Politics and general thought…

Firstly can I establish that I am clearly very interested in politics. This is for a number of reasons, firstly because my whole family is a political family. That influences my and spurs on my interest in it in the first sense. I’ve taken it for A Level and currently taking it for my Degree. I’ve also been close to those who have completely different views to me which in itself has made me more interested. It is important we listen to those who have opposing opinions to us, firstly because I am a slight social constructionist – believing that the way one understands the world is historically and culturally defined.

 

Knowledge is bound by the culture it has been derived from, and so one should not assume that their particular perspective is the correct one. I want to further away from generic forms of analysing knowledge and understanding. Knowledge is constructed by people and between people, through language, and interaction in the duration of their lives. This is why I believe that – although it is hard – even those who have perspectives we find disgusting, we must emit efforts to interact with them. It is only though analysing all perspectives that we should conclude our own, drawing on what we find is most reasonable and just in order to have an opinion.

 

I am not aware of my political label. I don’t feel as if I am educated enough about any ideology, have not analysed it enough – in order to commit myself to it. All I know is that I believe in complete equality. In order to have a world where complete equality exists, we need to change our societies and cultures across the globe it seems. There is no alternative, as inequalities exist from aparant “knowledge” which has been created in society, describing one group better than another group for XY or Z reasons. This “knowledge” is constructed by that current society, and clearly indicates it needs to be changed. We most likely need to change our culture and society to eradicate inequalities, otherwise stereotypes and inequalities will continue to exist. “what exists is what we perceive to exist

 

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Watch

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I don’t watch TV

Apart from the news. For the simple reason, that I don’t want my mind clogged up with pointless, none-essential, none-educational, mass produced, utter shit. I don’t care about “celebrities” who are famous for their face, breasts, and/or biceps. Someone who is well-known because of their knowledge or something slightly deeper rather than physical appearance and so on – is something I may be more interested in.

The only thing I watch is the news. The most interesting news for me is RT news, and in terms of ones that are based in the UK, the BBC for me was the preferred newchannel, not that one has much choice. However, they completely fucked me off when I watched this interview of Jody McIntrye,

 

The interviewer is clearly, in my personal opinion, baisd in favour of the Police, and asked ridiculous questions, which Jody quite rightly owns him on and says everything that needed to be said. But this dissapoints me so much that the only british tv newstation I watch is in itself, pretty shit.
My other Hero, Tony Benn, making a fool of the BBC also :D.

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Police Code of Conduct

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/police/powers/pace-codes/

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BAN KETTLING

BAN KETTLING
Please sign this petition – http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/ban_kettling/signatures

Comments on Kettling:

  1. Many argued the police were punishing everyone, rather than the handful of troublemakers.
  2. Ben Mann, 24, a London University student, said: “It’s not good. It makes people more angry. I don’t understand how they have the right to hold people in one place.
  3. “It really angered people when they did this at the G20 protests. A policeman just told me this was the end of protests as we know it, which was pretty scary.”
  4. Tom, a 23-year-old Sussex University student who didn’t want to give his surname, said: “They’re trying to deter people from protesting.
  5. “They’re not accusing us of any crimes, so why have they done it? This is preventing us getting our message across.”
  6. Sophie Battams, 17, from Dagenham, Essex, said: “The kettling is causing the violence.
  7. “If you put a lot of angry people in one area, it will escalate to this.”
  8. “It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. If they coop people up like caged animals, they’ll act like caged animals.
  9. “It was peaceful at first, then it got violent as people wanted to make their point. I just want to go home now.

The containment tactic was first used to hold off demonstrators in Oxford Circus on Mayday 2001. It was declared legal by the House of Lords after a series of court challenges by protest groups. However,  Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) found the controversial technique did not respect the human rights of protesters.

Independent

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What a dick.

David Cameron has said protesters who engaged in violence should face the “full force of the law” – 2010

”Things got a bit out of hand & we’d had a few drinks, we smashed the place up & Boris set fire to the toilets” – David Cameron, Oxford Uni 1986

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Liberty & Human Rights

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Liberty – What does Liberty do? “Liberty campaigns to protect basic rights and freedoms through the courts, in Parliament and in the wider community. We do this through a combination of public campaigning, test case litigation, parliamentary lobbying, policy analysis and the provision of free advice and information” Please show support and interest by researching Liberty further and adding them on Facebook.

Human Rights – Everyone should know their rights. Although they are not always practised in life, the more you know about them the more able you are able to challenge someone when they are abusing Civil Liberties. In order to find out more, please read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

 


P.S. I slightly fancy Riz Ahmed (Teacher in this video). ^_^

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