Coś wam powiem: w wielotysięcznym tłumie skandować #wolność#równość#solidarność to jedno, a stać ze świeczką w grupce kilkunastu osób przed zamiejscowym wydziałem ksiąg wieczystych to coś zupełnie innego. Pierwszy #protest w historii Mszany Dolnej. #Wolnesądy wymagają poświęceń. I odwagi cywilnej.
"As artists (and other marginalized folx), we are expected and encouraged to hold the responsibility that comes with naming the conditions we experience. All within the midst of ongoing death, trauma, poverty, and state-sanctioned violence. It is difficult to write and be concerned with surviving. Some would argue that we write to survive or preserve ourselves in some form. These pressures and forced narratives do not honor, center, or contribute to our and our families’ well-being.
This is my attempt to reconcile with how to live in a country that capitalizes off of death. To question how we measure the loss of life and encourage us to be better."
Read the rest of Amber Butts' piece on our latest issue, CIVIC ARTISTRY! Link to the issue in bio and article link here: http://www.sixbyeightpress.com/poems-of-protest/ ✍️ #civicartistry#sixbyeightpress#poemsofprotest#protest#poetry#horror#motherofallbombs#cough#question#resist#trumpsamerica
La marcha convocada por la oposición al TSJ fue severamente reprimida al pisar la autopista. Se reportó gran cantidad de heridos, detenidos, y ataques a la prensa y primeros auxilios. 22, julio 2017.
Anti-government protests. Caracas, Venezuela.
Yesterday I, along with the residents of Crown Heights, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, participated in a town hall meeting to discuss gentrification and protest Summer Hill, a new establishment in the neighborhood that is trying to profit off of the pain and experiences of that community by selling Rose 40s in a brown paper bag and leaving a wall in the restaurant that "allegedly" has bullet holes in it to give it "character" and for street cred 😒. (See more videos in my stories) It was awesome to see the community come together and speak about this issue. As many stated, "Our pain, our culture, and experiences as black people is not a novelty, it is not for sale, it is not to be exploited" ✊🏾✊🏾 #boycottsummerhill#gentrification#crownheights#brooklyn#nyc#protest#townhall
Filippo Minelli, 'Shape E/B', 2015 | Filippo Minelli was born in Brescia, Italy in 1983. He uses smoke bombs in his ongoing series "Silence/Shapes" as an artistic device that arose from his own political activism. Social and political issues have always stood at the heart of Minelli's oeuvre, and he is inspired by ideas of demonstration and protest. A natural step from his graffiti and street art, the camera allowed Minelli to make the smoke bomb, a wholly transient form of protest, into something enduring and permanent, capturing and preserving an otherwise fleeting energy.
If Instagram is good for something, it's probably for voicing opinion about crucial social and political issues. As much as I understand that current polish government was chosen in free democratic election, it is hard to accept that these sad bitter people who live in the past got a chance to destroy future of my and coming generations #protest#3xveto#wolnesady#poland#polska