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In search of security: "as transgenders we don't count at all"

Film: An organiser for transgender rights from The Humsafar Trust discusses insecurity and everyday experiences of policing for LGBTQ people in Mumbai. Part of the Whose Police? collection of interviews with citizens, analysts and activists around the world exploring the question: where does security come from? This video is in Hindi and English.

"There is Marikana everyday in South Africa" - an interview with Abahlali baseMjondolo

Film: Struggling for the right to decent housing and against the criminalisation of poverty, South African shack dwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo face severe police repression. Here S'bu Zikode outlines the lethal consequences of police militarisation and the ANC's political capture of the police.

In search of security: "My reasons were Mark Duggan and Ian Tomlinson"

Film: Experience of policing the community you have grown up in holds real challenges for an ex-Special Police Constable. Part of the Whose Police? collection of interviews with citizens, analysts and activists around the world exploring the question: where does security come from?

In search of security: "Violence upholds public order"

Film: In this interview, direct experience of London's Metropolitan Police has led to a focus on non-compliance as a fundamental response. Part of the Whose Police? collection of interviews with citizens, analysts and activists around the world exploring the question: where does security come from?

In conversation: Syria in perspective

Fawaz Gerges and Rosemary Hollis with Robin Yassin-Kassab at the openDemocracy conference Syria's peace: what, how, when?, discussing the regional proxy war, class dynamics in Syria, intervention and the costs of not negotiating with Assad.

openSecurity looks ahead to 2013

The articles gathered in this special feature reflect both issues that are urgent now, and trends that we believe will be important in the year ahead.

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