GABRIEL DON is a contributor to the Brooklyn Rail.
DEC 17-JAN 18 | Books
There is a group of people around the world who are oppressed regardless of race, class, economic status, country of origin or religion: women.
DEC 12-JAN 13 | Books
Because I do not wish to remain in a land where my rights are not protected, says Kohlhaas, the protagonist in von Kliests short story. On Halloween last year, following Occupy Wall Street, the Guy Fawkes mask, which starred in V for Vendetta, was popular on the streets of New York. The quote from the movie, People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people, seemed to blare at me from these costumes.
NOV 2012 | Books
In February 2012, three members of the Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Riot were arrested after an unauthorized performance in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. Videos of their cathedral concert spread rapidly around the world. Near Empire State tourist traffic, tucked away in the CUNY Graduate Center, through the portico and façade of an Italian Renaissance palazzo with limestone grandeur and columns, hidden on the fifth floor, is the headquarters of the Feminist Press. A womens collective committed to printing women writers founded the Feminist Press in 1970.