"smash asem", support Chinese peasants
|People calling themselves anarchists announce a demonstration against the ASEM meeting in Helsinki, Finland the following weekend. The announcement, here in English, begins as follows:|
We heard news about peasants and sweatshop workers rioting all around China on almost a daily basis. The least we can do together to support them is to bring at least a bit of disorder to streets of Helsinki as well.Expressing solidarity with oppressed people like Chinese peasants is all good - and Chinese peasants are truly oppressed - but don't ask solidarity from me if the police uncles see it appropriate and necessary to apply physical law enforcement on you; I'm going to side with the shopkeepers whose windows you're in all likelihood going to try to break.
But that was not what I set out to point out in this note. Of the four photos in the banner of the anarchist site, while refering to Chinese peasants, three are from Korea:
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Categories at del.icio.us/hunjang: Korea-Finland