Posts Tagged ‘ resistance ’

Monica White on Food Justice in the Past, Present, Future – Edge Effects

 

In Freedom Farmers, Monica White recovers histories of advancing Black freedom struggles with agriculture, from Du Bois to Fannie Lou Hamer to D-Town Farm.

Source: Monica White on Food Justice in the Past, Present, Future – Edge Effects

We Need to Talk About Europe – Los Angeles Review of Books

 

“[I]f the new social revolution,” Horvat responds, “has to draw its poetry from the future, the content of the future revolution can be made only out of the poetry which is at the same time poiesis and praxis.” A dialectical practice, in other words, which is doubly inventive, both productive and transformative of the present.

Source: We Need to Talk About Europe – Los Angeles Review of Books

Carnival of the Grotesque: Kara Walker’s Insistent Resistance in New Orleans | Village Voice

Walker’s installation was freighted with layers of site-specific symbolism — none of it subtle if you knew a bit about local history

Source: Carnival of the Grotesque: Kara Walker’s Insistent Resistance in New Orleans | Village Voice

Want to Be Happy? Think Like An Old Person – The New York Times

For now, he said, “I’m thinking about resistance. What does it mean, resistance? What kind of resistance do we need today? Technology is now being used, much of it, for negative purposes. So to resist all what is happening negatively in humanity or technology is to develop the — O.K., this banal word, spiritual aspect.”

He remained sanguine, despite some reservations about current world leaders. Totalitarianism, in his experience, did not endure, whereas art, nature and the teachings of the saints all were as powerful as ever — they were what composed his life. He did not use the word optimistic, but he felt that solutions were more durable than problems.

“To go back and introduce into all the schools art, to cut down on sports but bring arts, philosophy back into all educational systems,” he said. “And that’s what’s being cut everywhere. And I think that’s one of the sad and tragic parts of where we are. Education is the resistance to everything that is bad today.”  – Jonas Mekas  Think Like An Old Person – The New York Times

Book Launch & Readings: Resist Much / Obey Little | Queens Museum

Source: Book Launch & Readings: Resist Much / Obey Little | Queens Museum

Breaking Through Power by Ralph Nader, 2016 | City Lights Books

“Ralph Nader’s Breaking Through Power is a brilliant analysis of corporate power and the popular mechanisms that can be used to wrest back our democracy. No one has been fighting corporate domination longer, or understands it better, than Nader, who will go down in history not only as a prophet but an example of what it means to live the moral life. We disregard his wisdom and his courage at our peril.”—Chris Hedges, Pulitzer-Prize winner and author of Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt

Source: City Lights Books

Black Genealogies of Power: Seven Maxims for Resistance in the Trump Years – AAIHS

 

Mural in Philadelphia by Parris Stancell depicting Malcolm X, Ella Baker, Martin Luther King, and Frederick Douglass. Photo: Wikimedia.

Source: Black Genealogies of Power: Seven Maxims for Resistance in the Trump Years – AAIHS