My pen is alight and my body aflame. Until both burn down to ash, my love and my hate will remain here in the world. Post a Comment. Sunday, August 27, The Rose and Fist. The rose and fist as a symbol of progress: In the classic rose and fist representation, red symbolizes the blood spilt by workers the world over in the fight for their emancipation and was directly inherited from the red banner flown at the Paris Commune, the original and hitherto base symbol of the workers' cause.
Protesters promise to replace fist on Beirut's Martyrs' Square, after man destroys symbol of uprising with petrol bomb. A cutout image of a large fist that towered over Beirut's Martyrs' Square has been destroyed. The fist, which had the word "revolution" written on it in Arabic, went up in flames early on Friday morning, as Lebanon marked its 76th Independence Day amid an ongoing uprising that saw the country's Prime Minister Saad Hariri resign. The six-metre-high fist, which had become a symbol of the protests, was erected in the square in the first days of the uprising, now in its second month. Early on Friday, a man on a motorbike fled the scene after throwing a petrol bomb at the fist, Lebanese media reported. His identity and motives are unknown.
I would especially like to thank Michael Rossman of the AOUON archive , exhibit organizer Kevin Chen, and illustrator Frank Cieciorka for their invaluable contributions to this research on our cultural history. Also see " Origins of the clenched fist - peace symbol combination graphic " and " Protest in Pride " 'zine distributed at "West Pride", Gothenburg's LGBT Festival, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -. A persistent symbol of resistance and unity, the clenched fist or raised fist is part of the broader genre of "hand" symbols that include the peace "V," the forward-thrust-fist, and the clasped hands. The clenched fist usually appears in full frontal display showing all fingers and is occasionally integrated with other images such as a peace symbol or tool.
In the UK, it is nowadays mainly associated with Tim Henman, whose mock-heroic pumping has become as much a part of Wimbledon as strawberries and cream. Paul Gascoigne, too, was partial to it during his footballing days. But while sport is the home of the clenched-fist salute, its most famous appearance came courtesy of the black American sprinters Tommy Smith and John Carlos on the victory podium at the Olympic Games in Mexico City in and it seems somewhat bathetic that this symbol of unity and revolutionary fervour should have become the preferred way of celebrating a successful backhand volley.