Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Financial crisis: Anthropologists lead mass demonstration against G20 summit

The G20 summit in London next month may be marked by one of the biggest demonstrations since a million people marched against war in Iraq in 2003. According to The Sunday Telegraph, the demonstrations are being organised by anthropologists Camilla Power and Chris Knight.

Under the slogan “Storm the Banks", the two members of The Radical Anthropology Group are urging the public to vent its anger on the financiers and bank executives many blame for the global economic crisis. They think it is necessary to question or even overthrow capitalism - a taboo topic for the ruling elites.

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Anonymous said...

Πολύ καλό παιδιά! Ευχαριστούμε!

Andrej Solzhkin said...

Δήλωσε, ο Chris Knight στο BBC:

‘We are going to be hanging a lot of people like Fred the Shred [Sir Fred Goodwin] from lampposts on April Fool's Day and I can only say let's hope they are just effigies (...) To be honest, if he winds us up any more I'm afraid there will be real bankers hanging from lampposts and let's hope that that doesn't actually have to happen(...)They [bankers] should realise the amount of fury and hatred there is for them and act quickly, because quite honestly if it isn't humour it is going to be anger (...) I am trying to keep it humorous and let the anger come up in a creative and hopefully productive and peaceful way(...) If the other people don't join in the fun - I'm talking about the bankers and those rather pompous ministers - and come over and surrender their power obviously it's going to get us even more wound up and things could get nasty. Let's hope it doesn't.'

Απολύθηκε, ασφαλώς, αμέσως μετά (απο το University of East London). Πρίν απο λίγα λεπτά δήλωνε ήρεμος στο BBC, οτι δε μετανιώνει για τη δήλωση του. Σε συζήτηση με κάποια τρομαγμένη τραπεζίτη απο το City, είπε οτι “Αυτό που εσείς βλέπετε ως κρίση, εμείς το βλέπουμε ως επανάσταση”.

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