". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Saturday, March 8, 2008

International Women's Day - March 8, 2008

It was International Women's Day in NYC too.

Alas the weather in NYC was so very rotten.

Nevertheless women marched.


Graeme said...


Frank Partisan said...

Happy Women's Day.

Next week Graeme, Aaron and Nadia, are coming to Minneapolis for an antiwar demo.

Foxessa said...

I hope the demo gets some media coverage.

We'd be outta Iraq a long time ago already if the media hadn't been bought up by the Murdochs, etc.

The capitalist moguls learned from the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War all right: it if ain't on tv nobody knows or cares.

Love, C.

Phil said...

The weather in London was far kinder than New York. You can see a report and photos here

Did you manage to attend any event?

Foxessa said...

No, for all kinds of reasons, including, not being in NYC, but in NO.

I went to a New Orleans downtown Second Line parade today though, a practice for Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday, and when we got back to where we had to come back to last night because our flight home was canceled due to weather, there was a 'preliminary' St. Patrick's Day celebration parade going on.

In case you all don't know, among the large immigrant populations to NO in the 19th century, were included many Italians (which explains the large number of Italian restaurants) and Irish. Which explains why for the week before and the week after St. Patrick's Day, if you want a cabbage, you better have bought it before, for the Irish parades throw cabbages .... During our time of LIVING in New Orleans, we lived in the the neighborhood called the Irish Channel.

Love, C.

Foxessa said...

BTW, Phil -- thanks very much for the link.

Primary media here hasn't even noticed International Women's Day.

Not a bit.

Love, C.