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Red, White, and Beard

“In response to stereotypes and intolerance, one man — with a flowing beard and bright blue turban — dashes  around the Big Apple in a Captain America uniform.” Learn more about the project by visiting:  http://www.redwhiteandbeardfilm.com/   

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24 pieces of life advice from Werner Herzog – via Kottke.org

Paul Cronin’s book of conversations with filmmaker Werner Herzog is called Werner Herzog – A Guide for the Perplexed. On the back cover of the book, Herzog offers a list of advice for filmmakers that doubles as general purpose life advice. Always take the initiative. There is nothing wrong with spending a night in jail […]

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2014 SCA Barcelona Participants

So in the build up to the break for the holidays, we missed this post to present the participants from our most recent School for Creative Activism workshop in Barcelona. Better late than never, we’d like to introduce you to them all now: Mara Kardas-Nelson Mara Kardas-Nelson is a journalist, advocate, and activist. She lived in […]

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Call for Applications: School for Creative Activism – Campaigns to Support Sex Work Activism in South Africa

We’re pleased to announce a call for applications to a School for Creative Activism training session taking place this March, in South Africa. “In an open society sex workers should have the same rights to safe working environments as all other workers.” (Open Society Foundation) We’re inviting grantees of the Open Society Public Health Program […]

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Actipedia Revisited: #occupysmallstreet

This week we’re giving a shout out to small-scale activism with the #occupysmallstreet movement. First inspired by a doll-sized action in Siberia, this example has been created by Arts X Activism  from Melbourne, Australia. Signs are made collectively, by regular Occupy Small Street-ers and members of the public (adults and children) who stop by and have […]

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Letters of Note: Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope.

“Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.”   –E.B. White Letters of Note provides a snapshot into the faxes, memos, letters, telegrams, and any other fascinating tidbits of correspondence that Shaun Usher can get his hands on. Originally a blog-based archive, it has grown […]

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Actipedia revisited: Public Movement – ‘Re-Branding European Muslims’ (2012)

Each week we’ll be calling back to an example of creative activism from our website Actipedia – an open-access, user-generated database of creative activism. This week we’d like to highlight this really powerful piece of arts activism by Public Movement, a Tel Aviv based ‘performative research body’. In 2012 they created Re-Branding European Muslims to investigate conflict […]

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An African’s Message for America

A volunteer trip abroad has become almost a rite of passage for a certain set of Americans, particularly students. Head over to NYtimes.com for an Op-Doc video profiling a Kenyan activist who has one simple question for them: “Why?”  “Nearly one million people from America volunteer abroad each year. They are mostly young, mostly affluent and overwhelmingly […]

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Hell No, We Won’t Go: Outstanding Radical Art And Global Movements in 2014 | KQED Arts

Great summary of “Outstanding Radical Art And Global Movements in 2014” from Christian L. Frock.

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Photos from the School for Creative Activism Barcelona

The School for Creative Activism went to Barcelona to work with activists working on access to medicines. They created an action to get patients to question the arbitrary pricing of pharmaceuticals which was covered in El Diario. …

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