Necropolitics

Origins of the police

14 Dez , 2017  

… The next general point is about something we all know, and that’s this:

There is the law … and then there’s what cops do.

First, a few words about the law: Despite what you may have learned in civics class, the law is not the framework in which ...

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Necropolitics

The Spiral of Police Violence A Work of Art Criticism

12 Okt , 2017  

It has recently come to light that over 31,000 police officers were on duty in Hamburg during last summer’s G20 summit. Of all the footage taken that week, one photograph truly captures the spirit and quality of policing during the G20. What is it about this picture that fascinates us?

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NonPolitics

Zu den Vorfällen anlässlich der Welcome-to-Hell-Demo

8 Jul , 2017  

Wer gestern Nachmittag zum Fischmarkt lief, um an der G-20 Wellcome-to-Hell-Demo teilzunehmen, bemerkte auf den ersten Blick zweierlei: Zum einen eine gegen 17 Uhr etwa 5-6tausend Menschen große Ansammlung, die mehr oder weniger guter Stimmung waren, ohne den Ausdruck von Verhärmung, Verhärtung oder ohnmächtiger Wut. Zum anderen sah man sofort, ...

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