Orders in Decay

A Podcast about Law & Disorder

The Colours of the Black Protest

The Colours of the Black Protest

Orders in Decay · #20: The Colours of the Black Protest The Black Protests took to the streets of Poland in October 2016, challenging a new legislative initiative to ‘Stop Abortion’. The podcast explores the movement, unraveling the 'style' of the strike by decoding its symbols. Coat hangers and...

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Someone Else’s River

Someone Else’s River

Orders in Decay · #19: Someone Else's River The River Cauca in Colombia has become a graveyard. Until recently, the bodies of unnamed victims of the armed conflict were thrown in the river. Now, Colombia is trying to recover from the violence of the last decades. New economic projects are...

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Anatomy of a Coup

Anatomy of a Coup

 Orders in Decay · #18 Anatomy Of A Coup   One doesn't have to look very far to understand the complexities that disorders encapsulate; simply point to one moment of unrest and a map opens up that lays bear the reasons and intersecting factors that lead up to its eruption and to its end....

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Land Reform & the Myth of White Genocide

Land Reform & the Myth of White Genocide

Orders in Decay · #17 South African Land Reform & the Myth of White Genocide In an era of virulent and sensational news, stories surrounding the plight of white South African farmers and how their land is being forcibly taken from them – through the process of land expropriation without...

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Welcome to the Miss America Cattle Auction

Welcome to the Miss America Cattle Auction

A giant Miss America puppet, a trash can, a very peculiar sheep and around 400 women were enough to make history on September 7, 1968. On this day, theatre and rebellion converged to bring forth one of the most memorable protests of American feminism. This podcast aims to explore, with the help of...

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Lebanon: We Remember so as not to Repeat

Lebanon: We Remember so as not to Repeat

Orders in Decay · #15 Lebanon: We Remember so as not to Repeat Lebanon today is a haunted house: it stands, haunted by the ghosts of a civil war it has yet to recover from and a constitution that discriminates against its own people based on their religious sect. In this podcast, we go on a...

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Disconnected: Zimbabwe’s Internet Shutdown

Disconnected: Zimbabwe’s Internet Shutdown

Orders in Decay · #14 Disconnected: Zimbabwe’s Internet Shutdown AIn January 2019, Zimbabwe's busiest cities were rocked by turbulent demonstrations and clashes between protestors and police. The images and messages of resistance in the streets were projected to the world through the Internet and...

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The Soviet Coup

The Soviet Coup

Orders in Decay · #12 The Soviet Coup The podcast will explore the tragi-comedic elements of the 1991 Soviet Coup that unfolded between the 19th and the 22nd August 1991 – an event that drastically changed the course of world history and ultimately led to the fall of the Soviet...

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The Brixton Riots

The Brixton Riots

Orders in Decay · #11 The Brixton Riots The Brixton Riots of 1981 were a conflict between the Brixton community and the Metropolitan Police Force.  This podcast explores how a variety of factors such as institutionalised racism which resulted in the marginalisation of the black...

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Exarcheia: From Romance to Anarchy

Exarcheia: From Romance to Anarchy

Orders in Decay · #10 Exarcheia From Romance To Anarchy Athens has a long history of escalating tension between protesting crowds and police forces, but nowhere more so than the district of Exarcheia. From the Polytechnic Uprising of 1973 to the anti-Prespa Agreement protest in January of 2019,...

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A Black Day in May: Malaysia 1969

A Black Day in May: Malaysia 1969

Orders in Decay · #13 A Black Day in May: Malaysia 1969 Malaysia’s first national election of 1969 was a momentous one, ending with the greatest record of political violence and death in its history. 60 years later, the events transpiring May 13 still haunt its citizens and the memory of which has...

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The Water War: David & Goliath

The Water War: David & Goliath

Orders in Decay · #9 The Water War: David & Goliath At the turn of the 21st century, decades of turmoil, instability and neoliberal development policy in Bolivia resulted in a battle that pitted corporate interests against the basic needs of everyday life. In one corner, a corporate behemoth...

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Students of the Eros Era

Students of the Eros Era

Students have always taken to the streets; from as early as the Middle Ages, students have exercised their political voices. But the student protests of the 20thcentury were beyond movements that were at one time fleeting, and fragmented. This podcast takes the listener back to France 1968 and...

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Hooligans in Revolt

Hooligans in Revolt

Football goes further than which team scored the most goals. Football has the power to bring people together like no other sport. But what happens when these people are together not to celebrate but for other reasons? This podcast considers the phenomenon that is football hooliganism as well as...

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Beyond Your Command: Soweto Uprising

Beyond Your Command: Soweto Uprising

On the morning of June 16, 1976, thousands of students from the African township of Soweto, outside Johannesburg, gathered at their schools to participate in a student-organized protest demonstration against the imposition of Afrikaans. It was meant to be a peaceful protest but hundreds were...

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Gender & Colombian Reintegration

Gender & Colombian Reintegration

On November 24th 2016 the Colombian Congress ratified a peace treaty with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. This lead to the disarmament of thousands of guerrilla soldiers. However, the reintegration of these former guerrilla combatants in Colombia has failed to adequately address...

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Paramilitary Police & Protest

Paramilitary Police & Protest

This podcast investigates the use of para-military policing techniques in protests. It aims to understand the origins of these methods and reasons behind their increasing use. The latter half explores the use of these methods in the USA at protests such as Ferguson. Bio Riya Bains is pursuing a...

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Tiananmen: Constituent Sculpture

Tiananmen: Constituent Sculpture

This podcast explores the 1989 Tiananmen Square student protest by focusing on the Goddess of Democracy sculpture created by the protestors. It develops two different timeframes of Tiananmen Square: It begins with the student-made sculpture as part of the battle of space, where monuments held an...

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Unpeaceful Peace: Colombia

Unpeaceful Peace: Colombia

Colombia has faced unrelenting conflict between the State, paramilitaries and guerrilla groups for over 50 years. In 2016, a final agreement was reached between the State and FARC (the biggest revolutionary group). But instead of a simple switch from a state of civil war to a state of...

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Do You Hear The People Sing?

Do You Hear The People Sing?

The podcast will explore the potential of music to generate government-endorsed sentiments and identities, whilst also carrying the potential to fuel the fire of revolt and protest. There is a profound power in music. It appeals to something that exceeds the semantics of language. From Beethoven...

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