Against the shock doctrine

 

AGAINST THE SHOCK DOCTRINE

 

It's not just about a virus, it's about social justice

 

It's not just against a virus, it's against state-corporate crime

 

The outcomes of this ‘global crisis’ threaten to exceed the criminal effects of 2008 financial crash, but they also could enable us to stop the ongoing global cycle of looting and structural violence. Fighting the implementation of exception and anti-social measures is the first step in order to prevent a new criminal period of financial restructuring and power concentration.

 

We want to collect contributions (reports, documents, critical analyses, practical examples, community initiatives, statements by resistance projects and movements) in any language from scholars and collectives in any country, and put this archive at the disposal of social movements and collectives in struggle.

 

*Health systems and political priorities. Unveiling the effects of privatisation. Lessons for a public, free, and universal health system.

*Market interests, state accountability, and social harm. Who profits? Who must profit? Who will profit?

*Shock doctrine. Against one more ‘recasting’ of capitalism. What’s being used for what? Emergencies and ‘opportunities’.

*Economic measures, labour exploitation, class inequality, and capital concentration. The ‘economic effects’. Faking equality and deepening inequality.

* Resisting the discourses of restoring business-as-usual, not least within the University. How do university workers best use their intellectual, social and emotional resources to support social solidarity and social justice, and what 'business as usual' tasks must be jettisoned to allow this?

*Social struggles/ crossroads and strategic responses/ reclaiming the public for all. A worst-case scenario or an open chance for social justice?

*State of alarm, emergency, and exception. Their chance to pacify mass protests. Control practices and totalitarian temptations.

*Prisons, detention centres, exception measures and fundamental rights. Specific measures and consequences behind bars.

*Refugee camps, massive exclusions and confinements. Still, and above all, the biggest tragedy.

*Borders, control practices/ recovering the nation-state narrative. How are narratives and practices regarding ‘borders’ being used by governments.

*Discipline under global synopticon. The 21st century panopticism. ‘All together’: patriotic demagogy and ‘social distance’. Legitimacy, populism, mass media, and propaganda.

 

Contributions will be welcome by the EG Coordinator Team at

europeangroupcoordinator@gmail.com

 

 

European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control

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