Who built Thebes of the seven gates?
In the books you will find the name of kings.
Did the kings haul up the lumps of rock?
And Babylon, many times demolished.
Who raised it up so many times? In what houses
Of gold-glittering Lima did the builders live?
Where, the evening that the Wall of…
"The events that occurred in the last month of La Commune, – the socialist government that briefly ruled Paris from March 18 to May 28, 1871 – are mapped out in this extraordinary plan, drawn up by Mr. L. Meunier and P. Rouillier in 1871 in a simple yet informative manner.
“Paris en Mai 1871. Plan indiquant les opérations de l’Armée contre l’Insurrection. Dressée par L. Meunier et P. Rouillier. Échelle de 1 : 32,000”
Cartography is used here as a narrative device aimed to display the military actions of the Versailles army, their strategy, countermeasures taken by the insurgents and the rapidly unfolding events taking place in space and time across the urban territory.”
Paul Gilroy, 2011
In this way at the time that Mark Duggan was shot it could be claimed that 'armed police immediately returned fire' and the narrative of the event entirely framed around this official line. While yesterday’s judgement showed this was completely falsified they still declared it a ‘lawful killing’. The implication of this is simple: first they will kill, then they will lie, then, if found out, they will still defend the murderers. In other words, If you are unarmed and black the police can execute you and the justice system will legitimise it.
About the city of London, from Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution written by Mary Gabriel (via samandar0n)
The Paris Commune’s Journal reports a Louise Michel sighting, April 10, 1871. From Louise Michel: Rebel Lives. (via louisemichelappreciationsociety)
Gardiner’s Corner, Aldgate.
November 1950 and November 2002.