Arts Organizing Lifts Oakland Teachers Strike

By David Solnit, Commondreams.org -

Surrounded by a hundred teachers and supporters painting banners, screen printing fabric picket flags, and learning strike songs, Oakland teachers union president Keith Brown held a press [...]

OPEN: Multimedia Artist Robin Bell Envisions Inclusive Society

By John Zangas, Dcmediagroup.us -

Washington, DC — Multimedia artist and filmmaker Robin Bell premiered a moving lights and projection exhibition of what an open and transparent society should be at the Corcoran School of Arts [...]

Trump, World War I And The Lessons Of Poetry

By Thomas Scott Tucker, Counterpunch.org -

In plain English: How sweet and honorable it is to die for one’s country: death pursues the man who flees, spares not the hamstrings or cowardly backs of battle-shy youths. Poets are all too [...]

Banksy Artwork Shreds Itself Right After Selling At Auction For $1.4 Million

By Adam Rosenberg, Mashable.com -

Which is more artful: The painted work, preserved forever on canvas; or the carefully orchestrated act of destroying said canvas? Banksy implicitly asked that very question on Friday. An auction [...]

Disobedient Art Can Win The Fight Against Artwashing

By Staff, Gofossilfree.org -

As artists and cultural workers we’ve chosen to undermine the power of the fossil fuel industry in our own backyard directly. We’ve put our focus on confronting artwashing, which is basically [...]

Billboard Altered In Iowa To Say “No Respect US Army”

By Frank Cordaro. -

As part of the "NO Respect - Ground the Drones" IA Campaign a billboard supporting the US Army was altered to say "No Respect US Army."  A Concerned Christian Political Artist who put the "No [...]

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 [...]