The real-life case of Daniel Morgan, the private detective murdered 34 years ago in a South London car park, could be Line of Duty’s case for the defence. The independent inquiry into his death features enough elaborate plot twists and cartoonish villainy to keep Ted Hastings busy for another six series.
It’s no great insight to say that liberal politics today is built on elaborate gestures and performative displays of virtue. The Obama era exemplified its pathology: oodles of empathy, zero underlying change.
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“The gradual lifting of lockdown may well spell a new dawn for protest movements, as they struggle for their very right to demand change in a pandemic-ravaged social order.”
Analysis: Social movements can beat attacks on the right to protest
Parliament is debating the new Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which amongst other things is looking to criminalise causing ‘serious annoyance’ to the public – making it easier to find people in breach of protest laws.
The Right to Protest is Under Threat as New Policing Bill is Debated
“The appearance of federal snatch-squads and anonymous armed groups in Oregon’s largest city since early July represents a new desperation on behalf of the state to repress a movement which has displayed remarkable staying power.”
Analysis: Portland is a stark warning in an era of escalating popular movements
Following the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, we need to look at the institutional racism still prevalent, and why we still need the Black Lives Matter movement.
Institutional Racism in 2020: Not Just a Problem in the US
Take a step back and look at the United States, 2020. Over 100,000 dead from Covid-19, by far the most in the world. Responding to a global crisis by exiting the World Health Organisation, stirring conspiracy theories about how the virus originated and using its Navy to steal global supplies of ventilators in acts of international piracy. […]