‘Suffocated’: Art Becomes Form Of Protest Against Olympics

By AP, Indian Express. -

Miwako Sakauchi stands in her studio and brushes spinning swirls on torn cardboard and drawing paper, using the five colors designated as symbols of the modern Olympiad. Titled ‘Vortex’, her [...]

Over 16,000 Artists Sign Letter In Solidarity With Palestine

By Michael Arria, Mondoweiss. -

Over 16,000 artists have signed their names in support of a letter that condemns Israel’s recent attack on Gaza and denounces the country’s apartheid system. The letter also calls on other [...]

The Boston Ujima Project Is Working To Create Economic Equity For Artists

By Nicole Rupersburg, Springboardexchange.org -

The Boston Ujima Project is a community-led organization with a mission of growing a people’s economy in Greater Boston, one that is controlled by the community with neighbors, workers, business [...]

Trombones On The Picket Line: Lyric Opera Orchestra On Strike For The First Time In 50 Years

By Amelia Diehl, Inthesetimes.com -

On Tuesday, the music stopped for the Lyric Opera of Chicago just as the company began its 64th season. Orchestra members walked out on strike over a new proposed contract that would cut pay, [...]

Philadelphians To Philly Orchestra: Cancel Your Trip To Israel

By Philly Don't Orchestrate Apartheid. -

Over 100  musicians, artists, scholars, union members and activists, as well as 33 social justice organizations, have called on the Philadelphia Orchestra to cancel its planned June tour in [...]

Speaking Mirth To Power

By Lorna Garano, www.truthout.org -

By Lorna Garano for Truthout. L.M. Bogad's artful activism blends the strategies of civil disobedience with heaping doses of Harpo Marx. As a professor and "tactical performer, Bogad says he is [...]

The Great Forgetting

Chris Hedges, www.truthdig.com -

Chris Hedges for Truth Dig - America’s refusal to fund and sustain its intellectual and cultural heritage means it has lost touch with its past, obliterated its understanding of the present, [...]

New Anthems Of Resistance: Hip-Hop & Black Lives Matter

By Alexander Billet, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Alexander Billet of In These Times. It’s been a year since the death of Michael Brown, a year since the rebellion in Ferguson, a year since the Black Lives Matter movement began to shift the [...]

The Ballad Of The Stolen Fiddle

By John Kelly, www.washingtonpost.com -

By John Kelly in The Washington Post - Don’t call the musical instrument that was stolen last week from Jimmy Betts’s car a “violin.” It’s a fiddle. “Fiddles are meant to be out and about in [...]

4 Ways To Hit High Notes Of Resistance

By Nadine Bloch, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

Every now and then there is an action that hits all the right notes — the message is clear, the messengers are appropriate, the setting and tone are impeccable, and the ripples carry on far into [...]

Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday: Creating A Nonviolent World

By Robert J. Burrowes, www.PopularResistance.org -

As we celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's birthday on October 2nd, the International Day of Nonviolence, we have the chance to reflect on our progress in creating a nonviolent world. Obviously, creating a [...]

Yes Lab Workshop: Creative Direct Action for Climate Justice

By Staff, www.yeslab.org/ -

Saturday, September 20th 10:45a-12:15p NYC Climate Convergence 16 Beaver, 4th Floor FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC In the lead up to #PeoplesClimate March on 9/21, we're particpating in a day [...]

Israelis And Palestinians Join Forces In Inspiring New Campaign

By Jodie Gummow, www.alternet.org -

As the media continues to bombard us with horrifying images of violence and hate emanating from the Middle East, it can be difficult to remain hopeful that any long-lasting solution to end the [...]

Proposal For A Monument To Huey Newton

By Creative Resistance, www.creativeresistance.org -

This article is from our associated project, CreativeResistance.org. This is a bronze sculpture of a wicker fan back chair that rests on a square steel base with a mirrored surface. The chair [...]

Gallery: Water Writes Mural In Richmond, Ca

By Creative Resistance, www.creativeresistance.org -

This article is from our associated project, CreativeResistance.org. A Giant two-block mural about oil trains and climate change, cherishing water, and building community solidarity was dedicated [...]