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Ersonal and political picking out those elements of the Greek crisis that are recognizable across the West to a generation struggling to articulate its purpose in a world of spiraling unemployment democratic collapse and civil unrest The solutions to the failure of modern neo liberal statecraft are very different to the 'tune in turn on drop out' ethos of the sixties these days the drugs are worse and rock 'n' roll can't save us The future is a uestion in search of an answerAvailable only digitally with a foreword by economic journalist and writer Paul Mason this beautifully illustrated ebook is part polemic part travelogue and part paean to the birthplace of civilization brought to its knees Part of the Brain Shot series the pre eminent source of short form digital non ficti. Initially I picked this up because I love both Laurie Penny s writing I think she s the closest thing we have to an actual factual Spider Jerusalem and Molly Crabapple s art And I guess I wanted to know about Greece s troubles as one of the things I ve been working on this year is being politically aware I certainly didn t expect to read something that was so totally relevant to what we re currently going through in Puerto Rico Greece is an ocean away after all and their politics are so different than ours How couldBut once again it turned out to be a case of me underestimating our innate and so so human ability to brilliantly and marvelously fuck things up Puerto Rico s going through something of an economic upheaval and it s left our politics and political discourse in disarray So much of the subject matter and attitudes discussed here struck so many similar chords that it left me a bit shaken to say the least Greece has been journeying through this deep and problematic cavern for a while now though and we re just now foolishly and recklessly stumbling into it We can just see the dark abyss for now and that in of itself is scary enough but if Penny and Crabapple s reportage is anything to go by there is light shining at the end of it all It s a distant light of course and you have to struggle to see it But that is kind of the point Idenics picking out those elements of the Greek crisis that are recognizable across the West to a generation struggling to articulate its Night Owl Loonette purpose in a world of spiraling unemployment democratic collapse and civil unrest The solutions to the failure of modern neo liberal statecraft are very different to the 'tune in turn on drop out' ethos of the sixties these days the drugs are worse and rock 'n' roll can't save us The future is a uestion in search of an answerAvailable only digitally with a foreword by economic journalist and writer Paul Mason this beautifully illustrated ebook is Deadshifted (Edie Spence, part El agujero del infierno polemic The Essential Jim Brickman, Vol. 4 (Piano/Vocal/Chords) part travelogue and Teddy part Calling Me Home paean to the birthplace of civilization brought to its knees Part of the Brain Shot series the Mr. Francis Wife picked this up because I love both Laurie Penny s writing I think she s the closest thing we have to an actual factual Spider Jerusalem and Molly Crabapple s art And I guess I wanted to know about Greece s troubles as one of the things I ve been working on this year is being The Shadow People politically aware I certainly didn t expect to read something that was so totally relevant to what we re currently going through in Puerto Rico Greece is an ocean away after all and their Demons, Yes--But Thank God for Good Angels political discourse in disarray So much of the subject matter and attitudes discussed here struck so many similar chords that it left me a bit shaken to say the least Greece has been journeying through this deep and The Pride and Prejudice Movie Cookbook problematic cavern for a while now though and we re just now foolishly and recklessly stumbling into it We can just see the dark abyss for now and that in of itself is scary enough but if Penny and Crabapple s reportage is anything to go by there is light shining at the end of it all It s a distant light of course and you have to struggle to see it But that is kind of the Vietnam Perkasie point

Review Discordia

Left is scattered and the far right is assuming greater power and influence Along the way they drink far too much coffee become hypnotized by street art and somehow manage not to get arrested or muggedDISCORDIA is an experiment in form using the illustrated ebook format to its fullest extent to tell a story uniue to the word length and digital platform involved Crabapple's intricate Victorian inspired ink drawings lend a timeless uality to what is a conscious foray into a new kind of journalism inspired by the New Journalism of the 1970s in particular the art journalism collaborations of Hunter Thompson and Ralph Steadman but reworking that tradition for a 21st century world where young women must still fight at every turn to be taken seriouslyDISCORDIA weaves together the p. Brief Kindle eBookreportage with illustrations from Athens Best account I ve read of a society crumbling under austerity

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DISCORDIA is a story of courage and collapse in a country and a culture struggling to map out its future A short ebook combining a 24000 word essay with 36 detailed drawings DISCORDIA is a feminist art gonzo journalism project conceived at Occupy Wall Street and created in the summer of debt and doubt after the euphoric street protests of 2011 2012In July 2012 artist Molly Crabapple and journalist Laurie Penny traveled to Greece There they drew and interviewed anarchists autonomists striking workers and ordinary people caught up in the Euro crisis DISCORDIA is the result In an impassioned climate where ‘objective’ journalism is impossible Penny and Crabapple offer a snapshot of a nation in the grip of a very modern crisis where young and old see little reason to go on the. In July 2012 journalist and author Laurie Penny and Molly Crabapple known for her Victorian inspired art and her role in Occupy Wall Street went to crisis ridden Greece spending six days and nights to gather first hand impressions and see what actual people living there have to say Discordia published only three months later in digital form only is the result of this an essay of about 24000 words by Penny enriched with amazing illustrations by Crabapple often incorporating elements of actual graffiti that is still shaping the Athens cityscapeDiscordia is a highly informative and compelling read Penny s writing is really captivating and the result of getting very close with people making even initially tight lipped collocutors open up To be very clear Discordia is not about merely reporting and informing but is to a large extent commentary and certainly also a call to action Penny is just as angry with the status uo she is writing about as the people that are getting a chance to speak in Discordia Sometimes she digresses a little from the core message of the book but not as much as to risk losing the thread completelyI did not like much of what I had to read in this book but that s the whole point of course There are a lot of personal stories in here that are really upsetting even so knowing that these are no isolated cases Other parts of the book are plain frightening The increasing influence of the Nazis in a country suffering from its imposed austerity programme and the utter impotence when faced with a police that is looking away at best sound all too much like Weimar Republic 20 Why most of the media say nothing about this development is beyond meDiscordia is a must read not only for people who like to think they know all about the Greek crisis The agility enabled by the digital only publication is one of the crucial uality of this book This is not a chronicle of what happened back in the days but a very relevant piece of journalism here and now At the same time it is much extensive better researched and edited than a typical blog article can be This agility also made it possible to include a coda about the arrestment of Molly Crabapple during the Occupy Wall Street one year anniversary which happened less than two weeks before the book s release


About the Author: Laurie Penny

Laurie Penny is a journalist an author a feminist and a net denizen She is Contributing Editor at New Statesman magazine and writes and speaks on social justice pop culture gender issues and digital politics for The Guardian The Independent Vice Salon The Nation The New Inuiry and many She is the author of Cybersexism Penny Red and Meat Market Female Flesh Under Capitalism as



10 thoughts on “Discordia

  1. says:

    The book gives good insight into the Greek financial crisis and the rise of neo fascism and how these things affect everyday life f

  2. says:

    In July 2012 journalist and author Laurie Penny and Molly Crabapple known for her Victorian inspired art and her role in Occupy Wall

  3. says:

    Five stars are not enough to rate this amazing piece of journalism meets art A critical look at the state of the world as exemplified by crisis ridden Greece that doesn't even pretend to try being objective because there i

  4. says:

    I really like Laurie Penny's journalism and this short bookextended column is a good example of her writing It's accompanied by Mol

  5. says:

    Check this out if you're at all curious about exactly how fucked Greece is right now

  6. says:

    Brief Kindle eBookreportage with illustrations from Athens Best account I've read of a society crumbling under austerity

  7. says:

    living a way over here in Central Canada I was unaware of just how deliberately fucked Greece iswas

  8. says:

    Laurie Penny and Molly Crabapple journey to Greece to cover the state of the nation following financial collapse Discordia reports on the stru

  9. says:

    Initially I picked this up because I love both Laurie Penny's writing I think she's the closest thing we have to an actual factual Spider Jerusalem and Molly Crabapple's art And I guess I wanted to know about Greece's troubles as one of the things I've been working on this year is being politically aware I certainly didn't expect to read something that was so totally relevant to what we're currently going th

  10. says:

    A year has passed and it might look like nothing has changed but nothing's ever going to be uite the same not for thodse of us who

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