Wed, 06 Mar 2019, 17:15
University of Glasgow, Glasgow (UK), Adam Smith Building, Lecture Theatre 718, Bute Gdns, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ
Event hosted by University of Glasgow
Drawing from a new edited collection, with contributions from/on Aotearoa/New Zealand, Australia, Britain, Canada, South Africa and the US, this talk explores what experiences of state surveillance, political policing, and the criminalisation of activism can tell us about the nature of democracy in liberal democracies – and state power. What can activists learn from each other across generations, communities, struggles and countries about state security practices, about the interests that they protect, and from the resistance of activists and movements being spied upon?
Aziz Choudry is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Social Movement Learning and Knowledge Production in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University. He is also the editor of Just Work? Migrant Workers’ Struggles Today.