Geography Archives: Global

  • Comrade Gagarin

      “An astronaut son of a carpenter, Yuri Gagarin, a son of Red October” I Giovani Comunisti/e (Young Communists) is the youth wing of the Partito della Rifondazione Comunista (Communist Refoundation Party).  Music by Banda Bassotti (“Juri Gagarin”).  Cf. “Gagarin’s experience shows that the son of a Soviet carpenter enjoyed material foundations to make it […]

  • First Flight

      A tribute to Yuri Gagarin and his first human spaceflight, 12 April 1961. . . . Music by Zemlyane (“The Grass at Home”).  Cf. <www.roscosmos.ru/main.php?id=87>, <english.ruvr.ru/tag_45875342/>, <ciudad-futura.net/2011/04/05/soyuz-gagarin-2/>, <www.yuriesfera.net>. | Print  

  • The Role Played by South Africa in the United Nations Security Council on the Libyan Situation

      21 March 2011 The African National Congress Youth League is concerned by the role played by South Africa in the United Nations Security Council.  South Africa voted in favour of UN Security Council Resolution 1973 to impose a No-Fly-Zone in Libya, and did not advocate for a peaceful solution or an African led solution […]

  • How I Became a Socialist

      “Workin’ hard scarred my proletarian flesh I used to go to sleep drunk every night depressed Slavin’ for a check, a couple hundred at best While the boss getting’ rich off my blood and sweat And all the crumbs I get go to bills and rent I ain’t workin’ all my life just to […]

  • Families Divided by US Deportation

      Past US administrations have deported illegal immigrants, but under President Obama the process has accelerated. This video was first released by Al Jazeera on 19 January 2011. | Print  

  • Refugee Diagram

      There are many reasons for leaving one’s country. . . . N.B. Click on “Subtitles” to view this video with English subtitles. Directed by Atelier Collectif.  Animation by William Henne, Caroline Nugues, and Lionel Seneterre.  Produced by Zorobabel.  2006. | Print  

  • If We Must Die

      Wrongfully convicted following the prison uprising in Lucasville, OH in 1993, Brother Bomani (Keith LaMar) is currently at Ohio’s supermax prison, Ohio State Penitentiary, where he began a hunger strike on January 3. Before I speak my piece, let me make one thing perfectly clear: I don’t want to die.  I want to live […]

  • Visualizing Social Movement Cultures: Movement as Producer

      Social movements redefine what it means to be an artist. Dara Greenwald is a media artist.  Her collaborative work often takes the form of video, writing, and cultural organizing.  Some of her works may be viewed at <daragreenwald.com>.  Josh MacPhee is an artist, curator, and activist.  He is a member of the art collective […]

  • On Paul Baran’s Political Economy of Growth

    In underdeveloped countries the appropriation of the economic surplus by foreign capital or its absorption by nonessential consumption of the parasitic upper classes is emphasized, the repercussions being a low level of investment and slow economic growth.

  • Let’s Launch an Enquiry into the Debt! A Manual on How to Organise Audits on Third World Debts

      Excerpt: The first objective of an audit is to clarify the past, to untangle the web of debt, thread by thread, so as to reconstruct the sequence of events which has led to the present impasse. . . .  Who has loaned and what was his role?  How did the State find itself committed, […]

  • Kino Pravda 3G

      The detritus of mobile phone footage of protests, from Tehran to Toronto, over the last year . . . assembled without grand narratives of the mainstream media. Public Studio is a transient Toronto artist collective. | Print  

  • Wallets Full of Blood

      Houses on the Moon Zombie Banker Blues Roscommon Death Trip Eamonn Crudden is an Irish filmmaker.  See, also, “A Curse on the Zombie Establishment: An Interview with Filmmaker Eamonn Crudden” (MediaBite, 23 September 2010). | Print  

  • Hot Pants and Niqabs: NiqaBitch Stroll through Paris

      We both are in our early twenties, and while one of us is Muslim, we didn’t feel directly affected by the passing of the anti-burqa (although anti-niqab is the more appropriate word) law. Still, we both wanted to express ourselves regarding this subject.  We’ve always found the law a little fuzzy, and while it’s […]

  • I Protest (Remembrance)

      Listen to MC Kash’s song “I Protest (Remembrance)”: They say when you run from darkness All you seek is light But when the blood spills over You’ll stand and fight Threads of deceit Woven around a word of plebiscite By treacherous puppet politicians Who have no soul inside My paradise is burning With troops […]

  • Imagen Anónima / Anonymous Image

      Rodrigo Llano is a Chilean artist and filmmaker.  The video above is a trailer for his film Imagen Anónima/Anonymous Image.  For more information about this film, visit <imagenanonima.cl>. | Print  

  • Unlikely Emcees

      Sukina Abdul Noor and Muneera Rashida, born in Bristol and based in London, are the hip-hop duo Poetic Pilgrimage.  For more information about Poetic Pilgrimage, visit <www.myspace.com/poeticpilgrimage>. | Print  

  • BBC Lies

      This video was first released by KolahStudio on 5 August 2006.  For more information, visit <www.kolahstudio.com>. | Print  

  • The Color of Pomegranates

      Sayat Nova Sergei Parajanov (9 January 1924 – 20 July 20 1990) was a Soviet Armenian filmmaker. | Print  

  • $tudent$ Make Banks Rich (Only If the Loans Are Repaid)

      These are original poster designs by EDUdebtorsunion.org.  They are all formatted for print on standard 8 1/2″ x 11″ letter paper.  Please print and display anywhere you think this information would be relevant, provocative, or necessary! Some ideas of placement: Within Universities: Financial Aid Office, Bursar’s Office, Cashiers’ Windows, Student Unions Within the City: […]

  • Early Modern Venetian-Ottoman Relations and the Mediterranean World

      Eric R. Dursteler.  Venetians in Constantinople: Nation, Identity, and Coexistence in the Early Modern Mediterranean.  The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science Series.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.  Maps, illustrations.  312 pp.  $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-8324-8. Eric R. Dursteler’s work, which examines Venetian-Ottoman coexistence in the late sixteenth and early […]