"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
The Global Police State - cover

The Global Police State

William Robinson

Publisher: Pluto Press

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

As the world becomes ever more unequal, people become ever more 'disposable'. Today, governments systematically exclude sections of their populations from society through heavy-handed policing. But it doesn't always go to plan. William I. Robinson exposes the nature and dynamics of this out-of-control system, arguing for the urgency of creating a movement capable of overthrowing it.

 
The global police state uses a variety of ingenious methods of control, including mass incarceration, police violence, US-led wars, the persecution of immigrants and refugees, and the repression of environmental activists. Movements have emerged to combat the increasing militarization, surveillance and social cleansing; however many of them appeal to a moral sense of social justice rather than addressing its root - global capitalism.

 
Using shocking data which reveals how far capitalism has become a system of repression, Robinson argues that the emerging megacities of the world are becoming the battlegrounds where the excluded and the oppressed face off against the global police state.

Other books that might interest you

  • The Impact of Migration on Poland - EU Mobility and Social Change - cover

    The Impact of Migration on...

    Annie White, Izabela Grabowska,...

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    How has the international mobility of Polish
      citizens intertwined with other influences to shape society, culture,
      politics and economics in contemporary Poland?
       
    The
      Impact of Migration on Poland offers a new approach for understanding
      how migration affects sending countries and provides a wide-ranging analysis of
      how Poland has changed, and continues to change, since EU accession in 2004. The
      authors explore an array of social trends and their causes before using
      in-depth interview data to illustrate how migration contributes to those
      causes. They address fundamental questions about whether and how Polish
      society is becoming more equal and more cosmopolitan, arguing that for
      particular segments of society migration does make a difference, and can be
      seen as both leveller and eye-opener. While the book focuses mainly on stayers
      in Poland, and their multiple contacts with Poles in other countries, Chapter
      9 analyses ‘Polish society abroad’, a concept that is a far more accurate description
      than ‘community’ in countries such as the UK.
       
    The book is written in
    a lively and accessible style, and will be important reading for anyone interested
    in the influence of migration on society, as well as students and scholars researching
    EU mobility, migration theory and methodology, and issues facing contemporary Europe.
    Show book
  • A Glance in the Rear View Mirror - Neoliberal Ideology From its Origins to the Present - cover

    A Glance in the Rear View Mirror...

    Eric Toussaint

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    A rigorous, though entirely accessible account of the economic philosophies directing global policyToussaint is a long time critic of the World Bank, the IMF, and other institutions of international finance, all of which have been subject to renewed ire in the context of the Occupy movementCritical of both neo-liberal and Keynesian ideas
    Show book
  • Jewish Forced Labor in Romania 1940–1944 - cover

    Jewish Forced Labor in Romania...

    Dallas Michelbacher

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Between Romania's entry into World War II in 1941 and the ouster of dictator Ion Antonescu three years later, over 105,000 Jews were forced to work in internment and labor camps, labor battalions, government institutions, and private industry. Particularly for those in the labor battalions, this period was characterized by extraordinary physical and psychological suffering, hunger, inadequate shelter, and dangerous or even deadly working conditions. And yet the situation that arose from the combination of Antonescu's paranoias and the peculiarities of the Romanian system of forced-labor organization meant that most Jewish laborers survived. Jewish Forced Labor in Romania explores the ideological and legal background of this system of forced labor, its purpose, and its evolution. Author Dallas Michelbacher examines the relationship between the system of forced labor and the Romanian government's plans for the "solution to the Jewish question." In doing so, Michelbacher highlights the key differences between the Romanian system of forced labor and the well-documented use of forced labor in Nazi Germany and neighboring Hungary. Jewish Forced Labor in Romania explores the internal logic of the Antonescu regime and how it balanced its ideological imperative for antisemitic persecution with the economic needs of a state engaged in total war whose economy was still heavily dependent on the skills of its Jewish population.
    Show book
  • Get the Truth - Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Persuade Anyone to Tell All - cover

    Get the Truth - Former CIA...

    Philip Houston, Susan Carnicero,...

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    Former CIA agents and the bestselling authors of Spy the Lie, Philip Houston, Mike Floyd and Susan Carnicero are among the world’s best at recognising deceptive behaviour and drawing out the truth from even the most accomplished liars. 
    
    Using techniques developed in real-life counterterrorism and criminal investigations, in Get the Truth they present a step-by-step guide that empowers readers to elicit the truth from others – whether that’s in the boardroom, the classroom, or our own homes. 
    
    Using thrilling anecdotes from their careers in counterintelligence, and with easy-to-follow instructions, the authors provide a foolproof means of getting absolutely anybody to give an honest answer.
    
    Get the Truth is the easy and effective way to learn how to get to the truth every time.
    Show book
  • Rosa Luxemburg: Socialism or Barbarism - Selected Writings - cover

    Rosa Luxemburg: Socialism or...

    Rosa Luxemburg

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Rosa Luxemburg's writings reveal one of the most brilliant and passionate minds drawn to the revolutionary socialist movement.  Through the letters, pamphlets and theorising, we see an outstanding social and economic theorist, a dedicated political activist and a devoted confidant.  
    
    Providing an extensive overview of her writings, this volume contains a number of items never before anthologised. Her work was broad in scope tackling capitalism and socialism; globalisation and imperialism; history; war and peace; social struggles, trade unions, political parties; class, gender, race; the interconnection of humanity with the natural environment. The editors provide an extensive and informative introduction outlining and evaluating her life and thought.
    
    This is the most comprehensive introduction to the range of Rosa Luxemburg's thought.
    Show book
  • False Worlds - cover

    False Worlds

    Duane L Ostler

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    A false world is like an apple full of worms. It appears juicy and attractive on the outside, but is in fact disgusting on the inside. This book discusses a number of false worlds masquerading as truth but which are in fact false to their core. Included are the false worlds of politics, international relations, law, sexual confusion (premarital sex, abortion and gayness), entertainment and pride.An Author's Republic audio production.
    Show book