Archive for February, 2015

‘FREEDOM FOR AFRICA NOW’

25th February 2015  |  News  |  Comments Off on ‘FREEDOM FOR AFRICA NOW’

Last Friday I took a trip to Oxford University to carry out some archival research for my dissertation in African Studies. I was there to look at the ‘the Ranger Papers’, a collection donated in 2007 by the late historian … Continue reading

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YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO pay to PROTEST

21st February 2015  |  News  |  Comments Off on YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO pay to PROTEST

This week saw a flurry of outrage amongst campaigners as a result of the Metropolitan Police’s decision to refuse to fund ‘traffic management – including measures such as road closures, barriers and stewards’ – for planned demonstrations by twelve campaign … Continue reading

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‘Unite Union’ Banner part 2.

19th February 2015  |  News  |  Comments Off on ‘Unite Union’ Banner part 2.

The ‘Unite Union’ banner illustrates different tactics used in Social movement repertoires. For example on the left hand side of the banner there is a badge that has ‘Victory Poll Tax Rebellion’ written around an image of people standing behind … Continue reading

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‘Squatters rights!’

15th February 2015  |  News  |  Comments Off on ‘Squatters rights!’

A blog about social movements would be lacking in wholeness if a discussion about space were missing. The sociologist Fran Tonkiss highlights that spatial relations are important because they reveal diagrams of social power. (Tonkis, 2006,p. 50)Space is therefore an … Continue reading

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Bus Drivers Anthem

11th February 2015  |  News  |  Comments Off on Bus Drivers Anthem

Last Wednesday, 5 February 2014, saw the first of a series of three bus strikes a campaign organised by Unite Union over London bus worker’s pay. The strike was launched to address the ‘glaringly unfair’ payment system that allows for … Continue reading

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‘Union Unite’ Banner Part 1.

10th February 2015  |  News  |  Comments Off on ‘Union Unite’ Banner Part 1.

My next two blog posts will analyse the content of the ‘Union Unite’ banner , designed by Ed Hall, that was displayed at the V&A ‘Disobedient Objects’ exhibition and discuss the elements of social moments evoked by the images. Vera … Continue reading

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Disobedient Objects as Cultural Expression

2nd February 2015  |  News  |  Comments Off on Disobedient Objects as Cultural Expression

On Friday I went to visit an exhibition at the V&A named Disobedient Objects (running 26 July 2014- 1 February 2015). The exhibition was made up of a collection of objects from the 1970s to present day that were used … Continue reading

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