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Justseeds on Creative Commons

Justseeds on Creative Commons

March 10, 2017

The people at Creative Commons do good work- promoting a healthy relationship to copyright and intellectual property, and working to ensure that a public domain stays public in the most…

To endure election cycles, make art

To endure election cycles, make art

June 3, 2016

@notorious_t_0_m saw our work on the subway and advised "stop the spread of trump!" @realdonaldtrump #SubwayTrumpStickers #streetart #donaldtrump #nyc #makeamericagreatagain #gofuckyourself A photo posted by Major Bigtime (@majorbigtime) on May…

Migrant Mural in LA

Migrant Mural in LA

May 3, 2016

Justseeds artist Jess X. Chen just completed a really impressive mural project at the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex in LA as part of the Endangered Species Mural Project. Working with…

MayDay preparations in Milwaukee

MayDay preparations in Milwaukee

April 18, 2016

It’s a Justseeds art explosion in the art-build space above Company Brewing in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood for the next three days. Justseeds artists Paul Kjelland, Pete Railand, Nicolas Lampert and…

Inkworks R.I.P.

Inkworks R.I.P.

March 26, 2016

Inkworks, one of the longest running movement print shops in the US, recently closed. Steven Heller wrote nice obit., and short interview with original collective member Lincoln Cushing, on Print…

BLU buffs his own work

BLU buffs his own work

March 24, 2016

A friend in Slovenia recently notified me that the artist BLU’s removing his murals from Bologna Italy for very anti-commercial reasons. Check out the article and further discussion, in Italian,…

Vi Subversa, RIP

Vi Subversa, RIP

February 20, 2016

Legendary punk performer Vi Subversa died today, aged 80. Vi fronted the equally legendary British punk group the Poison Girls, bringing an elder perspective to the turmoil of youth culture,…

News from the Malheur Occupation

News from the Malheur Occupation

January 11, 2016

  “Despite Oregon’s revolting racist history as a racist white “utopia,” the state comes off as part of the “left coast,” a safe haven for gender, sexual diversity, environmentalism, and…

Rest in Power—John Trudell

Rest in Power—John Trudell

December 15, 2015

John Trudell, a poet, recording artist, actor and speaker, passed away on December 8th. Trudell (Santee Sioux) was a spokesperson for the Indians of All Tribes occupation of Alcatraz Island…

Watercress Darter mural

Watercress Darter mural

November 25, 2015

I’m just returned from Birmingham, Alabama, upon completion of the fourth Endangered Species Mural, this one featuring the Watercress Darter. The darter is a very small, brightly colored fish that…

Amplify Palestine!

Amplify Palestine!

November 18, 2015

Adalah-NY teamed up with some cultural workers, and friends of Justseeds, to produce this video in support of the cultural boycott of the Israeli state. NY based artists are asked…

Why Do We Protest?

Why Do We Protest?

September 27, 2014

I wrote this article for Bitch Magazine in the leadup to the recent People’s Climate March, thinking about futility and frustration and the reasons we do the work we do….

The Screenprint Biennial 2014

The Screenprint Biennial 2014

September 16, 2014

I just got some photos from this past weekend’s opening of the first annual Screenprint Biennial, in Troy, NY. My ______ Manifesto diptych was included, which I’m really excited about….

Happy Birthday Patrice

Happy Birthday Patrice

July 3, 2014

Today would have been Patrice Emery Lumumba’s 89th birthday. Lumumba, first prime minister of the Republic of Congo, was an emblem of passionate resistance to Belgian colonial rule, and at…

Amazing! (Colin)

Amazing! (Colin)

November 23, 2013

The blog series in which I ask members of Justseeds to make a list of five things that have been inspiring them as of late. This time we get a…

Interview With Vanessa Renwick

Interview With Vanessa Renwick

November 5, 2013

There’s an interview with filmmaker Vanessa Renwick over on the Incite website. Vanessa’s interviewer, Deborah Stratman- also an amazing experimental documentary/filmmaker, engages Vanessa into a conversation about her work, filmmaking,…

Herman Wallace!

Herman Wallace!

October 5, 2013

I was so sad today to wake up and read the news that Herman Wallace had died just three days after he was released from prison. Herman (along with Albert…

Resistance Graphics from Turkey

Resistance Graphics from Turkey

July 21, 2013

Though it’s fallen out of the (western) media spotlight, the struggle for public space in Istanbul continues. Protests and re-occupations of Taksim Square are ongoing (news reports a new clash…

Google Google Apps Apps

Google Google Apps Apps

July 12, 2013

Perusing the ol’ Hark! a Vagrant tumblr yesterday I came across this absolutely marvelous video by Miss Persia and Daddie$ Pla$tic for a song called Google Google Apps Apps. I…

I Am Bradley Manning

I Am Bradley Manning

June 19, 2013

Some colleagues made this awesome, star-studded explosion of a video tribute to Bradley Manning. Watch it, think hard about it. What are YOU willing to do for what you know…

Stop Glowing Plants!

Stop Glowing Plants!

June 10, 2013

A Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of glowing plants just reached its funding goal. The plan, put forth by a small startup in the Bay Area called Genome Compiler…

Commentary on “Aqui Seguimos”

Commentary on “Aqui Seguimos”

June 7, 2013

University of Nottingham professor Adam David Morton offers up a nice little vignette of commentary on the significance of the Zapatista movement, using my “Aqui Seguimos” print as a springboard….

Austerity Means A Spanking

Austerity Means A Spanking

April 23, 2013

You might have noticed, joyfully, the news last week about grad student Thomas Herndon and his epic takedown of one of the pillars of the global austerity movement. Herndon was…

Death Drops Down

Death Drops Down

April 10, 2013

I ran across this impressive piece of data visualization recently, which really sums up exactly how the US “war on terror” strategy has changed since Obama’s arrival as commander in…

The Trouble is the Banks

The Trouble is the Banks

February 14, 2013

The excellent magazine n+1 released a small book last year called “The Trouble Is The Banks: Letters to Wall Street”. The book is composed of letters written to the officers…

Freedom Press

Freedom Press

February 6, 2013

Roger posted a couple days back about Freedom Press Bookshop in London being firebombed. Insane. There is more about it HERE and HERE, but I also wanted to share this…

Justseeds Winter Sale

Justseeds Winter Sale

February 4, 2013

Hey everyone- we’re having a sale for the rest of February here at Justseeds. You can get 10% off every order when you use the coupon code “winter” at checkout….

Freedom Bookstore Firebombed

Freedom Bookstore Firebombed

February 2, 2013

I’ve just seen (via Boing Boing) that Freedom Books was recently and mysteriously firebombed. The long-lived London Anarchist bookstore is 125 years old. Read more here.

Decapitated Billionaires

Decapitated Billionaires

January 24, 2013

Probably the first Justseeds post about billionaires. Here is Bloomberg’s list of billionaires and not so equal distribution of wealth.

Justseeds on StreetArtNYC

Justseeds on StreetArtNYC

December 13, 2012

StreetArtNYC give a nice mention of Justseeds exhibition “Sowing the Seeds of Love” with some images on their blog. Thanks! Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative is “Sowing the Seeds of Love” at…

Licking Your Elbow

Licking Your Elbow

July 19, 2012

A couple weeks back I read an interesting story in the New York Times, about a nascent protest movement in Sudan, inspired by Tahrir Square and Occupy, and struggling against…

Fight On Wisconsin

Fight On Wisconsin

May 18, 2012

The fight song for the University of Wisconsin is “On, Wisconsin!” The Wisconsin state motto is “Forward.” Lofty ideals filled with optimism, but those days seem long gone in the…

Nosaltres

Nosaltres

May 3, 2012

A stunning short film documenting the movement in Barcelona. Take a couple minutes and give it a view. “And we continue…”

In the News, Feb 2012

In the News, Feb 2012

March 21, 2012

The Justseeds/IVAW print portfolio was just featured in The 22 Magazine. From the write-up:   Beyond being beautiful pieces of art, each work is a call to end unneeded violence…

Gorillas Fighting Back

Gorillas Fighting Back

February 13, 2012

Here are a couple of interesting stories from the gorilla regions of central Africa: The Fossey Gorilla Fund, which operates a variety of active conservation efforts in Rwanda and DR…

Patriots for Self-Deportation

Patriots for Self-Deportation

January 24, 2012

I received a press release this morning from a new political action group; Patriots for Self-Deportation, announcing the launch of their website SelfDeport.org. Taking inspiration from Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s…

The Rhino Rescue Project

The Rhino Rescue Project

January 11, 2012

Last year two species of Rhinoceros went extinct. The Vietnamese sub-species of the Javan Rhino and the Western Black Rhino of Africa are gone forever, casting no more shadows. Their…

Banners for the Eviction

Banners for the Eviction

November 14, 2011

Occupy Portland has been uprooted from its two downtown parks, and begins a new phase – whether that means a new location or a new course of action. Since I…

Shout Down Gov. Walker

Shout Down Gov. Walker

November 6, 2011

Check out this recent action in Chicago where Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker got an unexpected greeting by audience members that he did not expect to be in attendance –the working…

Surveillance Technologies

Surveillance Technologies

October 26, 2011

I recently returned from England, the most highly surveilled region of Earth. It’s palpable. The presence of CCTV cameras is like the touch of a spider. Very like a spider,…

Octopi Wall Street!

Octopi Wall Street!

October 8, 2011

Mother Jones just put up a cool article entitled “Octopi Wall Street!” about the historical use of the octopus as a representation of capitalism. Worth clicking over and reading it…

Occupy Wall Street!

Occupy Wall Street!

September 23, 2011

It may appear to our regular blog readers that all of Justseeds is cavorting around Europe at international art biennials, but it isn’t true! I’ve been at home in New…

Tahrir Documents

Tahrir Documents

September 13, 2011

I recently came across Tahrir Documents, an amazing website and resource that is archiving, scanning, translating, and representing a huge collection of documents, fliers, posters, and newspapers produced as part…

Foundry Workers Strike

Foundry Workers Strike

March 24, 2011

Journalist and photographer David Bacon has just sent out another good piece, reminding us that labor unrest and organizing is happening all over the country, not just in Wisconsin: FOUNDRY…

Exhibition in Jordan

Exhibition in Jordan

March 18, 2011

Erik Ruin and I (Josh MacPhee) currently have work in a cool looking exhibition in Amman, Jordan at a venue called (The Studio). The show was organized by Nidal El-khairy…

Alternative Fuel in Western PA!

Alternative Fuel in Western PA!

March 16, 2011

This van (seen in Pittsburgh) wryly references the myriad, often toxic rainbow of chemicals found in the hydraulic shale fracturing (or “fracking”) method used in drilling and stimulating natural gas…

He(art) of the Revolution

He(art) of the Revolution

February 11, 2011

“heART of the revolution” is an online exhibit displaying art from around the world in support of the recent uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East. Website presented by…

Ape Portraits

Ape Portraits

January 5, 2011

Here’s a link to the site of photographer James Mollison, who has undertaken a great project of portraiture in Indonesia, Cameroon and Democratic Republic of Congo: Passport photographs of apes….

Justseeds on Russia TV

Justseeds on Russia TV

December 29, 2010

RT (Russia TV), which appears to be a US-based Russian online TV station, just ran a story on NYC’s Brecht Forum while our Justseeds print exhibition was still hanging there,…

I Guess Art Can Still Offend

I Guess Art Can Still Offend

December 19, 2010

First the David Wojnarowicz removal from the Smithsonian and now… Street artist Blu (we’ve cross-linked to some of his graffiti animations in the past) was finishing up a mural on…

Bushmeat Apocalypse

Bushmeat Apocalypse

December 16, 2010

I recently had an article published in the Portland-based environmental journal Bear Deluxe about the international bushmeat trade and the effects that it’s having on the populations of our closest…

Slade Occupied

Slade Occupied

December 2, 2010

Slade Art School in the UK has been occupied. You can follow it HERE. Back in the 60s and 70s occupied art schools produced some of the best political posters…

Return to Blair Mountain

Return to Blair Mountain

November 23, 2010

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, and then as farce. I forget who said that, but the events unfolding in West Virginia at the site of the largest armed labor…

End the Housing Crisis in Melbourne

End the Housing Crisis in Melbourne

November 3, 2010

Friends in Melbourne have been organizing against anti-low income housing policies in Melbourne, and produced this new video in lead up to a big protest on Nov. 12:

recent press

recent press

October 28, 2010

Justseeds has gotten a small flurry of online press recently, here’s a couple highlights: 1) “A Print You Can Believe In” on The Link in Montreal with a focus on…

In the Blogosphere…

In the Blogosphere…

September 7, 2010

Signal has gotten a couple nice mentions on the web (don’t forget to pick up a copy HERE.): —A review at Dotrad, which calls Signal “a beautiful chronicle of political…

The Missing Menhaden

The Missing Menhaden

June 18, 2010

Who’s heard of Menhaden? Anyone? Show of hands? Certainly not me, before a couple of months ago. Now, however, the oily fish that once schooled in innumerable masses on the…

Liberate Tate

Liberate Tate

May 28, 2010

  This is old news now, but hell, I’m busy and can’t always get this stuff up as it happens! For those that haven’t seen it, pretty interesting action last…

Recent Press Roundup

Recent Press Roundup

April 22, 2010

Justseeds and related-projects keep popping up around the web, here’s a recent list of activity: 1. Spectres of Liberty (Dara Greenwald, Josh MacPhee, and Olivia Robinson) just had an interview…

More H&M Protests

More H&M Protests

April 22, 2010

My friend Charlie just sent along this follow up to last week’s post about creative attacks on H&M for their support of Israeli apartheid. French activists dressed up like IDF…

What size state?

What size state?

April 3, 2010

I’ve referenced this graphic a few times in the last few days. I don’t remember where I came across it, I find it quite intriguing. It asks folks in the…

Colin Ward, 1924-2010

Colin Ward, 1924-2010

February 17, 2010

An entire generation of anti-authoritarians are passing on. With Zinn last month, and Colin Ward on Feb. 11 (and Alex Comfort in 2000, Paul Goodman in 1972, and…)… They remind…

Man Smashes 29 TVs…

Man Smashes 29 TVs…

February 12, 2010

There is something oddly mesmerizing about this video. I guess a guy just walked into Wal-Mart and started swinging!??! More info HERE.

A couple quick notes

A couple quick notes

February 2, 2010

I’m working hard installing Signs of Change in Portland, OR this week (we open on Thursday night!) and wanted to throw a couple quicks items I’ve run into up here…

PTP #8 Video Review

PTP #8 Video Review

January 24, 2010

Billy da Bunny, of Loop Zine Distro, has started putting up very strange, yet engaging, video zine reviews on the We Make Zines website. He recently put up a set…

Save the Gloo Factory!

Save the Gloo Factory!

January 12, 2010

My good friend Dwight, owner-operator of the Tucson multi-functional art/community/print space the Gloo Factory and allied enterprise Peace Supplies has been struggling against eviction from his crazy downtown space for…

Copenhagen Banners

Copenhagen Banners

January 10, 2010

The 800 individual letters (in solar-panel font) that I helped to print for Katherine of SEA Change Gallery here in Portland were stitched together and made into banners in several…

The Yes Men Strike Again

The Yes Men Strike Again

December 15, 2009

The Yes Men in Copenhagen = a corporation and/or government is going to get humiliated for good reason. This time it’s Canada. More here: http://theyesmen.org/canada

Copenhagen updates

Copenhagen updates

December 15, 2009

Some links to keep up with whats happening at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and the protests in the streets: Indymedia Danmark: http://indymedia.dk/ Democracy Now!: www.democracynow.org/

No Olympics on Native Soil

No Olympics on Native Soil

December 15, 2009

I just wanted to send a shout out to our comrades in Vancouver and Victoria who have been struggling against a completely invasive, parasitic, and brutal Olympics campaign. There’s more…

Students in the Streets

Students in the Streets

December 8, 2009

Wheeler Hall at UC Berkeley was occupied again today, and halfway across the globe students from AmirKabir Uniiversity in Tehran tore the gates off their school! Check out the video…

Come On, Shepard!

Come On, Shepard!

October 18, 2009

The drama with Shepard Fairey continues…While the position that some of the Justseeds’ members take on the work of Fairey is public knowledge (see Mark Vallan’s 2007 essay, written with…

Democracy 101

Democracy 101

October 8, 2009

For those that haven’t seen it, here’s a good intro video to what went down on the streets of Pittsburgh during the G20:

Viva Mercedes Sosa

Viva Mercedes Sosa

October 4, 2009

Legendary Argentine folk singer Mercedes Sosa of the Nueva Canción (new song) movement died today. Her poetic and political lyrics were a true inspiration to the social movements against the…

Made In Palestine

Made In Palestine

October 1, 2009

Here is video exploring many different aspects of the Keffiyah; its history, colonization, the appropriation of symbols of resistance. and how Palestinian businesses are affected by the global market. Watch…

Wolverines! (Red Dawn 2010)

Wolverines! (Red Dawn 2010)

September 30, 2009

These are pictures I culled from IO9 of the Red Dawn movie remake (creatively titled “Red Dawn 2010”) , where Russia and China invade the old USA. This one, like…

Go U.C.!

Go U.C.!

September 26, 2009

On Thursday, September 24th actions against the budget cuts, fee hikes, layoffs and furloughs at University of California campuses took place throughout the UC system. Workers, graduate student employees, staff…

A Factory Like a City

A Factory Like a City

September 26, 2009

A Factory Like a City By David Bacon from TruthOut.org Last month Toyota announced it would close the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) plant in Fremont, California, after General…

Billionaires for Wealthcare

Billionaires for Wealthcare

September 22, 2009

The Billionaires for…. are a street theater group that have been present during the election cycles of the last ten years. Here’s some media pieces about the Billionaires current adaptation….

Fiji Water and its Discontents

Fiji Water and its Discontents

September 18, 2009

Bottled water! Emblem of assholery. None more so than the Fiji Water brand, with its deceptively idiotic campaign to seem ecologically sound and socially responsible. This despite the fact that…

Eco-defense in West Virginia

Eco-defense in West Virginia

August 31, 2009

Climate Ground Zero is a campaign against mountaintop removal, they currently have a treesit campaign that is being threatened right now by authorities, some participants have been detained. Check out…

Katie Orlinsky on Lens

Katie Orlinsky on Lens

July 31, 2009

Lens, the photojournalism blog of the New York Times, has posted a collection of photos by Katie Orlinsky of Central America immigrants in Mexico City waiting to hop trains to…

Stop The Tar Sands

Stop The Tar Sands

July 30, 2009

I recently went to see Propagandhi play in Milwaukee. At this show I first heard about the Tar Sands, a dirtier more toxic way of producing oil than usual. Some…

Save Jura Books

Save Jura Books

July 28, 2009

My friends at Jura Books in Sydney need help! They are holding a cool raffle to raise money, with one of the big prizes being this great historic Australian political…

SF8!

SF8!

July 7, 2009

Charges have been dropped against four of the SF8! For actual information about the case click here.

Iran Multitude

Iran Multitude

July 3, 2009

Iran Multitude is a new blog keeping track of what’s going on in Iran, from the inside and out. Check it out here. (image from A1one’s flickr stream)

Stand with Sotomayor!

Stand with Sotomayor!

June 25, 2009

Ever since Obama nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, the right wing has attacked her with racist and sexist remarks, part of a coordinated strategy to tarnish her…

Onward Online

Onward Online

June 24, 2009

The anarchist newspaper Onward!, which ran from early 2000-2002, is now digitized and up online here. A couple Justseeds artists were involved in the paper at different points, but there’s…

Anonymous Iran

Anonymous Iran

June 23, 2009

Tech savvy anti-authoritarians have set up a cluster of servers for anonymous testimony and coverage of the demonstrations in Iran from inside and outside of the country, Anonymous Iran. This…

Blanca Navidad

Blanca Navidad

June 21, 2009

We got this report in the mail the other day from independent writer, journalist and photographer David Bacon. It’s a nice short piece, and a great photo essay. Bacon has…

Images from Tehran

Images from Tehran

June 20, 2009

This is an amazing collection of images from Iran over the past couple of days. It is extremely interesting how important these images have become to people on he ground,…

Urgent Denunciation from Oaxaca

Urgent Denunciation from Oaxaca

June 19, 2009

This just in from our comrades in Mexico City: Urgent denunciation: aggression against VOCAL member, David Venegas (Spanish Translation Below) This Wednesday, June 17, at approximately 1:30 in the afternoon,…

On the Frontlines in Iran

On the Frontlines in Iran

June 17, 2009

A friend of mine is currently in Iran, watching and participating in the struggle as it unfolds. Here’s one of their reports: Tehran – June 14, midnight. The streets of…

Tales from Inside the U.S. Gitmo

Tales from Inside the U.S. Gitmo

June 14, 2009

Daniel McGowen recently had a GREAT piece published on the Huffington Post blog about the new Communications Management Units in US prisons. It’s a must read, check it out here.

Teaching Copyright

Teaching Copyright

June 1, 2009

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has recently launched a website, called Teaching Copyright, helping educators and others mentor youth about their activity online. There’s a lot of misinformation out there about…

What is a Pirate?

What is a Pirate?

April 20, 2009

A friend told me about this artist Knaan, a Somali-Canadian who recently made this video. I found his work and political views to be really provocative and interesting. He was…

No More Jaguars

No More Jaguars

April 8, 2009

That’s all, folks! The last Jaguar in the United States has been killed. The beast in question, a sixteen year old male named “Macho B”, was euthanized by state biologists…

Our Spring Break

Our Spring Break

March 13, 2009

I was listening to Democracy Now! yesterday and heard mention of this anti-war campaign: Our Spring Break is a student and youth initiated and led alternative spring break. It is…

The Pirate Bay on Trial!

The Pirate Bay on Trial!

March 11, 2009

The fight over intellectual property rights, and the demand to keep our ideas in the commons, is one of the most important struggles we face. The Pirate Bay, the world’s…

More Fairey Blues

More Fairey Blues

March 10, 2009

Friends in Pittsburgh recently sent along an article from the Pittsburgh City Paper about Shepard Fairey sending a cease and desist letter and threatening to sue a local designer. Once…

R&R in the top 10!

R&R in the top 10!

January 22, 2009

Format Magazine has release their Top 10 Street Art Books of 2008, and Reproduce & Revolt is at the top of the list! Check it out here.

Oakland on Fire

Oakland on Fire

January 17, 2009

I was recently sent this article about the anarchist presence during the riots in Oakland. It’s nicely written and I think articulates some clear points that are useful in talking…

Onus of the Individual

Onus of the Individual

January 9, 2009

I came across this on the Adbusters blog. Im always apalled by how brainwashed we are from corporate campaigns which suggest “we” conserve (read Gone Tomorrow by Heather Rogers). That…

Know Your Enemy?

Know Your Enemy?

January 8, 2009

Activist Unmasks Himself as Federal Informant in G.O.P. Convention Case By COLIN MOYNIHAN New York Times January 5, 2009 When the scheduled federal trial begins this month for two Texas…

Machine-Animal Destructo-Mat

Machine-Animal Destructo-Mat

January 8, 2009

The amount of time and energy put into the development of new methods of destroying all life never fails to impress. The contemporary trend of biomimicry in industrial design produces…

Pittsburgh Graffiti Woes

Pittsburgh Graffiti Woes

January 7, 2009

Two of my favorites: the Carrie Furnace & Southside railroad tunnel Ah, an auspicious beginning to 2009: more brutal crackdowns on graffiti in Pittsburgh. Two young men, both students at…

More from Greece

More from Greece

December 28, 2008

Since we’ve filled the blog with joyous pictures of burning Christmas trees, I thought I’d post some links to more substantive information on the current struggle in Greece: http://www.occupiedlondon.org/blog/ http://libcom.org/…

Chirstmas Cheer from Athens

Chirstmas Cheer from Athens

December 23, 2008

“Athens’ giant Christmas tree burns in front of the Greek parliament in Athens December 8, 2008. Protesters set fire to a major department store in central Athens and torched the…

Resistance and Creative Resistance

Resistance and Creative Resistance

December 18, 2008

Images, banner drops, tactical media, performances and actions loaded with symbolism were in full effect this week. The Yippies and the Situationists would be proud. Just Do It.

Greece Erupts

Greece Erupts

December 8, 2008

Check out indymedia.org and other alternative news organizations for updates on what is taking place in Greece. For the past three days protests and riots having been taking place in…

Some News

Some News

November 18, 2008

Some other stuff I came across today Stories about Movimento por Justicia del Barrio, a tenant organization, that has had recent victories against their landlord. In the Indypendent and at…

RIP Harold H. Thompson

RIP Harold H. Thompson

November 17, 2008

Long time prisoner and jailhouse lawyer and activist Harold H. Thompson died on November 11, 2008 of heart failure. Harold was an anarchist prisoner serving life plus sentences in Tennessee,…

Op-Ed on Bill Ayers

Op-Ed on Bill Ayers

October 23, 2008

Pittsburgh is in many ways a small town. I went to a University of Pittsburgh Street Law class last night to show-and-tell rad youth printing projects to possibly incorporate into…

Victory for Zolo!

Victory for Zolo!

October 19, 2008

Zolo Agonia Azania, a political prisoner in Indiana and an amazing painter, illustrator and collagist, has finally been taken off death row!!! On the eve of his third death penalty…

Vote No Bailout!

Vote No Bailout!

September 23, 2008

If you like to harass elected officials or think that they may represent your interests get over to Vote No Bailout! and send your representative a message!

I Never Get Any Credit

I Never Get Any Credit

September 18, 2008

Doom is nigh, as long the Prophets have said. A Plague upon your Houses! Mysterious humours infect the Citadels of Trade.

Eating Apes

Eating Apes

September 2, 2008

Hello, fellow apes. I’m here today to tell you about your relatives. I’m referring to the other three African species of Great Ape, namely the gorilla, the chimpanzee and the…

Waterfalls in NYC

Waterfalls in NYC

July 20, 2008

There has been a lot of hoopla over July about the public art installation New York City Waterfalls by artist Olafur Eliasson. There has been much speculation as to the…

Self Help Graphics Sold!!!

Self Help Graphics Sold!!!

July 19, 2008

The building that has housed Self-Help Graphics, the renowned community art center in East LA, was sold earlier this week. The future of Self-Help, which has worked with many of…

Why People Riot

Why People Riot

April 23, 2008

Quiz. A major riot took place in Montreal on Monday night where store windows were smashed and close to a dozen police cars were set on fire. Can you guess…

Fairey Crys “Thief”

Fairey Crys “Thief”

April 10, 2008

In what can only be described as classic, Shepard Fairey is suing another artist for stealing from him! After decades of pillaging other people’s work wholesale, I guess Fairey thinks…

Graffiti on the Tate

Graffiti on the Tate

April 3, 2008

Not what you think, or maybe exactly. The Tate Museum, a world renowned contemporary art museum, is looking for some new muralists . Graffiti can stake its claim on museums…

South End Press Hiring!

South End Press Hiring!

February 12, 2008

South End Press is currently seeking qualified applicants to join our small, majority women and majority people of color collective as Editor/Publisher/Financial Coordinator.

Abu Ghraib Art Contest?

Abu Ghraib Art Contest?

December 7, 2007

As if the war in Iraq wasn’t surreal and fucked up enough already (with televised “victory” events before the real war even started, mass public spectacles like the tearing down…

Vieques Radio

Vieques Radio

October 8, 2007

This came in the other day from The Committee for the Rescue and Development of Vieques, who were instrumental in the fight to get the US to stop bombing the…

The NAFTA Effect

The NAFTA Effect

November 22, 2006

In October members of THINK AGAIN did some large-scale projections in Los Angeles for a project was called “The NAFTA Effect” organized by Outpost for Contemporary Art. THINK AGAIN’s mobile…

Philadelphia Murals

Philadelphia Murals

January 2, 2006

The Washington Post had a nice article a few days back on Philadelphia’s extraordinary public murals: White-haired Marian Custus peers out her door where a row of elegant townhouses once…

Free speech online

Free speech online

November 21, 2005

I don’t usually write about this type of thing on this site, but a good portion of my non-art attention is devoted to civil liberties, online privacy, open-source technology, etc….

Long Live Borf!

Long Live Borf!

July 14, 2005

The big news in the street art world this morning comes from Washington, D.C., where three people, allegedly Borf and two friends, were arrested early yesterday morning. The Washington Post,…

Only in America

Only in America

February 21, 2005

In Detroit, an artist will go to jail today. His crime? Recreating a Michaelangelo mural that includes a nude figure: He painted Eve as God created her: nude. And when…

Dial-A-Buff

Dial-A-Buff

February 15, 2005

It had to happen sooner or later. Technology similiar to that found in projects like Grafedia and YellowArrow will now be used to the buff’s advantage. Mirroring the interactive and…