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France faces ‘litmus test’ for freedom of expression as dozens arrested in wake of attacks - by Amnesty International
A string of at least 69 arrests in France this week on the vague charge of “defending terrorism” (“l’apologie du terrorisme”) risks violating freedom of expression, Amnesty International said.
Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:58PM
1000s call on World Music Institute to cancel concert by Israeli “Ambassador” Idan Raichel - by Adalah-NY
In a public letter, over 4000 individuals and 50 groups from around the world have called for the New York-based World Music Institute (WMI) to cancel their presentation of a concert by Israeli musician Idan Raichel on November 18 at New York City’s Symphony Space due to Raichel’s role as a cultural ambassador for Israel who provides “uncritical support for the Israeli military and government.”
Posted: Wed Nov 5, 2014 10:45AM
Ace In the Hole - by Yasmin Mawaz-Khan
Help to spread the word about a Kickstarter campaign film documentary on the back story of a well loved artist junkyard in SF.
Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:23PM
A Closer Examination of Skinwalkers in Indian Country, HIGH UINTA MOON by RanDee RedWillow - by Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney
' HIGH UINTA MOON' by Randee Redwillow and A Closer Examination of Skinwakers in Indian Country.
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:29PM
More Than 12,000 Call on Aspen Art Museum to Halt Controversial Tortoise Exhibit - by Center for Biological Diversity
ASPEN, Colo.— The Center for Biological Diversity today delivered petitions signed by more than 12,000 people calling on the Aspen Art Museum to cancel a controversial exhibit by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang featuring three African sulcata tortoises, each with a pair of iPads stuck directly to its massive shell.
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:28PM
Robin Williams: Another Political Assassination? - by G Berger
Depression, substance abuse and suicide. These are political tools used in the USA. Was Robin another victim?
Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:49AM
Junior Toots On DreadStarRadio Segment KPFA 94.1 FM Berkeley, CA - by JAH MANCHILD
Junior Toots elaborates on his music and the conciousness of reggae music; on being a Son of a Legend, and global justice.
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:53AM
Do you trust the owners of The Cloud? - by Georgia Catherine Vanya
Does music streaming make CDs useless? Do you trust the One Percent -- who control the cloud --- to preserve your personal info, home-made art, banned thoughts, etc? ....
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:02PM
Scott Amendola's Fade to Orange Campaign - by Carla
Let's make this great worker's rights album a reality! https://vimeo.com/100759240
Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:30PM
Save the Che Cafe! Solidarity letter from Zack de la Rocha - by Chris Burnett
Save the Che Cafe! Letter of solidarity from Zack de la Rocha
Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:50PM
'Granny Power' documentary about the Raging Grannies finished at last - by Tobi Elliott
The feature-length documentary GRANNY POWER, a rollicking feel-good film about the Raging Grannies - hip older women who use song and satire to protest injustice, demonstrate against war, and promote peace - is finally finished. Along with the Montreal Raging Grannies, we are hosting a pre-release screening on June 26th in Montreal, to coincide with the Grannies bi-annual Unconvention. Our Indiegogo campaign to pre-sell the documentary and help us raise the needed funds to release the film th...
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:58AM
CAIRO: Revolving Door in Tahrir Square? - by nerditopian pariah
In 2011, Russia's PUSSY RIOT praised Egyptian rebels. What remains in 2014? ..................
Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:32PM
share her story! looking to connect with families of female victims of urban/gun violence - by Hazel Streete
Looking to connect with families of female victims of urban/gun violence in Oakland.
Posted: Thu Jun 5, 2014 6:44PM
Performance Pens--the "Reform" Proposal from Vice-Mayor Lane and Councilmember Comstock - by Robert Norse
The evening session of City Council on Tuesday May 13 will feature as its second and final order of business, discussion of a report by Comstock and Lane on proposed modifications to the Display Device Downtown Ordinance. The current sidewalk privatization law bans sitting, performing, vending, tabling, and sparechanging on 95% of the downtown sidewalks (and 100% of sidewalks in other business districts where buildings are present). The Comstock-Lane modifications would make "a Morgani exc...
Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 11:28PM
Last Stand for the Albany Bulb?! - by Amber Whitson
After being harassed with illegal citations by police, nearly all Albany Bulb residents have accepted a settlement payment which comes with an agreement to vacate their residences. Amber is among the few remaining residents, and long-time caretaker of the Bulb with her partner.
Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 3:37PM
Anonymous Artist make a stand against Obama and US drone strikes ‘Collateral Victims' - by Red Pill Films
An anonymous artist has produced a very powerful depiction of the terror caused by US. drone strikes entitled “Collateral Victims”. An Obama’s portrait made with names and ages of children who have been killed by US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan in a 7 min video.
Posted: Thu May 1, 2014 10:10AM
Chillin' in NOLA Advocatin' Holla Holla - by Craig Louis Stehr
Been in NOLA four months assisting injured-by-police anarchist icon Bork, networking constantly to get the Washington D.C. Beltway Action in motion, wondering if the US left wing has had its day, and then there's the continuing conversation with the IMCs about what is appropriate to publish online as the world frays, and my poetry gets published regardless.
Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:19PM
The Woman in the Trees: A Film About Squatting in Oakland - by Cinema Committee
The Woman in the Trees is a short film about a brief moment in time, captured and refracted through a letter written to a friend. In the film, we travel the dreamscape of Oakland and the little mysteries that permeate this surreal city. This film describes a world of nomadic squatters, forgotten tenants, hostile law enforcement officers, bitter slumlords, and hauntingly beautiful landscapes. Filmed in the winter of 2013-2014, The Woman in the Trees is a production of The Cinema Committee, in...
Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:18PM
New Music Video Tells Story of Silicon Valley's Growing Inequality Issues - by Silicon Valley De-Bug
"Gold Out West," is by hip hop artist and community organizer Andrew Bigelow (artist name: Society). The 23-year-old Bigelow was inspired to write the song after marching 30 miles with dozens of fixed income Silicon Valley residents from East San Jose to the campuses of Google and Apple in a march called "Heal the Valley" in the winter of 2013. Bigelow says, "I believe in the power of music to bring these very real issues to light, put them on blast, and make the conversation bigger."
Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:47PM
HUFF Weekly "Save Streetside Vitality" Protests Likely to Continue - by Robert Norse
For the last month, HUFF has held regular protests outside the Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company initially focusing on "Backpack Bigotry"--the policy of that cafe, Peet's, Lulu Carpenters, and Starbucks to "ban all backpacks", but actually selectively admit the "less homeless-looking" folks. The protests are now encouraging musicians, artists, chessplayers, chatters, and the community generally to return and treat the sidewalks as the community property that it is. Laws criminalizing sitti...
Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:58PM