8/31/07

Solidarity & Unity

Steel Pulse-Handsworth Revolution

Arohanui (big love) to all the crews & whanau that turned up inside and outside the Court today.
Kia kaha tatou

Poaka defend scuffle arrest
http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/police-defend-g20-arrest/2007/08/31/1188067324156.html

APEC's banned persons 'will be contacted'
http://abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/08/31/2020248.htm?section=justin

'Excluded' protester to march against APEC
http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/a-political-necessity/2007/08/31/1188067353653.html

Concerns over tough APEC police powers
http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2007/s2005230.htm

DALE MILLS: Because what it means is that in every big protest in the future there may be similar emergency powers, then similar emergency powers are introduced at small protests then the emergency powers may become permanent.

2 comments:

putyourendtowar said...

your words are fire and i hope they quench the thirst for democracy and peace...

i find your reportage riveting and seductive in an engrossing fascination. i too have the same problem that satire often breeds miscomment and feeds more fear. there are underlying truths to the anger and disgust we feel as humans watching the terrorist acts of our fellow humans, but that macabre sensationalism and extreme reaction is inside all of us individually too. where do we come up for air and get a grip on what we are doing and the repercussions of our own thoughts and acts in the big scheme of things. it is a thin thread we walk as cavaliers.

my experience has been that negative breeds negative and forgiveness is in order, so where do we begin? are we able to forgive hitler, mussolini, nixon, bush, israel, china, russia? where do we begin?

go to peace...

putanendtowar

Anonymous said...

Portrait Of The 1985 Handsworth Riots - Pogus Caesar - BBC1 TV . Inside Out.

Broadcast 25 Oct 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey7ijaXv6UQ


Birmingham film maker and photographer Pogus Caesar knows Handsworth well. He found himself in the centre of the 1985 riots and spent two days capturing a series of startling images. Caesar kept them hidden for 20 years. Why? And how does he see Handsworth now?.

The stark black and white photographs featured in the film provide a rare, valuable and historical record of the raw emotion, heartbreak and violence that unfolded during those dark and fateful days in September 1985.