Blog Archive – July, 2010
- July 04, 2010
“It’s just culture”, say those who elevate politics to an undeserved status within journalistic discourse. It’s a dismissal, like saying she's “just a housewife”. In both housewives and culture, the demotion derives from complete ignorance of what a wife really is and what culture really is.
It’s insulting, and meant to be so. Worse, the housewife and the presenter of culture often accept the dismissal. Not me.
EVERYTHING is political. Where you live, how you write, your social network, your tastes, what you listen to, where you holiday. Everything.
Because Tahrir does not devote our weekly hour to analyses of war strategies, definitions of shia and sunni, the latest declarations from Tel Aviv or Washington, or Charlie Rose’s chat with the head of a political party does not mean what we discuss is not political.
Politics is voice; it is empowerment; it is defining the debate; it is ourselves deciding what we value; it is rejecting those boxes others try to confine us to.[ Tahrir is about politics, anyway you look at it ]
"The mother is a school; empowering her is nation building."
Ahmed Shawki. Egypt.
- a poem.. a song..
- "In The Heart of the Heart of Another Country"; Interview 2
"In the Heart of the Heart of Another Country"; a passage, recorded in 2006 Flash
- Algeria: Qur'an Recitation
Algerian Sahara , by Sufi brothers
- Book review
- Remi Kanazi's
Poetic Injustice:Writings on Resistance and Palestine
reviewed by Sami Kishawi.
- Tahrir Team
- Read about Tamara Issak in the team page.
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