The rise of militarised policing
Kevin Blowe from the Network for Police Monitoring says the police are acting more like an army of occupation

How the cops try to predict our next move
As civil dissent ramps up, UK secret police discover new modes of repression. Kevin Blowe reports on cops, ‘kettles’ and a database profiling thousands of activists

Saving the estate
Residents have fought off University College London’s plans to ‘redevelop’ the Carpenters Estate, reports Kevin Blowe

We must have a far-reaching inquiry into police spying
Kevin Blowe responds to the latest revelations that police spied on community groups and campaigns for justice for those that died custody

Untouchables: a different way to make sense of Leveson
Untouchables: dirty cops, bent justice and racism in Scotland Yard, by Michael Gillard and Laurie Flynn, reviewed by Kevin Blowe

Alternative Olympianism
Why The Olympics Aren’t Good For Us, And How They Can Be, by Mark Perryman, reviewed by Kevin Blowe

The Olympics’ security legacy
Hosting the Olympics could have a serious impact on the civil liberties of people in east London, writes local resident and community activist Kevin Blowe

Kettling police powers
Kevin Blowe invites you to a conference on defending our fundamental liberties during the Olympics and beyond

Pure class
Kevin Blowe reviews Chavs: the demonisation of the working class, by Owen Jones

AV: Yes or no?
Hilary Wainwright and Kevin Blowe debate the alternative vote

Policing the age of austerity
Kevin Blowe on what the anti-cuts movement can expect from the police in the coming year.

No easy answers
Kolya Abramsky's Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution (AK Press), reviewed by Kevin Blowe

Fearless satire
Disgusting Bliss: the brass eye of Chris Morris by Lucian Randall (Simon and Schuster), reviewed by Kevin Blowe

Picturing energy
Amelia’s Anthology of Illustration by Amelia Gregory Amelia’s House Anyone who has argued with climate change deniers knows that explaining the science is hard work. Its complexity can be baffling, and scientific experts have an unfortunate tendency to misunderstand the importance of communicating their ideas, believing that their data and their authority are sufficient to […]

Being Tamsin
Kevin Blowe reviews Rush! The Making of a Climate Activist by Tamsin Omond (Marion Boyars, 2009)

Policing the police
The police are no more our servants than corporations or the media. Kevin Blowe examines how the government's increasingly authoritarian approach to crime and security has enabled the police to emerge from a series of scandals and controversies with their powers enhanced. He argues that campaigners need to radically rethink their approach to policing in Britain