@samarkeolog Twitter archive: political and symbolic violence elsewhere

Partly to help me (publicly) archive material from before my @conflictantiq Twitter feed on looting and destruction of cultural and community property, partly to help me clarify (for myself) what I want to document on it, I’ve copied-and-pasted(-and-hyperlinked) the (immediately or otherwise) relevant material from my @samarkeolog Twitter feed (primarily on professional, Balkan and Mediterranean matters).

It was a huge time sink; but I am utterly dedicated to uneconomic(al) activity.

@samarkeolog tweets on political and symbolic violence elsewhere (than Cyprus, Greece or Turkey) are here.

Arab Spring: political violence

‘Μajor weapons cache found by new staff at Libyan Embassy in Athens: 15 kgs of explosives, 30 handguns & 2 machine guns. /via @A984Official‘ (@YanniKouts, 21st February 2012)

‘updated blog: 9 #protests, 13 #revolts & #occupations at #Syria #embassies around the world #OccupySyrianEmbassy’ (6th February 2012)

‘updated blog: inspiring & successful protests & revolts at #Syria embassies around the world #OccupySyrianEmbassy’ (5th February 2012)

Balkans: political violence

‘.@ManoManasiev on football hooligans, politics, crime & violence in Balkans [and Balkans and Britain]’ (1st December 2012)

Britain: political violence

‘ENFIELD TODAY | NEWS | Police stepped up after arson attacks on Turkish and Kurdish communities | 2011’ (@NrthLondonNews, 14th December 2011 – original tweet’s link dead/broken)

Cyprus: political violence

‘Internal Displacement in Cyprus: Mapping the Consequences of Civil and Military Strife prio-cyprus-displacement.net conflict #archaeology’ (6th February 2012)

‘New research reveals selectivity of EOKA’ (@cyprusmail, 13th March 2011 – original tweet’s link cut)

racists vandalised mosque, damaged homes RT @cyprusmail Seven charged and released after Friday’s violent fracas’ (7th November 2010)

‘disturbingly inc.ly violent racism RT @cyprusmail Festival turns into war zone as migrants and nationalists clash‘ (7th November 2010)

Italy: political violence

‘possibly Italian paramilitary police pushing ‘strategy of tension’ – #Gladio, or its admirers?’ (15th December 2010)

Libya: symbolic violence in the Arab Spring

‘British war graves in Libya desecrated by Islamist militants‘ (@guardiannews, 4th March 2012)

‘MT @aneselsharif #breaking Libyan&Syrian protesters in Tripoli removed Russian flag from roof of Russia embassy #libya #syria v @Brown_Moses‘ (5th February 2012)

Nigeria: political violence

‘Niger Delta amnesty 3 yrs on: 26,358 militants – weapons + $400/mnth + training = peace and doubled oil production’ (@xanrice, 6th July 2012)

Sudan: political violence

Villages razed in #Sudan’s South Kordofan via @kelvinnews #NubaMountains #rbnews’ (@IrateGreek, 18th March 2012)

Syria: symbolic violence in the Arab Spring

‘Another photo of the aftermath of the Sa’adallah square explosions in #Aleppo. #SMH an entire building is leveled…’ (@zinvor, 3rd October 2012)

‘Reports that the Ba’ath Party HQ has been targeted in one of the explosions in #Aleppo. #Syria via @aleppo_now’ (@NMSyria, 3rd October 2012)

‘styles of political violence: #protest, #revolt at #Syria’s embassies‘ (5th February 2012)


  • I didn’t include ambiguous tweets, mid-event tweets, etc.
  • I removed incomplete sentences added by automatic tweet generators.
  • I converted in-tweet links into hyperlinked text.
  • I didn’t provide the permalink to my own tweets of links, because it would’ve meant a flood of unnecessary links and “@samarkeolog”s (and swallowed even more time).
  • Because my early tweets’ links weren’t clickable, I copied-and-pasted all of the tweets themselves (rather than links for embedding), but it’s far, far too time-consuming to continue to do that.

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