Posts tagged “protest”

  • Ben Dickson, Hunt Emerson, and John Spelling at Falmouth Comic Art Show

    October 27, 2013

    October 27th, 2013
    Falmouth Comic Art Show
    Poly Arts Cenrte, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK

    Fight the Power! author Ben Dickson and illustrators Hunt Emerson  and John Spelling will be attending the Falmouth Comic Art Show in Cornwall today, October 27th. Author Sean Michael Wilson will be video-chatting in! For more details, check out the festival website here.

    Fight the Power! is a new kind of history book: a graphic narrative that explains how ordinary people have fought against oppression across time. Authors Sean Michael Wilson and Benjamin Dickson team up with illustrators Hunt Emerson, John Spelling, and Adam Pasion to show how this process has been played out again and again throughout history–and has slowly but surely led to hard-won rights for the people along the way. Focusing on the English-speaking nations, Wilson and Dickson chronicle the struggles of the Luddites and Swing Riots in the early 1800s, through the Irish Rebellions that lasted through 1922; from the suffragettes in 1918 to Rosa Parks and the bus boycott of the mid-1950s; from the trial of Nelson Mandela to the Occupy movement that has only just begun.

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  • Fight the Power! launch event at Gnash Comics

    September 28, 2013

    Saturday, September 28, 2013
    Gnash Comics
    9A West Street, Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7DT

    Join author Benjamin Dickinson and illustrators Hunt Emerson and John Spelling on today, September 28, at Gnash Comics in Devon, England to celebrate the launch of Fight the Power!. Check the Gnash website for more details!

    Fight the Power! is a new kind of history book: a graphic narrative that explains how ordinary people have fought against oppression across time. Authors Sean Michael Wilson and Benjamin Dickson team up with illustrators Hunt Emerson, John Spelling, and Adam Pasion to show how this process has been played out again and again throughout history–and has slowly but surely led to hard-won rights for the people along the way. Focusing on the English-speaking nations, Wilson and Dickson chronicle the struggles of the Luddites and Swing Riots in the early 1800s, through the Irish Rebellions that lasted through 1922; from the suffragettes in 1918 to Rosa Parks and the bus boycott of the mid-1950s; from the trial of Nelson Mandela to the Occupy movement that has only just begun.

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  • Mumia Abu-Jamal phone in to Democracy Now! to discuss DOJ protests

    Mumia Abu-Jamal phone in to Democracy Now! to discuss DOJ protests

    April 25, 2012

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  • Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Together, and October 2011 protests

    September 26, 2011

    Like our brothers and sisters in Egypt, Greece, Spain, and Iceland, we plan to use the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic of mass occupation to restore democracy in America. We also encourage the use of nonviolence to achieve our ends and maximize the safety of all participants. Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%.

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  • David Swanson and other SSP authors to occupy D.C. in October

    David Swanson and other SSP authors to occupy D.C. in October

    June 30, 2011

    Human rights defender David Swanson has announced today that this October, thousands of Americans, the left and right, will occupy Washington D.C. in peaceful resistance and not leave until demands of the government are met. The protest is slated to be similar to those in Tunisia and Egypt. A coalition of organizations and noted leaders have committed to a peaceful occupation of Washington D.C., announcing the plan for a people's occupation starting October 6th and not leaving until the United States government is seen to halt functioning on behalf of Wall Street and a war machine.

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  • Toronto SlutWalk!

    Toronto SlutWalk!

    April 13, 2011

    In January a member of the Toronto Police force, Const. Michael Sanguinetti, suggested to students at York University that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized”. In response, SlutWalk was born. The SlutWalk, which strode just yesterday, was a march designed to draw attention to the way in which the term “slut” is used to stigmatize and invalidate women.

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