Aziz Choudry - 5.15-7pm, 6/03/19

Published: 26 February 2019

‘Pedagogies of Repression: Activists vs the Surveillance State’

Aziz Choudry

Drawing on a new edited collection by Aziz Choudry, with contributions from/on Aotearoa/New Zealand, Australia, Britain, Canada, South Africa and the US, and the testimony of survivors and researchers in the UK, 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.

Eveline Lubbers PhD is the author of Secret Manoeuvres in the Dark, Corporate and Police spying on Activists (Pluto, 2012) and Battling Big Business, Countering Greenwash, Infiltration, and Other Forms of Corporate Bullying (2002).

‘Andrea’ is a campaigner with Police Spies Out of Lives /

**Note- no photography or filming will be allowed at this event.

First published: 26 February 2019