E così ci siamo, nel paese del controllo totale, vengono dati 3 mesi di prigione ad un tizio che ha fatto delle battute di merda su una bimba rapita. Sulla sua pagina Facebook.
Era già successo con quei 2 ragazzini che incitavano al riot l’anno scorso.
Però nei paesi capitalisti c’è libertà d’espressione.
Davvero? E per quanto si potrà liberamente definirsi rivoluzionari?
Left-wing activists try to break down a police fence guarding the Argentine -British Chamber of Commerce in Buenos Aires March 2, 2012. Argentine Industry Minister Debora Giorgi call on firms to stop importing UK goods in protest at Britain’s position on the Falkland Islands is counter-productive and Britain has raised the issue with Buenos Aires. The minister Giorgi urged company executives to stop importing British goods further straining ties as the 30th anniversary of the Falklands war approaches.
Credits: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters
Free flow of information can be used for good. But it can also be used for ill. And when people are using social media for violence we need to stop them. So we are working with the Police, the intelligence services and industry to look at whether it would be right to stop people communicating via these websites and services when we know they are plotting violence, disorder and criminality.
Wouldn’t call it a promising sign when “morals” and “water cannon” employed in same discussion
Consumer society relies on your ability to participate in it. So what we recognise as a consumer now was born out of shorter hours, higher wages and the availability of credit. If you’re dealing with a lot of people who don’t have the last two, that contract doesn’t work. They seem to be targeting the stores selling goods they would normally consume. So perhaps they’re rebelling against the system that denies its bounty to them because they can’t afford it.
We are not involved in the looting and unlike the knee-jerk right or even the sympathetic-but-condemnatory commentators from the left, we will not condemn or condone those we don’t know for taking back some of the wealth they have been denied all their lives.
But as revolutionaries, we cannot condone attacks on working people, on the innocent. Burning out shops with homes above them, people’s transport to work, muggings and the like are an attack on our own and should be resisted as strongly as any other measure from government “austerity” politics, to price-gouging landlords, to bosses intent on stealing our labour.
Tonight and for as long as it takes, people should band together to defend themselves when such violence threatens homes and communities.