Critical thinking & the bloody battle of Genoa

One of the modules I use to develop both my own and my students’ abilities to engage in critical thinking through argumentation focuses on the ‘anti-globalisation’ or, and more accurately, the ‘alter’-globalisation movment. One of the many areas we are challenged to critically address is that of the role of state-authority and the use of violence. One of the fundamental questions we ask is: “Who Polices the Police?” Undoubtedly a question that those who found themselves at the wrong end of a Carabinieri trunchon in Genoa 2001 have still not found a satisfactory answer to. 

The bloody battle of Genoa

When 200,000 anti-globalisation protesters converged on the Italian city hosting the G8 summit in 2001, all but a handful came to demonstrate peacefully. Instead, many were beaten to a pulp by seemingly out-of-control riot police. But was there something more sinister at play? And will the victims ever see proper justice? Nick Davies reports

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About Richard J White

I am currently employed as a Reader in Human Geography. Having completed my doctoral thesis at The University of Leicester (Department of Geography) I worked as Research Assistant at The University of Warwick (Institute for Employment Research). I joined Sheffield Hallam University as a Lecturer in Economic Geography in 2006, and was the Course Leader for the B.A. (Hons) Human Geography degree between 2013-2015. Teaching Interests I have a broad interest in many radical approaches within both Human Geography, and other related social sciences. My particular expertise explores alternative/ post-capitalist forms of work and organization; anarchist and dissident geographies; geographies of activism and resistance; and critical animal geographies.
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