Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Lukács

Thursday, April 09, 2009

No Justice, No Peace

Just got this on email:

Demonstration to protest the killing of Ian Tomlinson called by G20 Meltdown: Easter Saturday, assemble 11:30am, Bethnal Green, East London.

Ian Tomlinson was killed during one of the G20 demonstrations last Wednesday. Footage and eye-witness reports have now been released showing riot police attacking the bystander from behind just moments before he collapsed and died of a heart attack.

This is yet another example of police brutality against a civilian. From Blair Peach to Jean Charles de Menezes, Alexis Grigoropoulos to Ian Tomlinson, we need to stand up for those killed by the state.

In Greece the killing of a school student became the focus of a much wider revolt over police repression, the tory government’s corruption and their feeble response to the economic crisis. Saturday’s protest will take place with the backdrop of job losses and illegal wars, a wave of student occupations, mass demonstrations and factory occupations.'

For more on the latter see this week's particularly excellent Socialist Worker - the 'summer of rage' against the murder of jobs, a murderous system and now murderous police brutality looks set to continue...


At 11:09 pm, Blogger Frank Partisan said...

The police must be mad, that video is so easily available these days.

At 7:11 am, Blogger sexy said...

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