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Battle of the beanfield (1985)

Discussion in 'Anarchism and radical activism' started by mel_the_bell, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. mel_the_bell

    mel_the_bellExperienced Member Experienced member


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    again im not sure if this fits int his section, but it looked the best section to put it in, apologies if not.

    The battle of the beanfield (from 1985) - the year i left school,

    her magesties finest protecting the public from scum
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    a brief history of the events
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Beanfield


    now watch 10 minutes here, most of it is unbroadcast news footage, even the newsmen couldnt believe what they were seeing, men, women and children being beaten and their homes smashed to bits and burnt.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIgFBV-iY8E

    warning this footage brings me to tears EVERYTIME i see it, and fills me with rage, you have been warned, its shocking.
    i have a full video (1 hour i think??) - operation solstice, if i can get it online ill up it if its wanted.

    and heres the classic levellers (folk punk) song of the events
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToKrmo9H8XY
    which also makes the hairs on my body stand on end and tears to my eyes with sadness

    personally i cant fucking wait for margeret thatcher to die so i can toast it and dance upon her grave, evil fucking right wing bitch
     

  2. ghost in the void

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    nice. i saw the doco once years ago, and i recommend it.
     
  3. Gogs

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    It's amazing how blind I was to this sort of thing in the 80's. Guess thats what happend when you get brought up in a small country town. I'd be interested Mel if you up the vid
     
  4. AndersB

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    That's just. Wow... I'm out of words...
     
  5. mel_the_bell

    mel_the_bellExperienced Member Experienced member


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    indeed, but i thinkt he exact english term you meant was "im speechless"?

    ...........to stop these "scruffy hippies" from living outside their norm they went to war, and hid the truth.........and then took them to court aswell lol
     
  6. AndersB

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    Is it? Can't you be out of words as well? Nevermind that.
    The video is harsh, I've never seen anything like it in an European country.
     
  7. mel_the_bell

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    i havent seen much of the g8 protests but wasnt the italian one pretty bloody a few years ago??
     
  8. ghost in the void

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    i heard something about a tank chasing people off the end of a pier at G8.
     
  9. mel_the_bell

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    ive dug the operation solstice mpg out ill try and get it uploaded someplace...its just less than 500mb
    ive also got an animal liberation vid too, thats just less than 300mb i think
     
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  11. oibobbo

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    me parents where on their way to stonehenge in 85' the brakes on the bus seized on...so they never got there...
    sometimes you're better off breaking down...
     
  12. Rathryn

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    WTF?
    The brutality of humanity never ceases to amaze me o_O
     
  13. punkmar77

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    Not to belittle the actions of the Fascist British Bobbies, but the Actions of the Los Angeles Police Department on May 1st 2007, during the May Day Workers/Immigration Reform Protest parade in MacArthur Park are absolutely draconian in comparison. I don't have any links but its easy enough to find video. The LAPD attacked peaceful citizens, shooting them with huge rubber bullets, macing and beating teenagers and elderly, and even attacking Mexican and Local news reporters, beating cameramen and smashing video equipment. And just recently to add insult to injury they refused to prosecute any officers for the offenses.
     
  14. Rathryn

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    I reiterate my previous post in this thread o_O
     
  15. james

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    I was arrested (nothing do to with the convoy) shortly after the battle, and was taken to Salisbury police station. I saw the wrecks of the buses and cars, really scared the shit out of me. Up until then, I'd never really believed the stories of people "falling" down the stairs at police stations. I really thought I was going to get a kicking.

    To make matters worse (?), the convoy was on private land with the land owner's permission (and the UK is meant to be an upholder of the rights of the property owner!)
     
  16. Ivanovich

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    Yeah, lot of people don't believe til they see it with their own eyes - that's how the bastards get away with so much shit.
     
  17. miserablist

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    The Czech police attack on Czechtek was pretty brutal in '05.
    From wikipedia
    A collection of pics from the attack
    http://czechtek.xf.cz/foto/fotky_050730 ... olicie.php
     
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