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Powerful, moving, informative and crucial. Only four days left to see the #WarInnaBabylon exhibition at the @ICALondon curated by Rianna Jade Parker @xaymacans, Kamara Scott and @StaffordScott_. I went this afternoon with @Jodie_Abrahams and I fully recommend it.
The @ForensicArchi analysis of the 2011 police killing of Mark Duggan is a particularly chilling exposition of the collusion and contradictions in the police officers' stories, demonstrating how the establishment closes ranks in such situations.
I wish I'd been able to watch all four @menelikshabazz films shown in the exhibition. The one I did see, featuring interviews with young black Brixton residents in the late 70s, was fascinating, and the themes explored frame the last 40 years of race relations in London.
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Wondrously flexible Jamaican term for systemic power and Western cultures seen as degenerate or oppressive, especially the POLICE.

#WarInnaBabylon @ICALondon
‘In the Jamaicans, you have a people who are constitutionally disorderly—it’s simply in their make-up.’ @metpoliceuk

‘For this greater spirit of rebellion among the Jamaican slaves compared with those of the other British slave societies several causes may be given.’ @opatters1
‘sergeants & constables do leave stations with the express purpose of going “NIGGER HUNTING”, that is to say, they do not get orders from superiors to act in this way, but among themselves THEY DECIDE TO BRING IN A COLOURED PERSON AT ALL COSTS’ Joseph A. Hunte 1966 @policeconduct
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