June 8, 2020

More Perspective on 'Looting' from HYPERALLERGIC

“Looting”: The Revolt of the Oppressed
by Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar
HYPERALLERGIC (June 5, 2020)

"The genesis of the term “loot” in colonial India has racist origins. Now, after the US president called for the killing of those “looting,” its origins become increasingly significant .... " (continue reading here )

Perspective on 'Looting'

"the real hustlers steal billions
From the unsuspecting millions
That's programmed to think they can win"
- Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin a/k/a Lightnin' Rod (but I always think of Melle Mel)

June 2, 2020

Emory Douglas ...

Emory Douglas (born 1943)

William Gropper ...

William Gropper (1897-1977)
Little Steel (c.1938) 
Oil on canvas, 33¾" x 44½"

Louis Lozowick ....

Louis Lozowick (1892–1973)
Strike Scene (1934)
Lithograph,  11" x 9"  

Lynd Ward ...

Lynd Ward (1905–1985)
Untitled (Breaking up the Demonstration (1932)
wood engraving
6" x 4"
from the book Wild Pilgrimage, consisting of 108 wood engravings

"Wild Pilgrimage (1932), perhaps the most accomplished of [Ward's six wordless novels], is a study in the brutalization of an American factory worker whose heart can still respond to beauty, but whose mind is twisted in rage against the system and its shackles." -- Library of America