‘They Don’t Keep the Peace, They Keep the Chaos’ – “Light Touch” Policing at Peaceful Protests
Aaron Bastani reports from the latest NCAFC demonstration for free education, directly challenging the police about their role in creating disruptions at peaceful gatherings and damaging the Met's reputation.
Sex Work: Decriminalisation, Policing and Fighting for a Better Future
Eleanor Penny talks to a range of sex workers and sex work advocates to discuss how different legal models affect workers and what additional measures are needed to ensure their safety and wellbeing.
Cops – What Are They Good For?
Since the police force was established in Britain in 1829 the list of their crimes, committed largely with impunity, continues to rise at an alarming rate. James Butler asks: is it time we started to question whether this broken institution actually does more harm than good?
#BlackLivesMatter: Race and Resistance in the UK
Ash Sarkar is joined by Adam Cooper, Ashok Kumar and London Black Dissidents as they discuss racist policing and immigration policy in the UK.
IMO: Why You Shouldn’t #LoveThePolice
Aaron Bastani explains why Russell Brand's new initiative #LoveThePolice ignores both structural and racial problems with the police force.
IMO: Just How Racist Are The Police?
Aaron looks at racism in British policing
Interview: Aderonke Apata
Aderonke Apata on her experience in Yarl's Wood detention centre.
Aaron Bastani reports from the #CopsOffCampus protest, looking at police tactics and the evolution of the UK student movement.
#3Cosas: University Of London Workers Protest
Report on the 3 Cosas campaign and one of their recent demos. Aaron Bastani speaks to vice-president of ULU, Dan Cooper, as well as Sonia Chura, one of the outsourced workers at University Of London.
Policing, Prisons and ‘The Society of Control’
On this week's show James Butler and Aaron Bastani discuss issues of disciplinarity, punishment, control and policing - offering context as the state further cuts back on its social welfare role and increases the strength of its repressive functions within the Great Recession.
The English Riots One Year On
In this week's show Aaron Bastani and James Butler are joined by Nina Power, author of ‘One-Dimensional Woman’. They ask whether one year after the 'English Riots' anything has changed and whether they could happen again?