[NetBehaviour] We have a choice...

Ruth Catlow ruthcatlow at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 11:34:30 CEST 2020


Thanks everyone for updates and links. Keep em coming!

On Sun, May 31, 2020 at 12:46 PM Gill Davies via NetBehaviour <
netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:

> This is worth a listen - The Inquiry (BBC World Service) -  Why are so
> many ethnic minorities dying (from Covid 19) in the UK and the US?
> https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cszl3b
>
> On Sun, 31 May 2020 at 12:39, Gill Davies <gill.davies at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> These are both brilliant, Ruth.  Thanks for sharing.  Cornel West
>> completely nails it.
>>
>> It's really shocking to see the level of police violence on the streets
>> of the US. It's not new, but mobile phones and social media have made it
>> more transparent.
>>
>> I'm hearing news of a 'Black Lives Matter' demo (maintaining social
>> distancing) in George Square in Glasgow next Sunday 7 June.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sun, 31 May 2020 at 12:01, Ruth Catlow via NetBehaviour <
>> netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
>>
>>> 2 powerful short videos circulating yesterday in response to the
>>> uprisings against the death of George Floyd.
>>> ----------------
>>> 1. Cornel West 5 minute interview on CNN yesterday
>>> https://twitter.com/erikstrobl/status/1266552025740906496
>>>
>>> "It is a lynching at the highest level, and I thank God that people are
>>> out on the streets.
>>>
>>> The system cannot reform itself. The "black faces in high places"
>>> approach doesn't work. These people become too accommodated to the
>>> capitalist economy, the militarised nation state, the market driven culture
>>> tied with celebrity, status, power, all that superficial stuff that means
>>> so much to so many fellow citizens.
>>>
>>> Meanwhile we have a Neofascist president who doesn't care and a
>>> Neoliberal democratic party with no solutions...
>>>
>>> The masses of black people the precious poor and working class people,
>>> they are the ones that are left out and they feel so thoroughly powerless,
>>> helpless, hopeless, then you get rebellion.
>>>
>>> We have choice between non violent revolution, the democratic sharing of
>>> power, of wealth, resources, and respect, if we don't get that kind of
>>> sharing we are going to get more explosions."
>>> ------------
>>> 2. Young activist speaking on the death of George Floyd.
>>> https://twitter.com/ToryFibs/status/1266650761754222592
>>>
>>> "Arrest the cops, charge the cops, charge the all the cops...in every
>>> city across America where our people are being murdered."
>>> -----------
>>>
>>> Thanks for the exchange Max and Michael.
>>> Max stay safe!
>>>
>>> Michael I have been very struck by the power of your recent protests
>>> locally re the government's shocking handling of Covid-19 - it's obvious
>>> that their resonance comes from the political solidarity that you have been
>>> building through regular protests against racism in your hometown.
>>>
>>> Respect!
>>> Ruth
>>>
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exhibitions,
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research hub

for fairer, more dynamic & connected cultural ecologies & economies now.

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