Students protesting in Montreal with…a GoPro.
And for your information Tumblr, school is supposed to start back around the 13th of August here in Quebec. Many many of us are motivated and if everything goes well, the student strike against liberal policies in our education should continue despite the Bill 78. Expect some action in front of our schools soon.
How Non-Violence protects the State
Since the civil rights era, the doctrine of nonviolence has enjoyed near-universal acceptance by the US Left. Today protest is often shaped by cooperation with state authorities—even organizers of rallies against police brutality apply for police permits, and anti-imperialists usually stop short of supporting self-defense and armed resistance. How Nonviolence Protects the State challenges the belief that nonviolence is the only way to fight for a better world. In a call bound to stir controversy and lively debate, Peter Gelderloos invites activists to consider diverse tactics, passionately arguing that exclusive nonviolence often acts to reinforce the same structures of oppression that activists seek to overthrow.
Contemporary movements for social change face plenty of difficult questions, but sometimes matters of strategy and tactics receive low priority. Many North American activists fail to scrutinize the role of nonviolence, never posing essential questions:
• Is nonviolence effective at ending systems of oppression?
• Does nonviolence intersect with white privilege and the dominance of North over South?
• How does pacifism reinforce the same power dynamic as patriarchy?
• Ultimately, does nonviolence protect the state?
Good Will Hunting- Working for the NSA?
Just Matt Damon destroying american imperialism in 2.5 minutes. Can’t get enough of this scene.