Updated Resources for Action Against the Police

Just about one year ago, after Tucson’s march in response to the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson, we put together a list of resources for people taking action against the police. Well, it looks like Tucson will be taking the street again in solidarity with folks resisting police violence all over the country. On Saturday, December 12th, at 6:30PM, people will be meeting at the Ronstandt Transit Center downtown for an action in solidarity with the unfolding struggles in Minneapolis, Chicago, and everywhere else that people are fighting back against the police and white supremacy. There’s a facebook event here, if that’s your thing.

So, here’s a revised version of the resource list we put out last year, with great tactical guides, thoughts on staying safe, and some more up-to-date writings on movements against police violence across the country. Versions for both reading and printing are provided when available. So, check them out, spread them around, and if you really want to get the word out, we can get free hard copies of zines and posters (including in larger quantities) to people in the Tucson area. Send us an email at tucsonabc@riseup.net if you’re interested in that.

For a world without police, prisons, or borders,
Tucson Anarchist Black Cross



What Is Security Culture? (Print Version)
Reading version available here.

Blocs, Black and Otherwise (Print Version)
Reading versions of the articles inside are here and here.

Blockade, Occupy, Strike Back

Banner Drops, Stencils, Wheatpaste & Distributing Information

How to Do It (poster)

Let One Hundred Flowerpots Bloom

10 Points on the Black Bloc
This zine is a rough transcript of Harsha Walia’s defense of black bloc tactics during a debate following actions against the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Video of her half of the debate can be seen here.

Writings from Recent Anti-Police Struggles

Dispatches from Minneapolis, Vol. 1
We generally recommend the site where this was published for updates and analysis regarding what’s going on in Minneapolis: Conflict MN.

Dispatches from Minneapolis, Vol. 2

Dispatches from Ferguson, Vol. 1 (Print Version)
Reading versions of the articles in this zine can be found at antistatestl.noblogs.org.

Another Word for White Ally Is Coward (Print Version)
Reading version here.

Revolutionary Solidarity: A Critical Reader for Accomplices
(Print and Read)

From Ferguson to Oakland: 17 Days of Riots and Revolt in the Bay Area

What They Mean When They Say Peace & The Making of Outside Agitators (Print Version)
Reading version of What They Mean When They Say Peace here.
Reading Version of The Making of Outside Agitators here.

The Thin Blue Line Is a Burning Fuse: Why Every Struggle Is Now a Struggle Against the Police (Print and Read)

CARS, GUNS, AUTONOMY: A Discussion on Anti-Police Struggles in the Bay Area and Ferguson (Print and Read)

ONE FOUR SEVEN: some notes on tactics and strategy from Durham’s recent anti-police marches (Print and Read)

Unforgiving and Inconsolable (Durham, 2013 – 2014)

The Flatbush Rebellion (New York, 2013)

Don’t Die Wondering: Atlanta Against the Police (2011 – 2012)

Denver Fights Back (2010 – 2011)

Burning the Bridges They Are Building: Anarchist Strategies Against the Police (Seattle, 2011)

Unfinished Acts (Oakland, 2009)

Historical Moments in Policing, Violence, and Resistance Series

The zines below are borrowed from http://project-nia.org/resources.php. There, you can also find tons more resources on policing, incarceration, and alternatives.

The Police Execution of Oscar Grant
by Olivia Perlow and Lakeesha J. Harris

Chicago’s Red Summer of 1919
by Elizabeth Dadabo

An (Abridged) History of Resisting Police Violence in Harlem       
by Mariame Kaba

“We Don’t Want this to Look Like a Massacre”: The Danziger Bridge Shootings
by Mariame Kaba

Other Related and Reccomended Reading

Against Innocence: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Safety (Print Version)
Reading version here.

Anarchy Works: Crime
Reading version of this text (and the entire book it’s excerpted from) here.

Why Riot?
Reading version here.


You Only Live Once

Too Many Cops, Too Little Justice


The Police

Seven Myths About the Police

FTP, Find Each Other, Fight Back



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