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oliver
7 hours, 17 minutes ago

The Hong Kong protests are incredibly significant for many reasons. Not only are they exceptional as people are protesting more than six months, it is also the tactics that the protesters use that are highly sophisticated.

Here is a good article about the many subversive cultures emerging from the HK uprisings:

https://graphics.reuters.com/HONGKONG-EXTRADITIONS-TACTICS/0100B0790FL/index.html

oliver
7 hours, 18 minutes ago

The Hong Kong protests are incredibly significant for many reasons. Not only are they exceptional as people are protesting more than six months, it is also the tactics that the protesters use that are highly sophisticated.

Here is a good article about the many subversive cultures emerging from the HK uprisings:

https://graphics.reuters.com/HONGKONG-EXTRADITIONS-TACTICS/0100B0790FL/index.html

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
1 week, 2 days ago

"As we are working a lot with photographers here is an article on Afrapix, a radical photo collective..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
1 week, 4 days ago

"Here are some great links sent to me by Pamela from Goucher, they are very useful resources, so I am..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
2 weeks, 1 day ago

"Here the latest on Black Yield Institute, published by Civil Eats:

https://tinyurl.com/y2ephb4c..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
2 weeks, 3 days ago

"Hello Pamela @mxpjthompson, thanks for sharing about the work you have been doing with your students..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
2 weeks, 5 days ago

"I Love Kevin's take on food and its relation to community, commoning and the potentials, which are i..."

rok commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
3 weeks ago

"Hi to all of you!
I am Rok from Slovenia and I am an active member of Memefest already from 2006. M..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
3 weeks, 1 day ago

"And hi again...so, we are very excited and looking forward to come and join you in Baltimore to inve..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
3 weeks, 1 day ago

"Hi everybody! Very much looking forward to it all. I will write more later but for now here are some..."

oliver
3 weeks, 6 days ago

We checked 100 years of protests in 150 countries. Here’s what we learned about the working class and democracy.
The success of mass protests depends on who is doing the protesting.

'...Industrial workers have been key agents of democratization and, if anything, are even more important than the urban middle classes. When industrial workers mobilize mass opposition against a dictatorship, democratization is very likely to follow.'

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/24/we-checked-years-protests-countries-heres-what-we-learned-about-working-class-democracy/

oliver
1 month, 2 weeks ago

Wearable face projector, projects a face onto your face and tricks the face recognition surveillance technology:

https://tinyurl.com/yx9v6977

oliver
2 months, 2 weeks ago


An audio-visual archival resource focusing on radical activism around Australia, particularly during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s (although resources are not restricted exclusively to this time period).

The archive recovers "lost" and rare independent Australian documentaries (also vérité footage of historical significance) in order to preserve these films, videos and audio for posterity before they reach end of life and disappear permanently.

The focus is on visual/aural material.....the archive currently has 204 film streams and 91 audio streams.

http://radicaltimes.info/

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost How Hong Kong is Calling on the World for Help
2 months, 2 weeks ago

"This is cool too:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-49582520..."

SanFrancisco likes Memefest 's blogpost
2 months, 2 weeks ago

How Hong Kong is Calling on the World for Help

oliver
3 months, 1 week ago

There is a reason we call each other "comrades" and not "friends" on the Memefest network.

Here a new book From Jodi Dean: Comrade
An Essay on Political Belonging

When people say “comrade”, they change the world

In the twentieth-century millions of people across the globe addressed each other as “comrade”. Now, it’s more common to hear talk of “allies” on the left than it is of comrades. In Comrade, Jodi Dean insists that this shift exemplifies the key problem with the contemporary left: the substitution of political identity for a relation of political belonging that must be built, sustained, and defended.

In Comrade, Dean offers a theory of the comrade. Comrades are equals on the same side of a political struggle. Voluntarily coming together in the struggle for justice, their relationship is characterised by discipline, joy, courage, and enthusiasm. Considering the generic egalitarianism of the comrade in light of differences of race and gender, Dean draws from an array of historical and literary examples such as Harry Haywood, C.L.R James, Alexandra Kollontai, and Doris Lessing. She argues that if we are to be a left at all, we have to be comrades.

https://www.versobooks.com/books/3060-comrade

Vida
3 months, 1 week ago
Thanks Oliver, sounds like an interesting essay. Especially for those of us who grew up with this notion of camerade.
Cheers
carotagn
ABOUT ME

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carotagn


Name

Caroline Tagny


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female


Country

South Africa


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http://actango.wordpress.com


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Holding a bachelor in graphic design, I’ve always been interested in communication issues that go beyond layout. After an internship in South Africa with Alternatives in 2003, I’ve been employed by Québec civil society groups such as Communautique and Koumbit, two organisations that work primarily in the ICT field, and Alternatives a international solidarity NGO. I just moved from Montreal to Johannesburg.


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Graphic Designer


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