The raised fist , or the clenched fist , is a symbol of solidarity and support. However, it was popularised during the Spanish Civil War of —, when it was used by the Republican faction as a greeting, and was known as the " Popular Front salute" or the " anti-fascist salute".
The right fist salute subsequently spread among leftists and anti-fascists across Europe. The raised right fist was frequently used in propaganda posters produced during the May revolt in France , such as La Lutte continue , depicting a factory chimney topped with a clenched fist. The symbol has been picked up and incorporated around the world by various oppressed groups. The image gallery shows how a raised fist is used in visual communication. Combined with another graphic element , a raised fist is used to convey polysemous gestures and opposing forces.
For example, a hammer and sickle combined with a raised right fist is part of communist symbolism , while the same right fist combined with a Venus symbol represents Feminism , and combined with a book , it represents librarians. A raised right fist icon appears prominently as a feminist symbol on the covers of two major books by Robin Morgan , Sisterhood is Powerful , published in ,  and Sisterhood Is Forever , in A raised fist incorporates the outline of the state of Wisconsin, as designed in , for union protests against the state rescinding collective bargaining.
Solidarity cartoon Librarians Against DRM. The raised fist logo may represent unity or solidarity, generally with oppressed peoples. The black fist, also known as the Black Power fist is a logo generally associated with black nationalism and sometimes socialism. Its most widely known usage is by the Black Panther Party in the s. A black fist logo was also adopted by the northern soul music subculture.
The left white fist, also known as the Aryan fist or the White Power fist is a logo generally associated with white nationalism. A right hand white fist holding a red rose is used by the Socialist International and some socialist or social democratic parties, such as the Socialist Party in France and the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party. Loyalists in Northern Ireland occasionally use a red clenched fist on murals depicting the Red Hand of Ulster. However, this is considered rare; the red hand is usually depicted with a flat palm.
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Naturally, certain mottoes and slogans from the civil rights and Black Power movements have fallen out of fashion, but the raised fist remains a hugely popular visual signal of defiance and solidarity.
The co-optation of the raised fist as a patriotic symbol, winking cultural reference, and even totem of irony show that it is just as much about how we perform protest in the 21st century as it is about communicating resistance. Right: Colin Kaepernick silently protesting during the national anthem. The early origins of the raised fist hint at how it would be used many centuries later. In , Ms.
But arguably its most famous use in the recent American history is by Olympians John Carlos and Tommie Smith during their awards ceremony at the games in Mexico City. At the dawn of potential cold wars with Russia and China in the late s, the fist is gotten a campy makeover.
In one episode of Empire , Taraji P. Embedded within this campy setup is a surprisingly moving call-and-response on the failures of the prison industrial complex. The show does a great job of pointing at how artifice can blur with meaningful activity.
You can use the fist to show solidarity while simultaneously undermining it by poking fun at activist posturing.
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