Paths of “Empowerment” Swept under the Starry Rug

by Marina Fuser Patricia Arquette’s speech upon receiving the Oscar for best supporting actress (Boyhood) was met by an enthusiastic round of applause, sighs and tears of joy by an audience that is rather favourable to gender equity. Nevertheless, the reception of this discourse involved much suspicion and skepticism in Feminist circles due to the…

Articulating Dissent: Protest and the Public Sphere

by Pollyanna Ruiz The mainstream’s current lack of familiarity with the organisational strategies of coalition movements has resulted in a tendency to perceive different types of order as a threatening, potentially violent, lack of order. Partly as a result of this misrecognition, the communicative strategies of coalition movements have frequently been viewed as evidence of…

The Revolutionary Resonance of Praxis: Zapatismo as Public Pedagogy

James Anderson is a Ph.D student in Mass Communications and Media Arts at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His interests include social movements, alternative media, Amy Goodman, critical theory, prefigurative politics, horizontalidad, political economy and praxis. This week, James explores the practices of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation. A little over 20 years ago,…

Art Dialogues with Power

Eileen Leahy is a doctoral researcher in the School of Drama, Film and Music at Trinity College Dublin. Her research focuses on community film-making in urban contexts in Ireland and is funded by the Irish Research Council Government of Ireland. In her guest post for RE.FRAMING ACTIVISM, Eileen explores how participatory film-making can be a…

A tribute to Aaron Swartz

James Anderson is a Ph.D student in Mass Communications and Media Arts at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His research interests include social movements, critical pedagogy and political economy. In his guest post for RE.FRAMING ACTIVISM, James pays tribute to the cyber activist Aaron Swartz. “Information is power,” cyber activist Aaron Swartz wrote in his…