Terrence J Kosick on Tue, 18 Apr 2000 17:58:22 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> Thousands of Protesters Marching on World Bank (fwd)

Terrence writes;

 You have to be really brave to take a nasty bashing, it is the price of

I think that aside from the usual controversy and physical emotionalism of a
protest the protesters succeeded in communicating their points.  I think it
is a tradition so i would not take it as a daily thing. Also its just the way
the protesters and cops work together over here. It's like Gea's blowing off

Perhaps the creation of an organized citizen forum would take away the
bruises and mayhem but then order is no fun and the press might not show to
cover such an event. They could stage a mock confrontation with dancers.
Everyone would be satisfied for the moment and the 3rd world workers could
just keep making the nike gear and people will still keep buying it.  No
matter what it will still be a piss off.

terrence kosick

Phil Graham wrote:

> We are getting all the pictures here in Australia of
> jackbooted, helmeted people *gassing* and *bashing* protesters.
> This is the face of modern "democracy": the denial of free
> speech; the denial of the right to protest; the iron-fisted "rule of
> law" (as if it were made independently of vested interests); the
> violence of a state in the process of handing over its people and past to
> a monster that eats them, regurgitates them, and then sells the
> half-digested remains to the survivors until it is their turn.
> So much for "the land of the free and the home of the brave".
> It's the same everywhere, at least it seems like it.
> Depressedly,
> Phil
> Phil Graham
> Lecturer (Communication)
> Graduate School of Management
> University of Queensland
> 617 3381 1083
> http://www.geocities.com/pw.graham
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