700 Pound Heroin Spoon Installed Outside OxyContin Manufacturer

By Nate Freeman, Artsy.net. -

Connecticut - Art dealer Fernando Luis Alvarez installed a gigantic spoon-shaped sculpture by the artist Domenic Esposito in front of the headquarters of Purdue Pharma in Stamford, Connecticut, [...]

AfGJ Reviews Year’s “Best” Albums For Activists

By James Patrick Jordan, Afgj.org -

It’s that time of year when we look back on the old year while entering the new.  On the music front, there were many releases in 2017 to pique the interest of the socially and politically [...]

‘Protest Matters’ Museum Shows What Resistance Looks Like

By John Zangas, dcmediagroup.us -

By John Zangas for DCMG - Washington, DC–A free exhibit called “Protest Matters” was organized by a local anthropologist to showcase items used at protests and how they promote change for public [...]

The Art Of Keeping Guantánamo Open

By Erin L. Thompson, creativeresistance.org -

By Erin L. Thompson for Tom Dispatch - We spent the day at a beach in Brooklyn. Skyscrapers floated in the distance and my toddler kept handing me cigarette filters she had dug out of the sand. [...]

Day 10 Of Countdown To Launch: Featuring Eleanor Goldfield

By Staff, www.popularresistance.org -

By Popular Resistance. Eleanor Goldfield, an activist, musician, photographer and artist, has participated with Popular Resistance on various campaigns, most recently on net neutrality. She [...]

Mexico: Indigenous Women Fight Femicide With Hip Hop

By Staff, telesurtv.net -

By Staff of Tele Sur - Through music they are denouncing the stealing of their lands and violence against women. Indigenous women arrived in Mexico City to present their work defending their [...]

Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Sunrise Gathering On Alcatraz Island

By Nanette Bradley Deetz, nativenewsonline.net -

By Nanette Bradley Deetz for Native News Online - Executive Director of International Indian Treaty Council, Andrea Carmen (Yaqui) reminded everyone that we are here to reclaim our rightful [...]

‘Catharsis On The Mall’ Promotes Healing Through Creativity And Connection

By John Zangas, dcmediagroup.us -

By John Zangas for DC Media Group - “Catharsis on the Mall” is DC’s smaller version of the Burning Man festival, held annually at the Washington Monument. With thoughtful art or theatrical [...]

Activists Paint Anti-Pipeline Mural Outside Wells Fargo

By Nuala Sawyer, earthfirstjournal.org -

By Nuala Sawyer of Earth First - The Wells Fargo and Co. headquarters at 420 Montgomery St. had a colorful awakening Monday afternoon, as hundreds of activists armed with paint created a large [...]

Artist Ai Weiwei On The Ingredients For Effective Activism

By Jordan Riefe, www.truthdig.com -

By Jordan Riefe for Truth Dig - In 2003, artist and activist Ai Weiwei landed a plum commission from the Chinese government: designing the Beijing National Stadium (the “Bird’s Nest”), which [...]

People Of Color Fight For Place In NY’s Money-Driven Arts Ecosystem

By Maya Chung, www.indypendent.org -

By Maya Chung for The Indypendent - A small number of legacy arts institutions are sweeping up vast shares of public art funding, while newer immigrant and ethnic arts groups in New York City are [...]

Poignant New Artwork Shows Little Boy Peering Over U.S.-Mexico Border

By Lee Moran, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Lee Moran for The Huffington Post - “Is this boy looking over the border worried that if things get crazier on the other side, people will massively cross the border in his direction?” A [...]

Artists WIthdraw From Israeli Sponsored Cultural Event

By Staff, www.bdsmovement.net -

By Staff of BDS - Following a popular campaign across several countries in a matter of days, nine acts have withdrawn from the Pop-Kultur festival in Berlin due to sponsorship by the Israeli [...]

Delivering Art In The Empire

By Hiroyuk Hamada, www.counterpunch.org -

By Hiroyuk Hamada for Counterpunch. It’s been over a couple of decades since I left the DC area. For the bulk of the time, I was like a soldier whose sole mission was the exploration of visual [...]

Caged: Life. Beyond. Bars.

By Staff, www.kickstarter.com -

By Staff of Caged - Chris Hedges has taught in America's most elite universities, including Princeton, Columbia, and New York University. It was a class at a Maximum Security Prison, however, [...]