camaradobono:

Ferguson October 

Autour de Ferguson, la mobilisation contre les violences policières continue. No Justice, no peace !

> Le site de la mobilisation “Ferguson October” : http://fergusonoctober.com/ 

> Les articles de “Democracy Now” sur la mobilisation : http://www.democracynow.org/topics/michael_brown

Quelques photos des manifs 

Buzzfed : http://www.buzzfeed.com/jimdalrympleii/images-from-the-massive-ferguson-october-event-show-thousand#9y6ux2

Washington Post : http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/weekend-of-resistance-staged-in-st-louis/2014/10/11/2e9548b2-517d-11e4-aa5e-7153e466a02d_gallery.html

Sources photos

1. Getty Images

2. Koran Addo : https://twitter.com/KoranAddo/status/520978665900109824/photo/1

3-4. Brian Benton : http://blog.brianfbenton.com/post/99829817604/ferguson-october-st-louis-missouri

5.  The One You : http://ttwo-wolves.tumblr.com/post/99934096718

6. Ferguson October : http://fergusonoctober.com/democracy-now/

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BLACK WOMEN ON TV, FALL 2014

Miranda Bailey, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) || Bonnie Bennett, The Vampire Diaries (CW) || Jasmine Braverman, Parenthood (NBC) || Renee Clemons, Gracepoint (FOX) || Zoey Dalton, Nashville (ABC) || Gabriela Dawson, Chicago Fire (NBC) || Stephanie Edwards, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) || Victoria Gates, Castle (ABC) || Daisy Grant, Madam Secretary (CBS) || Dena Jackson, Red Band Society (FOX) || Rainbow Johnson, Black-ish (ABC) || Annalise Keating, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) || Abbie Mills, Sleepy Hollow (FOX) || Jenny Mills, Sleepy Hollow (FOX) || Fish Mooney, Gotham (FOX) || Lanie Parish, Castle (ABC) || Margaret Pierce, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) || Olivia Pope, Scandal (ABC) || Michaela Pratt, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) || Joanna Reece, Forever (ABC) || Camille Saroyan, Bones (FOX) || Stephie, A to Z (NBC) || Tamra, The Mindy Project (FOX) || Loretta Wade, NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) || Iris West, The Flash (CW) || Charmonique Whitaker, Selfie (ABC)

I may not know ll of them, and side-eye some (*looking at you, OP!*), but that’s nice enough to reblog…

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Yellow Fever”, by kenyan director Ng’endo Mukii.

A very good short film about skin bleaching & colorism in Kenya. 

La réalisatrice Ng’endo Mukii s’intéresse à la couleur de peau et au concept de race. Au fil du temps, les représentations et théories auxquelles ces notions sont associées ont évolué. D’après Ng’endo Mukii, le décalage « topographique » entre l’illusion de la beauté et la réalité déforme notre perception de la couleur de la peau et du corps. A l’heure de la mondialisation, les canons de beauté sont uniformisés, ce qui altère l’image que les gens ont d’eux-mêmes. Dans certains pays d’Afrique, des femmes tentent d’atteindre cet idéal esthétique en utilisant des crèmes éclaircissantes.

Réalisatrice, scénariste, animatrice et monteuse, Ng’endo Mukii est originaire du Kenya. En Afrique, elle a fréquenté une école catholique avant d’aller étudier au Royal College of Art de Londres. En 2012, elle termine brillamment sa formation avec « Fièvre jaune », son film de fin d’études.

Source : http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/049374-000/fievre-jaune?autoplay=1?autoplay=1

Hey, Dynamic Africa, have you seen this?

camaradobono:

Cases Rebelles, émission n°48 : entretien avec Emory Douglas, artiste révolutionnaire, ex-ministre de la culture du Black Panther Party #Allpowertothepeople

« La vie est au devant et aussi en arrière. »

Rares sont les artistes qui allient pratique et engagement révolutionnaires. C’est dur de créer une œuvre belle, forte et utile. Utile au peuple au combat. Une œuvre qui soit une arme. Pour cela il faut appartenir au peuple, lui être connecté en permanence par les tripes, l’âme, le sang et les larmes.

L’histoire dit que Richard Aoki fut peut-être le premier à apporter aux Black Panthers des armes mais EMORY DOUGLAS, dessinateur extraordinaire et Ministre de la Culture du Black Panther Party, a fourni sans relâche les grenades d’une esthétique populaire, révolutionnaire qui a traversé le temps dans son contenu et sa forme. Il a fait ça tout en étant au cœur de la lutte, payant de sa personne et de sa foi tout entière.

Rencontrer Emory c’est aller rencontrer l’histoire. Et c’est  dans la discrétion d’une toute petite maison de San Francisco que vit l’homme qui combine en lui sagesse, gentillesse et humilité hors du commun. Un survivant en qui vous chercherez vainement la moindre trace d’ego ; en qui vous ne trouverez qu’une inétanchable soif d’agir pour la libération de la collectivité.

Et c’est sans doute ça qui lui a permis d’être révolutionnaire et de le rester au fil du temps. C’est sans doute cela et un indubitable talent qui ont fait l’artiste enchanteur, dont l’œuvre populaire, politique et touchante a porté et amplifié les échos d’une histoire de résistance qui a marqué la terre entière.

Sans nostalgie, regrets ou aigreur Emory Douglas continue de son mieux. Partageant, racontant l’histoire des Black Panthers, partageant son enthousiasme et son talent avec les jeunes générations, diffusant son fervent antisionisme, soutenant les combats zapatistes et gardant un intérêt profond pour toutes les luttes émancipatrices de la planète.

Nous voilà donc partiEs pour environ une heure d’entretien avec lui avec vous autour du Black Panther Party, du Black Arts Movement entre autres. Bonne écoute !

Musique

The Lumpen « Free Bobby Now »
Marvin Gaye « What’s Going On »
Aretha Franklin « Respect »
Sia-Love « Complex »
Sia-Love « Poetic Reflection »
The Sounds of Black « Sounds of Black »

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L’émission comporte quelques extraits d’archives que nous avons fait le choix de ne pas traduire en direct. Voici leurs traductions :

Extrait n°1 (Remise à Emory Douglas d’un prix pour l’ensemble de son œuvre à la soirée Black Media Appreciation le 13 septembre 2014 à San Francisco) :

« Ce pour quoi on se bat c’est pour continuer à enseigner la conscience »  – « Être si connecté à notre peuple,  aimer notre peuple, le présenter d’une manière si digne, si élevée, d’une manière si combative, résistante, et digne c’est tellement  profond. […] Ce frère est si puissant, quand tu vois son art, ça te donne envie de faire quelque chose il est prolifique mais là il est ici avec nous, connecté, le frère (Brother) Emory Douglas »

Extrait n°2 (Funérailles de Bobby Hutton – Lil Bobby, le 12 avril 1968) :

« La police dit qu’il est sorti en courant. S’il est sorti en courant avec du gaz lacrymo dans les yeux je doute qu’il avait la moindre idée de ce qu’il faisait. »
« La question n’est pas de savoir s’il faut être violent ou non-violent mais c’est de savoir si les êtres humains peuvent user du droit divin à l’auto-défense. »
« Ces porcs ont assassiné Bobby. »
« On ne prêche pas la violence à tout va, on ne prêche pas la guerilla raciale, notre combat est contre les structures de pouvoir, notre combat est maintenant, ici et maintenant. »
 

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Interview réalisée le 26 Août 2014. Merci beaucoup à Emory Douglas !

Quelques liens

- Le site d’Emory Douglas : http://www.emorydouglasart.com/
Site d’archives et d’actualités autour du Black Panther Party http://www.itsabouttimebpp.com/
- Sia-Love aka Meres-Sia Gabriel, chanteuse et poétesse (émission spéciale à venir) : http://sialove.com/

Source : http://www.cases-rebelles.org/emission-n48/

Outlander the Book SPOILERS ! “Outlander and (Spousal) *** in Historical Fiction… or “Bear with me as I rant about why excusing *** as ‘part of the times’ does injustice to the ***, the ***, and the period.”

mediaeval-muse:

For those of you who do not enjoy rants about social justice or feminism, I’m sorry. I’ll return to my regular blogging very soon.

Recently, I did a review of Diana Gabaldon’s historical fiction/romance novel, Outlander, in which I clearly outlined…

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I stumbled upon that very interesting post about Outlander The Book as I had just finished reading it (all those gifs on my dash got me intrigued and that Sam Heughan guy is one fine sexy Scot!!), and it sums up everything I felt about it (safe for some other points). This is a very important subject and I just couldn’t pass over it.

I wonder how the show creators and writer are going to handle this part…And I hope to watch sexy Sam on my screen in other capacities ;).

Oh Rayna, Oh Deacon…..This, THIS !!!!

Here is the thing : I don’t mind Luke, really. He is not a bad guy, rather the contrary actually. Pretty decent guy. I can understand how he’s been loving Rayna for years from afar, and wouldn’t miss the chance to be with her. I mean, this over the top proposal aside, he’d been a pretty good boyfriend so far : understanding, attentive and the sex looks good too. But, yeah, I am NO WAY here for this relationship to last beyond what it should be : a good enjoyable temporary rebound relationship. I am here for Deacon and Rayna. “That’s how it’s supposed to be”!  I mean, yeah, their relationship has been hard, difficult, crazy. And sure, that Claybourne guy has some serious, serious baggage. But he has come such a long, long way…And I think he earned this, he earned them trying at it again. And like seriously, those two, those two together are just…I mean, that scene, right here/up, if it doesn’t say it ALL…ARGH ! LOVE THEM TOGETHER !

So I hoped that the writers would have been bold enough, would have treated their audience as mature and intelligent people who can appreciate a good entertaining plot without bad soap operaish antics like that episode long faux suspense and totally anti-climatic moment at the end. I find this “let’s string along that relationship just ‘cause we can’t write interesting mature relationship” boring and annoying and lazy. I mean, with everything those two have to work on (rebuilding their love relationship, co-parenting with Teddy, building a family of 4 with Maddie and Daphne, Deacon battling his addictions and those other many Claybourne family related demons and trauma, their respective solo careers, etc.), there should be enough material to last at least a good season…  And miss me with the “end game” thing. I know they are end game. The JOURNEY matters too!!!

So yeah, I am side-eying the writers right now for the bad soap operaish plot/arc they seem to have decided to go through.

As Julia Roberts would tell you : Big fail. BIG ! HUGE !

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screengeniuz:

wetravelfast00:

belindapendragon:

wetravelfast00:

belindapendragon:

wetravelfast00:

elionking:

mapsontheweb:

Every country that has declared independence from the U.K./Great Britain

Never dawned on me that USA is one of only two countries to get its independence before the 20th century. None of the rest of these are even a century old in terms of independence

I hope Scotland joins this club today.

I love you wetravelfast00 but completely disagree with you on this one.

I’d be curious to know as to why, belindapendragon. I’ve lived here for over 10 years, so have developed a rather extensive understanding of the social (esp health and education), economic, political, legal, domestic, and foreign policy points that form the schism between Holyrood and Westminster - which lead to the referendum finally being agreed to two years ago. The hypothetical data on the monetary and economic issues on both sides almost cancel each other out, so what’s left on the “no” side is some romantic notion of nostalgia which is not a material basis on which Scotland should continue as part of the union.
The way Scotland functions as a country and its general political climate is more akin to a Scandinavian country and very much less like England (or other countries in the UK for that matter.) They would be better of with self-determination.

Awesome wetravelfast00, you know I love a good dialogue/debate. Please give me your perspective re: the things I just mentioned in another post…
"On an emotional level I am totally for independence. But I am concerned for Scotland and its future if it goes it alone, (look at the unemployment and economic woes of Ireland, especially after joining the EU). I’ve talked to a few Brit friends and we talked of all of the expense of becoming an independent nation, what resources will back up the Scottish pound, what natural resources are there in Scotland, who has the equipment or technology to excavate those materials, I hear the Scottish pound is so weak that it’s not accepted in England, most of the young people go to uni in London/England as Brits but as a separate nation they’ll have to pay for uni like a regular foreign students, they will not be allowed to emigrate to and work in England as readily and the world is a dangerous place, what national defenses are in place, army, navy etc, what happens when the Bank of England calls in monies due and owing. I could go on but I see Scotland coming to England (and the U.S.) with it’s hand out when things don’t go so smoothly and will then be operating from a position of weakness. I argue for staying in the fold and negotiate for the things you want from a position of strength. Just my humble opinion as an American Anglophile."

(Ugh, belindapendragon - my browser crashed so I’m going to try to remember what I’d typed before. Grrr.)
*One key thing to note is that the rest of the UK was not paying attention to, reporting, or discussing the referendum campaign - which started TWO years ago - until 10 days ago when the polls suddenly showed the “yes” campaign pull ahead. Literally no one cared, so all this emotiona and nostalgia and “better together”? So fake. The PM hadn’t said a word on it until then either, nor set foot in Scotland to mention staying together. I don’t think people outside of the UK appreciate how disconnected from, and apathetic towards, the rest of the union the government is. The focus is on the South of England and London where the money is.
On education: Scots and European students don’t pay for university in Scotland - it’s free (and I don’t know if they even have to pay outside of Scotland). English students have to pay any and everywhere (can’t remember if students from the other UK countries have to pay in Scotland as well). If Scots want to avoid paying for university after separation, they can just stay in Scotland and go to their own. Granted, that may change if they separate, but that’s not really a massive issue for the initial or long-term.
On jobs: I don’t think people outside of the UK realise how bad an employment and economic divide there is in the north vs south of England, and London vs the rest of the UK. Successive governments (starting with Thatcher) systematically gutted and privatised or shut down the manufacturing and natural resources industries, which left the north vastly poorer than the south. The UK has moved towards a services-based (especially banking) economy, which means that the entire stability of the union is on the backs of the banks (and we see how that turned out for the US and UK over the last few years). So, whatever concerns there are about “brain drain” to London already happens all over the UK because unemployment is so very high outside of London/the South. If Scotland went it alone, they can revive and continue their non-service based sectors because they won’t be under restrictive EU or UK policies.
On defense: Scotland will no longer be under the trigger-happy Westminster government, so won’t really need a robust army. They already have troops because the UK army is made up of regiments from across the UK countries. Besides, it’s only really the US, Russia, and UK that see the world through danger eyes. (US and Russia = political ideology issues, UK = a diminished power still trying to keep a seat at the big boys’ table.)
On natural resources: the short answer = if Scotland goes, they take the North Sea oil with them.
On economics: The UK has an almost dead manufacturing sector since most of everything has been off-shored or reclassified to another country via EU policies, so Scotland will have a cleaner slate from which to control its own manufacturing sector (such as shipbuilding) and go from there.
Emigration, monetary and fiscal policy, etc: Westminster is not going to shoot itself in the foot by making burdensome policies for the Scottish and Scotland. First, the Bank of England is not the IMF, and if Scotland sinks, it’ll drag the UK with it, so they will do whatever they need to for that not to happen. Scotland will be their nearest trading partner as well. And, let’s not forget - there are hordes of Scottish people in England in various positions (government, entertainment, sports, most of the medal winners on the GB Olympic team, etc), so they won’t shut the door on their free movement or make onerous policies against them.
On the example of Ireland: it’s always had a problematic economy. Scotland has oil and manufacturing.
On healthcare: far more coverage and quality in Scotland than in England/rest of UK. Who knows how long they can keep it free, but I’m sure they will manage - their have a pretty small population.
As to things going wrong, who knows? They could end up thriving, too.

VERY interesting.

Very good points, wetravelfast00. And you’re right about the “Yes campaign”. The activist have done a great work over the last 2 years. I remember when I went to the Radical Independence Conference in 2012, which launched their “Yes campaign”, it was very interesting to learn about the situation there, and although they weren’t sure they could pull it, they were full of energy and very inspiring. Whatever happens tonight, they have nothing to be ashamed of.

screengeniuz:

wetravelfast00:

belindapendragon:

wetravelfast00:

belindapendragon:

wetravelfast00:

elionking:

mapsontheweb:

Every country that has declared independence from the U.K./Great Britain

Never dawned on me that USA is one of only two countries to get its independence before the 20th century. None of the rest of these are even a century old in terms of independence

I hope Scotland joins this club today.

I love you wetravelfast00 but completely disagree with you on this one.

I’d be curious to know as to why, belindapendragon. I’ve lived here for over 10 years, so have developed a rather extensive understanding of the social (esp health and education), economic, political, legal, domestic, and foreign policy points that form the schism between Holyrood and Westminster - which lead to the referendum finally being agreed to two years ago. The hypothetical data on the monetary and economic issues on both sides almost cancel each other out, so what’s left on the “no” side is some romantic notion of nostalgia which is not a material basis on which Scotland should continue as part of the union.

The way Scotland functions as a country and its general political climate is more akin to a Scandinavian country and very much less like England (or other countries in the UK for that matter.) They would be better of with self-determination.

Awesome wetravelfast00, you know I love a good dialogue/debate. Please give me your perspective re: the things I just mentioned in another post…

"On an emotional level I am totally for independence. But I am concerned for Scotland and its future if it goes it alone, (look at the unemployment and economic woes of Ireland, especially after joining the EU). I’ve talked to a few Brit friends and we talked of all of the expense of becoming an independent nation, what resources will back up the Scottish pound, what natural resources are there in Scotland, who has the equipment or technology to excavate those materials, I hear the Scottish pound is so weak that it’s not accepted in England, most of the young people go to uni in London/England as Brits but as a separate nation they’ll have to pay for uni like a regular foreign students, they will not be allowed to emigrate to and work in England as readily and the world is a dangerous place, what national defenses are in place, army, navy etc, what happens when the Bank of England calls in monies due and owing. I could go on but I see Scotland coming to England (and the U.S.) with it’s hand out when things don’t go so smoothly and will then be operating from a position of weakness. I argue for staying in the fold and negotiate for the things you want from a position of strength. Just my humble opinion as an American Anglophile."

(Ugh, belindapendragon - my browser crashed so I’m going to try to remember what I’d typed before. Grrr.)

*One key thing to note is that the rest of the UK was not paying attention to, reporting, or discussing the referendum campaign - which started TWO years ago - until 10 days ago when the polls suddenly showed the “yes” campaign pull ahead. Literally no one cared, so all this emotiona and nostalgia and “better together”? So fake. The PM hadn’t said a word on it until then either, nor set foot in Scotland to mention staying together. I don’t think people outside of the UK appreciate how disconnected from, and apathetic towards, the rest of the union the government is. The focus is on the South of England and London where the money is.

On education: Scots and European students don’t pay for university in Scotland - it’s free (and I don’t know if they even have to pay outside of Scotland). English students have to pay any and everywhere (can’t remember if students from the other UK countries have to pay in Scotland as well). If Scots want to avoid paying for university after separation, they can just stay in Scotland and go to their own. Granted, that may change if they separate, but that’s not really a massive issue for the initial or long-term.

On jobs: I don’t think people outside of the UK realise how bad an employment and economic divide there is in the north vs south of England, and London vs the rest of the UK. Successive governments (starting with Thatcher) systematically gutted and privatised or shut down the manufacturing and natural resources industries, which left the north vastly poorer than the south. The UK has moved towards a services-based (especially banking) economy, which means that the entire stability of the union is on the backs of the banks (and we see how that turned out for the US and UK over the last few years). So, whatever concerns there are about “brain drain” to London already happens all over the UK because unemployment is so very high outside of London/the South. If Scotland went it alone, they can revive and continue their non-service based sectors because they won’t be under restrictive EU or UK policies.

On defense: Scotland will no longer be under the trigger-happy Westminster government, so won’t really need a robust army. They already have troops because the UK army is made up of regiments from across the UK countries. Besides, it’s only really the US, Russia, and UK that see the world through danger eyes. (US and Russia = political ideology issues, UK = a diminished power still trying to keep a seat at the big boys’ table.)

On natural resources: the short answer = if Scotland goes, they take the North Sea oil with them.

On economics: The UK has an almost dead manufacturing sector since most of everything has been off-shored or reclassified to another country via EU policies, so Scotland will have a cleaner slate from which to control its own manufacturing sector (such as shipbuilding) and go from there.

Emigration, monetary and fiscal policy, etc: Westminster is not going to shoot itself in the foot by making burdensome policies for the Scottish and Scotland. First, the Bank of England is not the IMF, and if Scotland sinks, it’ll drag the UK with it, so they will do whatever they need to for that not to happen. Scotland will be their nearest trading partner as well. And, let’s not forget - there are hordes of Scottish people in England in various positions (government, entertainment, sports, most of the medal winners on the GB Olympic team, etc), so they won’t shut the door on their free movement or make onerous policies against them.

On the example of Ireland: it’s always had a problematic economy. Scotland has oil and manufacturing.

On healthcare: far more coverage and quality in Scotland than in England/rest of UK. Who knows how long they can keep it free, but I’m sure they will manage - their have a pretty small population.

As to things going wrong, who knows? They could end up thriving, too.

VERY interesting.

Very good points, wetravelfast00. And you’re right about the “Yes campaign”. The activist have done a great work over the last 2 years. I remember when I went to the Radical Independence Conference in 2012, which launched their “Yes campaign”, it was very interesting to learn about the situation there, and although they weren’t sure they could pull it, they were full of energy and very inspiring. Whatever happens tonight, they have nothing to be ashamed of.

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