This eighth issue of The Funambulist Magazine, dedicated to the police, can be read in continuity with Issue 04 (March-April 2016), which was focused on carceral environments. Its axiomatic editorial line is resolutely the same: just as there cannot be “better prisons,” there cannot be “better police,” at least not within the logics through which they are currently operating in a majority of the world’s societies. In this regard, the numerous murders of Native and Black bodies by the United States police, the violence of the Apartheid police in Jerusalem against Palestinians, the murderous operations of the Brazilian military police in the favelas, or the legalized abuse of power by the French and Turkish police during ongoing states of emergency; not as “police brutality” that would require reforms but, rather, as the very essence of policing itself, which calls for abolition.

Editor-in-Chief: Léopold Lambert

 

This issue is now in full open-access. You can read each article’s online version by clicking on the features below.

Past Issues

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Prison Uprisings

Rebellions, No-Wash Protests, Hunger Strikes, and Spoon-Dug Tunnels in Kurdistan, Ireland, Chile, the US, Tunisia, France, Palestine, and Colombia

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Undocumented International

The spaces of the border regime beyond the space of the border in the US, Dominican Republic, France, South Africa, Britain, Comoros, Fortress Europe, and elsewhere

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Redefining Our Terms

Open Access

A glossary reflecting on our political concepts such as Indigenous, Intifada, Blackness, Ubuntu, Genocide, Decolonial, Queer, Violence, or Banlieues

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Schools of the Revolution

Radical education initiatives in several geographies across the world, and in spaces as different as the mangrove, the prison, the street, the kitchen table, or reading groups.

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Forest Struggles

An issue on political struggles taking place in and for forests in Brazil, Colombia, Gabon, India, St. Vincent, West Papua, Europe, the U.S., and Palestine