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oliver
1 year, 11 months 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 year, 11 months 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 year, 11 months ago

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

Vida commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
1 year, 11 months ago

"Hi all,

in our first week, we have been working or communicating with five groups of students and..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
1 year, 11 months 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
1 year, 11 months 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
1 year, 12 months 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
1 year, 12 months 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
1 year, 12 months 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
1 year, 12 months ago

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

Vida commented on Memefest's blogpost Baltimore’s Food Apartheid: A pre-workshop preparation session
2 years ago

"Hi to everyone in Baltimore and to Memefest community around the globe. I am one of the members of M..."

oliver
2 years 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
2 years ago

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

https://tinyurl.com/yx9v6977

oliver
2 years, 1 month 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 years, 1 month ago

"This is cool too:

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

Vida commented on Memefest's blogpost Walk. An intervention in public space.
2 years, 2 months ago

"Nice one, thanks for sharing ROk!
..."

oliver
2 years, 2 months 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
2 years, 2 months ago
Thanks Oliver, sounds like an interesting essay. Especially for those of us who grew up with this notion of camerade.
Cheers
polo
ABOUT ME

Username

polo


Name

Rafael Polo


Birth year

1985


Gender

male


Country

Brazil


Website

http://mostre.me/polo


Description

quarter-century software-writer


I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

activism and criativity


Faculty

UNIRIO


Education

computer scientist mastering in reasoning


Music I like

from punk to MPB


Books I like

fritjot capra, pierre levy, gilles deleuze


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http://baixogavea.com


People I like

julian assange, hakim bay


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