Sanchez has asked Cuba’s Ministry of the Interior to explain why she has been denied permission to leave the island 20 times.
By MANUEL RUEDA
Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez filed a complaint with Cuba’s Ministry of the Interior on Wednesday, in which she asks the government to tell her why she has been consistently denied permission to leave the communist island.
Sanchez said her complaint is not likely to succeed, as Cuba’s judicial system is closely aligned with the interests of Raul Castro’s government.
Gorbachev’s Winter Retreat
Bay of Pigs Invasion
Kurt Cobain’s Greenhouse
Sharon Tate’s House
in the sociological sense, is the process by which politically radical ideas and images are commodified and incorporated within a mainstream society and, thus, become interpreted through a more socially acceptable or conventional perspective. More broadly, it may refer to the appropriation of any subversive works or ideas by mainstream media or culture. It is the opposite of détournement, in which images and other cultural artifacts are appropriated from mainstream sources and repurposed with radical intentions.
The concept in political philosophy of recuperation was first proposed by members of the Situationist International. The term is intended to convey a negative connotation because recuperation generally bears the intentional consequence (whether perceived or not) of fundamentally altering the meanings behind ideas due to their appropriation or being co-opted into the ruling discourse.
(picture taken from the series of Fabian Ciraolo)
Un Chiste (after Richard Prince)
“ONE WEEKEND AT NIKITA’S DATCHA, FIDEL TOOK SOME PHOTOS WITH A POLAROID CAMERA. NIKITA ASKED WHERE THIS MAGICAL DEVICE HAD COME FROM.
WITH A BEAMING SMILE, FIDEL REPLIED: ‘BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS’.”
- Alberto Korda