Data on G8 and G20, held in June 2010 (locations: Huntsville and Toronto, Canada) and previous. Right or wrong, I am calling what automatically popped “ping” and a piece tracked through a ping “para-ping” (etym. beside) when by the same author, “meta-ping” (etym. beyond) if by associated source. Articles listed by date of publication. I am sticking to the date format in the original publication – for diverging situatedness visual effect 🙂


Monday 18 May 2009 20.30 BST
META-ping: Guardian article “As the political consensus collapses, now all dissenters face suppression” about the London April 2010 G20, and what it is a part of by George Monbiot, British journalist and activist.

[in recent years]…MPs have introduced a wider range of repressive measures than at any time since the second world war. A long list of laws – the 1997 Protection from Harassment Act, Terrorism Act 2000, Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, the 2005 Serious Crime and Police Act and many others…

Our grossly unfair electoral system, which responds to the concerns of just a few thousand floating voters and shuts out the minor parties; the vicious crackdown on dissent within parliament by whips and spin doctors; the neoliberalism forced upon governments by corporate power and the Washington consensus; the terror of the tabloid press – all combine to create a political culture which cannot respond to altered realities without collapsing. What cannot be accommodated must be suppressed… More…

Tuesday 7 April 2009 17.53 BST
Guardian “Video reveals G20 police assault on man who died”
In addition to the video, shot by a fund manager from New York, who was in London on business, the Guardian submitted to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) a sequence of photographs, taken by three different people, showing the aftermath of the attack, as well as witness statements from people in the area at the time. Some witnesses provided time and date-stamped photographs that substantiate their accounts.

By contrast, the official version of events given by the Metropolitan police “simply described attempts by police medics and an ambulance crew to save his life after he collapsed – efforts they said were marred by protesters throwing missiles as first aid was administered”.

Got to the above (currently on YouTube) through 2 pings:
== modernityblog’s post“Astonishing footage”
== a link from morris108’s blog Divining the news – ABOUT ME quotes:

We dissenters are still a disorganised lot. The oligarchy is still ahead of us. But above all the internet is changing everything…
The TV ended the Vietnam war. Now the internet will end the NeoCons. And I hope a secular time will follow… More…

2010/05/19
ping from truth11.com
== Torching of Ottawa bank in May 2010, which author predicts will be used to justify turning G20 “into a police state extravaganza.”
== blog itself: http://truth11.com/

Published: June 27, 2010
NY Times dot com article by IAN AUSTEN
== “Police in Toronto Criticized for Treatment of Protesters, Many Peaceful

TORONTO, June 27, 2010
CBS News dot com article, 32 comments:
== Arrests of Activists at G-20 Summit Top 500
== subtitle: Police Raid University of Toronto Building, Seize “Street-Type Weaponry” of Bricks, Sticks and Rocks

June 24, 2010
AOL News dot com article:
== Armed Man Arrested Near Site of G-20 Summit