This week's Smash the State Report starts with the Dominion's June in review then we report on the outlawing of male genital mutilation in Germany, discuss the I #DenouceHarper twitter days of action, and discuss Gord Hill's latest work the Anti-Capitalist Comic Book.
An ACAB report follows with the ACLU in NJ launching a copwatch app, a whole bunch of swine malfeasance in Niagara region, and the unfortunate clearing of a torontopig in the assault of an #occupyTO member during an arrest for filming indecent hooven behaviour. Finally, while the petition continues to clear 10 italian organisers for their participation in the 2001 demonstrations against the g8 summit, an italian court upholds convictions of a pack (herd?) of g8 cops, including several senior swine.
The show ends in the eastern bloc with an update on the situation of russian punk rawkers Pussy Riot, who were arrested and charged after a guerrilla performance in moscow's super old church thing. 3 of the 5 band members are in jail, and those incarcerated have started a hunger strike!! We close with an update from greece, with a post entitled "a week in racist hell" which discuss racist anti-migrant organising from a growing fascist uprising.
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