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Hey, Repressionsbehörde!


Kat_Schipkowski: Hey Versammlungsbehörde, so gehts nicht! Wenn man monatelang rechte Schwurbler*innen ohne Masken demonstrieren lässt,kann man nicht linke Maidemos rigoros verbieten. Also kann man schon, das ist dann aber Repression, nicht mehr Demokratie #hh0501 #1Mai2021 https://taz.de/Demoverbot-in-Hamburg-zum-1-Mai/!5763488/ #taz #tazgezwitscher #tageszeitung #Versammlungsfreiheit #Protest #Grundrechte

Schwerpunkt: 1. Mai weltweit
 

Hey, Repressionsbehörde!


Kat_Schipkowski: Hey Versammlungsbehörde, so gehts nicht! Wenn man monatelang rechte Schwurbler*innen ohne Masken demonstrieren lässt,kann man nicht linke Maidemos rigoros verbieten. Also kann man schon, das ist dann aber Repression, nicht mehr Demokratie #hh0501 #1Mai2021 https://taz.de/Demoverbot-in-Hamburg-zum-1-Mai/!5763488/ #taz #tazgezwitscher #tageszeitung #Versammlungsfreiheit #Protest #Grundrechte

Schwerpunkt: 1. Mai weltweit
 
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CANCER LAWSUIT FILED IN 2001 WILL FINALLY GO TO TRIAL

In 2001 and 2002, Michael Patrick Murray and five other people, all of whom had brain tumors located beneath where they had held their cell phones, sued the telecommunications industry for damages. In 2010 and 2011, seven more brain cancer victims joined the case as additional plaintiffs.

The defendants represent most of the American telecommunications industry: Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, Bell South, Bell Atlantic, Motorola, Qualcomm, Samsung, SONY, Sanyo, Nokia, the CTIA, the FCC, and dozens of other telecom companies.

Through extensive maneuvering and delaying tactics by the defendants, this important case has bounced back and forth from court to court for twenty years like a ping pong ball. It went from D.C. Superior Court, to U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, to U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, back to D.C. Superior Court, up to the D.C. Court of Appeals, back to D.C. Superior Court, back up to the D.C. Court of Appeals, and back to D.C. Superior Court.

This summer, despite the fact that many of the plaintiffs are no longer alive, Murray v. Motorola will finally go to trial. Expert witness are scheduled to testify before Judge Alfred S. Irving from July 12-23, 2021. If the judge rules that the witnesses are qualified, then they will later testify before a jury.

The witnesses for the plaintiffs include:
Dr. Igor Belyaev, Head Research Scientist at the Cancer Research Institute, Slovak Academy of Science 
Dr. Michael Kundi, professor at the Medical University of Vienna and former head of its Institute of Environmental Health 
Dr. Abraham Liboff, professor emeritus of physics at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan 
Dr. Wilhelm Mosgoeller, associate professor at the Medical University of Vienna’s Institute of Cancer Research 
Dr. Dimitris Panagopoulos, founder of the Radiation Biophysics Laboratory at the University of Athens 
Dr. Laura Plunkett, toxicologist and principal consultant at Integrative Biostrategies in Houston, Texas 
Dr. Christopher Portier, Senior Advisor to the World Health Organization’s Environmental Program and former Director of the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control

Dr. Portier’s report was submitted to the court on March 1, 2021.

BEGINNING THE HEALING

The Murray case, which has been simmering on the back burner, is confronting us with a question that all the judges, and the courts, and the telecommunications companies, and the public, have managed to avoid for two decades. But the testimony we will hear in July from the world’s most prominent experts will focus directly on it: what are the cell phones in our hands doing to our bodies and to the world around us?

Has our attention on cell towers diverted attention away from where it needs to be?

There are about 14 billion mobile devices in the world, each emitting up to 2 watts of microwave radiation, for a combined emitting power of about 28 billion watts.

Outside of China, there are about 3 million 4G cell towers in the world, each emitting up to a few hundred watts of microwave radiation, for a combined emitting power of perhaps 1 billion watts. Within China, there are 6 million more 4G towers, for an additional 1 to 2 billion watts.

Where is most of the radiation coming from, cell phones or cell towers? Which are more responsible for killing birds and bees, cell phones or cell towers? When you measure the radiation levels where you live, what are you mostly measuring, the many phones around you or the fewer towers? It depends on where you live.

The biggest difference between phones and towers is that phones radiate equally in all directions, whereas towers focus most of their radiation along the ground. This can multiply the effective power of a cell tower on the ground by a factor of 30 or more. But even that is not enough to raise the average radiation levels on most of the earth from all the cell towers beyond the average radiation levels from all the cell phones. And high in the air, above the main beams of cell towers, birds and insects can receive more radiation from phones than from towers.

Cell phones, as we will hear in July, damage DNA, alter the structure of proteins, affect cell growth, damage sperm, cause spontaneous abortions, interfere with memory and learning, damage the blood-brain barrier, alter brain waves, disturb sleep, affect the immune system, alter metabolism, interfere with development, damage tissues and organs, and cause cancer. What, then, are all the cell phones doing to our world?

But the antennas on towers are so much bigger than phones, you may say. Size has nothing to do with it. The extra size mostly allows the tower to focus its beam along the ground instead of up in the air.

But towers are always on, you may say, and phones aren’t. Untrue. If all the phones were ever off, a tower would only emit enough power to let the phones know that it is there. And even when you think your phone is turned completely off, the resonant circuits within it are still connected to the battery and are still affecting the space around them.

But your phone only emits one frequency, you may say, while the tower emits hundreds. Yes, but the tower only emits hundreds of frequencies when hundreds of phones are communicating with it. The combined radiation and combined number of frequencies are still about the same from all the phones as from all the towers.

What is making people more sick, and doing more damage to the earth? The phones? Or the towers?

We have all had the experience that the higher in elevation we are, the more radiation we feel. This is partially because there are cell towers on the tops of hills and mountains. But it is also due to radio towers and radar stations, which do not focus their energy along the ground. Weather radars. Air traffic control radars. Civil defense radars. They are all proliferating and increasing in power and sophistication, and they are all helping to destroy the Earth. Cell towers are contributing too, but it is a mistake to blame the cell towers while you are holding a cell phone in your hand, or are keeping one in your home.

Just 25 years ago, the average human being did no harm to other species, or other humans, when taking a walk. Today, every human being is a source of radiation wherever he or she goes.

I have confined this discussion to 4G, because 5G is changing the picture. But it is not changing the picture as much as you may think. With 5G, both towers and phones will aim narrow beams at each other. This will further increase the effective power of both towers and phones more than tenfold, if you happen to be standing in the beam. But what this also means is that a person using a cell phone will be even more hazardous than before to any person or animal in their immediate vicinity, and to any bird or insect that flies between the phone and the tower. And since there are billions of phones on earth, woe be to any creature that still wants to fly through the air at all. Not because the towers will be emitting radiation at all times, but because there are so many cell phones to aim their beams at.

The late Pelda Levey, a co-founder of the Cellular Phone Task Force, told this joke about cell phones: “I have both good news and bad news about cell phones. The bad news is that a cell phone can give you a brain tumor. The good news is that if you feel one coming on, you can always call 911.”

Calling 911 will not save the Earth. Throwing away your cell phone just might. It might begin the healing.

Arthur Firstenberg
Author, The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life
P.O. Box 6216
Santa Fe, NM 87502
USA
phone: +1 505-471-0129
arthur@cellphonetaskforce.org
March 17, 2020

The last 14 newsletters, including this one, are available for downloading
and sharing on the Newsletters page of the Cellular Phone Task Force.
Some of the newsletters are also available there in
German, Spanish, Italian, and French.

#Technology #Anarchism #Anarchismo #Telecoms #Protest #Pollution #Anarchy #Health #News #CurrentAffairs #Environment #Law
 
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THE EVIDENCE MOUNTS

THE WORLD, accustomed to blaming every illness on a bacterium or virus, has been ignoring the enemy that we have invited in and mistaken for a friend. The evidence is mounting, not only that it is futile to try to hide from a microscopic gene sequence that has already flooded the earth, over which we have no control, but that the illnesses that are being blamed on that virus, and which rightly terrify us, are in part caused by an enemy that we ourselves have created, and that we have refused to recognize as the mortal threat that it is.

It is not a coincidence that Wuhan, China turned on its first 5G communication network just two weeks before the first known person became ill there with a disease that has since shut down the world. It is not a coincidence that the Diamond Princess cruise ship set sail with 5G satellite communication antennas on board, immediately before the same disease sickened hundreds of its passengers. It is not a coincidence that Germany, this spring, brought 4G-LTE technology for the first time to areas near its borders immediately before small birds began dying in large numbers in precisely those areas.

Viruses are constituent elements of life on Earth. Microwave radiation is foreign and lethal to life on Earth. It is time that humanity recognizes these facts.

THE DIAMOND PRINCESS

On February 3, 2020, the Diamond Princess cruise ship was quarantined in Yokohama, Japan after a passenger had tested positive for COVID-19. Ultimately, 381 passengers and crew members became sick, and 14 died. It later emerged that COVID-19 had probably spread throughout the ship before the quarantine began. The quarantine -- on the ship as in the rest of society -- was a futile attempt to control the uncontrollable, like plugging up a hole in a dam, or a thousand or a million holes, while most of the water is actually washing over the dam and flooding on top of us.

On February 3, 2020, the same day the Diamond Princess was quarantined, the satellite company SES put out a press release advertising “the best WiFi at sea” and announcing that Princess Cruises would be using a “hybrid medium earth orbit (MEO) and geostationary (GEO) network” to become “the first cruise ships to access SES’s ground-breaking O3b mPOWER satellite-based communications system.”

mPOWER uses beam-forming technology and frequencies from 17 to 30 GHz and SES boasts that its satellite system is part of the global 5G network. “We offer the fastest wifi on the high seas making it easier for you to stream movies, stay connected on social media and even text with friends and family on board with you!” advertises Princess Cruises. Each Princess ship has 7,000 sensors, 650 wall-mounted touchscreen devices, 1,780 WiFi access points, 4,030 digital displays in private rooms, and 75 miles of cable. The antennas on the ships that communicate with the satellites are huge globes that look like this:

mPower was operating on the Diamond Princess at the time of the coronavirus outbreak. A photograph of the Diamond Princess on February 5, 2020 while it was quarantined in Yokohama shows the five antenna globes that it had on board:

SOCIAL DISTANCING FOR BIRDS?

“A previously unidentifed disease is currently threatening blue tits, great tits and other small songbirds across Germany,” reported the German conservation organization NABU. The first cases were reported on March 11, 2020, and by April 21 the number of reported sick and dead birds was around 26,000. Although this disease is being blamed on a bacterium, its resemblance to COVID-19 cannot be avoided. The birds are being described as “apathetic birds with breathing problems.” They cannot eat, appear to be “unquenchably thirsty,” and then die. Extreme thirst is a widely-reported effect of microwave radiation. It is also commonly reported in cases of COVID-19.

Absurdly, NABU is telling people to stop providing feeding stations and water sources in order to enforce “social distancing” for birds. NABU has published a map of German regions showing the number of reported tit deaths per 100,000 inhabitants:

The highest number of bird deaths is occurring along the Mosel River and in the region around Oldenburg in Lower Saxony. These are areas where Vodafone announced in a press release on April 10, 2020 that it had just expanded its 4G-LTE cell tower network. Vodafone said it had closed "one of the nastiest radio holes" in Lower Saxony, and there had previously only been 2G service along the Mosel River. “The company has implemented more than 1,000 LTE projects in the past few months," said Vodafone, and is increasing the power of 500 existing LTE stations and upgrading 260 more stations to 4G-LTE.

MYSTERY DISEASE IN YOUNG CHILDREN

We have been told that COVID-19 is a serious disease mainly in the elderly, and that it does not affect young children. Now, however, an unknown disease is being described in children in the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy and the United States and since many of them are testing positive for COVID-19, it is being blamed on that virus -- despite the fact that other children with the new disease have tested negative for the virus.

Children are appearing with “multi-system inflammation with flu-like symptoms,” and “with blood parameters consistent with severe COVID-19.” The children may be agitated, confused, have severe difficulty breathing, have seizures, low blood pressure, inflammation of the heart, abdominal pain, skin rash and, especially in teenage boys, testicular pain. The disease is being called a variant of either toxic shock syndrome or Kawasaki disease. But the symptoms are all classic effects of radio wave sickness.

AN OCEAN OF VIRUSES

The idea that we can keep from sharing viruses by wearing masks and staying a few feet away from each other is about as realistic as putting a mask on a fish and pretending it is going to protect it from getting wet. Viruses are nothing but pieces of genetic material that constitute the basis of life itself. It is coming to be understood that there is an ocean of bacteria and viruses that circulate in the atmosphere and travel on high-altitude winds around the world and between continents. And that the viruses far outnumber the bacteria.

It has long been a mystery how, from one season to the next, an old strain of the influenza virus can be replaced by a new strain, at the same time all over the world. This is now being explained. A team of Canadian scientists, in a paper about influenza, observed that viral particles may be transported hundreds or thousands of kilometers before returning to the ground and that “the Far East may be a source of wintertime influenza viral aerosols that reach North America a week or two after they are emitted into the atmosphere... Thus, the entire population of the world may become exposed to airborne influenza virus. This may help to explain the ubiquity and persistence of this disease.”

This could also explain how sailors on the Navy ship, USS Kidd, could have contracted the coronavirus after more than a month at sea without any contact with land. The ship left Pearl Harbor on March 20, 2020, and the first sailor started showing symptoms of the disease on April 22. Subsequently the ship was quarantined in San Diego, where 64 sailors tested positive for COVID-19.

But viruses are much more than vectors of disease.

Viruses, wrote an international team of scientists in a paper published in 2018, “encompass much of the biological diversity on the planet.” There are an estimated 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 virus particles in the oceans alone. To determine the number of viruses circulating high in the atmosphere, these authors established two collection stations in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Spain, and counted viruses. They found, at those locations, that between 0.3 billion and 7 billion virus particles per day were falling out of the air onto every square meter of land, originating from both land and ocean sources far away.

“The daily deposition rates of viruses associated with aerosols <0.7 µm in size explains observations that identical viral sequences occur at geographically distant locations and in very different environments,” wrote these authors. They also found evidence that “bacteria and viruses can remain viable after atmospheric transport... Rather than being a negative consequence, this deposition provides a seed bank that should allow ecosystems to rapidly adapt to environmental changes.”

“Viruses,” wrote a pair of scientists from San Diego State University ("Here a virus, there a virus, everywhere the same virus?"), “are ubiquitous, abundant and ecologically important in the environment.”

Those who are telling us to stay home, wear masks and practice social distancing have a myopic, extremely limited, and wrong understanding of viruses, their function in the world, and how they circulate. The COVID-19 virus is already circulating on the wind, everywhere in the world. Masks, disinfectants, social distancing, and staying home accomplish nothing. As more than one doctor has observed, it is rational to quarantine the sick, but irrational to quarantine the healthy.

Arthur Firstenberg
P.O. Box 6216
Santa Fe, NM 87502
USA
phone: +1 505-471-0129
info@cellphonetaskforce.org
https://www.5gSpaceAppeal.org
April 5, 2020

A pdf version of this newsletter is available here:
https://www.cellphonetaskforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/The-Evidence-Mounts.pdf

#Technology #Anarchism #Anarchismo #Telecoms #Protest #Pollution #Anarchy #Health #News #CurrentAffairs
 
#Anarchist and #antifascist Igor Banсer is on dry hunger strike already for 11 days in protest against his trial. The judge is ignoring his conditions and keeps postponing the trial (yesterday it was moved again to 18 March. By that time Igor might die) #Belarus #Protest
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#Antifa belagert Wahlkampfstände der #AfD in #Weil und #Lörrach


siehe: https://www.badische-zeitung.de/afd-zieht-sich-in-weil-nach-20-minuetiger-belagerung-zurueck--200469246.html

#polizei #wahl #wahlkampf #protest #noNazis
 
#MartinLejeune hat nach #Querdenken die #Bauernproteste mit dem Ziel der #Querfront-Bildung begleitet. Diese Woche bei #StefanBauer über die Ereignisse in #Berlin. Beide kündigen das weitere Vorgehen an: #Lejeune plant weitere Formate um den #Protest "zugänglich" zu machen
 
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Die #CDU Landespartei-Zentrale in #Stuttgart ist von #XR und #FFF blockiert! 💚


#Umwelt #Protest #BaWü
 

#Antifa blockiert #AfD -Infostand in der Ettlinger Altstadt

Geprüft werde von der #Polizei aktuell noch die Auseinandersetzung zwischen einem AfD-Vertreter und einem Mitglied der Antifa, die Sprühaktionen der Antifa auf dem Weg zur Haltestelle und die Frage, wie es zu einem platten Reifen des Transportfahrzeugs der AfD gekommen sei.
weiter hier: https://bnn.de/karlsruhe/ettlingen/antifa-blockiert-afd-infostand-in-der-ettlinger-altstadt

#Politik #wahl #widerstand #protest #nonazis
 

Gedanken | Das wäre eventuell ein Ansatz für eine Aktion


Eben bin ich auf diesen Artikel in der RNZ gestoßen. Dabei geht es darum das jemand mit dem Fahrrad auf einem Autoparkplatz geparkt hat, diesen somit blockiert hat und das laut StVo §12 erlaubt ist. Einzig bei privaten Parkplätzen kann der Besitzer andere Regeln machen.

Das würde bedeuten das man in einer Aktion in Städten durchaus einmal einiges an öffentlichen Parkplätzen blockieren kann um auf das Problem des stark motorisierten Individualverkehrs aufmerksam zu machen. Interessanter Ansatz und zudem wie gesagt rechtlich offenbar deutschlandweit wasserdicht, da die StVo ja überall gleich gilt.

Einziger Haken bei der Sache könnte sein das man wenn es sich um Parkraum mit Parkgebühr handelt eben diese ebenfalls zahlen müsste. Somit eignet sich dieser Ansatz in der Masse wohl vor allen für Gebührenfreie Parkplätze oder in Zeiten in denen keine Gebühren erhoben werden. Nicht das man als Schwarzparker abgeschleppt wird.

Tags: #de #Gedanken #Stadt #Auto #Parkraum #Fahrrad #Idee #critical-mass #criticalmass #Protest #Aktion #Ravenbird #2021-01-19
 

Arrest of photographer at Kent protest raises press freedom fears | UK news | The Guardian

Concern is growing over press freedom following the arrest of a photographer after he took and shared photos of a protest at a former military barracks controversially housing asylum seekers.
Andy Aitchison, 46, documented a demonstration outside Napier barracks in Folkestone, Kent, on Thursday morning as protesters threw buckets of fake blood at the doors of the site amid allegations of overcrowding, poor hygiene, significant risks posed by Covid-19, and limited access to healthcare and legal advice.
Arresting a press photographer for documenting a protest is just wrong.

#law #UK #PressFreedom #protest #demonstration #journalism #photography #photojournalism
 

Arrest of photographer at Kent protest raises press freedom fears | UK news | The Guardian

Concern is growing over press freedom following the arrest of a photographer after he took and shared photos of a protest at a former military barracks controversially housing asylum seekers.
Andy Aitchison, 46, documented a demonstration outside Napier barracks in Folkestone, Kent, on Thursday morning as protesters threw buckets of fake blood at the doors of the site amid allegations of overcrowding, poor hygiene, significant risks posed by Covid-19, and limited access to healthcare and legal advice.
Arresting a press photographer for documenting a protest is just wrong.

#law #UK #PressFreedom #protest #demonstration #journalism #photography #photojournalism
 

Gedanken | Das wäre eventuell ein Ansatz für eine Aktion


Eben bin ich auf diesen Artikel in der RNZ gestoßen. Dabei geht es darum das jemand mit dem Fahrrad auf einem Autoparkplatz geparkt hat, diesen somit blockiert hat und das laut StVo §12 erlaubt ist. Einzig bei privaten Parkplätzen kann der Besitzer andere Regeln machen.

Das würde bedeuten das man in einer Aktion in Städten durchaus einmal einiges an öffentlichen Parkplätzen blockieren kann um auf das Problem des stark motorisierten Individualverkehrs aufmerksam zu machen. Interessanter Ansatz und zudem wie gesagt rechtlich offenbar deutschlandweit wasserdicht, da die StVo ja überall gleich gilt.

Einziger Haken bei der Sache könnte sein das man wenn es sich um Parkraum mit Parkgebühr handelt eben diese ebenfalls zahlen müsste. Somit eignet sich dieser Ansatz in der Masse wohl vor allen für Gebührenfreie Parkplätze oder in Zeiten in denen keine Gebühren erhoben werden. Nicht das man als Schwarzparker abgeschleppt wird.

Tags: #de #Gedanken #Stadt #Auto #Parkraum #Fahrrad #Idee #critical-mass #criticalmass #Protest #Aktion #Ravenbird #2021-01-19
 
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Happy 18th Birthday, Greta!


~ January 03, 2003 ~

"Thank you so much for all the well-wishes on my 18th birthday! Tonight you will find me down at the local pub exposing all the dark secrets behind the climate and school strike conspiracy and my evil handlers who can no longer control me! I am free at last!!"
#quote #gretathunberg #greta #birthday #03jan2003 #activism #climatechange #environment #protest #sweden
 
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Happy 18th Birthday, Greta!


~ January 03, 2003 ~

"Thank you so much for all the well-wishes on my 18th birthday! Tonight you will find me down at the local pub exposing all the dark secrets behind the climate and school strike conspiracy and my evil handlers who can no longer control me! I am free at last!!"
#quote #gretathunberg #greta #birthday #03jan2003 #activism #climatechange #environment #protest #sweden
 
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Happy 18th Birthday, Greta!


~ January 03, 2003 ~

"Thank you so much for all the well-wishes on my 18th birthday! Tonight you will find me down at the local pub exposing all the dark secrets behind the climate and school strike conspiracy and my evil handlers who can no longer control me! I am free at last!!"
#quote #gretathunberg #greta #birthday #03jan2003 #activism #climatechange #environment #protest #sweden
 
Jetzt mit inernationaler Bekantheit: Die spanische Tageszeitung @eldiarioes hat über uns berichtet.
Eine Übersetzung zum Nachlesen gibt es jetzt in unserem Blog: https://blog.fotopia.cc/spanische-tageszeitung-berichtet-ueber-fotopia/

Danke für die Unterstützung von fotopia, Eurer #CreativeCommons Fotoplattform für #Protest und die #Bewegung.
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Do Protests Even Work?


It sometimes takes decades to find out

Zeymep Tufekci, June 24, 2020
...In the long term, protests work because they can undermine the most important pillar of power: legitimacy. Commentators often note that a state can be defined by its monopoly on violence, a concept going back to the philosopher Thomas Hobbes and codified by the sociologist Max Weber. But the full Weber quote is less well known. Weber defined the state by its “monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force.” The word legitimate is as important as the words physical force, if not more. Especially in the modern world, that monopoly on violence isn’t something that self-perpetuates. Violence doesn’t just happen; it has to be enacted and enabled by people. The Soviet Union did not fall because it ran out of tanks to send to Eastern Europe when the people there rebelled in the late 1980s. It fell, in large part, because it ran out of legitimacy, and because Soviet rulers had lost the will and the desire to live in their own system. Compared with Western democracies, their system wasn’t delivering freedom or wealth, even to the winners. If the loss of legitimacy is widespread and deep enough, the generals and police who are supposed to be enacting the violence can and do turn against the rulers (or, at least, they stop defending the unpopular ruler). Force and repression can keep things under control for a while, but it also makes such rule more brittle. ...
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/06/why-protests-work/613420/

(Emphasis in original.)

Previously. Previously (by @Phil Landmeier (ᚠ)).

#FeetToTheFire #ZeynepTufekci #protest #legitimacy #MaxWeber
 

Do Protests Even Work?


It sometimes takes decades to find out

Zeymep Tufekci, June 24, 2020
...In the long term, protests work because they can undermine the most important pillar of power: legitimacy. Commentators often note that a state can be defined by its monopoly on violence, a concept going back to the philosopher Thomas Hobbes and codified by the sociologist Max Weber. But the full Weber quote is less well known. Weber defined the state by its “monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force.” The word legitimate is as important as the words physical force, if not more. Especially in the modern world, that monopoly on violence isn’t something that self-perpetuates. Violence doesn’t just happen; it has to be enacted and enabled by people. The Soviet Union did not fall because it ran out of tanks to send to Eastern Europe when the people there rebelled in the late 1980s. It fell, in large part, because it ran out of legitimacy, and because Soviet rulers had lost the will and the desire to live in their own system. Compared with Western democracies, their system wasn’t delivering freedom or wealth, even to the winners. If the loss of legitimacy is widespread and deep enough, the generals and police who are supposed to be enacting the violence can and do turn against the rulers (or, at least, they stop defending the unpopular ruler). Force and repression can keep things under control for a while, but it also makes such rule more brittle. ...
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/06/why-protests-work/613420/

(Emphasis in original.)

Previously. Previously (by @Phil Landmeier (ᚠ)).

#FeetToTheFire #ZeynepTufekci #protest #legitimacy #MaxWeber
 
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Scharz-Weiß-Rot das ist die Reichsflagge des deutschen Kaiserreichs


Ein Teil der Leute schwenkt die Flagge weil die Hakenkreuzflagge in #Deutschland verboten ist und zu Anfang des dritten Reichs diese Flagge verwendet wurde bevor sich die Hakenkreuzflagge etablierte. Ja das sind waschechte #Nazis die aus diesen Gründen die Flagge schwenken. Ein weiterer Teil sind Reichsbürger, die glauben die BRD existiert nicht und das deutsche Kaiserreich würde deswegen fortbestehen.

Der Rest sind #Querdenker und #Mitläufer. Meine Frage ist jetzt was denken diese Leute bei dieser Flagge?

Glauben die, die wollen nur spielen und im #Widerstand sind alle vereint schließlich geht es für die #Freiheit? Das muss man sich mal im Kopf zergehen lassen: Nazis die das #Ermächtigungsgesetz erfunden haben demonstrieren gegen Coronaschutz weil sie es für ein Ermächtigungsgesetz halten! Die Wollen wieder einen Führer zurück und Diktatur oder einen Kaiser und Monarchie, was letztendlich aufs selbe hinausführt.

Wie kann man sich mit solchen Spinnern freiwillig auf die selbe Demo begeben und dann hinterher behaupten man hätte keine Nazis wahrgenommen oder es gehe um ein Höheres Ziel?
#noNazis #Protest #Demonstration #Demokratie #Politik #Corona #Coronavirus #Gesundheit #Maske #Leugner
 
reshare from @freebird

Syria war photographer ‘wounded by police’ during Paris protest

#Paris #France #police #democracy #journalism #protest

traduction DeepL :

Un photographe de guerre syrien "blessé par la police" lors d'une manifestation à Paris


Selon le groupe de presse, le photojournaliste primé Ameer Alhalbi a fui la Syrie pour échapper à la violence

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Agence France-Presse, 29/11/2020.

Un groupe de défense de la liberté de la presse a dénoncé la blessure "inacceptable" d'un photojournaliste syrien primé lors d'une manifestation à Paris contre les brutalités policières.

Ameer Alhalbi, un photographe indépendant qui travaillait pour le magazine Polka et l'AFP, couvrait les manifestations contre les violences policières et la nouvelle loi du gouvernement limitant le partage des images des officiers pendant le week-end où il a été blessé.

Les photos montrent que le visage d'Alhalbi semble meurtri et qu'une grande partie de sa tête est couverte de bandages.

Christophe Deloire, secrétaire général de Reporters sans frontières, a tweeté que le jeune homme de 24 ans avait été blessé place de la Bastille par "un bâton de police" et a condamné les violences.

"Ameer est venu de Syrie en France pour se réfugier, comme plusieurs autres journalistes syriens. Le pays des droits de l'homme ne doit pas les menacer, mais les protéger", a-t-il déclaré dans un deuxième tweet.

M. Deloire a également noté qu'Alhalbi avait été clairement identifié comme un journaliste.

Dimitri Beck, directeur de la photographie de la Polka, a déclaré qu'Alhalbi avait eu le nez cassé et le front blessé, et qu'il avait été conduit à l'hôpital.

Alhalbi a remporté plusieurs prix internationaux, dont le deuxième prix dans la catégorie "spot news" pour le World Press Photo en 2017, principalement pour sa couverture du conflit syrien dans sa ville natale d'Alep pour l'AFP.

Des milliers de personnes à travers la France se sont rassemblées pour soutenir la liberté de la presse après que le film de la police battant un producteur de musique noire a attisé la colère contre un projet de loi qui est considéré comme limitant le droit des journalistes à faire des reportages sur les brutalités policières.

A Paris, les manifestants ont mis le feu au mobilier urbain et se sont heurtés à la police alors qu'ils tentaient de bloquer l'accès à certaines rues. À Lille, Rennes, Strasbourg et dans d'autres villes, des milliers d'autres personnes ont protesté contre le projet de loi.

Jean Castex, le Premier ministre, a annoncé qu'une commission indépendante examinera et réécrira l'article controversé du projet de loi.

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Un photographe de guerre syrien "blessé par la police" lors d'une manifestation à Paris


Selon le groupe de presse, le photojournaliste primé Ameer Alhalbi a fui la Syrie pour échapper à la violence

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Agence France-Presse, 29/11/2020.

Un groupe de défense de la liberté de la presse a dénoncé la blessure "inacceptable" d'un photojournaliste syrien primé lors d'une manifestation à Paris contre les brutalités policières.

Ameer Alhalbi, un photographe indépendant qui travaillait pour le magazine Polka et l'AFP, couvrait les manifestations contre les violences policières et la nouvelle loi du gouvernement limitant le partage des images des officiers pendant le week-end où il a été blessé.

Les photos montrent que le visage d'Alhalbi semble meurtri et qu'une grande partie de sa tête est couverte de bandages.

Christophe Deloire, secrétaire général de Reporters sans frontières, a tweeté que le jeune homme de 24 ans avait été blessé place de la Bastille par "un bâton de police" et a condamné les violences.

"Ameer est venu de Syrie en France pour se réfugier, comme plusieurs autres journalistes syriens. Le pays des droits de l'homme ne doit pas les menacer, mais les protéger", a-t-il déclaré dans un deuxième tweet.

M. Deloire a également noté qu'Alhalbi avait été clairement identifié comme un journaliste.

Dimitri Beck, directeur de la photographie de la Polka, a déclaré qu'Alhalbi avait eu le nez cassé et le front blessé, et qu'il avait été conduit à l'hôpital.

Alhalbi a remporté plusieurs prix internationaux, dont le deuxième prix dans la catégorie "spot news" pour le World Press Photo en 2017, principalement pour sa couverture du conflit syrien dans sa ville natale d'Alep pour l'AFP.

Des milliers de personnes à travers la France se sont rassemblées pour soutenir la liberté de la presse après que le film de la police battant un producteur de musique noire a attisé la colère contre un projet de loi qui est considéré comme limitant le droit des journalistes à faire des reportages sur les brutalités policières.

A Paris, les manifestants ont mis le feu au mobilier urbain et se sont heurtés à la police alors qu'ils tentaient de bloquer l'accès à certaines rues. À Lille, Rennes, Strasbourg et dans d'autres villes, des milliers d'autres personnes ont protesté contre le projet de loi.

Jean Castex, le Premier ministre, a annoncé qu'une commission indépendante examinera et réécrira l'article controversé du projet de loi.

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