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Gimme Danger

P.M.A. Gittlitz & J.F.

P.M.A. Gittlitz & J.F. look at the relation between punk culture, public space, and the politics of safety from Iggy and the Stooges to the George Floyd uprising. Have punks and the left become the eager hall monitors of the biosecurity state?

"NYC hardcore is a brutish, pre-political populism that could break right as easily as left, but it speaks to the anti-establishment core of blue collar America that will never be as safe and sanitized as left purists want it to be. Taking back the streets from fear and quiescence, in Tompkins Square of all places, was a powerful gesture, no matter the ignorance of some of its loudest voices."