Global days of action and photographs of resistance

parties happened around the world from Bogotá, Columbia to Melbourne, Australia and from Stockholm, Sweden to Tel Aviv, Israel. On 18 June 1999, the Carnival Against Capital (J18) took place in the city of London and simultaneously in over seventy-five cities around the globe, an immediate precursor of the global actions in Seattle in 1999 and in Genoa in 2001. This chapter examines the photographic documents of the J18 party available on the website of Reclaim the Streets, offering an analysis of the recurrent themes and examining photography’s role in the production

in Photography and social movements
Borders in contemporary Macedonia

passports issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia because Macedonia is not officially recognized by Greece, washes off on the shores of the capital Skopje and becomes tangible in the new buildings and monuments from the project ‘Skopje 2014’. In any case, the cutting that takes place in central Skopje with the new materiality – the recently erected buildings and monuments that I discuss in the following pages – causes the ripple effect and the tidal swelling that I suggest should be seen as a tidemark, ‘that … as an idea, combines line and

in The political materialities of borders

administration, was responsible for designating Simla as the summer capital of the British empire in India. 10 Lord Roberts claimed that his father, a Waterford man, had built the first house there, called Ballyhack, 11 but it seems to be generally accepted that a Scot, Captain Kennedy (not to be confused with the Derryman, John Pitt Kennedy), had that honour in 1822. 12

in Servants of the empire
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A social revolution begins

Introduction: A social revolution begins On Saturday 23 May 2015, events in Ireland shot onto the global stage. Televisions across the world beamed images of people taking to the streets of the capital city and across the twenty-six counties in celebration, in tears and in solidarity. Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, described it as a ‘spontaneous carnival that broke out in Dublin Castle and the surrounding streets’.1 Ireland had become the first country in the world to extend civil marriage to same-sex couples through a public vote. This was a

in The history of marriage equality in Ireland
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The remaking of imperial Paris

not only opened up to capitalism and trade; it was also redesigned to glorify the imperial regime. As the landscape of the city was being reshaped, inroads were being made into what was felt by many citizens to be the irrepressible identity of Paris, the capital of the Revolution and therefore of the people. ‘Imperial Paris’ became a highly contested notion as those with conflicting political ideals fought for symbolic ownership of urban space and representation. The development of the tourist trade produced

in Imperial cities
Executions, graves and dreams

explores death in a variety of contexts, and initially this chapter examines how Dickens’s attitude towards capital punishment is informed by a metaphysical concern that images of death may awaken a latent desire to both kill and die. This view of the self-destructive self is further elaborated in representations of damaged family relations that are also associated with death. Finally, we shall see that

in Gothic death 1740–1914
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The psychogeography of sectarianism in Northern Irish photography

: a warning that two hazards exist within this landscape, coming from opposite directions and pitched at opposite extremes. If, as Karen Downey and David Chandler have argued, Duncan’s photograph describes ‘how public space is disrupted by the familiar and long-­established form of the bonfire’, then it is also important to realise that it mimics the ways in which that same public space has been disrupted by the equally familiar and long-­established concept of capital.11 In its hurried construction and rudimentary vernacular, the bonfire is as incongruous as those

in Northern Ireland and the politics of boredom
Chantier de l’Économie Sociale Trust, Montreal

23 Social financing, social economy: Chantier de l’Économie Sociale Trust, Montreal Jean-Marc Fontan and Denis Bussières Context For several years, managers of social economy enterprises have been expressing the need to have access to financial products other than traditional grants and loans, while at the same time asking how best to maintain their business capital over the long term. They deemed that new products which kept their social mission in mind would be needed. At the request of the Chantier de l’Économie Sociale Trust, a study on these issues was

in Knowledge, democracy and action

futures trading venture. Mayer Lehman was appointed to the Cotton Exchange's first board of directors. Lehman Brothers' commodities futures trading business grew to include other goods, and the firm also helped to set up the Coffee Exchange and the Petroleum Exchange. This was followed in the 1880s and 1890s by Lehman Brothers' development of the Southern railroad system, just as JP Morgan and Kuhn Loeb led the financing of the Northern railways. Lehman observed the trend of issuing bonds to raise capital, and expanded its commodities business to

in Lehman Brothers
Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem acting strangely

pictures. But there is a saving exorbitance – a breaking-out – at the level of performance and in the potential for gently resistant readings of what the film is plotting. This is instigated by the two Spanish actors in particular. They play up the most conventionally obvious traits of their characters and act up to a degree which destabilises the urban and domestic spaces of the Catalan capital as well as playing, via a swift

in Spanish cinema 1973–2010