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November 17, 2011
Cities Under Siege: The New Military Urbanism
Bluestockings Bookstore
November 17, 2011
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street
New York City, NY
A discussion with author Stephen Graham on how political violence operates through the spaces of urban life.

Cities are the new battleground of our increasingly urban world, their inhabitants becoming targets that need to be continually tracked, scanned and controlled. Stephen Graham will explore how Western militaries and security forces now perceive all urban terrain as a conflict zone inhabited by lurking shadow enemies, with a particular investigation of the militarization and surveillance of international borders, use of ‘security' concerns to suppress democratic dissent, and enacting of legislation to suspend civilian law.