Political Policing

2013-08-04 PolitPolicBarracks+
Above is the latest political slogan to appear on Black Mountain, over New Barnsley and Ballymurphy: PSNI-MI5 = Political Policing, referring to the presence of British Military Intelligence in Northern Ireland. The Springfield Road barracks is in the right foreground. A close-up and the view from the other side of the road can be found below.
The lettering went up on August 1st and was down no later than the 7th. A new sign is supposed to go up today (Aug 9th), in support of Leonard Peltier, according to the Gaelforce facebook page.
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2013-08-04 PolitPolicClose+
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2013-08-04 PolitPolicMassacre+
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One thought on “Political Policing

  1. Joyce 2013-08-19 / 12:34 pm

    As an art historian I’m very interested in how these images (and texts at the scale of images) appropriate “Real Space” an an integral part of the message. Originally, images are always perceived in a real space context and milieu of some kind, but textbooks excise them. The blog demonstrates wordlessly the convergence of image/text and real space. They also demonstrate a temporal convergence of many layers of time!

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