Tag: Securitization

Declaring Crime to be a Public Health Emergency: Trinidad & Tobago Out Front

Maximilian C. Forte , July 22nd, 2022


When it should be that the declaration of a public health emergency is itself the crime. “There are efforts being made to ensure that countries respond in the…


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After a Year of Being Locked Down

Maximilian C. Forte , May 17th, 2021


Nobody (as far as I know) has commented on how hard this year of lockdowns has been on university professors. That’s good: nobody should. Many millions of workers…


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When ‘a People’s War’ Turns Against Them: Reflections on Uganda’s ‘War of the Wananchi’ against COVID-19 by Adventino Banjwa

Adventino Banjwa , March 29th, 2021


Introduction “This is a people’s war”, declared President Museveni after the country’s first COVID-19 case, adding, “I have come here to lead the war of the wananchi [against…


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Mobility and immobility during the pandemic: Experiences on a journey from Amsterdam to Semarang

standplaatswereld , March 12th, 2021


By Pamungkas (Yudha) Dewanto           As a response to the global corona crisis, authorities all over the world set strict health protocols for travelers. Focusing on the case of…


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In the Journals – Policing Migration

allisontedesco , January 25th, 2021


A Macedonian police officer raises his baton toward migrants by Freedom House via creativecommons Welcome back to In the Journals! This ongoing series aims to bridge conversations that…


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Globalization in the Widening Gyre of COVID-19

Maximilian C. Forte , April 28th, 2020


Part 2 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series. The Routes of Panic It turns out that when people panic, they panic according to a template. Panic follows established…


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DragNet: February 1 – February 15, 2018

anthropoliteiaadmin , February 20th, 2018


Image from ACLU.org For this dragnet update we have several fascinating articles to highlight. Among the stories from the United states was  an article on  the NYPD’s unofficial power…


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Social Imperialism and New Victorian Identity Politics

Maximilian Forte , July 31st, 2016


Social Imperialism? New Victorianism’s Domestic Moral Code and the Political Economy of Identity Politics “The nation-state in its imperialist guise was the inescapable context within which all polit…


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Review of a Film by Michael Moore: “Where to Invade Next” (2016)

Maximilian Forte , May 25th, 2016


Having seen almost all of Michael Moore’s films to date, I have no difficulty in applauding “Where to Invade Next” as his best film yet. I may have…


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Did the Belgian Authorities Purposely Trigger the Brussels Attacks?

Maximilian Forte , March 24th, 2016


Among the dense clouds of speculation from mainstream journalists and the many supposed national security experts whose expertise lies in repeating nothing (“I have been briefed, but I…


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Spacecraft(ing) by Vincent Duclos

Vincent Duclos , March 22nd, 2016


“Who gave us the sponge to wipe away the entire horizon? What were we doing when we unchained this earth from its sun?” cries Nietzsche’s madman in a…


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