All posts filed under: Censorships

International Women’s Day 2013, poems for Malala Yousafzai

Poem for Malala To Malala Yousafzai. We see it all. All of it. The red-stain, the shame. We do not feel the skull-shatter-impact, the moveable plate – the tube, the tubes. The blood-bags. The bags of blood, the urine. Your eye, the eye-blood that occludes your vision. Red filters down, lowering them to the ground. Our hackles are raised. Father – Mother Daughter – Son Sister – Brother Niece – Child Child child child child child. Somethings are veiled. It is necessary to veil what is sometimes a wound, to cover to dignify to protect. A green veil. A beaded veil, the tip of an eyebrow raises it – Disturbs it, for the breath of. I would sew the sequins myself, make good the golden threads. If you must veil, let it crown you, let it crown your head, as laurels, green, on your head. . For Malala is © C. Murray, published along with 200 poems protesting the shooting of 14 year old Malala Yousafzai. Time to say No ! is published by Pen Club Austria. …

The Censorship of ‘Fragmens Sur Les Institutions Républicaines IV’ by Shane Cullen

It interests me when politicians, whether local or national, decide that they’d really like to censor the work of artists. This interest stems from my studies at UCD under Dr. Alistair Rowan, Dr Nancy Dunn-Czak, and of course Dr. Paula Murphy. The study of the History of Art includes numerous modules on censorship of art, including the censorship of art works here in Ireland from the foundation of the state onwards. Mostly I am interested in calls for censorship that derive from a political system that has existed in an unreformed state for many years, wherein politicians achieve power through local agitation, or as we refer to it here gombeen politics. Power in Ireland is sought after and attained when a (mostly) young male climbs from his youth group, to council, to government. A degree or equivalent isn’t really necessary to the hot housing of politicians, and therein lies the difficulty. Maybe I expect that local  politicians should have an awareness of the major policy issues of their party in government and if there is …

‘Pussy-Riot Forever : The Body’, by Philo Ikonya and Helmuth A. Niederle

Pussy-Riot Forever : The Body   I riot, You riot, We riot.   The body riots.   Arterial riot Breast riot Cheek riot Eye riot Finger riot Gall bladder riot Intestine riot Jaw riot Knee riot Liver riot Mouth riot Nose riot Prick riot Palate riot   Riot in Queues   Renal riot Stomach riot Testes riot Thigh riot Tongue riot Umbilical riot Vagina riot   Vocal cords riot   Waist riot Wrist riot X-ray riot Yin Yang riot Zeee riot  Dictators Never : Roll-Call Aferworki Isaias riot Ben Ali riot Bashar al Assad riot Castro riot Duvalier Jean-Claude (Baby Doc!) riot Ershad Mohammed Hossain riot Franciso franco riot Ghadaffi Muamar riot Ghasmi Ahmad riot Hugo Chavez riot Hitler Adolf riot Hussein Saddam riot Idid Amin riot Jean Bidel Bohassa riot Kim Jong II riot Lukashenko Alexander riot Mugabe Robert riot Moi Daniel Torotich Arap riot Noriega Manuel riot Ortega Daniel riot Pinochet riot Pol Pot riot   Putin Putin Putin Putin Putin Pussy Riot ! © Philo Ikonya and Helmuth A. Niederle. Thanks to Philo Ikonya …

Catechism; a reading for Pussy Riot in Dublin

Poets across the UK and Ireland come together to mark the nine-month anniversary of Pussy Riot’s performance in a Moscow Cathedral by reading from Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot, English PEN’s anthology for the group. This link gives the list of locations and readings in the U.K and Ireland. Ireland’s readings are organised by Christodoulos Makris & Barbara Smith. Participating poets are: Kimberly Campanello, Sophie Collins, Sue Cosgrave, Anatoly Kudryavitsky, Christodoulos Makris, Máighréad Medbh, Paula Meehan, Alan Jude Moore, Christine Murray, The Poetry Divas, Sam Riviere. DUBLIN 21/11/2012 6.30pm, Wednesday 21 November The Grand Social 35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin http://www.thegrandsocial.ie  Admission free Further Information at Irish PEN and at  English PEN

My submission to the Copyright Review Committee 2012.

‘The Arts and the Public Domain; Arts Practice as Culturally Necessary.’   The Arts and the Public Domain.  Ireland requires not alone a statutory organisation, such as a copyright council, it requires also a non-governmental centre for social-media where artists and developers can discuss and decide manifestos which will protect their original works and others’ rights to access those works online. The  very nature of arts practice lends itself to derivatives which allow original works to be adapted, used, or translated for the benefit of the entire community. A locked-in copyright system deprives the community of access to original-works in theatre, film, music and performance. (Center for Social Media, America and The Harriet Monroe Institute of the Poetry Foundation) Certain aggressive methodologies of blocking can cause those artists who use CC licences,  blogging-platforms, wikimedia-commons, and other modes of dissemination to lose both income and influence. The artist , in this case has chosen to invite others to use their works (cf.  CC-Licences, UCC,  2011-2012. Development of Creative Commons licences, incl. Sharealike.) Limiting the modes of transmission of code and/or blogging tools used by …