Posts tagged Protest.
It is the latest Internet phenomenon that has the world laughing, but in Egypt the Harlem Shake has caught the imagination of revolutionaries who are using it as a new way to challenge the country’s new Islamist rulers.
“It’s a funny way to protest how [the Muslim Brotherhood] have taken control of the country,” said law student Tarek Badr, 22, who was one of more than 100 thrusting their hips in front of the political movement’s Cairo headquarters on Thursday. “People won’t be silent. They will protest in all ways and this is a peaceful way.”
Organizer Noor al Mahalaawi, a 22-year-old engineering student, and three friends started a group that they have dubbed the “Satiric Revolutionary Struggle”.
The group intends to stage innovative weekly protests in front of the party headquarters, which will be posted on its increasingly popular Facebook page.
“People are very supportive,” Mahalaawi said. “It’s a change from violence to sarcasm and it’s peaceful. There has been enough blood, enough arrests, enough trials.”
He said the message to the party was that many Egyptians “do not like their way of rule… with human-rights violations every day.”
After their Harlem Shake ended, participants took up the new revolutionary chant: “The people want the fall of the ‘Murshid’ [the supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood].”
An impromptu conga line snaked through crowd shouting, “Leave, leave, leave.”
— Charlene Gubash, “How The Harlem Shake Is Being Used To Push For Change In Egypt,” NBCNEWS.com (via racialicious)
“Sure you can trust the US Government. Just ask an Indian. Every treaty made was broken. 80% Unemployment. Highest suicide % on the planet. Lowest life expectancy amongst men in the western hemisphere”
I love this. #StandUP for #indigenous rights. #AIM #pineridge #lakota #firstnations
I’m Non-Indigenous, How Can I Participate in Idle No More?
Here’s a quick recap of a response we’ve offered to other people asking…please message us if there’s anything you’d like to see added.
Q. Is it appropriate for me to attend Idle No More events even though I’m non-Indigenous?
Here’s a link to a previous, similar question that we were asked: http://idlenomore.tumblr.com/post/38655149309/i-was-wondering-if-it-would-be-appropriate-for-me-to
Q. Can I help out with Idle No More events and actions?
The short answer is yes! Absolutely. The Idle No More movement is about supporting Indigenous Peoples, rights, lands and liberation—and it requires allies and solidarity work from many people across Turtle Island and the world. But be a good ally by listening more than speaking, always asking permission, and learning as much as you can about the people’s land where you live. Respect the work of Indigenous Peoples, follow protocol and represent yourself and your own people in a good way.
Q. Are there any primers or resources I can read/watch?
We’d encourage you to watch Adam Barker’s great video about what Settler and non-Indigenous peoples can do to support the movement: http://vimeo.com/56106760
And, while you’re at it, have a read of this informative pamphlet on “Restoring the Relationship Between Indigenous Peoples and Canada” [PDF], which was drafted by Mohawk scholar Taiaiake Alfred and non-Indigenous academic Tobold Rollo.
Q. What’s the most important thing I can do to help?
Educate yourself on the issues and share what you learn with your community.
All the best and see you in the streets.
Protesters rightfully expressed their outrage over the gang rape and near-fatal beating of a 23 year old student on a bus in New Delhi.
I stand with you ladies. Water bombs won’t silence you! I wish the survivor lots of strength, my thoughts are with you.
I urge everyone to sign this petition!
the woman in the middle’s sign is giving me life
Political posters made by École des Beaux-Arts (the School of Fine Arts). In the first picture, to the left the face of Daniel Cohn-Bendit laughing at a riot policeman, to the right a poster comparing the riot police to the Nazi SS, which was very controversial. Anti-Gaullist poster seen in the third place. Paris, May ‘68. [Part I / II / III]
[Credit : Bruno Barbey]