Bad Cop No Donut 22/05/2018

Saatchi Art Artist Matt Denison; Painting, “Bad Cop, No Donu
Saatchi Art Artist Matt Denison; Painting, “Bad Cop, No Donut

Newly released body camera footage is reigniting police brutality claims where a Fort Collins Police officer is seen body slamming a female Colorado State University student.

Officer Randall Klamser is  recorded throwing 22-year-old Michaella Surat face first into the pavement during the investigation of a bar fight.

Klamser says Surat can leave the scene, but when she turns around, he grabs her Surat repeatedly asks what she had done wrong Klamser without answering threatens to throw her to the ground.

Seconds later the officer throw Surat to the ground.

She is the one accused of assault however with Klamser stating in an affidavit she attempted to choke him.

Larimer County prosecutors dropped assault charges, but are still charging her with resisting arrest.

Klamser was placed on administrative leave, but was eventually cleared by the department of wrongdoing and is now on active service.

Surat’s resisting arrest trail is scheduled for August and a civil rights complaint is expected to be lodged.


An indigenous man died in custody in Western Australia early this month.

The 19-year-old inmate at West Kimberley Regional Prison last week reportedly collapsed suddenly at 4.45pm on Thursday May three.

On the way to hospital paramedics provided CPR but the man died in hospital at 5.26pm.

 

The Welcome to Country website has posted an article stating the death was only given media coverage in one article on ABC Local Kimberly.

In the article ‘Media silence after 19 yo Aboriginal man drops dead in remote W.A prison‘ Welcome to Country states the lack of attention towards cases like this can also be seen as a wider attempt to devalue the lives of all Aboriginal people.

They say answers are needed as to how this death happened.

‘Was violence involved? Was it due to overcrowding, overheating or neglect of prisoner welfare?’


Four Victoria Police officers have been suspended on full pay, and one assigned to ‘alternative duties’ over three separate incidents of violence which were captured on CCTV.

Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius, head of Professional Standards Command, has ordered the suspension of three officers over the first incident.

In the Melbourne suburb of Preston, a disabled pensioner known as ‘John’ can be seen being forced out of his home by the officers.

He is then sprayed in the face with capsicum spray, and pinned down on the ground by 6 officers, and one officer can be seen hitting the man repeatedly on the legs with a baton.

The incident was captured on the victims CCTV footage in October 2017.

In a second incident, which occurred at a chemist in the same suburb in 2016, one officer has been suspended after footage was captured on the store’s CCTV camera.

A man had entered the chemist intending to rob the store, before police arrive.

The footage shows the man being repeatedly punched, hit with a baton, kicked, and stomped on by an officer.

A fifth officer has been assigned to ‘alternative duties’ over an incident that occurred in Bendigo in 2015.

23-year-old Indigenous man Jia Meeks was arrested for being ‘drunk and disorderly’. After refusing a photograph, Mr Meeks was thrown head first into a metal door by an officer.

Victoria Police say these are interim actions only whilst all three incidents are being investigated by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC).

Subversion Podcast: Namaste Bitch

The title of this show comes from an article about Louise Hay and the affect of her new age woo on those infected with AIDS at the height of the crisis on the 1980s.

Linda wrote an article about Louise Hay last week and you can hear that during the show.

The brutality of police is addressed once more in Bad Cop No Donut. We also discuss some anarchist film forums happening in Brisbane.

Check out the killer music we played below.

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Music

SUPER RAELENE BROS    …………………………………… Wiya

MONKEY MARC     ………………………..     Emergency 

STAR CAPTAINS                           …………………………..        Lightwork

GERALD KEANEY AND THE GERALD KEANEYS          ……………..            No Guru

PENNY DREADFULS                          …………………….          Straight to the Golden Arches

HAPPYHAPPY                             ………………………..                      We alll learn how to Swim
Bad Cop No Donut

Qld police officer jailed for fatally punching baby son yet to be sacked – ABC News

A police officer who has been jailed for killing his baby son with a single punch is still a serving member of the Queensland Police Service (QPS).

Colin David Randall was suspended when he was charged two years ago but cannot be discharged or dismissed from the QPS until a formal process takes place.

The Queensland Police Union (QPU) said it regarded Randall’s offence as the “most serious of crimes” and it would not be representing him in any proceedings.

But union spokesman Ian Leavers defended the process to discharge an officer, saying criminal proceedings must be dealt with before employment could be terminated.

“It’s just the way natural justice has to be done,” Mr Leavers said.

“This is the most serious of crimes, it has been dealt with by the court and Mr Randall has not been represented by the QPU.

“I have no doubt the Queensland Police Service will act very swiftly.”
Randall was sentenced to nine years in jail on Friday. He cannot apply for parole until he has served five years.
Randall “forcefully punched the defenceless 10-week-old” so hard it caused fatal abdominal injuries, in an attack at the family home at Victoria Point on Brisbane’s bayside in 2014.

Justice Peter Davis said Randall lied for four years about what happened, claiming the injuries were the result of CPR.


The Australian Federal Police will be able to ask anyone for ID and eject them from the airport as part of a 2018 budget announcement that will also see the introduction of advanced X-ray and body scanning machines across the country.
Malcolm Turnbull said the new powers were necessary for “dangerous times”, and that the terror attacks in Indonesia in recent days were a reminder that the threat still existed.
Under existing laws, police can only demand ID if they have reasonable grounds to suspect someone is involved in criminal activity.
Peter Dutton said the fact that “There’s certain conditions that need to be met at the moment before police can ask for that identification… is an absurdity. So we’re addressing an anomaly and a deficiency in the law.”
The new rules are indicative of a “slow march of authoritarianism” that must be resisted. “Demanding people produce documents on the spot is a hallmark of police states.”
“Random ID checks risk damaging social cohesion and increasing the risk of extremism in some communities while offering no clear benefits. Right now are there people with beards and dark skin concerned they’re going to be targeted to show identification at the airport,” Dr Coyne said.

Louise Hay: Christian Science Woo

Louise Hay: Christian Science Woo

Mark gave me a Louise Hay book to read last night to help me find enlightenment 🤗 and clarity.
Like everyones’ Mum mine had Louise Hay books. Like most feel good things people give me I ruin them with anarchist critical thinking.
This caused some late night controversy with the 1312 Crew ..
I opened the Chapter on relationships and read that the relationships we have with others and inanimate objects are reflections of relationships we have with ourselves. And our parents……… Maybe a little bit.
But the real woo appeared when I read that if I have a workmate who is a dickhead it’s because I attracted that into my life.
Because I think all cops are bastards I should ‘look within’…. And it’s because I have a belief that cops are bastards that they are…. All Cops Are Bastards but not because I think they are but because they are the armed wing of the state and think they are above the law. They blindly enforce laws which were written to oppress poor people, such as laws against feeding the homeless.
So since I’m an anarchist and hate everything I set out to ruin Louise Hay.
I typed Louise Hay into a search engine and added critique a word I frequently add if I think something is a bit waack.
Louise Hay promoted the dangerous idea that you could cure any dis-ease dis-ease see what she did there. One can cure any disease or by extension anything problem one has through positive thinking.
I came across an article called Louise Hay is a dangerous Quack. There’s a number of claims in this article which I have independently verified through a double blind independent peer reviewed study which is more than can be said about Hay’s claims.

  1. Louise Hay’s ideas come from a fanatical Christian Science Cult. She was a religious science practitioner. Not qualified to instruct people how to heal serious diseases such as cancer.
  2. She actually claims to have cured her own “incurable” cervical cancer, with forgiveness, coupled with therapy, nutrition, reflexology, and occasional colonic enemas. But people question whether or not she actually had cancer. When asked if her treating doctors could speak to her miracle recovery she claimed they had all died. The cause of her cancer? She concluded that its cause was her unwillingness to let go of resentment over her childhood abuse and rape.
  3. Although spruiking the cure for all maladies she had a face lift. One affirmation she could have tried is …um…. ‘As I grow older my face will look younger’.

In her book Heal Your Body A-Z Hay claimed one could cure every imaginable illness through positive thinking.

She made millions telling others that they can use thoughts to cure conditions like leprosy, AIDS, cancer, seizures, stroke, and even being comatose.

An interesting article I came across discusses Hay’s affect on victims of the AIDS epidemic during the 80s.

The take home message of her metaphysical pseudo-science is that people who suffer have brought it on themselves.
This quote I like.

To these desperate people Louise Hay offered open if judgmental arms; emotional group encounters known as Hayrides; teddy bears to cuddle; mirrors in which you could affirm your worth no matter how bad your Kaposi’s sarcoma lesions; a simulacrum of science; and spiritually nutty notions. Certainly some people found in Hay the support, recognition, and nurture that they couldn’t find elsewhere. But others were wounded by Hay’s subversively pernicious judgment, rooted as it was in a tragically fatuous view of the body that made the medieval science of humours look like third-year Harvard Medical School. The last thing people with AIDS needed to hear was that they had caused their own illness.
Some of Hay’s disciples, believing they had failed to follow her dicta well enough, died ashamed, dis-empowered, and betrayed. Many AIDS survivors and caregivers have testified to the tragic personal cost of Hay’s philosophy, and what some have called her brutal dismissal of actual people with AIDS, including the poor and people of color, as well as her willingness to profit personally through the pain of the sick, the psychically unsettled, and the terminally ill. Activist and filmmaker Peter Fitzgerald saw Hay in action with his desperately ill comrades. After her death he said, “I understand that she provided hope at very dark times to a great many people, I also know all too well that her clay feet were deeply mired in the guilt of being an AIDS profiteer, a disloyal friend and purveyor of false hope. Namaste, bitch.”

‘Namaste bitch’ is my new favourite term.

I couldn’t find any references to an anarchist critique of self help but I found something on Crime Thinc about ‘self care’ and a text on Anarchism and Psychology in The Anarchist Library.

La Zad Reclaiming the Commons

La Zad Reclaiming the Commons

In 1965 a block of land in western France was sent aside for a new airport which was to provide an international gateway to the area. Earlier this year the airport development was cancelled.

The decades long struggle to defend the land has become an enmoreous story and an inspiration to resistance movements especially anarchist worldwide.

John Jordan orginally from England has lived in France for many years. He’s been involved in the defence of this land for six years and living on site for two.

The site is called ZAD Z.A.D when I spoke to John I began by asking him to describe what the ZAD is.

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Read the latest from ZAD at Enoughisenough.org.

The Revenge against the Commons

The Revenge against the Commons

An interview with JJ is airing tonight on the Subversion #1312 radio show on 4ZZZ 102.1fm http://www.4zzzfm.org.au

Zad for ever

This is a long read by one of the inhabitants of the Zad, about the the fortnight rollercoaster of rural riots that has just taken place to evict the liberated territory of the zad. It’s been incredibly intense and hard to find a moment to write, but we did our best. This is simply one viewpoint, there are over 1000 people on the zone at the moment and every one of them could tell a different story. Thank you for all the friends and comrades who helped by sharing their stories, rebel spirits and lemon juice against the tear gas.

The Revenge against the Commons of the zad or Why France’s biggest police operation since May 68 is prepared to kill for Macron’s Neoliberal Nightmare.

“We must bring into being the world we want to defend. These cracks where people find each other to build a beautiful future are important…

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Never Going To Turn It Down

Never Going To Turn It Down
 Music and laughs in this podcast. And can you guess when the Rick Roll is going to happen.
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 About the new Tiny House Warriors Compilation
The Tiny House Warriors: Vol 1 is a part of a mission to stop the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline from crossing unceded Secwepemc Territory.

Ten tiny houses will be built and placed strategically along the 518 km TransMountain pipeline route to assert Secwepemc Law.
Find out more here.
 MUSIC

ADHAM SHAIKH FT. KINNIE STARR & CHASE IRON EYES            Who Will Save Our Water

(Tiny House Warriors Comp)

 Monster Zuko Onsomb                      ………                                       Children of the Atom                                           

BRUNO MARS FT. CARDI B –                                   FINESSE / SANGO – me dê amor (baile flip)

ADULT                                             Don’t Talk

TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD ORCHESTRA                       Head Tax (Tiny House Warriors Comp)

SOLE                      ………                             War on real parts
CHUMBAWAMBA                                      ……                                Give the Anarchist a Cigarette

 

A brief history of Anarchism in Brisbane

A brief history of Anarchism in Brisbane

Subversion #1312 broadcasts out of Brisbane. Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city.

Currently the anarchist movement in Brisbane is in what perhaps could be described as a state of flux. New inspiration is needed to reinvigorate the scene.

In the past however anarchists in Brisbane have been more active. Barbara Hart is someone who was involved in Brisbane anarchism in the 70s and 80s.

I had a chat to her about what anarchists got up to in Brisbane in the past.

We also talk about social movements internationally.

Linda: I recently did an interview with a person who does a radio show in America, an anarchist radio show, and so I had to talk about the history of anarchism in Brisbane and the current state of anarchism, and you mentioned the bookstore and there were other initiatives happening then, like anarchists aren’t as active in Brisbane as they were from the time that you’re talking about it or at least it doesn’t seem so.

Barbara: Yes well I don’t think any of the ‘ism’s are, all the left wing groups are much much smaller and I’ve thought about this a lot.

Why is that so? One of the reasons was that the generation from the 70s, 80s, and 90s was getting old of course but we were baby boomer generation so it was a very large group of people but the next large group of people that came along apparently was the late 80s cause I looked at the statistics cause I was trying to work this out one day: Why? Why is this happening?

I thought maybe they had a small population bulge thing but they’re now people who are in their late 20s, early 30s, so when that bulged people who were that age it was quite a bulge in population then for whatever reason, so that wasn’t a reason. The other reason I think is that a lot of people are online and just getting caught up in a sort of echo chamber thing, they just communicate with friends and people they already know, and not so much going out into the street and trying to do things in a material way like in the real world, that’s a problem with a lot of, not just people on the left but in a lot of things and also a big reason, and I have to be honest about this, a big reason is the dole, now when I was young the dole was extremely easy to get and I remember when I moved to Sydney in the 80s I went to the dole office in Newtown and after I’d filled in all the forms and spoken to somebody at the counter I was ushered into a room where a guy who looked like an older hippie guy read me out my rights and I was so surprised because I’d come from Queensland where a lot of it was quite savage.

Even though the dole was ok but because it was in Queensland it was interpreted in a much harsher way than New South Wales so because you actually had that safety net, the money was still terrible, but because you had that safety net there people had the energy to put into creative things like bands, social centres and whereas young people today, and even not so young people who are unemployed or partly employed just it’s so vicious that it’s a constant runaround trying to fulfil all these job network things you know?

And I think it’s very exhausting, and even people who are in part-time work it’s not secure it’s very very exhausting. I think the economic situation has changed and housing was, well compared to what we were getting for the dole housing was still expensive for us but it was more plentiful in the inner city whereas a lot of the housing’s been bought up by well-off affluent people in the inner city.

Linda: Do you think that’s it’s got to do with the fact that things were more oppressive then like the Bjelke-Petersen regime?

Barbara: Oh undoubtedly things are actually more oppressive now in some ways but they’re oppressive in a way that’s hard to make real for new people coming in. You talk about something like globalisation it’s a little bit harder to bring that down to the day to day although it should be done but back then every young and not so young person suffered from the Bjelke-Petersen regime, I mean the police were just so terrible and you’d have a dance, you’d organise a dance and the police would arrive, lock the doors, and not let anyone out unless they walked out in single file and they sort of took your name if they wanted to you know things like that were happening or in the case of a friend of mine you go to a dance and as you spilled out onto the footpath, because the police had arrived you got bashed up so it was very clear to see even for people who hadn’t read any books or anything it was quite visceral you could see what was going on so that was quite clear.

Part II

Linda: There’s an uprising in France at the moment and it got me thinking again of this theory I have that where there’s greater concentrations of population it’s more likely that there’s going to be resistance movements.

Barbara: Well that’s right Australia is dominated by outlying you know big suburban sprawl.. Which makes things more difficult but I’ve noticed that the places where there is a lot of rebellion like France, Spain, Greece, Mexico they are all places where during the 20th century or even the 19th century there were big uprisings … big uprisings… you know France 1968 which is now the 50th anniversary coming up … there was a big uprising in the 70s that got rid of the military dictatorship in GreeceSpain of course had the Spanish Civil War, Mexico had the Zapata uprising in the early part of the 20th Century and now it’s got the modern Zapatista movement and also in this century it had the Oaxaca Commune where the teachers union had an uprising and took over the town basically.

So in these places and things are still happening in these provinces in Mexico so I think where there’s a tradition it’s very important for people to keep doing things even when it seems like it’s a really dry period .. activist wise because it all builds up … it’s sort of like a well you know if you’ve got no water in the bottom of the well it’s going to be harder to get water up.

That’s the only thing I can think of but if there’s a little bit there at least it can …..  if people have done things in the past it enriches the whole tradition.

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