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Among the thugs: Genoa and the new language of protest

Graeber, David (2001) Among the thugs: Genoa and the new language of protest. In These Times, 25 (20). ISSN 0160-5992

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Compare two abandoned streets in Genoa during the weekend of the G8 summit, immediately after confrontations between protesters and police. The first, a mile-long stretch along Via Tolemaide overlooking a train yard where Ya Basta! had faced off against riot cops on July 20, was scattered with oddly whimsical debris: slabs of rubber padding, bits of mock-Roman foam armor, balloons and abandoned plexiglas shields with inscriptions like “Yuri Gagarin Memorial Space Brigade.”

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2001 In These Times and The Institute for Public Affairs
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2013 10:12
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 12:41

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