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Sublevarte Colectivo -- Presos Políticos Libertad!
Sublevarte Colectivo -- Presos Políticos Libertad!
Digital CollectionStreet Art Graphics
TitleSublevarte Colectivo -- Presos Políticos Libertad!
ContributorSublevarte Colectivo
Time Span2012
Geographic LocationBoston, Massachusetts, United States
LanguageSpanish
Classgraphic arts
Typesticker
DescriptionTitle translates roughly to "release political prisoners!" Six marching cartoon figures represent from left to right: an indigenous warrior carrying a flag, a peasant farmer with a machete, a miner with a hammer, a masked revolutionary with a semi-automatic rifle, an Aztec warrior with a wooden bat, and a woman with braided hair and a machete. Each figure has a shield with a feathered serpent deity Quetzalcoatl, which is also carrying a weapon. SC on the sticker stands for Sublevarte Colectivo, "a group born of the student strikes in Mexico City in 1999. They believe that graphic art should be a vehicle of expression and communication in society, and that these days the power of the visual image is stronger than words. They have brought this vision to their work with the Zapatistas, the flower sellers of Atenco, the striking teachers of Oaxaca, and dozens of other social struggles in Mexico." In 2012, the group presented an exhibition of their work at the Interference Archive in Brooklyn, NY. See http://www.brooklynstreetart.com.
Referenceshttp://www.brooklynstreetart.com.
NotesCollected at the 2012 Boston Anarchist Bookfair. "The Boston Anarchist Bookfair hopes to bring together people struggling to destroy capitalism, imperialism, patriarchy, heterosexism, racism, colonialism, statism and all other forms of oppression. The Boston Anarchist Bookfair explores the ideas of a system that avoids the use of coercion, violence, force and authority, while still producing a productive and desirable society. The Boston Anarchist Bookfair advocates stateless societies based on non-hierarchical voluntary associations." -- Boston Anarchist Bookfair website: http://www.bostonanarchistbookfair.org/
RightsPlease see http://www.stlawu.edu/gallery/copyright/.
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