Sound Thief responds to Dundee Young Socialists regarding the incidents at last week’s BLM demonstration in Dundee.
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When Boris Johnson condemned Black Lives Matter protesters as ‘thugs’ recently, he may or may have not fully realised the racialised significance of what he was doing. Thug – as a term – has a long colonial history which, ironically, further paints the Prime Minister as having a somewhat romanticised view of colonialism.
Read More On Thuggery – A Brief History of a Racialised Term
It is true: an outcome of Sunday’s demonstration is that a young black woman was shouted down by an angry white man and patronised by a group of angry white ‘socialist’ men. There is no aspect of this that is not a complete failure and the opposite of what the demonstration of solidarity with people of colour is supposed to achieve
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The slogan does not concern itself with personal qualities of individual cops. Like all slogans, it is unable to capture the nuance and complexity of an entire world system in a few words, and that is not its purpose. Slogans are intended to give you the spark- how you use it is your responsibility.
Read More Yes, All Cops Are Bastards. Even the “good” ones.
“Regardless of what might happen, there is no question of what is happening: the American Empire is crumbling, its capitalist economy is in complete freefall, and people are fighting the security apparatus’ most brutal spawn to a grinding standstill.”
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The argument against our legal freedoms being encroached upon is more complex than good versus evil, or goodies and baddies. That the radical right and the conspiracy theorists have a narrative driven by opposing the government encroaching upon our freedoms does not mean that they have occupied all possible narratives about it.
Read More The Radical Left Have Cards to Play. The Rest are Bluffing.
With hard times coming ahead, only solidarity will save us from the ruins. Long queues in foodbanks and support networks indicate that people are beginning to starve in many areas of every city. Uncertainty appears enhanced as a material way of being for many precarious popular classes who lost their jobs and do not know if they will ever return to work. While neighbours are supporting neighbours, the political opportunism of the right is seeking to catalyse the social catastrophe.
Read More Covid19, the far-right and upper-class revolt in Spain
By Emilio Bueno (Writing from Vera, Spain) The neutral ideology We are constantly witnessing how the right and left-wing are fighting, debating what is good for people or what is not. But today, in the times of the coronavirus, attention has shifted towards the management of the crisis. In this struggle, another point of view […]
Read More Coronavirus and “Common Sense”
Selfish, reckless people, we are told, are responsible for the extent and speed of the spread of coronavirus. The general public are flocking to parks and beaches in spite of the current lockdown. ‘How dare they?’ we hear, when the truth is that the general public have more time and less money than they are used to living with, and the prospect of several months alone in a small flat is not an easy one.
Read More The Radical Act of Taking Up Space
‘Competition is the law of the jungle, but cooperation is the law of civilization.’ Peter Kropotkin
Read More Radical Art: Eyekonique (Twinsanity)
‘Jungle’ – By Eyekonique