onsdag 30 juni 2010

Can’t get enough of David Harvey #2

I stumbled over this fantastic cartoon last night before sleeping. The cartoon is illustrating the lecture by David Harvey that I posted last night. It makes it a hell of a lot easier to get the message, if you’re economically illiterate like me.
Fight the power!!!!!

tisdag 29 juni 2010

Can’t get enough of David Harvey

I found a new lover and that is the book “Spaces of Global Capitalism” by Professor David Harvey. This book is a radical new way to understand global capitalism. I quoted him in my article Pink Imperialism and he helped me to focus on the economical rights when I question the; neo liberal, pink, homogenic solution to oppression of gay people in the global south to throw them another franchised Gay Pride parade.

Here is one lecture that he did for the RSA earlier this year.

måndag 28 juni 2010

Queer tar sig in i Kultursfären i Libanon och Syrien.

I mitt förra nyhetsbrev skrev jag om förutsättningarna för kulturarbetare att arbeta i Syrien. Jag tog bland annat upp censuren där skändningen av presidenten och de olika religionerna är röda linjer man inte överträder . Nyhetsbrevet var mitt första och skrevs med en rätt så limiterad vetskap om det Syriska samhället.
I det senaste nyhetsbrevet fördjupar jag mig i ämnet censur. Med att min vistelse blev längre och att jag blev en del av samhället, har jag sett både regimkritiska pjäser och dansstycken som ifrågasätter könsroller. Med detta började jag undra vad det egentligen är som är det absolut förbjudna.
Välkommen till de politiska kritikerna och könsifrågasättarna.Nyhetsbrev #2

Image belongs too bekhsoos.com

söndag 27 juni 2010

We forgot the struggle and to act up!!

Many of us admire the normative. We wanted to become like them, act like them and mostly be loved by them. And we want to oppress like them.
The solidarity for Israel in the gay community really turns me off. You can kiss your boyfriend on the street if you’re a man in Tel-Aviv, but not if you’re a woman from Israel and you’re married to a man that is from the occupied territories. My kiss would feel bitter if my neighbor couldn’t enjoy the same.
“There is no pride in occupation” like the gays in black are chanting in Tel-Aviv. But now the Palestinian queers is acting up, and they need our solidarity…..if we’re not busy imitating the normative to oppress the subaltern.
Read this article about “The Palestinian Queers for BDS” from the bekhsoos.com a queer arab magazine.

The image comes from QuAIA " Queers Against Israeli Apartheid"

fredag 25 juni 2010

My hero Lady Bunny telling it like it is

I came to N.Y the first time in 1990. I was 17 years old, with one big bag standing all alone at the Port Authority station in the middle of the night, trying to find somewhere to call my home. My home became the club Panty Girdle with the host Lady Bunny. She dropped the bolistic every Friday night and I fell in love. Here you have a vintage performance from the N.Y drag queen festival called Wigstock.

So if someone questions your life style, whoever you are: Queer/Arab/Muslim/Tranny/Christian/Atheist……Just tell them “I live the life I love and I love the life that I live”

onsdag 23 juni 2010

Pink Imperialism Stop the Hegemony

My article "Pink Imperialism" get well recived. At least a start to try to open up for alternative ways to express love and sexuality.

Read comments on the article from Zimbabwe

torsdag 17 juni 2010

Pink Imperialism

Finally my first publishing on the topic”Pink Imperialism” has been published. It’s for the Pan-African web magazine Pambazuka.
Read all about it here Pink Imperialism

torsdag 10 juni 2010

Queer Arab Festival in Stockholm

Finally our worlds are united- Högkvateret in Stockholm are giving us a Queer Arab Festival, with the”too cool for school” poet Amahl Khouri from Jordan and True Bloo5 from the US. It will be performances, art and get your “curiosity mingle talkative state of mind” ready for some knowledge that you don’t normally get served. This is behind the biased media, and this spells: hope, passion and fuck you. Come baby come!!!!!Info about the festival Fi Taharrok