Notes from the US

June 16th: Freedom’s long-running US correspondent Louis Further does his monthly roundup of some of the lesser-known stories that have emerged over the last few weeks.

E.A.Z: the Everyday Autonomous Zone

June 15th: One of the most beautiful banners I ever saw was designed by a working-class activist named Af.

Experience: the police do not care about protecting arrestees from coronavirus

June 14th: Below is an account of someone arrested on a Black Lives Matter demonstration in London on their experiences in police custody.

I Watched Dominic Cummings Give Yet Another Talk About How Clever He Is

June 7th: Before Dominic Cummings displayed great villainy in a rose garden – like Donald Sutherland in the Hunger Games before him –  myself and many others had already begun to suss out that this man, this bald man seen standing ominously behind Boris’ shoulder like a vulture looming over a dying buffalo, might not be as

Remember Mark Duggan

June 7th: CW: Police brutality, racism The case of the shooting of Mark Duggan in 2011 by Metropolitan police officers shows how the actual institutions of the British state, the IPCC, the ‘legal’ inquest and the jury itself were complicit in the ensuing miscarriage of justice: given that the police evidence was contradictory, absurdly unrealistic and constantly

An illustrated history of the birth of the Metropolitan Police

June 4th: The brutal murder of George Floyd has once again forced police violence and racism into the public spotlight.

Organise or Starve: Life under lockdown in South Africa’s shackdweller movements

May 26th: Abahlali baseMojondolo write on the solidarity being shown in the face of State and capital’s violence against impoverished South Africans.

A chronology of pogroms in Lesvos

May 19th: The situation on the island of Lesvos was escalating towards the freezing of all transfers of refugees to the inland, after a government decision around September 2019, while in January 2020 a new law (4636/2019) regarding the political asylum and reception conditions was put into force, changing the essence of who is entitled to a

Virtual Panopticon: Prison video calls and family support during the pandemic and beyond

May 18th: The following text was kindly contributed to Freedom by Lisa Selby @bluebaglife (follow them on Instagram and Twitter), UK Prison Wives and the UK Prison Support Group.

Interview: Alessio Kolioulis on Colin Ward’s The Child in the City and its French translation

May 13th: A French language translation of Colin Ward’s classic The Child in the City was published in March this year by Etrerotopia France – L’enfant dans la ville translated by Léa Nicolas-Teboul.