[-empyre-] introducing week 3

Ana Valdés agora158 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 01:26:53 EST 2014

Yes Murat the Mothers still demonstrate walking around the Plaza de
Mayo, as the Abuelas (the Grandmothers) do. The grandmothers has
recovered 130 kids who were kidnapped by the military and given to the
families of the executors who killed their parents. One of them,
Macarena Gelman, grandchild of Juan Gelman, one of Argrentinas
greatest poets, grew up in Uruguay, in the house of a police
headmaster. She is now elected as deputy/representative in the
Parliament in Uruguay.
But many of the grandchildren are still unrecovered and their true
identity identity hidden.

On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 5:02 AM, Murat Nemet-Nejat <muratnn at gmail.com> wrote:
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> I was in Buenos Aires last year. I think there were still family members demonstrating at the plaza de <Mayo.
> On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 12:43 AM, Ana Valdes <agora158 at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> The Mothers of May started to walk round the plaza de Mayo, in Buenos Aires, silent, with huckles in their heads, carrying posters with the images of their missing children. It was in the 70:s. More than 30000 people dissapeared in Argentina and Uruguay. Many were buried alive. Many were drugged and thrown from airplanes to río de la Plata.
>> We are still finding old bones in hidden graves.
>> Ana
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>> De: Murat Nemet-Nejat
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>> A: christina.spiesel at yale.edu,soft_skinned_space
>> Asunto: Re: [-empyre-] introducing week 3
>> Perhaps the most powerful form of symbolic space is the plaza, from Tienanmen Square to Tahir Square to Maidan (which is a Turkish word) to Damascus to Taksim Square in Istanbul, to cite a few relatively recent examples, the symbolic action most feared by governments. I wrote a poem about thirty years ago "Fatima's Winter" exactly on the idea of the square (attached to a tool) as a potentially revolutionary space. Participants to our dialogue at Empyre may be interested in it. Though published, the poem is not on line. I don't know whether I can include it within the the post or attach is as a document. The poem is a few pages.
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