March 23, 2017.

“Armed Social Science: Counterinsurgency and Professional Ethics.” Middle East Report. Summer 2016.

“Legal Hangover: A Review of Crashing the Party: Legacies and Lessons from the RNC 2000.” Toward Freedom. November 25, 2015.

“On Police Injustice: ‘Fires of Rebellion Burn with Rage, but they Shine with Hope’.” Truthout. September 18, 2015.

“A Storm in New Orleans: Looking Back at Katrina.” International Socialist Review. Fall 2015.

“A Look at Feminist Forms of Justice that Don’t Involve the Police.” August 20, 2015.
Reprinted in Toward Freedom. August 26, 2015.

“Looking Left, Leaning Right.” Toward Freedom. August 4, 2015.

“Poverty Crime, Privileged Crime: Policing and Economic Inequality.” Dollars and Sense. July/August 2015.

“Civil Rights With Guns: Alternatives to Police in the Black Freedom Movement.” Oregon Humanities. Summer 2015.

“NYPD vs. FBI — and Both Against al Qaeda.” DCSC. October 11, 2014.

Night Catches Us Review.” DCSC. June 28, 2014.

“At ‘Law and Disorder’.” (With Jenny Esquivel and scott crow.) May 11, 2014.

“Witness to Betrayal: scott crow on the Exploits and Misadventures of FBI Informant Brandon Darby.” Toward Freedom. December 19, 2013.

“The Strange Case of Vahid Brown, Counter-Terrorism Trainer and Clueless Hipster.” Seattle Free Press. November 2, 2013.

“Life During Wartime: Mass Surveillance, Intelligence, and Repression in the United States.” Toward Freedom. November 1, 2013.

“Imaginary Conspiracies: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism.” Toward Freedom. June 5, 2013.

“Power Concedes Nothing.” Z Magazine. October 2012.

“The FBI’s Record of Lawlessness.” International Socialist Review. September-October 2012.

“These are attacks against the very principle of solidarity.” Committee Against Political Repression. September 1, 2012.

The Black Panthers in Portland.Against the Current. July/August 2012.

The Lives of Sacco and Vanzetti: A Book Review.” Toward Freedom. June 7, 2012.

“The Politics of Security: Policing, Dictatorships, and Resistance.” Toward Freedom. March 9, 2012.

“Book Review: Prison Blossoms: Anarchist Voices from the American Past.” Toward Freedom. February 1, 2012.

“Cops for Labor?” Dollars and Sense. September/October 2011.

“Exclusion Zones: Policing Public Space — with Deadly Results — in Portland, Ore.” In These Times. September 2011.

“Profiles of Provocateurs”. Kasama. June 9, 2011.

“Strategy Toward a World Without Cops: Police Accountability vs. Abolition.” Slingshot. Summer 2011.

“The Other Side of the COIN: Counterinsurgency and Community Policing”. Interface: A Journal for and about Social Movements. May 2011.

“Wedding Bells and Jail Cells”. In These Times. February 2011.

“Politics of Killer Cops and Cop Killers: Police Violence, Resistance, Crisis of Legitimacy.” Against the Current. January/February 2011.

“Portland Police Association Contract Negotiations, Day One.” Portland Indymedia. September 18, 2010.

“Gun Rights Are Civil Rights.” With Peter Little. Bring the Ruckus. July 1, 2010.

“Explaining Away the Abuse.” West Denver Copwatch. April 14, 2010.

“Two Books on Counterinsurgency and Anthropology.” Z Magazine. April 2010.

“Police Use of Force: Rethinking How We Arm Portland Police.” Oregon Live. February 26, 2010.

“Border Horror, Part Two: 30 Days of Night: Juarez.” The Comics Journal. February 4, 2010.

“Border Horror, Part One: Infestacion: The Mythology.” The Comics Journal. February 3, 2010.

Critical Resistance at 10: Addressing Abolition, Violence, Race and Gender.” Against the Current. March/April 2009.

“‘A Criminal with a Noble Face’: Oscar Wilde’s Encounters with the Victorian Gaol.” Perspectives on Anarchist Theory. November 2009.

“Hidden Torture, False Democracy.” International Socialist Review. September-October 2008.

“Talking About Guns, Fighting About Race.” In These Times. September 2008.

“Confronting Horror: Writing About Torture.” New Politics. Winter 2008.

“Cops Against Brutality.” [review] Against the Current. January/February 2007.

“Undercover Cover-Up.” In These Times. May 2006.

“Introduction: Speaking of Repression.” The New State Repression by Ken Lawrence. (Portland, Oregon: Tarantula, 2006).

“Torturers ‘R’ Us: President Bush Denies Reality.” In These Times. December 19, 2005.

“Caging Race and Gender: Are Prisons Obsolete?” [review]. Against the Current. Number 114. January/February 2005.

“The Demand for Order and the Birth of Modern Policing.” Monthly Review. December 2003.

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