Phil Graham on Tue, 18 Apr 2000 17:09:15 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Thousands of Protesters Marching on World Bank (fwd)

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. 

Phil Graham
Lecturer (Communication)
Graduate School of Management
University of Queensland
617 3381 1083

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