[Marxism] Schoolboy warfare in Tonga/Radical Tongan students tour America

Scott Hamilton shamresearch at yahoo.co.nz
Sat Sep 14 18:38:43 MDT 2013


This rather rambling blog post discusses some of the responses to the epidemic of schoolboy rioting and fighting which has disturbed Tongan society this year:
http://readingthemaps.blogspot.co.nz/2013/09/marching-into-battle.html
 
The discussions cited in the post took place at a kava session in the 'Atenisi Institute, a radical school in the Tongan capital of Nuku'alofa. 'Atenisi is the subject of an acclaimed new movie called Tongan Ark (http://www.tonganark.net/), which features extended discussions of Heraclitus, Tonga's social and political crisis, and the troubles of Western capitalism. The director of Tongan Ark has been crossing America showing his film, and the school's performing arts troupe has been accompanying him. The 'Atenisi crew are in San Francisco for the next week, and are well worth catching up with. You can find out about their activities at this facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tongan-Ark/121780031235309


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