Dec 26, 2018
An interview with Andrew Crosby and Jeffrey Monaghan, co-authors of Policing Indigenous Movements: Dissent and the Security State, available from Fernwood Publishing.
The book is based on a series of government records obtained through Access to Information requests. The authors use these records to reveal how policing and other security agencies in Canada have been monitoring, cataloguing and working to silence indigenous land defenders and other opponents to extractive capitalism.
We discussed the revelations found in the book, the tricky politics of police accountability, some developments in the Canadian security apparatus in recent years, and some ideas about how movements can stay resilient despite state repression.
Music by Police Funeral