Naomi Klein to police: 'Don't play public relations, do your goddamned job!'

| June 29, 2010
Naomi Klein to police: 'Don't play public relations, do your goddamned job!'

After the widely condemned police brutality during the G20 Summit in Toronto, crowds gathered for a protest in front of Police Headquarters in Toronto on Monday, June 28, 2010. There, Naomi Klein tore into the Toronto Police for choosing to "play public relations" instead of doing their job.

Filmed by Tor Sandberg.



Right on, Naomi. 

The police ARE doing their job.

Their job is to protect the wealth and power of the ruling elite against any challenge. That involves - among other things - intimidating and suppressing anyone who is not respectful and subservient.

Upholding law and order in a society whose 'order' and legal system are based on inequality and oppression depends, first, on an ideological system that tries to make people believe capitalism is good or at least inevitable, and second, on using violence or the threat of violence to deter challenges to the power of the powerful.

The police are the enforcers of the capitalist system. No need to tell them to do their jobs -- they're already doing them, and they'll keep on doing them as long as capitalism survives.

'The pigs of today are the bacon of tomorrow'..


Well said. I have responded to other posts on Rabble and tried to say the same thing, but you have said it much better.

This leaked military document is critical to understanding militaristic tactics being perpetrated upon innocent civilians on Canadian soil. The tactics used by US special forces abroad, as laid out in this booklet, are virtually the same tactics that are now progressively being utilized by our police forces. To understand and expose their tactics is to render them useless. Must read and please pass this on!


"US Special Forces Foreign Internal Defense Operations, FM 3-05.202, Feb 2007 FM 3-05.202:

Special Forces Foreign Internal Defense Operations is the 110 page manual for US Special Forces support, including undeclared support, of foreign governments against internal revolt or insurgency, such as in El Salvador, Colombia, Somalia and the post occupation governments of Iraq and Afghanistan. The manual was made US military doctrine (policy) in February 2007. It supersedes the 1994/2004 version FM 31-20-3: Foreign Internal Defense Tactics Techniques and Procedures for Special Forces, which Wikileaks described as follows:

The document, which is official US Special Forces policy, directly advocates training paramilitaries, pervasive surveillance, censorship, press control, restrictions on labor unions & political parties, suspending habeas corpus, warrantless searches, detainment without charge, bribery, employing terrorists, false flag operations, concealing human rights abuses from journalists, and extensive use of "psychological operations" (propaganda) to make these and other "population & resource control" measures palatable."

Document freely accessible here:


Sono d'acordo con Naomi.  They ARE doing their jobs.  That's what they are paid to do.  That's what their raison d'etre is.  Whadda ya think?  They are there to serve and protect the working class?  They are there to protect the ruling class.  And they will do their job.  No matter what it takes.  So stop complaining about police being brutal and using force.  It is what they are paid to do.  It is what they were hired to do.  It is what these individuals want to do.  They have found their calling.  They will do whatever it takes to keep the reds and pinkos from taking control and power.  They hate democracy.  They hate protesters.  They hate.   Wanna win them over.  Forget it.  It's like asking a gator hunter in the Everglades to be kind to gators.  It's what gives them power.  To kill gators.  They just hate gators.  That is who they are.  Get over it.  They are the working classes' enemy.  You cannot change them.  You cannot recruit them.  They hate you.  Get over it. 

Sorry,  Naomi didn't say it, M. Spector did, so - sono d'accordo con M. Spector. e, Ullid.  The police ARE doing their jobs. 

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