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Tag Archives: 2010
Written by admin. Posted on 25/12/2010.
One of the delights of the student revolt is the forms of new, imaginative actions happening around the cuts. The University of Strategic Optimism is one such group, using Corporate spaces such as Banks and Supermarkets to hold ‘lectures’ on the destructive effects of the Market on Education, they are, they say, “A University based [...]
Written by admin. Posted on 12/12/2010.
“The weapon of criticism cannot, of course, replace criticism of the weapon, material force must be overthrown by material force; but theory also becomes a material force as soon as it has gripped the masses” Marx During the recent student revolt in Italy and the UK there has been an interesting piece of cross-border academic [...]
Written by admin. Posted on 11/12/2010.
During the tumultous day of protest as Parliament voted to enslave a generation as the cost of getting an education, and end Public funding for the Art and Humanities in Higher Education, artists, art school students, lecturers and workers gathered to occupy room 43 of the National Gallery to protest. At 5pm around 250 sat [...]
Written by admin. Posted on 05/11/2010.
Art activists under the umbrella name Liberate Tate–including Signs of Revolt exhibitors The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination–have been hard at work this year trying to end the Tate’s sponsorship by Oil company BP. In May during the 10th Birthday celebrations they entered the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern and launched dozens of giant black helium [...]
Written by admin. Posted on 16/10/2010.
As the wave of neo-liberal inspired austerity measures taken by various governments around Europe to ‘solve’ the crisis caused by the out of control finance sector begins to bite, the resistance grows. Below is a set of images from Spain during the general strike of 29th September taken by Kevin Donegan like buzzing flies around [...]
Written by admin. Posted on 20/09/2010.
Oh France, such a strong revolutionary tradition yet the Republican anti-clerical ‘spirit’ to it’s shame is being used as a reason for oppressing those who have had to suffer the most since 9/11, Muslims. So you’ve heard about the banning of the hijab in France, yes? Well unsurprisingly as in the UK, this intolerance has [...]
Written by admin. Posted on 05/09/2010.
So you’re the Mayor of London. Your country, nee the world has just been brought to it’s knees by the financial sector; much of it working out of enclaves in London. You’re putting together a cycling scheme. In other cities in the world it is cheap and run publically, but no, this is the UK, [...]
Written by admin. Posted on 25/04/2010.
During a visit to the recent People’s Summit on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, with friends Globalise Resistance, SOR spotted some rather lovely street art on the walls of the host town Cochabamba. The summit coincided with the 10th anniversary celebrations of what the Bolivians call ‘The Water War’, the immense, successful [...]