criminalization of dissent

Cyber Disobedience- Re://Presenting Online Anarchy

Published November 28, 2014 by Zero Books!

a new book from Jeff Shantz & Jordon Tomblin

Few activities have captured the contemporary popular imagination as hacking and online activism, from Anonymous and beyond. Few political ideas have gained more notoriety recently than anarchism. Yet both remain misunderstood and much maligned. Cyber Disobedience provides a most engaging and detailed analysis of online civil disobedience and anarchism today.

ACJS Today: "On the Criminalization of Dissent: Deconstructing Official Oppression in an Age of Neoliberalism"

The criminalization of dissent has been a
common feature of neo-liberal governance in the
current period of capitalist globalization. It has
accompanied various structural adjustment and
free trade policies as the required force to impose
such programs on unwilling publics. Police
violence has been a constant feature of
alternative globalization demonstrations.
Examples of escalating state attacks on
opponents of global capital include tear gas
attacks; use of rubber bullets and concussion
grenades; illegal searches and seizures;
surveillance and beatings of arrestees; and, most

Unions, Direct Action and the G20 Protests

A solid, insightful collection of essays about the G20 battle in Toronto has just been released from Between the Lines Press: Whose Streets? The Toronto G20 and the Challenges of Summit Protest, editors: Tom Malleson and David Wachsmuth [Table of Contents]

Jeff wrote chapter 6: Unions, Direct Action and the G20 Protests: Obstacles and Opportunities. Look for a Kwantlen Launch party/fundraiser for defendants early in the new year.

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