Justice and a World Without Borders

Nobel Prize Winners Demand Trial against Terrorists:

Havana, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Four Nobel Prize winners and two academicians considered unacceptable the US double standard policy in its anti terrorism fight, and demanded justice for the terrorist attack against a Cuban airplane in 1976.

Nobel Prize winners Jose Saramago, Nadine Gordimer (Literature), Rigoberta Menchu and Adolfo Perez Esquivel signed a document along with academicians Salim Lamrani and Noam Chomsky, in which they demand Washington to take action on that sabotage.

A World Without Borders:

Duff’s new non-borders — marks indicating where a dividing line has been erased — are still borders, of course. But they’re anti-borders, along the line of Toronto artist Kelly Mark’s video showing blank protest signs. These non-borders recall José Saramago’s The Stone Raft, the 1986 book where the great Portuguese novelist imagines the Iberian peninsula severing its land ties with the rest of Europe, obliterating the border entirely, to sail around the Atlantic on its own, leaving south-western France at the end of Europe’s tether.

 

If nothing else, Duff’s border-banishing mixed media pieces such as Attachment (2006) and Suture (2006) in fact reveal the demographic similarity of the countryside on either side of borders. Clearly she believes that borders must be understood as fictional, rather like a unified Alberta and British Columbia.

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