Posts tagged protest

During the Vietnam War, every respectable artist in this country was against the war. It was like a laser beam. We were all…

Kurt Vonnegut, war, custard, protest, artists, 2003

“During the Vietnam War, every respectable artist in this country was against the war. It was like a laser beam. We were all aimed in the same direction. The power of this weapon turns out to be that of a custard pie dropped from a stepladder six feet high.”

Kurt Vonnegut. in“Aggressively Unconventional: An Interview with Kurt Vonnegut

The experiences of the Umbrella Movement and recent clashes with police have taught protesters what equipment they need at the…

sign language, Hong Kong, protest, communication, be water, 2019

The experiences of the Umbrella Movement and recent clashes with police have taught protesters what equipment they need at the front lines. To ensure new supplies can reach the front lines quickly, Hong Kong’s protesters have developed a unique system of hand signals, to send messages through the crowd about what equipment is required. 

A sign is passed onwards through the crowd back to the supply depots where goods have been transported near to the protest site, and the requested items are then passed through the crowd along a human chain back to where they are needed. These human supply chains have stretched as far as a kilometre in length, and are an impressive sight to behold. 

(via https://www.newstatesman.com/world/2019/08/be-water-seven-tactics-are-winning-hong-kongs-democracy-revolution )

History of the AFP

AFP, Australia, protest, eggboy, politics, history, 1917, 2019

On 29 November 1917 while campaigning to introduce military conscription, Hughes was the target of eggs thrown by protestors when he arrived at Warwick Railway Station in southern Queensland. Prime Minister Hughes was incensed that the attending Queensland Police would not arrest the offenders under federal law, so when he returned to Parliament he set about drafting legislation to create the Commonwealth Police Force (CPF). The ‘Warwick Incident’ was the last straw for the Prime Minister who was engaged in a range of jurisdictional struggles with the Queensland Government at the time.

via https://www.afp.gov.au/about-us/our-organisation/history-afp