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  • 18thcentury
    29.03.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    Spanish Ladies by Sarah Blasko

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  • disorder-rebel-store
    22.03.2021 - 4 weeks ago

    Emma Goldman über die Spanische RevolutionDie Spanische Revolution war Emma Goldmans letzter großer Kampf für die Ideale des Anarchismus. Sie reiste zwischen Juli 1936 und April 1939 dreimal für jeweils mehrere Monate in das revolutionäre Spanien, besuchte im ganzen Land selbstverwaltete Fabriken und Agrarkollektive, anarchistische Gewerkschaften und Vereine, hielt Reden und Vorträge, machte Radiosendungen und koordinierte Geldsammlungen. Offiziell von der CNT/FAI eingeladen, verbrachte sie die ersten Monate der Revolution in Barcelona, wo sie das CNT/FAI-Bulletin mit herausgab. In London arbeitete sie 1937 als offizielle Repräsentatin der CNT/FAI und schrieb sie regelmäßig Artikel für das 14-tägige Magazin Spain and the World und für das New Yorker Blatt Spanish Revolution.  Als kurz vor ihrem 70. Geburtstag Franco den Sieg der Faschisten erklärte, ging sie nach Kanada, wo sie ein Jahr später – während einer Vortragstour zur Unterstützung republikanischer Spanienflüchtlinge und von Deportation bedrohter italienischer Genoss_innen – an einem Herzinfarkt verstarb.David Porter würdigt in einem Mosaik aus Briefen, Reden, Artikeln und Radiobeiträgen Goldmans, thematisch einsortiert und in den jeweiligen historischen und politischen Kontext gebettet, ihren streitbaren Kampf gegen den Franco-Faschismus und für eine freiheitliche Spanische Republik. Die dabei ausgewählten Schriften beinhalten nicht nur die Debatten, Kämpfe und revolutionäre Begeisterung, sondern bieten einen Dialog hinsichtlich der Revolution und des sozialen Wandels – einen Dialog, auf den AktivistInnen heute immer wieder stoßen werden, weil sie mit ähnlichen Themen konfrontiert sind.

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  • feistycottoncandy
    24.02.2021 - 1 mont ago

    I have an exam tomorrow so I cant watch AEW Dynamite tonight, I will be manifesting for my boy

    #rey fenix#aew dynamite #no tea and no shade to the murderhawk monster #BUT! #Rey Fenix is my fave and that will NOT change #plus Fenix telling him he is the worst tag partner in spanish and telling alex to translate was the funniest shit #all elite wrestling #plus I wanna see both of the lucha bros in revolution #lucha bros
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  • unabashedlyyoungearthquake
    24.01.2021 - 2 monts ago

    Ominous Historical Parallels for Modern America

    Ominous Historical Parallels for Modern America

    Many people will wonder what historical parallels are best for modern America. In particular, what historical events are reminiscent of the 6 January Trump Riot at the US Capitol. Frighteningly, the apparent parallels for those events include some of history’s worst bloodbaths and the fall of some Republics. Unfortunately, ignorant Americans will ignore some of the most telling historical…

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    #Ominous Historical Parallels #Ominous Historical Parallels for Modern America #Pinochet’s Chile #The French Revolution #The Roman Revolution #The Spanish Civil War
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  • total-icon-island
    23.01.2021 - 2 monts ago

    Angry/Sad Sierra icons - for anon!

    #td#total drama#icons#td icons #total drama icons #tda#tdwt#tdas #total drama action #total drama world tour #total drama all stars #celebrity manhunt's total drama action reunion special #slap slap revolution #can't help falling in louvre #the ex-files #african lying society safari #saving private leechball #moon madness #no one eggspects the spanish opposition #suckers punched#td sierra #total drama sierra #sierra icons #td sierra icons #requests
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  • pinoyhistorywithsiyan
    23.01.2021 - 2 monts ago

    To Reform or To Revolt, That is the Question (This is serious)

    The answer might seem obvious from the answers I had back then, but in this essay, I would like to treat both arguments fairly, as both contributed to the birth of the Philippine nation. Before discussing the answers to this question, I would like to give an overview of what were talking about in the first place, which is the Spanish colonial era.

    The Spanish colonization of the Philippines left an ever-lasting scar in Philippine history. The 333 years of occupation was driven with forced-labor, different forms of exploitation, and terror upon the Filipino natives. Cultural practices from the pre-colonial era were prohibited and created the preference for Christianity. The 333 years was also the years of attempted revolts, in which all the bodies of revolutionaries were used as props for terrorism against the masses. There was a great extent of corruption from the Spanish elite who ruled the lands, and Filipinos were treated like slaves. That is, until the 18th and 19th Century, when Filipinos began to participate in enterprises and ventures. Filipinos were already given representation due to wealth and privilege, that is until certain students and scholars developed a sense of national consciousness. This national consciousness became the greatest weapon for independence in the Philippines, as it gave an abstract birth to the notion of a nation itself. Various propagandists such as the members of La Liga Filipina, began to write works criticizing the Spanish government, particularly the friars who were given most control in the 18th-19th Centuries. They also proposed reform; for Indios to be given the same rights as the Spaniards, and to have Filipino representatives at the Konsehos. This was met with outrage from the Spaniards (especially from the friars), thus gave them the decision to disallow Filipino representatives in the Spanish councils. The absurd deaths of the “Gomburza” priests stirred up the masses to participate in revolutionary movements to overthrow the colonial government. The propagandist Jose Rizal’s arrest also incited revolution among the KKK (Kataastaasan, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan), to conduct attacks and offensives on the Spanish haciendas and forts. Liberate the lands from the oppressive friars and Guardia Civil, who were the causes of economic and political exploitation and abuses among the masses.

    Now, going back to the question; reform or revolt? What is exactly reform and revolt?

    Reform (verb) – to make changes in something, typically in political, economic or social practices in order to improve it.

    Revolt (verb) – an illegal and often violent attempt by a group of people to change their country’s political system.

    Given the social, political and economic climates of the Philippines, we can rather say that there are situations where we are asked to revolt and asked to reform. Why is this so? Let us look at the Philippines in our present context.  

    The Philippines today did not move-on from the atrocities of the past, particularly from the underprivileged. (Although, I might also say that it was better than before since Filipinos get to participate in the market and government offices, devoid of racism). Atrocities and exploitation in the countryside are usually permitted by the centralized government in order to give way to the establishment of multinational corporations and other enterprises. Workers in industrialized areas owned by foreign investors and the Filipino elite are being paid with minimum wage and sometimes work in harsh conditions with little to no rewards. The Philippine economy is driven mostly by imports, industries that exist in this country are usually processing firms for products that the Filipino masses couldn’t buy. Meanwhile, Indigenous peoples are driven out of their land to give way for foreign companies to exploit the country’s natural resources. Tenant-landlord relations still exist in the basakan, and prices have become unfair for the peasant economy in favor for wealthier investors. Some are drowning in debt, a lot are starving and overworked with little to no rewards.

    Reforms have already been in the table for years, even after the 1946 Independence, yet this has been left undone by those who are in power. An example is the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law of 1988, which seek to distribute lands to farmers and also somehow remove the hacienda system which still lasted even after the Spanish occupation. But where are we now? Did we really change even after the years of occupation? Protests and labor unions express these frustrations, and are often met with denial, red-tagging, and worse, confrontation. These confrontations result to deaths (such as what happened to Hacienda Luisita), and some even result to the formation and recruitment of organized rebellion, such as the New People’s Army (NPA).  

    If that makes sense at all, what I’m trying to say is. There are times when we can do reform, and there are times where we are supposed to revolt. Reform is usually done if the centralized government is willing to listen to the concerns of the masses. Reform needs a political leader who uses his/her political will to lift the masses and places the interests of the masses first, contrary to him/herself. (e.g someone who cannot be swayed by the sweet words of capitalists.) Or maybe from a liberal perspective, someone who is willing to talk in peace, without any false promises. Revolt is usually done when the state forces themselves are committing atrocities, such as what is happening now in Mindanao. Using the famous Duterte supporter ‘nanlaban’ analogy, ‘If a group of military personnel go to your barrio and start shooting your hens, force you to eat feces, or worse, start killing your family members and leaving firearms on their corpses. What would you do?’ Now, as peaceful resistance against the government is often left with suspicion and repression. As the UP-DND accord, a treaty denying the entry of state forces in a university that is known for its student’s critical assessment on the current administration, is being torn down. These students are our current Rizals and Mabinis, pushing for reform and respecting our current democratic processes. But these were also the same struggles that the reformists in the colonial era experienced, and was left with no choice but to revolt. It was a ‘fight or die’ game in the end. The killings and arrests of peasants and activists are becoming widespread, especially after the signing of the Anti-Terror Law. Now is probably the time to ask the question. To reform or to revolt?

    The photo above is a recent event where farmer’s houses were burnt by suspected paid goons of Ayala and Yulo in Hacienda Yulo. The farmers described that they were ‘forced to watch their houses burn’ (Photo Source: Defend Yulo Farmers | January 23, 2021 | https://twitter.com/DefendHYFarmers/status/1352907170229018624)

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  • a-book-dragon
    04.01.2021 - 3 monts ago

    Examples of libertarian socialism

      the paris commune - it formed in 1871 during the franco-prussian war. it was torn by internal disagreements and didn’t last quite long, but it was the first modern attempt to create a truly democratic, stateless society.

       the anarchists in ukraine during the russian civil war who fought against both the reds (bolsheviks) and the whites (reactionaries). nestor makhno was a pretty important figure there. i gotta admit, however, that some of them were antisemitic and organized pogroms against jews.

      the anarcho-syndicalists of cnt-fai during the spanish civil war, mostly in Catalonia and Aragon. their militias fought against the catholic fundamentalist fascist falangists of francisco franco.

       the zapatista movement in mexico, mainly chiapas, which started in the late 90s and continues to this day. at its core are indigenous people, aiming to reclaim their land. (the video i linked is in spanish but you can turn on english subtitles)

      democratic confederalism in rojava, northern syria!!! the majority of people there are kurdish, but there are lots of international volunteers. their main principles are ecology, feminism and direct democracy. they fight against ISIS, other terrorist groups and the fascist Turkish government.

       let’s not forget how hunter-gatherers organized their societies (and still do in some parts of the world!)

    am i doing this right? feel free to share more examples!

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  • spilt-rosetea
    18.12.2020 - 4 monts ago

    i just realized that the solution for my dilemma between female philippines and male philippines is easily solved!!! my philippines oc is now nb and goes by they/them pronouns thank you

    #im excited by this development!!! #i feel like hima would make them male just in case he ever makes a phili character #but i kinda feel like phili makes a lot of sense as the kind of person for whom gender doesnt really matter much #and they love experimenting with their gender expression #still very much leans on being quite femme but every so often they just wanna have a masc day yknow #and they're very pretty and good with make-up so honestly? they just look good no matter what #they aint a beauty pageant enthusiast for nothing!!!! #i guess i'd hc phili as biologically male #presented as male throughout spanish colonization #presented as female during the revolution #and did so until marcos #i feel like imelda especially would be delighted in having this doll she could pretty up and play with #and would also blatantly ignore phili's growing hesitation with presenting as female #aquino onwards would be confused but ultimately feel like phili's gender isnt their business #though there's also a sliding scale of backhanded compliments about it too #erap i think would be quite notorious about it #phili would think theyre trans first before settling on being nb #specifically genderfluid #and in current times they're a lot more comfortable with that fluidity #they would learn that our current admin is much more amenable toward them when they're male presenting though #hws#hws philippines#mine
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  • thepriexperience
    05.12.2020 - 4 monts ago

    I was so caught up in the euphoria of Destiel being canon, that for a second I lived in a world where U.S. politics didn't exist.

    #destiel#spn#us politics#biden harris#hannibal buress #i have literally not seen any news since the Spanish dub dropped #the entire revolution could be happening but after 5 years of every day following the horror #the never ending daily fucking horror #i will be over here with dean and cas living rent free in my head #thank you
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  • thenewlittleprincess
    04.12.2020 - 4 monts ago

    Hey, Sunflower!

    "Chico Jimenez here, on KELP, on a sunny morning, Monday, November 17, 2025 at 7.24 am, with the best of Latin music por los chicos y las chicas de El Paso, Texas."

    "La vida está una bella cancion! Woof!"

    "Some words of wisdom from our mascot, Charlie Chihuahua. And that last song by Tomas Andrzewski, Tierra del Amor, bouncin' up the Latin charts, was surely a beautiful song.

    "And now we have a special guest on KELP Morning. Let me welcome La Princesita!"

    "Hola! Muchas gracias! El Paso,  vos quiero muchá!"  says the Princess.

    "De nada, princesita. Now I've noticed you always say that, everywhere you go. What is it? Vos . . ." asks Chico.

    "Vos quiero muchá!"  says the Princess.

    "Now, in Tex-Mex, that doesn't mean a hell of a lot. What exactly are you tryin' to say, say in English?" asks Chico.

    "Oh! It means 'I love you all!'" says the Princess.

    "Oh. Around these parts, we'd probably say something like 'Los quiero a todos'," says Chico.

    "Yeah, I can understand that but it sounds really formal, like I'm not that close to them. I want to be a close bessie of me fans in Texas!" says the Princess.

    "OK, and I think you are. You're really popular around here, with Latinos and Anglos alike," says Chico.

    "I'm so happy! Love to be loved! That's why I said I love them too!" says the Princess.

    "I hear you've got a new song, just to introduce to El Paso," says Chico.

    "Right 'tis! Every Monday I do a new song for the week. Last week, it was 'Princesistos, Princesistas'," says the Princess. "I sang that in . . . let me see if I can remember all the names . . . Tucson, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Salt Lake and Trinidad," says the Princess.

    "And I have to say somethin': I heard some terrible news that ladrones were copyin' these radio broadcasts off the radio and sellin' them like podcasts at like 50 Units a pop. I want to kill them, truth be told, grubby li'l snide creatures they are! Dunno' give yar brass to los ladrones! No le des vos pisto a los ladrones!" says the Princess.

    "Dad says there's somethin' about I'm not allowed to release videos on the ICT except Latin ones through Pina Colada. I want to do these ones about Guatemala in English, so everyone can understand them, not just Latino people, because Guatemalans need all the help they can get now," says the Princess.

    "But, at Christmas, at the same time we release our Spanish-language videopack, "Princesita", Pina Colada will release these songs about Guatemala in English and Spanish, in another videopack, called "Princess At War." So you can buy them off the ICT at their normal prices. Just don't try to jump the queue or it'll cost you a fortune!'" the Princess says.

    "OK, thank you for warnin' our listeners, princesita. Now, what is your new song?" Chico asks.

    "It's called 'Hey, Sunflower!' It's about the flowers and we are livin' in the same world but they're the lucky ones! Like the junta in Guatemala doesn't affect them at all. They stay beautiful while the people get hurt," says the Princess.

    "Well, that surely sounds interesting! OK, your band is here now so you can go over and do the song for us," says Chico.

    "Cheers, Chico!" the Princess says.

    Coco Loco leads on acoustic guitar. It is a classic flamenco rumba but played fast: Am G F but instead of going down to Em, it is what the Princess calls “rolled down and quickly wound back up” : Am G F G Am. It sounds something like the video at the bottom of the page.

    The Princess joins in, improvising melodies off that chord pattern on her electric piano.

    Then Pom-Pom starts the drum machine.

    The Three Angels are shaking three tambourines and banging out the machine's beat on them too.

    All-About-The starts the bass line.

    Then everyone is doing Am in unison and the Princess starts singing  . . . or is it shouting?

    Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey!

    Then everyone plays that Am G F G Am pattern and the Princess really does sing.

    The sun is shining, just like every day

    We can go out and play the same games we always play

    But something's changed today, we cannot see

    We're no longer equal, no longer free

    We must be careful

    They're [the Three Angels back up the Princess with harmonies here] watchin' you and me

    [Then the Princess alone] Watchin' you and me

    [A little melody with Coco's guitar and the Princess' piano in unison]

    [The whole band backs up the Princess]

    Hey, sunflower

    As beautiful as you were yesterday

    Hey, hey, hey, sunflower!

    Golden [clap, clap] shining [clap, clap]

    You don't care

    Our country's dying

    'Cos you can always be free

    You can laugh at the people you see


    [Musical Interlude - The Princess starts a melody on the electric piano and the whole band copies it - Then everyone plays chords except the Princess, who does the "supersonic" improvised melodies, with flourishes and glissandoes, for which she is famous]

    [As the band plays chords, the Princess sings, playing the same chords on her piano]

    Diego, he walked out of his factory

    Because what they pay him's not enough to eat

    He and all the workers took their cries to the street

    Now they're all gone

    The Army's victory

    But their children are cryin'

    [The band provides singing back-up for the Princess on the next two lines]

    "Mummy, feed me!"

    "Mummy, feed me!"

    [The whole band backs up the Princess]

    Hey, sunflower

    As beautiful as you were yesterday

    Hey, hey, hey, sunflower!

    Golden [clap, clap] shining [clap, clap]

    You don't care

    Our country's dying

    'Cos you can always be free

    You can laugh at the people you see

    [Musical Interlude -  The Princess and Coco "duel" on the piano and guitar with melodies]

    [Then the whole band plays Am louder and louder and the Princess shouts:]

    Wo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-h! Ya! Ya! Ya! Ya!

    [Then the Princess reverts to singing and playing chords as the band backs her up musically]

    The Army chased the people out of their houses

    Droppin' fire from the sky shootin' all around

    The fathers can only come back to work

    By sunset they're in town with their wives and boys and girls

    They have nothin' but food and bunk beds

    [the Three Angels back up the Princess with harmonies here]

    No more land

    [Then the Princess alone]

    No more land

    [The whole band backs up the Princess]

    Hey, sunflower

    As beautiful as you were yesterday

    Hey, hey, hey, sunflower!

    Golden [clap, clap] shining [clap, clap]

    You don't care

    Our country's dying

    'Cos you can always be free

    You can laugh at the people you see

    [The Princess and the band, slowly] Hey ... sunflow . . .er

    [The Princess shouts, alone] As beautiful as you were when we were free

    [The Princess and whole band sing together]

    Hey, hey, hey sunflower

    Nothing has changed for you

    Take me to yesterday with you.

    [Musical conclusion - The Princess leads the band on melodies]

    "OK , thank you, that was great!" says Chico.

    "De nada, Chico! Cheers for lettin' me sing it here!" says the Princess.

    "Come sit down and have some water, muchacha. You sound winded!" says Chico.

    "Cheers!" says the Princess.

    [The sound of the Princess drinking]

    "See, your band is breakin' out Cokes and . . . all kind o' stuff to chill out [Laughter from Chico and the band]. Just make yourselves at home, ladies and gentlemen. Nuestro estudio es su estudio!  Princesita, it's a cute little song about flowers but you sure did get the politics into it," Chico says.

    "It's not politics like Democratico Revolutionario and Cristiano Nacional anymore. They used to argue. But this is different. This is life and death. And I cannot sing songs about flowers and let people forget what's happenin' to el pueblo de Guatemala, like everythin’s fine," says the Princess.

    "And President Hemingway reported to Congress about Guatemala this week,” Chico says.  “And she said basically what you've been saying. I guess you're happy about that?" Chico asks.

    "Of course, everyone who's tellin' the truth is gonna wind up sayin' the same thing, aren't they?" says the Princess. "And your President is tellin' the truth. Full marks. She's honest. But where are the troops? Why are the junta still there? Tellin' the truth is good. It's godly. But ya have to DO somethin' too or it's music to watch people get killed to. So we've got to keep on beggin' and pleadin' until she gets it straight and DOES somethin'!"

    "I'm sure that'll come," says Chico.  "I'm sure that'll come, muchacha. Our system is kind o' slow here but eventually things do get done.”

    “Like I always say, ‘Pronto llegara, nuestro tiempo,’” says the Princess. “Can your listeners understand that?”

    “Yes, they sure can,” says Chico.

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  • oncanvas
    28.11.2020 - 4 monts ago

    Communards (Comuna de Paris) [Communards (Paris Commune), Diego Rivera, 1928

    Gouache on paper laid on board 19 ⅜ x 15 ½ in. (49.2 x 39.4 cm)

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  • reyneclaw
    24.11.2020 - 4 monts ago

    In less than a year, i'll have to live like this. Surrounded by idiots.

    ...i mean, even the most skeptical people allow for *some* teachers who aren't Like That. In my experience, it's been the majority of my teachers, vs the system (and paperwork and rules etc).

    #will be gone until September 25 will catch up with y'all take care #not cool #we can't have a revolution... #we can have a permanent one :) #say hi to our spanish friends :) #...i hate that it's not as easy as leaving a note #no we gotta make a fuss about it #well i suppose you can't leave just like that from /any/ university
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  • imbellarosa
    16.11.2020 - 5 monts ago
    “Yo creo que el artista contemporáneo el filósofo contemporáneo por tanto cada uno de ustedes es simplemente el monstruo que comienza a hablar y que dice quizás ‘no’ a esa lógica de la modernidad patriarcal y colonial”
    Guccifest 2020 pt. 1
    #okay i dont know if anyone else is watching this #but i decided why tf not right? #and uh #their first speaking character is a Hispanic trans person who is talking about a revolution based on love #and how they're very existence is both political AND personal #and they're doing it all in spanish #anyways the quote above was my favorite #but also the part where they say that 'the monsters have the floor now' #and when they call their lives 'monstrous' by the contemporary standard under the systems within which we live #but also monstrously beautiful #ugh#amazing #and then it continued and was also cool but i could have listened to this person speak forever #i say things
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  • amazalina
    02.11.2020 - 5 monts ago

    i was completely fine until the wind that shakes the barley came in with its unanimously handed palme d'or and made me panic sob in less than 5 minutes

    #war movie #does le festival de cannes award films based on how much of an emotional wreck you are? like is there tears to minute ratio or???? #not that i am like. supporting awards events fktheirmeh but still #i don't even know where i am in my feelings #i liked it - mmh yes although i thought a BUNCH of times i would quit it #i liked the political parts but there weren't a lot of them admittedly... #not to sound of spanish descent gktjeitoe but land of freedom spoke to me a bit more (alright okay it's cause it's closer to my heart #you got me) #that being said it gets immediately into it while land of freedom does not but it's interesting cause it's very different perspectives #and i liked that there were similarities bc really if you know anything about resistance and revolution it's that these are really what #gets them everytime and what the reality of political partisanship is and how revolutions are fought like. those are the real questions and #i am glad that ken loach doesn't really shy away from it but i think it deserves more screentime and depth than it does. like a lot is #sacrificed to scenes where they're walking with their butts down to not get caught and shoot instead. like okay cool we need some i get it #this is a or whatever but it's also more and clearly loach can see that so I'd like it a lot more if it truly took the plundge #but it's a lot to hope for i guess. still i appreciate the emotion and dirtiness and characters but it it's just i see the tropes and the #repetitions. anyhow it was a tough watch but there were a lot of interesting things. but what really got me through it was (brace yourselve #for cliche i am only human) cillian murphy!!!! give me a tortured educated revolutionary doctor i will shut up (or no i won't have u met me #what. a. screen presence wtf. #so. this was a movie!!! #movies #the wind that shakes the barley #cillian murphy #never saw him in other stuff before cause I've avoided peaky blinders knowing it would never be a casual watch #like i know it's complicated and intense and i didnt have the time or energy these past few years. but! cillian murphy right #things this movie made me think of: land of freedom (obvies) jimmy's hall (again obvies) but ALSO! la meglio gioventu #(the matteo carati of it all) and joe hill (which i saw at a movie theatre by accident once because they didnt have the film they'd #programmed for us originally which was bonnie and clyde) #amalia.txt #WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH THE TAGS #i meant yes this is a film thats about war or whatever but***
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  • anatomy-lesson
    15.07.2018 - 2 years ago

    “VIVE L’UNITE, a dit le peuple du 14 Juillet.” Regards, Vol. 236. 21 juillet 1938. Page 12&13   --- Les drapeaux s'élèvent, 'fièrement portés, à rendroit où nos pères prirent la Bastille. Au cours de cette splendide journée d'union et de force, le Front Populaire a prouvé une fois de plus, sa solidité, sa cohésion, sa fidélité au serment du 14 juillet. Sur la tribune centrale de la place de la Nation, sous le texte du serment, les dirigeants des partis et organisateurs du Front Populaire, fraternellement, communiaient avec la grande volonté d'unité qui montait de la foule avec les cris et les mots d'ordre scandés. 

    #fête nationale française #bastille day #le 14 juillet #front populaire#révolution française#popular front#parades#french nationalism #spirit of july 14 #l'esprit du 14 juillet #histoire de france #spanish civil war #solidarity across borders #la bastille
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  • anatomy-lesson
    21.07.2018 - 2 years ago

    “Il y a un an Gerda Taro était tuée à Brunète.” Regards, Vol. 236. 21 juillet 1938. --- Il y a un an — déjà ! — une terrible nouvelle nous parvenait: Gerda Taro avait été tuée sur le front, à Brunete, près de Madrid. Blessée le 25 juillet alors que, n'écoutant que son immense courage, elle était restée sur une position particulièrement dangereuse, elle devait mourir le lendemain, à l'aube. Gerda. Elle nous avait quittés, quelques mois avant, si heureuse et si fière d'aller là-bas, pour rapporter une image fidèle de l'héroïque réalité de l'Espagne. Nous savions assez quel témoin intelligent, sensible et profondément humain elle pouvait être, Gerda Taro, que les soldats appelaient affectueusement « la petite blondes, elle qui partageait leurs dangers, leurs souffrances et leurs espoirs. Infatigable, ardente comme le feu, elle faisait avec joie ce métier de photographe qu'elle aimait tant. Elle aimait son travail. Elle aimait l'Espagne pour laquelle elle est morte. Elle savait que la meilleure façon de la servir était, pour elle, de nous transmettre les visions de la lutte que l'Espagne soutient contre la barbarie. Nos lecteurs se souviennent des admirables photos que Gerda Taro nous envoya dîEspagne et que «Regards» a publiées, notamment celles de la bataille de Brunete où elle trouva la mort. Cette jeune femme si menue, si fine, au beau visage d'enfant, elle est tombée sur la terre bouleversée et meurtrie de l'Espagne en lutte pour la paix du monde. Mais sa jeunesse, mais sa gaieté et son courage demeurent en nous comme une flamme sacrée. Chère petite Gerda, en ce jour anniversaire où nous allons fleurir ta tombe, près du Mur des Fédérés, nous revoyons ton sourire que nous n'oublierons pas et qui, nous ordonna d'espérer. Une des dernières photos prises par la voillante Gerda Taro, et sur laquelle on peut lire le mot «Brunete», le village où elle devait trouver la mort.

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  • anatomy-lesson
    18.11.2018 - 2 years ago

    “Combattants de la LIBERTE,” Regards, Vol. 253. 17 novembre 1938. Page 09. --- AUX jours les plus sombres, ils n'ont pas hésité à répondre à l'appel de la liberté. Ils ont quitté la douceur du foyer, ils se sont séparés de tout ce qu'ils aimaient dans la vie, parce qu'un devoir plus impérieux que tout les réclamait. L'Espagne en proie à l'invasion, subissant l'assaut furieux des barbares, les a accueillis comme ses enfants et les a vus mêler leur sang à celui de ses fils. Et l'Espagne, avec eux, a tenu bon, et l'Espagne vivra grâce au sacrifice commun. Là-bas, c'est la France qu'ils ont défendue et c'est sur la paix du monde qu'ils ont veillé. Aujourd'hui, ils quittent la terre d'Espagne où ils ont vécu les grandes heures du courage humain, de la patience et de la foi. L'on voit ici, dans cette page, le colonel Modesto, leur grand compagnon d'armes, et André Marty, l'admirable champion de toutes les justes causes, leur parlant comme à des frères de lutte, une dernière fois. Et ces hommes en qui revit le souffle de 1793 écoutent, les larmes aux yeux, ces paroles d'adieu. Photos: R. CAPA    

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