For Love, Not Money
Factsheet Five: Examining Alternative Narratives and Political Dissent
"In order to fully comprehend the motivations behind zine culture, one needs to be willing to contemplate the cultural confrontations that accompany capitalism. Zines, like Factsheet Five and the publications that it reviewed, arose from discontent with American hegemony. Duncombe described this alternative rendition of American democracy in Notes from Underground:
“They are the fruits of their creator’s discontent with the nature of personal interaction and communication, the eclipse of community by mass society, and the separation of people like themselves from the process of cultural creation and consumption. Zines are their attempt to fill in the gaps between the quality of these things as they’ve experienced them in the dominant society and their ideals of what they could and should be like.”
These voices of mass dissent are closer to traditional American principles than most would assume. Qualities such as competitive individuality and practical self-sufficiency resonate deeply with the communities that disseminate alternative ideologies."
The Undeniable Tragedy of 9/11
Was it preventable? Below are a list of articles published by the NYT, Washington Times, CNN, History Commons, and Rense. You decide.
- A Timeline of Events: Preceding and in the Wake of 9/11.
- Moroccan Secret Agent 'Predicted New York Attack.'
- Barbarians on the Run.
- Traces of Terror: the Intelligence Reports; Egypt Warned U.S. of Al Qaeda Plot, Mubarak Asserts.
- British Spy Chiefs Warned Ministers Of al-Qaeda Attacks
- The Deafness Before the Storm.
- Transcripts of Rice's Commission Statement.
The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center: Bushwick Exhibition
"Bushwick has become one of the largest artists' communities in Brooklyn, New York City and possibly the world. The exhibit “WAH Bridges Bushwick”, with over 60 artists, is a survey of this phenomenon. Exploring the works of artists in this show, one can identify new trends that the Bushwick artists community is contributing to the art world. The show is a reminder that if one scratches the surface, one can see that there is a colorful story in each artist, something that shows a skein of connectedness among all humans. This show fulfills the WAH Center's "Bridge Concept", bridging to Bushwick and its artists, just as previous shows the WAH Center have bridged many different international, national and local artist communities.” - Brittany Natale
City Under Siege
This documentary follows the struggles and victories of New York City communities as they learn how to cope with one of the most severe natural disasters ever to impact the City.
Despite the efforts of city, state, and federal government officials the needs of many New York City residents remained unmet. There were not enough supplies and manpower to provide necessary food, clothing, and shelter.
Community organizations stepped up in this time of need to fill the gaps that were left open by government agencies.
Some common issues that communities faced throughout the City included a rise in looting, crime and uncertainty about the future.
Public figures such as President Obama and Governor Cuomo have recognized that the increasing frequency of severe weather poses a critical issue for the future of our coastal cities. The infrastructure of New York City needs to be re-evaluated so that in the future we can better protect our citizens from such devastation.
For more information, please visit: www.karlaanncote.com/cityundersiege