Further thoughts on the cultural labor of poetry and art. Not merely "is it good?," but "what has it accomplished?"...reviews of recent poetry collections; selected poems and art dealing with war/peace/social change; reviews of poetry readings; links to political commentary (particularly on conflicts in the Middle East); youtubed performances of music, demos, and other audio-video nuggets dealing with peaceful change, dissent and resistance.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Slavoj Zizek and Julian Assange on Democracy Now!
Thanks to Frank Sherlock for posting this elsewhere. The anarchism of WikiLeaks has continued to cause much wringing of hands, and deserves much further debate; simply on the level of cultural phenomenon, WikiLeaks appears, on the one hand, to be a symptom of the dangers of increasing digital information flow, and, on the other, a poisonous antidote to the National Secrecy State, in which post-9/11, securitization has meant declining transparency in government.
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