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Aliette Guibert-Certhoux on Sun, 2 Aug 2009 16:40:36 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> Summer 9 after Holy St Jean Day / L'été 9 après la St Jean


Online signing

French calling For the total prohibition of the use of nonlethal weapons
(Flash-Ball, lbd40, Taser) by law enforcement.

To the Attention of : THE PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC

Category : Human Rights


I would like to thank all those who have come forward in solidarity,
who have passed on information and who have allowed us to speak of
these acts of unacceptable violence. Two messages have reinforced my
conviction that nonlethal weapons should be outlawed.

The first message comes from the father of a high school student in
Nantes who lost his right eye in similar circumstances. He summed up
the report that was made by the CNDS (commission nationale de
déontologie de la sécurité). We find here the same scenario that was
at Montreuil :

the police officer fires at point-blank range at an unarmed person who
is not threatening him.

the authorities publish false statements.

“The CNDS describes the injury of the young high schooler as extremely
serious, the expected consequences being particularly crippling since
Mr. P. D-L. will never regain the vision in his right eye.”

“Concerning this the CNDS ’deplores’ a false statement given by the
central director of public security (Paris), who denied in writing the
seriousness of the injury. The CNDS describes this official
inaccuracy, published even after knowledge about two medical
certificates was ’manifestly’ known, as ’carelessly rash’ and ’a
blatant lack of follow-up’” (unless the omission is willful ?)

The CNDS had a hearing with a police officer wearing a ski mask and
armed with a defensive firearm 40x46 (LBD, the newest “Flash-Ball”
model), presumably the one who fired the shot, who reaffirmed that he,
by order of his superiors, aimed at a protestor who was throwing
’rocks’ in the direction of law enforcement, but that he would have
’not recognized’ the young student wounded in the eye, who he had been
facing. In addition, the family believes after inspection that the
site of the rectorate did not contain any rocks or paving stones for
throwing, only sand or gravel.”

“These findings lead the Commission to question whether the usage of
these kinds of weapons is appropriate in the context of a street
protest which involves a closeness and larger mobility between the
protestors and the police.”

It is always shocking to see brutal acts transposed into the language
of administrative management : response assessment, lack of
proportionality, self-defense in the use of force, and the lack of
needing to respond, pursue disciplinary action, or scarcely even
assign blame to the police officer.

What can one say—he who for thirty-four years had the chance to watch
himself grow old in the blue eyes of his son—to the butcher who is
going to surround his barbarous act in the flowery language of
government administration ?

In moments like these, the question of the government police pops up
again. In the entries on our family tree we have crossed this kind of
cop many times : the boss police who shattered the leg of our first
one before the war, the GMR (Groupe mobile de réserve) who arrested
our second one in the underbrush and handed him over to the Germans,
the CRS in ’68 who swiped our third one in the wheat fields of Flins,
and today the police officers (dressed up like Robocop) who fired into
the face of our most recent one in the market square at Montreuil. By
whatever name, these police are but different versions of a militia of
power. The police officers have acted directly on prefectorial
command. The question remains : should we equip such a militia with
gear designed to terrorize those who would have inclinations to
protest ?

The second message comments on the aggression in the marketplace by
law enforcement. Montreuil is a small town. Surveys of people living
there were conducted through the coordination of freelance artists.
The person in charge of deciphering it all sent me an email in which
he concludes :

It’s excruciating, I’m in the process of transcribing but there is an
hour and a half of recordings. In bringing together the testimonies we
are coming to the conclusion that Joachim was in the process of moving
away (this conforms with the testimony of two individuals, one of whom
a neighbor). But on the other hand everyone says that Joachim fell
with his head toward the rue de Paris and his feet toward the
boulevard de Chanzy, in the opposite direction from the cops, thus he
had his back to the cops. A plain-clothes cop, standing very still,
already had him in his sights (according to two witnesses, including
one neighbor, the cop held a firing position for four seconds), which
means that the cop waited for Joachim to turn his head toward him and
fired at that very moment.

If only the police officer had not hesitated to fire, provoking this
disfiguration...but on the other hand the realness of the mutilation
is constantly put in doubt.

Doubt raised about the realness of the injury—even while the internist
at the central hospital had clearly indicated on the first night, July
8, that the eye was completely lost. Doubt taken up again under
different forms in certain papers. Doubt relayed by your own friends
who ask you (surely out of kindness) if there really isn’t even a
small chance to save the eye. This doubt quickly becomes unbearable
because the medical diagnosis held no doubt, because the force of the
impact left no chance.

We must leave no chance for nonlethal weapons.

Along with the signatories, I would simply like to ask for the total
prohibition of the use of nonlethal weapons (Flash-Ball, lbd40, Taser)
by law enforcement.

Stéphane Gatti
Thanks A. R.G.

http://lapetition.be/en-ligne/petition-4653.html

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EDITORIAL FRONTPAGE  {AT}  LA REVUE DES RESSOURCES

Le texte performatif dédié à Olivia Clavel est fini ce jour, 1er août
Les liens URI de l'éditorial et de ses sélections demeurent inchangées
donc toujours accessibles

Bon mois d'août de l'an 9

pour mémoire du premier été du troisième millénaire
http://www.criticalsecret.com/n8

L.
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Éditorial du 26 juillet : L’été Neuf après la Saint Jean
http://www.larevuedesressources.org/spip.php?article1261

Le 26 juillet 2009 par Aliette G. Certhoux

Fin de vie

Il revient à ma mémoire des souvenirs familiers. Je revois ma blouse
noire lorsque j’étais écolier. Sur le chemin de l’école je chantais, à
pleine voix, des romances sans paroles. Vieilles chansons
d’autrefois... "Douce France ! Cher pays de mon enfance, bercée de
tendre insouciance — je t’ai gardée dans mon cœur !" Mon village au
clocher, aux maisons sages, où les enfants de mon âge ont partagé mon
bonheur : oui je t’aime. Et je te donne ce poème. Oui je t’aime dans
la joie ou la douleur, douce France, cher pays de mon enfance. Bercé
de tendre insouciance je t’ai gardée dans mon cœur.

J’ai connu des paysages et des soleils merveilleux au cours de
lointains voyages, tout là-bas sous d’autres cieux. Mais je leur
préfère les camions sur les autoroutes à octrois, les rocades plantées
sur les routes nationales où avant se dressait la forêt, et surtout
mon Liré aux pieds palatins, son ciel bleu sans horizon, ses eaux
radioactives. Les algues vertes sur les rochers, à la mer. Les
brigades spéciales en tortue dans ma prairie mutée. Les abeilles
égarées sur la place piétonnent, où jadis se trouvait ma maison (toute
petite au fond du jardin)... "Circulez !" dit un policier à visant,
"Circulez ! Y a rien à voir..." (il tire).

>.<
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SOMMAIRE

L’éphémère été 9 après la Saint Jean est dédié à la Douce France,
de Charles Trenet à Carte de Séjour.

Mais encore à Cesare Battisti,
http://www.arte.tv/fr/2635502.html
à Fred Vargas — qui le soutient (bientôt ici un lien pour qui peut
contribuer à l’aider ; en attendant lire polar cet été).
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Vargas

FRENCH CALLING  For the total prohibition of the use of nonlethal
weapons (Flash-Ball, lbd40, Taser) by law enforcement.--English
Translation by A. R.G. (See below) :
Et sans discontinuer, à L’appel du père de Joachim contre l’usage des
armes non-létales par les forces de l’ordre — à tous les manifestants
mutilés — aux insoumis victimes de la police et de l’injustice, du
pouvoir accumulé.
http://lapetition.be/en-ligne/petition-4653.html
http://lemonde.fr/societe/article/2009/07/30/affaire-joachim-gatti-l-auteur-du-tir-de-flash-ball-n-etait-pas-en-legitime-defense_1224174_3224.html


Aux sans papiers.
Aux noyés, aux blessés des frontières fermées.
Aux suicidés des prisons de l’an Neuf.
A ceux qui poursuivent d’avancer dans les jardins parfumés, aux roses
épineuses, ou parmi les feuillages miroitant au soleil de l’été.

A Armand Gatti, les singuliers les multiples
http://www.armand-gatti.org/
et la parole errante.
http://la-parole-errante.org/

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Avec les sources inédites :

--> Olivia Clavel, les fluorescences du corps noir,
http://www.larevuedesressources.org/spip.php?article1245
par l’éditorialiste
(Ecritures & Critiques ; Critiques)

"L’été Neuf après la Saint Jean" épilogue :
--> R>VIDEO>8>DU>BRUIT> (23’), vidéo de création par Grégoire Courtois
http://www.larevuedesressources.org/spip.php?article1262
(Image ; La fabrique de l’image)

Et les fonds de ressources choisies :

--> Les portraits des brigadistes et maquisards
du photographe Francis Blaise, galerie extraite par Robin Hunzinger
de l’article : Un jour mon père, de Olivier Favier
http://www.larevuedesressources.org/spip.php?article946
(Images ; Un photographe, un écrivain)

La voix de Richard Brautigan, son, mp3
http://www.larevuedesressources.org/spip.php?article357
Adresse spontanée d’un Fan de l’auteur
(Bibliothèque sonore)

Mishima - la Beauté, la plaie et le néant, par Régis Poulet
http://www.larevuedesressources.org/spip.php?article516
(Asiatiques, Un continent littéraire)

Les amis, à partir des photographies de Martin Bogren,
par Delphine Maza
http://www.larevuedesressources.org/spip.php?article958
(Images ; Un photographe, un écrivain)

Approche de la pensée lyrique de Roger Caillois, par Laurent Margantin
http://www.larevuedesressources.org/spip.php?article1044
(Ecritures & Critiques ; Autres espaces)

Du film Les astres noirs, de Yann Gonzalez et de Julien Doré,
par Aliette G. Certhoux
http://www.larevuedesressources.org/spip.php?article1150
(Images ; Critique)

Entretien avec Armand Gatti, par Chloé Hunzinger
http://www.larevuedesressources.org/spip.php?article111
(Création littéraire ; Entretiens)

La désobéissance civile 1,
http://www.larevuedesressources.org/spip.php?article277
La désobéissance civile 2,
http://www.larevuedesressources.org/spip.php?article278
par Henri David Thoreau (1817-1862)
(Idées ; Grands astreignants)

*
ps:

La chanson de référence incontournable, trouvée sur YouTube, vidéos
qui se caricaturent d’elles-mêmes (merci de ne pas y voir du
nationalisme ni de la dérision particuliers de notre part, sinon dans
une perspective où l’éditorial entreprend son illustration — et son
inspiration — dans une intention d’hommage aux créations critiques
Punk des années 60-70, et à leurs techniques de composition) :

Charles Trenet, Douce France
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4sz_P3dg7o
Rachid Taha  {AT}  Carte de Séjour, Notre France
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNLoxJPZqzM



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