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fetishizing the fight, forgetting the prize

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Starting to get the sense that the “activist community” (ugh) in the UK is spending a bit too much of their time and energies on the police rather than the more important targets – the government, their cuts, etc. Seems to me that there’s been a big turn since January away from, say, defending education etc to combatting police violence. It’s understandable, as these are emotive issues, but perhaps misguided. What’s happened with the cops is awful, ominous, and the like… But it absolutely pales in comparison with the bigger issues at play. And fixing the situation with the police, if it were possible, seems to me unlikely to do much to move any of the other issues forward.

Written by adswithoutproducts

May 12, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Posted in protest

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  1. You are scum.

    Anonymous

    May 12, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    • Constructive strategic debate continues…

      Dave

      May 13, 2011 at 5:21 am

  2. Good argument! I suppose, though, this is par for the course when there’s no one around to tell you what to think.

    adswithoutproducts

    May 13, 2011 at 11:38 am


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