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Olympic State of Exception

photo copyright Giles Price, from The Art of Dissent by Isaac Marrero-Guillamón Every other year the ... have been occupied by the official sponsors of the event; state of the art security and military measures will have been deployed to ...

story - Steve Dowding - 20 Jan 2016 - 16:11 - 0 attachments

Kettling 2.0: The Olympic State of Exception and TSG Action Figures

... sector strike on 30 November was accompanied by a march of 30,000 through central London against pension reforms, and against ... of movement, against the commons, and further towards a state of exception . (I advise clicking the link if you haven't heard this ...

story - Steve Dowding - 9 Jan 2012 - 13:20 - 0 attachments

The Internal Tourism Experience

Cover image of Philosophy of Olympism , Ljubodrag Simonovic The ... for host cities during mega-events, and Vancouver was no exception. The security budget was originally estimated at $175 million, but ... the high-tech policing equipment for today’s state of exception becomes tomorrow’s new normal: military-style weaponry ...

story - Martin Slavin - 31 Mar 2011 - 19:10 - 0 attachments

Have you seen one of our drones?

A neighbour of a friend, who was staying in Bow, told him the police had asked him one day ... especially as the event is now well in the past. The exception claimed by the police is not to conceal but to reveal and in the case ... nor denies that such tactics have been used because to state that no information is held for one event regarding UAVs, and then exempt ...

story - Julian Cheyne - 6 Nov 2012 - 17:46 - 0 attachments

VIP Lanes: we'll take the low road and they'll take the VIP lanes

... there will be no commercial flights within 18 miles of the Olympic stadium for the duration of the Games. This will mean that VIPs and heads of state will not be able to use their preferred mode of transport - the ... athletes by around 5 to 1. With the possible exception of their chauffeurs, VIPs will be able to move from their luxury ...

story - Mike Wells - 9 Apr 2012 - 11:46 - 0 attachments

Olympic Laws - A Short Guide For Trouble Makers

by Kevin Blowe A number of people have asked me to clarify what impact Olympic-specific legislation may ... However, in December last year, the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport issued the London Olympic Games ... any infringing article”. However, there is a specific “exception for demonstrations“ – restrictions do not apply to "advertising ...

story - Steve Dowding - 26 Jul 2012 - 11:06 - 0 attachments

By Any Means Necessary: Urban Regeneration and the “State of Exception” in Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games 2014

... By Any Means Necessary: Urban Regeneration and the “State of Exception” in Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games 2014 Neil Gray School ...

story - Steve Dowding - 5 Nov 2014 - 11:44 - 1 attachment

a state of public calamity

We're fairly inured by now with the idea of the Olympics providing a state of exception but 50 days before the 2016 Opening Ceremony Rio has now ...

story - Steve Dowding - 17 Jun 2016 - 21:51 - 0 attachments