America’s Buffalo are a Metaphor for the Times

by Amanda Eckerson They kill 1500 buffalo a year in Yellowstone. They come at them with helicopters, shoot them for stepping outside the bounds of the park, bounds that were placed around the last living pure breed of buffalo in the United States. The Caravan stopped at the Buffalo Field Campaign campsite on our way Read more about America’s Buffalo are a Metaphor for the Times[…]

Day 2: Missoula, MO to Yellowstone

Miles traveled: 350 Number of sleeping bags strewn randomly around the bus: 14 Number of bagel and hummus sandwiches made: 37 9 am– We rolled out of the Unitarian church with a goodbye to our kind host Dan, the guy who lives in the basement, and the prospect of Yellowstone before us. 2 pm –Pit Read more about Day 2: Missoula, MO to Yellowstone[…]

Day 1: Portland, OR – Missoula, MO

(Thank you for the photos Rolando!) Miles traveled: 530 miles People on bus: 25 Number of stops: 3 6 am: Portlanders gathered at Rio’s and stocked up three cars with food and people. We got some awesome Freedom Caravan silkscreens made, and headed out to Olympia: 10:30 am After working all night building a back Read more about Day 1: Portland, OR – Missoula, MO[…]

Why we’re going: Cascadia to Detroit

As our time approaches to hit the road and make a splash in Detroit, we have been collecting some soundbites and tidbits from people in the Pacific North West who are travelling East. Here are the first few, expect more in the coming days:

Pacific North West People’s Movement Assembly Check in.

Illuminated by a single light in the back room of Media Island International, we (the collective we) gathered to discuss our role, as people from the Pacific North West, in the upcoming US Social Forum and People’s Movement Assembly. With over 20 present from Portland, Olympia and Seattle, representing a whole host of amazing organizations from Read more about Pacific North West People’s Movement Assembly Check in.[…]

B Media participates in Portland’s first People’s Movement Assembly

The first PMA happened in Portland this past weekend.  The assembly was a response to a call from organizers of the USSF for local social justice groups to form local working circles.  For the first attempt at a new form of colalborative organizing in Portland, the assembly was a success in the mere fact that Read more about B Media participates in Portland’s first People’s Movement Assembly[…]

Northwest Solidarity Conference

B Media was part of the first Northwest Solidarity Conference this weekend. The conference was held at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and had over 80 participants from the Northwest and Canada. Keynote speakers included Carlos Martinez of “Venezuela Speaks,” Jesse Freeston of The Real News Network. In addition to teach ins on topics Read more about Northwest Solidarity Conference[…]