Thursday, December 2, 2010

Brigada Ramona Parra

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 Ramona Parra was a young woman, who was shot and killed in Santiago Chile in 1940 during a strike/  protest march against a new government. She was a member of the JJCC (Chilean Communist Youth League) and after her death became a martyr symbol of the Chilean struggle against oppression.  From that day on her name lives on through the underground art movement that decorates the streets of Santiago with illegal art and political propaganda in favour of human rights. The arts collective that calls itself the Brigada Ramona Parra(BRP) travels the world making murals protesting against the global tendency towards capitalism.



"CONTRA LA DICTADURA PINTAREMOS HASTA EL CIELO!"



"we'll paint against dictatorship until we reach heaven"

1 comment:

  1. Hi i read this a lot of times, but i like how you write it, i´m chilean and i love this story... and 'los murales' of the Brigada Ramona Parra and i paint in the streets murales with the same message and i love the people fight for their need and feel free, is the message who we must defend us.

    xoxo In

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