Dancing with the Zapatistas

Dancing with the Zapatistas

Dancing with the Zapatistas is a collection of scholarly and artistic responses to the continuing work and lives of the Zapatistas twenty years after their emergence from the Lacondon Jungle.  The digital book illustrates the many ways the Zapatistas have inspired other movements and artistic responses. Written by scholars, artists, journalists, activists and graduate students, each response is informed and enriched by the others yet also comprehensible in its own right.

Besides co-editing the book, I also contributed a photo-essay of the murals of Oventik. 

Woman in Blue Bra – Egypt


Today I was looking through images that I had posted to this blog to add to Random Interference, and I came across the image above which I posted on February 29, 2012 . It was linked to an article in Buzzfeed, and that link is now dead. So I did some searching. A google ‘search by image’ came up with “best guess for this image: blue bra girl,” which I quickly realized refers to woman in the newspaper image who is being dragged. The image was taken December 17, 2011. US feminist me resents that this image and the women becomes know as the ‘blue bar girl’. I didn’t do follow up at the time so I did not realize until today the extent of the anger that the event (and image) caused. It became a symbol of outrage against abuse of power by the military. The following screen grab from my image searching sums it up.

image search: blue bra girlLinks to more information:
Tahrir Square, December 17, 2011

Egyptian women march against military rule – War in Context (with attention to the unseen)

The ‘Girl In The Blue Bra’ – NPR

‘Blue bra girl’ rallies Egypt’s women vs. oppression – CNN

The “Blue bra girl” comes back as a masked avenger – EastWestWestEast

It’s International Women’s Day – Will the Blue Bra Girl Be Forgotten? Between the Lines

Mass March by Cairo Women in Protest Over Abuse by Soldiers



Interference Archive

Interference Archive

Just discovered this archive and it’s in Brooklyn. Title alone makes me want to visit.

Interference Archive explores the relationship between cultural production and social movements. This work manifests in public exhibitions, a study and social center, talks, screenings, publications, workshops, and an online presence

Egyptian Women Protest Military Abuse

Today I got a email from the Center for Media at NYU and was so struck by this photo – i had to track it down and found this link. Definitely must include in next iteration of reverb.

Thousands Of Egyptian Women Protest Military Abuse
[Sept 6, 2014: clicked the link above to buzzfeed and it is dead which led me to do more websearching and make a new post]
An estimated 10,000 Egyptian women marched in Cairo yesterday to protest the way police have been treating them. Anyone who says all Muslim women (a vast majority of Egyptians are Muslim) are repressed should see these pictures.

(AP / Amr Nabil)