Bars For Change: who polices the police? I wrote quite a lot about UK policing earlier in the year in relation to the failure of policing (at best) that lead to the death of Smiley Culture. News about that case was always going to ebb and flow, not least because it is now in the bureaucratic hands of the Independent Police …

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Smiley Culture march and updates

General Impressions on the March The Smiley Culture March for Justice took place the weekend before last and was a resounding success. About 1,500-2,000 people marched from Wandsworth Road to New Scotland Yard in militant but peaceful formation. My marching partner History Is Made At Night has already written his account of the day, so …

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Smiley Culture RIP: Day 17

Justice for Smiley Culture Campaign at City Hall – and Wembley Arena! Furious scenes at the Metropolitan Police Authority meeting at City Hall today as David Emmanuel’s death was discussed. The disruption to the meeting was covered by both the Guardian and the Evening Standard. The Standard’s coverage was criticised by campaigners, not least because its …

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pirate radio and revolutionary hedonism

More articles up at Datacide. Including: Alexis Wolton – Tortugan tower blocks? Pirate signals from the margins (an intriguing survey of pirate radio in the UK) Christoph Fringeli – Hedonism and Revolution: The Barricade and the Dancefloor (“Will true pleasure only exist after the revolution, or will it be indispensable to lead to the revolution?”)