Tag Archives: Revolution

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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Inequality – it’s in our hands

If you’re reading this blog post on a iphone or an ipad, you might like to know that between your fingers you hold a physical manifestation of inequality. Today is Blog Action Day 2014 and bloggers from around the world have … Continue reading

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#OccupyHongKong

Where else could this blog start but with the kind of mass protest that first ignited my passion for activism, social change, solidarity, direct action and revolution? The images coming out from Hong Kong are very familiar. Masses occupying the … Continue reading

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