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  1. Trotsky on the police

    October 9, 2012

    The worker who becomes a policeman in the service of the capitalist state, is a bourgeois cop, not a worker. Of late years, these policemen have had to do much more fighting with revolutionary workers than with Nazi students. Such training does not fail to leave its effects. And above all: every policeman knows that though governments may change, the police remains.

    – Leon Trotsky, Fascism: What it is and how to fight it

  2. Greek police torture anti-fascist protestors while held in capitivity

    October 9, 2012

    Greek police torture anti-fascist protestors while held in capitivity

    A protestor shows his injuries.

    “Fifteen anti-fascist protesters arrested in Athens during a clash with supporters of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn have said they were tortured in the Attica General Police Directorate (GADA) – the Athens equivalent of Scotland Yard – and subjected to what their lawyer describes as an Abu Ghraib-style humiliation…

    Several of the protesters arrested after the first demonstration on Sunday 30 September told the Guardian they were slapped and hit by a police officer while five or six others watched, were spat on and “used as ashtrays” because they “stank”, and were kept awake all night with torches and lasers being shone in their eyes…”

  3. A new toy for police everywhere just in time for the global intifada

    September 3, 2011

    Look out soon for this brand new tool of proto-fascist repression dispersing your next peaceful demonstration.  The brand new “Crowd Buster” by Advanced Weapons Systems, Inc. is now available for agents of repression worldwide.  In a magnificent display of our systems woefully misguided use of resources, this new weapon is now available following nearly a year of global uprising and protest, from Madison, WI to Cairo, Athens and London.

    Somehow the magnificent brilliance of the free-market system can find the resources to design and mass produce blatantly oppressive shit like this (that is explicitly to be used for the repression of free speech), but it can’t find the resources to put teachers in classrooms, or put up some wind turbines or solar panels somewhere to rescue the planet from total ecological disaster.

    The weapon system “is designed for riots, protestors and … urban unrest” and fires pepper spray (in either mist or a “directed stream”) as far as 150 feet.  It eliminates the anonymity of the protestors by distributing a blue paint that sticks on its targets for up to three weeks, so.  The weapon is so heavy that it requires two officers to use it: one to hold the canister, and the other to aim and fire.  “One backpack size canister will cover a large public square or prison yard with mist,” according to a military blogger.

    I think the elites might be afraid of something.

    via Dvice.