Several events were held in Tuhoe territory at Ruatoki today, to mark the first anniversary of the October 15th 2007 police anti-terror raids.
Including this one
Time: Agenda: 5:30pm Powhiri ; 6:30pm Hapa (supper); 7:30pm : Guest Speakers: Dr Jeff Sluka. ‘Hearts and minds’
Who is Jeff Sluka?
Sluka is an expert on “state terrorism” who did extensive field research in Belfast, Northern Ireland during the “Troubles”. He is Author of “Hearts and Minds, Water and Fish; Popular Support for the IRA and INLA in a Belfast Ghetto”.
Sluka has taught Massey papers on Endangered Cultures, Political Anthropology, Culture, Biology and Racism, Popular Movements and Anthropological Methods and Ethics.
He is also the author of the 1995 article “Domination, Resistance and Political Culture in Northern Ireland’s Catholic-Nationalist Ghettos” and the 2000 book “Death Squad: The Anthropology of State Terror”
Death Squad is the first work to focus specifically on the anthropology of state terror. It brings together an international group of anthropologists who have done extensive research in areas marked by extreme forms of state violence and who have studied state terror from the perspective of victims and survivors.
The book presents eight case studies from seven countries—Spain, India (Punjab and Kashmir), Argentina, Guatemala, Northern Ireland, Indonesia, and the Philippines—to demonstrate the cultural complexities and ambiguities of terror when viewed at the local level and from the participants’ point of view…
No prizes for guessing who Jeff Sluka thinks were the terrorists last October 15th.