Posts Tagged ‘Police Violence’

What happens in Ferguson does not stay in Ferguson

Montag, August 25th, 2014

Kommt es mir nur so vor oder erlebt Walter Benjamins „Kritik der Gewalt“ in letzter Zeit einen großen Aufschwung?

What happens in Ferguson does not stay in Ferguson

For African Americans, the state of emergency has long been a permanent one. Now, under neoliberalism, it is fast becoming generalized across the globe.

Last week, the Governor of Missouri declared a state of emergency and deployed the National Guard to the St Louis suburb of Ferguson to quell a fortnight of civil unrest following the police murder of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. It was the first time since the Los Angeles riots of 1992, after the severe police beating of another black man, Rodney King, and the Battle of Seattle during the WTO trade negotiations seven years later, that the army had been called in to restore public order within US borders. […]

‘Am I Next?‘: Ferguson’s Protests Through the Eyes of a Teenager

Donnerstag, August 21st, 2014

‘Am I Next?‘: Ferguson’s Protests Through the Eyes of a Teenager from Transient Pictures on Vimeo.

Taksim Commune: Gezi Park and the Turkish Uprising

Mittwoch, August 7th, 2013

Riot from Wrong

Dienstag, September 11th, 2012

Auf der Seite der Occupied Times of London gibt es einen weiteren Text dazu.

By August 2011, the average Brit had endured months of headlines detailing shocking deceit and manipulation. With the News of the World phone hacking scandal having taken place under the editorship of then Conservative Party Communications Chief Andy Coulson, and overseen by David Cameron’s long-time Christmas bunting chum Rebekah Brooks, public confidence in our newly elected coalition government was at an all-time low.

This was nothing compared to what was to follow shortly after, during what has been labelled as the biggest civil unrest seen in the UK for more than thirty years. The English media relished the opportunity to brandish young people as feral hoodies, and none more so than the young black male victim of a police shooting in Tottenham, the catalyst which sparked the UK riots of 2011. Weiterlesen.