Jan 31, 2011

political empathy

Inspired by the Egyptians and the Tunisians to hit the streets for some justice? Maybe what you're feeling is not solidarity but - political empathy? As in, we too have corrupt leaders who take all the money? Hmm. Very interesting argument made by Gaston Gordillo in this great blog post, where he also talks about the concept of resonance. I'm still chewing on how they relate to solidarity, but I'm intrigued. See algo his great review of the geography of the uprisings of the multitude across the globe in the last ten years here.

(Photo is of a women's protest held today in Cairo against killings of protesters. The women in black strategy continues to travel, photo by Miguel Medina)

1 comment:

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