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People need to be on the streets. We need to protest against everything that’s going on.
This country is being run on behalf of the wealthy; it’s not being run on behalf of the people. Mick Lynch
In 1970 protesters targeted the Miss World contest in London. It Was Alright in the 1970s, Channel 4 2014
Upon the release of The Life of Brian thousands protested. Ann Widdecombe, Are You Having a Laugh? Comedy & Christianity, BBC 2013
They shall not pass. Protest of anti-fascists in East London
On October the 4th Oswald’s fascists organised a march through the predominantly Jewish areas of the East End. A deliberate act of intimidation. But Britain’s anti-fascists were ready and waiting ... It became known as the Battle of Cable Street. Andrew Marr, The Making of Modern Britain, BBC 2009
Greenham Common, December 1982: 30,000 women linked arms around the entire site: Embrace the Base. New Elizabethans with Andrew Marr II: A Brave New World, BBC 2020
CND has its biggest rally ever: two hundred thousand marched in London; another six hundred thousand in Germany. 1983: The Brink of Apocalypse, Channel 4 2008
Palestine: In 2005 … he travelled to the Middle East to paint the West Bank barrier, a controversial wall erected by the Israeli government … The collection of paintings that resulted by met with international acclaim. Banksy & the Rise of Outlaw Art, Sky Arts 2021
A friend of mine just went to a pro-police brutality rally. The cops beat the shit out of him. Be very careful what protest you go to. Judah Friedlander: America is the Greatest Country in the United States, Netflix 2017
You’ve created fertile ground for the rise of American fascism. And our only response now is sustained mass acts of civil disobedience. Chris Hedges, lecture Seattle University 2018, Corporate Totalitarianism: The End Game *****
The state will be vicious … They will throw everything at us … We have no time left just from climate change, we have no time left, and in that sense resistance becomes a moral imperative. We have to stop being constrained by the tyranny of the practical. ibid.
Revolution is what I’m calling for … I’m calling for the overthrow of the corporate state. ibid.
But if we don’t stand up, it can’t be seen and we can’t use the word hope. I don’t know if we will win. I don’t even know if we will survive as a species. But these corporate forces have us by the throat and they have my children by the throat. And in the end, I don’t fight fascists because I will win, I fight fascists because they are fascists. ibid.
Mass civil disruption to save ourselves is all we have left. Chris Hedges
Montreal 2012: A student strike in opposition to a tuition hike rocked the streets of the city for over six months … The numbers on the streets would reach over 100,000. Police routinely clubbed students and their allies. Street Politics 101, 2013
The students would take over the streets … ibid.
Quebec: Over 200,000 people filled the streets of the city. ibid.
Before the tents, the pepper-spraying, the evictions, and all those memes, Occupy Wall Street was a disparate group of activists roaming around north Manhattan. They felt cheated that American politics had become so bloated with corporate money that something had to give. Free the Network, short 30.45, 2012
Vigilante group Anonymous had thrown its weight behind the movement early on. ibid.
Freedom towers: these independent Wi-Fi sources can be seen beaming out free, secure internet. ibid.
‘Fucking this internet. Let’s build our own.’ ibid.
1996: A large gas field was discovered off the west coast of Ireland. With the gas came the prospect of economic prosperity for the west. It was planned to feed the gas underwater via a high pressure pipe to the coast. The raw gas would then travel 9 kilometres inland through farms in Rossport to a refinery at Ballinaboy. If the pipe fails, the consequences could be catastrophic. The Pipe, 2010
2005: ‘Five men from County Mayo are in prison this evening for blocking the construction of a gas pipeline through their land by the multinational energy company Shell.’ ibid. news
3rd October 2006 Refinery Construction Site: ‘The state really went to war against us and with one intent, and that is to break the momentum of what is going on.’ ibid.
2008: Shell announce a new alternative pipeline route in an attempt to satisfy local community concerns. ibid.
We ended up running smack dab in the middle of these riots and protests … ongoing for well over a month … Truthstream Media: What’s Really Going Down in Paris? 2018
It was like riding up on a movie set … There’s nothing else to do; everything is closed. ibid.
At least 100,000 [rozzers] in the city, and everywhere they had shields and helmets, and a lot of use of tear-gas. ibid.
The year since the 2008 collapse have been marked by demonstrations around the world … In some countries the struggle went much further. Meltdown: The Secret History of the Financial Global Collapse III: Paying the Price, CBC 2011
In 1969 homosexual acts were illegal in every state except Illinois. That summer New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in Greenwich Village. Few photographs of the raid and riots that followed exist. American Experience: Stonewall Uprising, PBS 2019
Something snapped – what? This is not right. ibid. dude
That’s what it was – it was a war. ibid. dude #2
The whole house of cards that was the system of oppression of gay people began to crumble. ibid. dude #3
Every Saturday we go to demonstrate in Paris. Georgia Pouliquen, Alternative View 10 lecture, ‘The 21st Century French Yellow Vest Revolution, Youtube 1.11.49
I want to provide a testimony from France to the world about massive domestic oppression in my country France and violence of our government. ibid. Georgia’s video testimony
Yellow Vests are a humanist movement, a beautiful movement, and now we suffer massive domestic oppression … This is about freedom, and government commits violence of fundamental human rights here in France. ibid.
That’s not crowd control: that’s massive and bloody repression, and French government try to hide the truth. ibid.
Macron passed a law to prevent us to demonstrate in the streets: now it’s an offence … We don’t have freedom of assembly any more. ibid.
A lot of young people lost an eye. ibid.
We have no choice: that’s a survival movement. ibid.
What no-one foresaw was how a protest within the H blocks of the Maze prison would ignite the Republican political project. The government had stopped treating jailed Republicans like prisoners of war. In protest, cells were covered in excrement, blankets replace prison uniform, and prisoners began to go on hunger strike. The Troubles: A Secret History III, BBC 2019
Sands was put forward as an independent candidate in the by-election in Fermanagh, South Tyrone … and died on Day 66 of his strike. ibid.
Ten men had starved to death before the protest ended. ibid.