Cracking Activist Images

Here’s some cracking activist images I spotted during this last week.

The first is a contemporary creative demo undertaken by Swiss trade union Unia in ZurichFish & Shark Swiss Demo

The second is a classic of 20th Century workers iconography. Clever stuff.

Workers Fist


About I Am Not A Number

I Am Not A Number is written by Chris Jury. For 30 years Chris Jury was a TV actor, director and writer best known for playing Eric Catchpole in over 60 episodes of the BBC’s antique classic, Lovejoy, and for directing over 50 episodes of Eastenders. In 2008 he was appointed as the Senior Lecturer in Recorded Media in the School Of Music & Performing Arts at Bath Spa University. He currently presents, Agitpop, a pop & politics radio discussion programme on North Cotswold Community Radio He is currently the Communications Officer for UCU at Bath Spa University and a UCU SW Regional Rep at SWTUC.
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12 Responses to Cracking Activist Images

  1. Yes the Swiss put together a quality demonstration. It sure beats making a fuss, fighting the police, and destroying property; and I assume that the participants were allowed to keep an umbrella as a souvenir. The demonstration only made sense if viewed from above. I take it that it was directed at bank executives in the upper floors of the adjacent building. A cracking demonstration. I’ll give them an 8.5 out of 10.
    Now for the second example. Yes, it’s cool (or cracking) that the workers (comrades) have a giant fist with which to battle the Capitalist management, but try getting a giant fist with a thousand brains to accomplish anything in a coordinated manner.

  2. What that fist needs is a communist dictator.

  3. OK, I’m sorry I dissed your union propaganda. Please show some more.

  4. Mr. Miltic: Hey, I think IANAN disappeared. I ain’t seen hide nor hair of ‘em in ages.
    A Bloke: Neither have I. I haven’t heard from him either.
    B Bloke: I figure he’s either been taken hostage, assassinated, abducted by a UFO, joined a monastery, gotten amnesia, or maybe OD’ed.
    Mr. Miltic: There’s also the possibility that he’s just sick and tired of us.
    Chorus: Na, that’s not it.
    A Bloke: Well, in the meantime do any of you know any good stories or jokes?
    Mr. Miltic: Here’s one – What do you call a Frenchman wearing sandals? Philippe Philoppe.

  5. Mr. Miltic: Hopefully, IANAN is simply too busy at work to tend to his website.
    A Bloke: Hopefully, why so?
    Mr. Miltic: We all know what a supporter of Socialism IANAN is. Well, the socialist system consists of two categories of comrades – the producing comrades like IANAN and the consuming comrades like us.
    B Bloke: Yea, being a consuming comrade is cool.
    Mr. Miltic: Well, here’s the rub: we all know that stuff costs money, and we all know that money isn’t free but must be earned by somebody somehow. In order for the consuming comrades to get free stuff the producing comrades have to work, earn money, and pay taxes to pay for our free lifestyle. IANAN is doing his part for Socialism by funding the operation with his taxes. The more IANAN works, the more money IANAN makes, the more taxes IANAN pays, and then the more free stuff us consuming comrades get. Loyal comrades like IANAN keep the whole system running.
    A Bloke: Three cheers for comrade IANAN!
    Chorus: Hip hip hurrah! Hip hip hurrah! Hip hip hurrah! Work hard for Socialism comrade IANAN!
    Mr. Miltic: Socialism makes me tired. I think I’ll go take a nap. Would one of you blokes please go check the mailbox and see if our free socialist checks have arrived? If they’re here I’ll buy the next round at the pub tonight.

  6. Go Bradford City Football Club!

  7. Oy Govnor I hope all’s well.

  8. Drop us a line sometime. Let us know you’re still out there somewhere.

  9. Hey man that’s cool. Take your time. We consuming comrades appreciate how you producing comrades support the system. You know what I mean? Me and the blokes will toast you at the pub. Keep up the good work and don’t let socialism fail! I’ll keep the audience entertained while you are tied up. By the way, you said you were being exploited. Are the freakin capitalists exploiting you or is it a corrupt comrade?

  10. I wish to make a public announcement that I, Mr. Miltic, shall be out of contact for the next few weeks as I indulge in my Socialist mandated comrade vacation. I shall catch up on my commentary upon my return.

  11. Here I, Mr. Miltic, have just returned from a 3 week training assignment with the Army National Guard in Korea, with accommodations consisting of a cot in a stuffy, moldy, 30-man tent from which I contracted a respiratory ailment and I find that Mr. IANAN still hasn’t done SSSQQQUUUAAATTT. I believe that under the circumstances it is justifiable to initiate Operation Aardvark.

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