popagranda.
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basically marxist.
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Unceded Coast Salish Territory
(Musqueam,Tsleil-Waututh, Skxwú7mesh-ulh Úxwumixw, Stó:lo Nations
--see links for map of estimated territories)
Vancouver, Canada.

A photograph you take of yourself sits at the nexus of control and self-exposure. It blurs the line between reality and the performance of a fantasy self. Diane Arbus once said that, “A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.” We may think we perceive some essential truth about somebody’s character or soul when we look at a photograph they’ve taken of themselves, but it’s nearly always runaway guesswork. The woman in the photograph who controls her own image is, like Maier and Woodman, an affirmation that affirms nothing.

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accommodationtodamage:

Karen Dalton forever.

If I listen long enough to you
I find a way to believe that it’s all true
Knowing that you lied straight faced while I cried
Still I’ll look to find a reason to believe


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pasttensevancouver:

Powell Street Grounds, Sunday 18 June 1938

Following the brutal eviction of unemployed protesters from the post office, about ten thousand people came out to the Powell Street Grounds (now Oppenheimer Park) to protest police brutality.

The unemployed “sit-downers” had been occupying the post office for a month to protest the closure of relief projects that had been sustaining them since the federal relief camps were closed in 1936.The sit-downers were driven out with tear gas and then forced through a gauntlet of club-wielding police, resulting in numerous injuries and hospitalizations in what became known as “Bloody Sunday.” The unemployed responded by marching down Hastings Street smashing store windows.

The eviction took place at 5:30 am in order to limit the chances of media or supporters arriving on the scene. Nevertheless, a Province photographer made it to the scene and later had some of his photos featured in Life Magazine

Source: BC Archives #C-07965


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astrodidact:

http://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2014/06/13/kathleen_wynne_eager_to_get_on_with_it_after_majority_election_win.html

heh. can’t help but notice the lib’s vertical red/black background resembles the flag of the newly created Haitian state in 1804 —following the success of the only slave rebellion in world history resulting in an independent nation— the same year Jean-Jacques Dessalines banned white people from owning land.



batarde:

Self-portrait, n.d. Vivian Maier (via mpdrolet)

So I have a blog & wrote an entry about Finding Vivian Maier & my issues with documentary, photography, capitalism, terrible dudes, etc.


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jean-luc-gohard:

Gen X thought they had as much ennui and existential dread as was possible, but we showed them.


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Tourism is not just made secure by the new forms of police surveillance; police surveillance is also made more secure by the influx of tourists, whose need for protection bolsters existing rationales for the Police’s militarized presence.
preparing for the World Cup: http://bit.ly/1jamg64 (via bostonreview)    

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luchie:

A youth disturbed too often by the future
Atelier Populaire Poster, May 1968.


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culturite:

decolonizingmedia:

greyeyesart:

ANTI-COLONIAL STREET ART CONVERGENCE COMING SOON

DECOLONIZE MONTREAL. THIS AUGUST.

BE THERE.

»> decolonizing street art convergence «<


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You can’t write poems about trees when the woods are full of policemen.
Bertolt Brecht (via layfloordoomall)    

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[O]ne finds the relationship between the economic development of neoliberal subjectivity and the political development of resilient citizenship. Resilience comes to form the basis of subjectively dealing with the uncertainty and instability of contemporary capitalism as well as the insecurity of the national security state. This is one reason human resources departments of large organizations such as universities are so interested in it. Good subjects will ‘survive and thrive in any situation’, they will ‘achieve balance’ across the several insecure and part-time jobs they have, ‘overcome life’s hurdles’ such as facing retirement without a pension to speak of, and just ‘bounce back’ from whatever life throws, whether it be cuts to benefits, wage freezes or global economic meltdown. Neoliberal citizenship is nothing if not a training in resilience as the new technology of the self: a training to withstand whatever crisis capital undergoes and whatever political measures the state carries out to save it.

Resisting Resilience 

My thoughts keep returning to the burdens that come with the prevalent messages of self-love and self-care, and the transformative powers of self-hate and self-neglect

(via kawrage)

   

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hairychikubi:

how the fuck do people just stay motivated their entire lives? what drives you? I got out of bed once and i’ve been exhausted ever since.


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uunq:

destroy the idea that clothing has gender


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