THE NOISE OF DISSENT (The Wire 335)

Reflecting on a year in which the UK experienced its worst civil disorder in over 20 years, following a police marksman’s fatal shooting of Mark Duggan in North London, Mark discusses the sound of dissent in grime and dubstep, and the emergence of new autonomous political movements such as the Deterritorial Support Group. Noting that TV historian David Starkey had blamed “black culture” for exacerbating the disturbances, Mark identifies a “case of ruling class panic and ignorance”. Punk and post-punk remains a touchstone for Mark, as it did for his writing across the magazine: “2012 is shaping up to be the most symbolically charged year in the UK since 1977. Is this the year when No Future will finally come to an end?”

http://www.thewire.co.uk/in-writing/the-portal/archive-portal-mark-fisher

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