Revolution Books Online Author Program:

Stuart Schrader, author of Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing

Interviewed by Carl Dix
Tuesday, August 4, 7 p.m.



Join us for a provocative exchange. This important book could not be more timely... against the backdrop of resistance to Trump's deployment of Gestapo-like federal police forces to Portland to suppress the just uprising against white supremacy. 

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From the Cold War through today, the U.S. has quietly assisted dozens of regimes around the world in suppressing civil unrest and securing the conditions for the smooth operation of capitalism. Casting a new light on American empire, Badges Without Borders shows, for the first time, that the very same people charged with global counterinsurgency also militarized American policing at home.

Watch here Tuesday, Aug 4.
7:00pm EDT (4:00pm PDT).
You don't need a Facebook account to tune in.

"Schrader's superb and finely written book shows beyond any doubt that US law enforcement deliberately policed its own citizens like the military did Cold War 'enemies' elsewhere... Everything from riot control to stop and frisk policing and the use of military-grade weapons in U.S. cities have their roots in national security policy. In this excellent work of history, the archives finally reveal just how right Baldwin was to call Harlem 'occupied territory.'"

Khalil Gibran Muhammad
author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America


Stuart Schrader teaches courses in Africana Studies, International Studies, and Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. His writing has appeared in American Quarterly, The Baffler, Boston Review, Cities, City, Journal of Urban History, Harvard Design Magazine, Humanity, and The Brooklyn Rail.

Carl Dix is a long-time revolutionary and a follower of the revolutionary leader Bob Avakian who has developed the new communism. In 2011, Carl joined with Cornel West to form the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, and in 2016, he was a co-initiator of Refuse Fascism.


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