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  1. Slavoj Žižek · Trouble in Paradise: The Global Protest · LRB 18 July 2013

    “To demand consistency at strategically selected points where the system cannot afford to be consistent is to put pressure on the entire system.”

  2. Sam Jacob Opinion column on modern protests

    On how vague so many protests are, and how they involve almost random signs, so long as they generate publicity. (via @cityofsound)

  3. Kettling 2.0: The Olympic State of Exception and TSG Action Figures | Games Monitor

    For the large bit on the portable steel cordons the UK police originally acquired for “Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear” situations and are now using to contain protestors. I’d be a bit shocked if I saw police in, say, a Middle Eastern country using these against peaceful protestors, and now…

  4. Why I Feel Bad for the Pepper-Spraying Policeman, Lt. John Pike - Atlantic Mobile

    Tracing the increasing militarisation of the US police, and the use of what was once drastic force to stamp out any behaviour deemed slightly abnormal.

  5. I cite: End of #OccupyWallStreet: conflict over drummers

    Nothing good can come of drumming circles. But this is very interesting. People who simply won’t play the rules (however collectively those rules are agreed) are why democracies end up with police forces. And online communities end up banning people. etc. (via @ianbetteridge)

  6. I took students down to #occupywallst today. I… - Fresser.

    Kevin Slavin: “Tonight, I came across the 99 Percent Tumblr … I’ve spent the last 30 minutes staring at the screen, wondering just what is supposed to happen next.”

  7. BBC News - ‘Occupy’ is a response to economic permafrost

    Good stuff by Paul Mason. “Occupy Everywhere, then, is the kind of movement you get when people start to believe mainstream politicians have lost their principles, or are trapped by vested interests, or are all crooked.” (via Preoccupations)

  8. Exquisite Tweets from @kaygeeuk, @Danny_Saxby, @m1ndy9876, @MissEllieMae, @ARRJAYKAY, @BenDylan, @kevmcveigh, @squashypigeon, @sliderulesyou, @oliverburkeman

    Highly edited (none of the retweets for a start) version of the “Sky reporters offered protestors £25 to throw bricks” rumour spreading on Twitter, curated by me.

  9. BBC - Newsnight: Paul Mason: Twenty reasons why it’s kicking off everywhere

    Really, really worth a read, about the nature of young, disparate and distributed protest movements these days. “During the early 20th century people would ride hanging on the undersides of train carriages across borders just to make links like these.” (via Ben Hammersley)

  10. LRB · Vol. 33 No. 1 · 6 January 2011 · letters

    I must have missed the government’s embarrassment and apologies over its peaceful citizens being treated like this by the police in the student protests.

  11. BBC - Barnsley girl’s account of violence at fees protest

    Sometimes I can’t believe I wanted to be a policeman when I was a kid. So angry. (via @stml)

  12. G20 protest videos: Growing catalogue of evidence against police | UK news | guardian.co.uk

    As Charlie Brooker said on Newswipe, how come all the press and TV crews failed to catch the real story at the time. And they wonder why many of them are doomed. (via Tom Taylor)

  13. G20: Did police containment cause more trouble than it prevented? | World news | guardian.co.uk

    “…people thinking about embarking on demonstrations in the future may have to decide whether they want to be effectively locked up for eight hours without food or water and, when leaving, to be photographed and identified.” I’m increasingly disliking this country. (via Preoccupations)

  14. Indymedia London | Videos | Show | film of police attack on G20 climate camp

    There have been worse examples of police violence, but this still isn’t good. (via Boing Boing)

  15. Streetphoto :: View topic - G20 riot posed photo

    A good description of how scenes like the two guys smashing the windows of a branch of RBS surrounded by photographers happen. (via Moleitau on Twitter)

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