Goran M, after interviewing the famous Black American hip hop band Public Enemy, wrote this analysis of their background, how they emerged as a band, how their lyrics evolved, and what they generally stand for. He puts everything within the context of the struggles of the Afro-American community for their rights. Public Enemy clearly expressed, and continue to express, a growing radical mood among blacks, but also among all the youth.
On Sunday evening, September 12, thousands gathered in London’s
Trafalgar Square for the screening of Sergei Eisenstein’s revolutionary
film “Battleship Potemkin“ and to hear the Pet Shop Boys and the
Dresdner Sinfoniker string orchestra. The presentation was accompanied
by reminders of the many demos that have been through the square, with
quotes from Marx and Engels.
Someone has said that one of the criteria for winning the Turner Prize
is not to be understood. The philosophy behind this is: the less I am
understood, the better the art.Yet the kind of art that wins the Turner
competition also has merit. They have the merit of holding up a mirror to the
society that produced them, and saying: “This is what you are, and this is
all you are capable of producing.” These works point out to us that
beneath the sleek, comfortable bourgeois surface of modern society, horrors are
lurking: dead vermin, murder, death and decay.
The Motorcycle Diaries, the recently released film on Ernesto Che
Guevara, is an exciting adaptation of Guevara’s writings of the same name.
Also based on Alberto Granado’s memoirs Travelling With Che Guevara,
Che’s travelling companion, the director Walter Salles was able to paint a
graphic picture of a revolutionary in the making.