The nature of policing in the United States is inseparable from the violent, racist history of capitalism in this country.
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In the context of a global pandemic, an economic depression and the continuation of racist police murders in the US, the profoundly chaotic and violent nature of capitalism has revealed itself to an ever growing number of workers and young people across the globe.
The Stonewall riots are one of the major milestones in queer history. The Stonewall Inn was a bar in the Greenwich Village area of New York, frequented largely by the poorest members of the LGBT+ people in the area. The police had a long history of conducting violent raids on the Inn and harassing the LGBT+ clientele. On 28th June 1969, the police once again entered the Stonewall Inn, with the intent of shutting it down permanently. They began to arrest people in the bar, but met resistance.
10 years on from the publication of the Saville report – we republish this article written for The Socialist at the time.