Muslim Women and Graffiti: Taking Art, Politics and Gender to the Streets

When I was a teenager, my dad and I used to enjoy looking at the graffiti painted all over Mexico City. While my dad was a critic of the graffiti that was just scribbles and swear words and obscene signs, we enjoyed those graffitos that were not only truly artistic but also political. Graffiti was, and continues to be, widely spread through Mexico as political and economic turmoil were the themes of the 90s and the early 2000’s.Graffiti, which remains illegal in most states in Mexico, is a d … [Read more...]

Online Activism: Can it Work?

MMW thanks Ali Eteraz for The Huffington Post tip.Last week, Peter Daou at The Huffington Post wrote about the use of the internet's growing and powerful use as an activist medium. He stated that "[o]ne universal aspect of effective activism is raising awareness and there's no doubt that the web is an ideal tool to do that..." He continued to say that the rise of the internet as a tool of activism is "transformative, not just because it is a web-driven enhancement of traditional political and … [Read more...]