Thursday, 13 March 2014

RIP (Restless in Pieces) Věra Chytilová


“I, too, overflow; my desires have invented new desires, my body knows unheard-of songs. Time and again I, too, have felt so full of luminous torrents that I could burst-burst with forms much more beautiful than those which are put up in frames and sold for a fortune. Who, feeling a funny desire stirring inside her (to sing, to write, to dare to speak, in short, to bring out something new), hasn't thought that she was sick? Well, her shameful sickness is that she resists death, that she makes trouble.”

- Hélène Cixous

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

History Lessons

True Detective star Woody Harrelson chatting with the late Howard Zinn, more than 10 years ago.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Bad Teachers

German philosopher Herbert Marcuse with one of his students, Angela Davis

"Free elections of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves."

- Herbert Marcuse

Friday, 31 January 2014

Super Bowllocks

Exactly 30 years ago, during the Super Bowl, Apple launched its first Macintosh promising that this new computer would have freed us from the Orwellian dystopia looming at the horizon of that fateful 1984. Considering the recent allegations involving Steve Jobs' company with the global spying machine also known as NSA, the above advertisment looks, to use an euphemism, ironic.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

2013: The Year That Was

Among the several fantastic things that happened in 2013 to the CLF, this is by far the most exciting and fulfilling. Legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan responded positively to our appeal for solidarity in our never-ending struggle.

Comrade Hulk, our day will come!

Monday, 16 December 2013

Santa Klaus Liberation Army

In the lead-up to Christmas 1974, an army of about seventy Santa Clauses, male and female, paraded through the city of Copenhagen, singing carols, handing out sweets and hot chocolate, and asking everyone what they wanted for Christmas.
After spending a few days cementing the good image of good old Santa Claus, their generosity became increasingly radical. Among other things, the Santas climbed a barbed wire fence surrounding the recently shuttered General Motors assembly plant with the purpose of giving jobs back to “their rightful owners.”
The week-long performance reached its crescendo inside one of Copenhagen’s biggest department stores when the Santas started handing out presents to customers directly off the shelves. Before too long, security guards and shop assistants interrupted the magic, desperately tearing the presents out of people’s hands. The police soon showed up and escorted the Santa Clauses out onto the street, where they were roughed up and thrown into paddy wagons in spite of the fact that it wasn’t clear that a criminal act had been committed, except perhaps on the part of customers who took home the presents without paying.

The performance exposed the radical implications of the myth of Santa Claus’ boundless generosity...

Read more (via @BTroublemakers & @un_cine)

Monday, 25 November 2013

12 Years a Slave(s)

12 Years a Slave is not that bad...considering it could have been a lifetime!