Monthly Archives: November 2011

Titles and Times: Please Read and Respond Tonight!

Hi everyone,

Although I imagine that some -more discussion and work will take place
tomorrow to prepare questions or thoughts for Monday, I hope to have a
title and preferred time-place for the workshop/discussion ASAP. I have
included the two possible time-places and some possible titles below. If
possible, please let me know now which you prefer – and suggest a title,
if you have one different from the ones suggested.
Time is of the essence: TRYING TO RESERVE WKSP TIMES NOW!!
Thank you!
TIME-PLACE OPTION 1: 10-11 AM at ARC, which coincides with last
                                       hour of protest at the Regent’s meeting. It’s
                                       been suggested that folks prefer to have all
                                       teach-in stuff before 11 at the ARC protest,
                                       so everyone will be there and not on quad.
TIME-PLACE OPTION 2: Dome in Quad City, 11 am to noon. Another
                                      anthropology/STS group will be going 12 to 1
                                      but discussions can carry on outside dome if
                                      goes past the allotted hour.
TITLE (choose one you like from the 7 listed below, or: suggest another
           title.  If I recall from the other day, Francis, you have 1 in mind?)
1 Pikedelic: Policing Campus Dissent
2 Pikedelic: Police, Politics, and Violence
3 Pikedelic: Making Police Violence Visible
4 Protestors, Pepper Spray, and the Politics
of Police Violence
5 Protestors, Pepper Spray, and the Politics
of Campus Policing
6 Policing Dissent: Protestors, Pepper Spray,
and the Politics of Campus Policing
7 (Your Title Here)…
ALSO: please confirm/let me know if you’ll be participating in and/or
leading Monday’s discussion. Again, we’ll sort out more of this Sun.,
but trying to do the logistics for all  of the workshops tonight, ASAP.

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Police Violence ngram


Police Violence

Pepper Spray 


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Police Backfire

More accounts.

No Cops, No Bosses

FOCUS: Legality of Police Violence at Berkeley Questioned

  • By Will Kane and Demian Bulwa, San Francisco Chronicle
  • 11 November 11

The police as a proxy for power

  • by Rachel Signer | November 22, 2011, 3:35 pm
  • police-captain-ray-lewis-joins-in-ows-think-tank and gets arrested

Pepper Spray Incidents Backfire

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Police response to UCD event + blogs on police

I will add more resources here shortly but to kick things off:


Two articles from police discussing the recent incident at UCD:

NY Times article on pepper spray use including former FBI officer that developed pepper spray into policing weapon in the 1980s – and his disagreement with how it is used in practice today.

Article in Atlantic Monthly from a former University police officer reflecting on some of the ways in which police respond and why.


Two blogs that focus on policing and crime:

Anthropolitea is a blog spot that considers policing and security issues from an anthropological perspective; contributors are all from the field of the anthropology of police. It is not always up-to-date as contributors are all quite busy but should have some new things up there soon and if you would like to get involved with this project please contact Michelle.

Governing Through Crime is a blog from Jonathan Simon at UC Berkeley.
It is updated frequently and a great resource. Looks like the most recent post focuses on UCB and UCD protests.



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Working Group

At Joe’s suggestion, this blog is a space for us to share and comment on information – and develop content for Monday’s Teach-in and beyond.


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Collaborate with other Mon workshops?

This is the poster announcement Francis on our email thread…

This announces Nathan Brown’s ‘Three Day Strike Workshop.’

This three part workshop will provide a basic introduction to the thought of Marx, Fanon, and Foucault, through their approach to theorizing power and resistance. [email for optional readings or further information]


1:00 – 3:00 PM

[if there is an occupation elsewhere on campus, this workshop will join it]

Monday : Marx

Tuesday : Fanon

Wednesday : Foucault

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Tracing the rise of paramilitary and hypermilitary policing

The first one is the best and deserves more research, detailing the various shifts, especially via the war on drugs and then homeland security in which police are granted and take up increasingly militarized tactics.


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