Graffiti, oppressed peopleís Voice!

Rozh Pavilov  

 

Graffiti is a form of art which is defined as a drawing or writing scratched on a wall or other surface. Graffiti has existed at least since the days of ancient civilizations, such as Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. It has evolved over time into what is known as "modern graffiti"; the public defacing of a surface using spray paint, markers, or other materials.

 

Graffiti is made Illegal in most of the countries around the world, especially in UK, anti social behaviour act in 2003, is Britainís  latest anti graffiti legislation. In 2004 the keep Britain tidy campaign called for anti graffiti laws, and also supported the issues such as fining those people who are doing graffiti, and banning sales of  spray painting also arresting graffiti artists. the government policies also condemned using graffiti in advertising or having them in music videos.

 

The excuse was that, the real-world experience of graffiti stood far removed from its often-portrayed, so to back the campaign, 123 MPs including Prime Minister Tony Blair, signed a charter which stated: Graffiti is not art, it's crime !

 

lets ask our selves,  why is it a crime? does it hurt any body, doest it tax any body, is graffiti the cause of the war and poverty in world is it causing child labour ? and the surprise is that all those things are not illegal.

 

 Its a crime because  graffiti became a battle filled for radical left youth in UK, as you go down the streets of the working class areas, and poor living condition areas you will witness this,  as i am one of those witnesses. There are hundreds of (Anti capitalism, Anti war, Anti privatisation, Anti fascist graffitiís, and most of the social and political issues in Britain today.

 

It become a political art that young people are carrying it in Britain,  as people in societies thatís run by the right wing policies, cannot get their massage across, cannot get what they needed for living. Oppressed people are getting more oppressed day by day, by those right wing policies.

whatever the government policies are thatís what people get (war, crime, poverty and racism ). So itís banned and made illegal because its peoples voice for a better life and young people are the key for those changes.

 

Graffiti is revolutionary like the surrealist art I represented in and any revolution might be considered a crime. People who are oppressed or suppressed need an outlet, so they write on wallsóitís free...   By Graffiti artist .

 

 

           

 

04/07/2007

 

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