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August 2020

Originally published by Pluto Press

The Global Police State

William I. Robinson

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'Compelling' – Noam Chomsky

'Gives powerful theoretical coherence to everyone's fear that fascism is being reborn' – Mike Davis

'For the last twenty years, William Robinson has been one of the most important analysts of global capitalism. He writes with urgency for a broad audience with an interest in mobilizing for a just world' – Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and author of From #BlackLives Matter to Black Liberation

As the world becomes ever more unequal, people become ever more 'disposable'. Today, governments systematically exclude sections of their populations from society though 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 militarisation, 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.

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