It has to be made clear as the hype and propaganda towards the G20 builds on both sides http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7955057.stm http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/03/423642.html we need to ask which side are we on?
Do we enjoy the spectacle of the spectacular of The Middle Class fighting the police, or do we keep raising the concerns of The Police State, that the state to some extent will allow such protesters there moment so they can increase the pressure upon The Working Class, from Climate Change to The Global Crises it is not the making of The Working Class, once again the greed and actions of The Middle Class have brought us here.
The protest over the next coming weeks has nothing to do with the injustice of our class, it has more to do with The Middle Class protecting and protesting to save there privilege, the state welcomes there protest in private as it is a means to practice and clamp down on the Working Class, and if we are asked at underclassrising which side are we are on it has to be made clear neither:
In the last weeks a report was made to parliament [https://publish.indymedia.org.uk/en/…3/424120.html] into the abuse of police powers during the climate camp protests at Kingsnorth in 2008. The report [https://publish.indymedia.org.uk/en/…3/424121.html] and accompanying video [https://publish.indymedia.org.uk/en/…3/423345.html] documented systemic abuses of power including blanket stop and searches, arbitrary seizure of property, and a campaign of phycological intimidation which included sleep deprivation through helicopter overflying late into the night, mock night and dawn raids by tooled up riot police, and the infamous ‘Flight of the Valkyries’ incident.
Following the report the Kent Police voluntarily referred complaints about the actions of their officers to the Independent Police Complaints Commission [https://publish.indymedia.org.uk/en/…3/424002.html].
David Howarth, Liberal Democrat Shadow Justice Secretary said [https://publish.indymedia.org.uk/en/2008/08/406021.html
over-policing], “What happened at the Climate Camp was deeply disturbing and part of what seems to be a disturbing national trend. Political agendas have no place in policing.”
The extent of political policing was further exposed the previous week the Guardian revealed that the police have been building up a database of thousands of political activists [https://publish.indymedia.org.uk/en/…3/423696.html] as well as harassing sympathetic journalists.
The police also began their annual summer propaganda offensive against protesters in the form of ‘the summer of rage’ in [http://publish.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/02/423055.html] which they began to lay the foundations to justify heavy handed suppression of the right to protest, and further attacks upon The Working Class:
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