Friday, January 28, 2011

Lessons from Howard Zinn

Anthony Arnove, writes about Howard Zinn, activist and author of The Peoples' History of the United States for Yes Magazine:
"But Howard added a distinctive element to these arguments by embodying the understanding that the process of struggle, the shared experience of being part of work alongside and for others, is the most rewarding, fulfilling, and meaningful life one can live. The sense of solidarity he had with people in struggle, the sense of joy he had in life, was infectious.

Read the complete article here

Anarchist Film Archive: the first online archive and database of anarchist and libertarian cinema, film and video

Christie Books has just announced the new online Anarchist Film Archive.
The archive is free to access and contains a growing collection of nearly 1000 difficult-to-find feature films, documentaries, interviews, talks and short videos — all with anarchist or libertarian-oriented themes of education, justice, resistance — and liberation. Complementing the archive is a comprehensive and regularly updated database of anarchist/libertarian films compiled and maintained by Santiago-Juan Navarro. The archive is easy to use: you can scroll through the titles, search for a particular film in the ‘Search’ box or search by tag. You can also embed individual films in blogs, facebook pages etc.

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The Anarchist Film Archive

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Photography and Memory

Near the top of my ever-growing "to read" list is Andrea Noble's Photography and Memory in Mexico: Icons of Revolution which explores a number of the famous photographic images made during the 1910-1920 revolution. Andrea analyses a small, but carefully chosen selection of photographs which were repeatedly reproduced across a range of media in the aftermath of the conflict, to reveal some "compelling stories about cultural memory and identity in the twentieth century and into the twenty-first century".
a more detailed outline of the book can be found on the Manchester University Press website

A list of Andrea's books and journal articles can be read here