Posts Tagged ‘ State ’

Amid the George Floyd protests, imagining the nonviolent state – Vox

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. escorted by police officers as he is taken into a hearing on a charge of probation violation following his arrest for assisting a student sit-in demonstration in 1960. Donald Uhrbrock/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images

What if nonviolence wasn’t an inhuman standard demanded of the powerless, but an ethic upon which we reimagined the state?

Source: Amid the George Floyd protests, imagining the nonviolent state – Vox

Don’t Shame Protesters and Park-Goers Over Covid-19 Spreading—Shame Corporations and the State – In These Times

Some of the highest risks for Covid-19 spread have been imposed by police. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

While demonstrators have been blamed for potentially endangering the public, the real danger lies elsewhere.

Source: Don’t Shame Protesters and Park-Goers Over Covid-19 Spreading—Shame Corporations and the State – In These Times

Connecticut’s New Poet Laureate Has Something To Say | Beachcombing | connecticutmag.com

State’s new poet laureate, Margaret Gibson, views life through different lens.                                                                           

Our new poet laureate, Margaret Gibson, wants to come to your town or city, go to your public library, park, art gallery or coffee shop, and engage you in a community dialogue while she reads her poetry or listens to yours.

Gibson also aims to further the role of the poet as a “truth teller” in a time of political deception.

“It’s getting to the point that just to speak your own truth is becoming a political act,” Gibson muses as she sits in her circa-1700s house set in the woods of Preston.
. . . Gibson says she wants to “green” the state poet laureate position, “to be able to give voice to the fact that what we’re doing to the planet is endangering it and us and our children’s lives and our grandchildren’s lives.”

Source: Connecticut’s New Poet Laureate Has Something To Say | Beachcombing | connecticutmag.com

Sarah Schulman on ‘Conflict Is Not Abuse’: Rethinking Community Responsibility Outside of the State Apparatus | Engenderings

Ilana Eloit is a PhD candidate at the Gender Institute, LSE. She is an associate researcher to the program GEDI (Genre et discriminations sexistes et homophobes) coordinated by the University of Angers. She has contributed to the Dictionnaire des féministes to be shortly published by the PUF (Presses universitaires de France). Her PhD thesis focuses on lesbian politics in the 1970s and 1980s in France and in the United States.

Sarah Schulman on ‘Conflict Is Not Abuse’: Rethinking Community Responsibility Outside of the State Apparatus | Engenderings.