Build The Wall

The transformation of the very content of the concept of security, whose formulation was based on the analysis of safety risks and forms of threats to security of the people, property and the state as a whole, began internationally after the end of the Cold War. The government announced further land releases in 2016. While the military maintained a significant presence in the north, the lower profile it took was generally welcomed. The UK has consistently called for the acceleration of land releases and the demilitarisation of the north. Some prisoners held under the existing PTA were released, though many remain in detention without charge. Reports of surveillance, intimidation and harassment by the security forces continued in the north and east, although at much lower levels than under the previous government. Intercommunal tensions remained an area of concern. Tensions were fuelled by hate speech by members of extremist nationalist groups. … Read the rest

Build The Wall

To be the target of a criminal investigation and subsequent arrest for criminal charges can be one of the most devastating, anxiety-producing events one can face in life. Stephen Schecter and four other students (Marty Friedman, David Ticoll, Morris Goldberg and Aaron Rynd) presented a thoroughly researched and incisive report on UGEQ to the Scholzberg Council in Fall 1965. It is still worth reading in full today to grasp the nuances of UGEQ’s initial politics and the various internal organizational and ideological tensions that would play themselves out in the next several years. They stressed that, while some francophone students indulged an ethnocentric nationalism, UGEQ did not. A universalistic student syndicalism was its overriding political philosophy. UGEQ began with a committee to prepare for a founding congress in March 1963 out of a need to bring together Quebec students from all types of post-secondary schools. It is apparent that UGEQ … Read the rest