Why Activists Need Art To Create Social Change

By James L. Vanhise, Waging Nonviolence. -

“The Art of Activism: Your All-Purpose Guide to Making the Impossible Possible” by Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert compiles knowledge the authors have gleaned from training hundreds of [...]

Preserving A People’s History Through Quilts

By Loretta Graceffo, Waging Nonviolence. -

More than 600,000 people in the United States have died of coronavirus since the pandemic began, a number that is incomprehensible. Few people understand the magnitude of this loss more than [...]

Nonprofit Arts, Culture Organizations Have Lost $17.3 Billion In Pandemic

By David Walsh, World Socialist Website. -

IWhile hundreds of people in the US and 10,000 globally continue to die each day, American media outlets lose no opportunity to assure their viewers and readers that the pandemic is “over.” In [...]

Art Against Drones

By Kathy Kelly, Toward Freedom -

At the High Line, a popular tourist attraction in New York City, visitors to the West side of Lower Manhattan ascend above street level to what was once an elevated freight train line and is now [...]

When Will Minneapolis Start Listening To The Whole Community?

By Eric Ortiz, Medium. -

Minneapolis didn’t get here alone. The actions and decisions of many people created the challenges facing the city. Solving them will require the work of many people, too. But before anything [...]

Scheer Intelligence: The Political Cartoon Is Dead

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

Political cartoons have helped us make sense of the world in which we live since they first appeared in the 18th century–though some, like the iconic cartoonist Mr. Fish, argue the art predates [...]

On Contact: Art – Transformative, Transcendent, Revolutionary

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to artist and cartoonist Dwayne Booth, aka Mr. Fish, about the cultural requirement for revolution. Mr. Fish's new book is ‘Nobody Left – [...]

Architects Build Society’s Cage On National Mall In Bold Statement On Racial Strife

By John Zangas, DC Media Group. -

A group of five designers at the internationally known SmithGroup Architecture firm set up a metallic cubic structure on the National Mall to frame the struggle of Black Lives in America. The [...]

Street Artists Rise To The Occasion

By Paul Von Blum, Progressive.org. -

The massive protests in Los Angeles in response to the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and so many others organized through the Black Lives Matter movement generated an [...]

How Artists Are Exploring Radical Economies

By Robert Kauffman, Resilience.org. -

There are many proposals for radical economies from progressive economists, activists and think tanks. Artists are increasingly joining these debates with speculative proposals and unconventional [...]

How New Creative Actions Are Fueling Chile’s Uprising

By Cristian Opaso, Wagingnonviolence.org -

In response to repression by Chilean police, decentralized performances — sparked by small artist collectives — are replacing traditional barricades. On the surface, things have calmed down in [...]

No Music For ICE! Musicians: Pull your Music From Amazon This Holiday Season

By Staff, Medium.com -

In an escalation of our NoMusicForICE campaign, we just issued takedown notices to pull our music from Amazon’s digital platform, and you can too. We’re calling on musicians & labels who oppose [...]

Concert For Assange Outside UK Home Office Demands “No Extradition!”

By Laura Tiernan, Wsws.org -

Hundreds gathered outside the UK Home Office in central London last night for a concert in support of imprisoned WikiLeaks founder and multi-award-winning journalist Julian Assange. Rap artist [...]

Michael Brown’s Death Continues To Be A Catalyst For Change

By Lornet Turnbull, Waging Nonviolence. -

Michael Brown Sr. lies stock-still on his back on the floor of an art studio in St. Louis as an artist layers papier-mache on his arms, chest, and torso. Brown Sr. is a stand-in, the model for [...]

The Artist As Prophet

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig -

Where is America headed? As the question is endlessly argued, especially during the presidential campaign, potential answers tend to inhabit political realms. However, Chris Hedges, suggests that [...]