Category Archives: Protest

Sing me, Lord Chilcot, of the wrath…

During this Edinburgh Festival, non-stop from 8th to 20th August, hundreds of volunteers read the whole Chilcot Report on the decision to go to war in Iraq. The event’s producer said: “[The report] wasn’t expected to be read. The establishment … Continue reading

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Critical Reading, Online Scare Stories – and the Death Star

Yesterday, a petition from avaaz started going round the internet. It spread very rapidly, through twitter and Facebook. Many generally thoughtful, concerned people passed it on, some with words of anger or concern, urging others to sign the petition as … Continue reading

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Skewed Iconographies: Iranian Protest Conundrum

  I saw this picture making the rounds on Facebook yesterday, and what struck me was the odd combination of conflicting iconographies. Let me explain: political imagery often uses specific visual cues to get across its message. They might be … Continue reading

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