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Re: <nettime> Srećko Horvat: We came to Hamburg to protest about G20 –
José María Mateos on Sat, 8 Jul 2017 01:06:55 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Srećko Horvat: We came to Hamburg to protest about G20 – and found a dystopian nightmare (Guardian)

On Fri, Jul 07, 2017 at 07:33:51AM +0200, Patrice Riemens wrote:
surveillance technology. Helicopters are permanently “parked” in the clouds, so the sound of their rotors becomes a sort of background music you soon stop noticing. Perpetual police and ambulance sirens,

In Madrid, around 2011, with all the social unrest, the local Occupy movement (15-M) and everything that came after (the rise of Podemos and a right wing party that won the 2012 elections with absolute majority), there was one helicopter "parked" permanently parked on top of the city. For a while, it became such a permanent feature that someone created its own Twitter account:


"Puto helicóptero" == "Fucking helicopter"

It's still alive today, but it's not the same.

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