Activists and the Surveillance State
Learning from Repression
Activists and scholars from the UK, South Africa, Canada, the US, Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand expose disturbing stories of political policing to question what lies beneath state surveillance.
Problematising the social amnesia that exists within progressive political networks and supposed liberal democracies, Activists and the Surveillance State shows that ultimately, movements can learn from their own repression, developing a critical and complex understanding of the nature of states, capital and democracy today that can inform the struggles of tomorrow.
Aziz Choudry was Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Social Movement Learning and Knowledge Production in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation (CERT), University of Johannesburg. He is editor of The University and Social Justice, Activists and the Surveillance State and Just Work? Migrant Workers' Struggles Today (Pluto, 2020, 2019, 2016).
1. Lessons Learnt, Lessons Lost: Pedagogies of Repression, Thoughtcrime, and the Sharp Edge of State Power - Aziz Choudry
2. The Surveillance State: A Composition in Four Movements - Radha D’Souza
3. Activist Learning and State Dataveillance: Lessons from the UK, Mauritius and South Africa - Jane Duncan
4. Coming of Age Under Surveillance: South Asian, Arab and Afghan American Youth and Post-9/11 Activism - Sunaina Maira
5. ASIO and the Australia–Timor-Leste Solidarity Movement, 1974–79 - Bob Boughton
6. The Plantation-to-Plant-to-Prison Pipeline: David Austin Interviewed by Aziz Choudry
7. Forgetting National Security in ‘Canada’: Towards Pedagogies of Resistance - Gary Kinsman
8. Prevent as Far-Right Trojan Horse: The Creeping Radicalisation of the UK National Security Complex - Nafeez Ahmed
9. Political Policing in the UK: A Personal Perspective - Emily Apple
10. Spies Wide Shut: Responses and Resistance to the National Security State in Aotearoa New Zealand - Valerie Morse
11. Undercover Research: Academics, Activists and Others Investigate Political Policing - Eveline Lubbers
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