Monthly Archives: December 2014

The paintbrush is mightier than the sword – art as a tool for social change

  Q. What do you do when a military regime builds 10ft walls of concrete to keep protesters away from government buildings? A. Paint them. This is exactly what Egyptian activists and artists have consistently done over the past three years. Art … Continue reading

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Mobilisation and The Power of Emotion

” Of all the emotions, injustice is most closely associated with “the righteous anger that puts fire in the belly and iron in the soul” ” (Gamson as cited in Jasper, 1997) The other day in a discussion on mobilisation … Continue reading

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Egypt Solidarity

  On November 22, The Egypt Solidarity Initiative held a protest in solidarity with Egyptian activists who have been thrown in jails for years for violating the recently created protest law. It took place at Cleopatra’s Needle on the Thames. Here … Continue reading

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