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New Video: Justice for Trayvon Martin

New Video: Justice for Trayvon Martin

A black person is extra-judicially killed by police officers, security guards, or self-appointed vigilantes every 28 hours in the US according to “Operation Ghetto Storm”, a study by the  Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, an anti-racist grassroots activist organization. After the “not guilty” verdict for George Zimmerman, the man that shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17 year old African American youth, people around the country gathered to commemorate Trayvon’s life and voice their outrage at the violence and impunity […]

New Video: Aqui Estamos y No Nos Vamos

New Video: Aqui Estamos y No Nos Vamos

Our latest short film documenting the March for One Oregon immigrant rights bus tour that took place March 5-9th of 2013. The tour was a partnership between the Rural Organizing Project, CAUSA, United Farm Workers, the PCUN migrant farm worker union, and other local organizations. The tour aimed at mobilizing Latino populations and their allies throughout rural Oregon, Idaho and Washington to push for comprehensive immigrant rights reform, specifically the restoration of driver licenses for undocumented workers.

New Video: May Day 2013 Promo

New Video: May Day 2013 Promo

May Day is a day celebrating workers and immigrant rights, a day for recognizing strength in numbers, and remembering the history of community resistance and labor struggles throughout time.  B Media made a short promotional video for the PDX May Day Coalition.

New Video: Home Defenders

New Video: Home Defenders

People in Portland, Oregon, have been protecting families from eviction with active community defense since December 2011.  This short documentary, made in partnership with We Are Oregon, introduces you to the folks who are committed to housing justice, even if they’re not experiencing eviction themselves.  Meet Emily, a 9-month-pregnant woman who is also full-time student, Nabeeh, an former resident of North Portland who is under water himself, and Eduardo, an organizer in the movement for housing justice.  Together, they are […]

Revisiting Earth Day, Inc.

Revisiting Earth Day, Inc.

About two years ago, B Media Collective finished our third experimental Variety Show. Variety Tree: Earth Day, Inc. travels through a complex ecosystem of media streams, political landscapes and concrete jungles to explore how corporately fueled consumerism has pushed so many into the cracks on the street and that no matter how much Roundup is used that life will fight back. Take half an hour of your busy day to sit back and relax… then go make things happen!

New video: This is Wage Theft

New video: This is Wage Theft

B Media collaborated with the Portland Solidarity Network on this informational short to raise awareness about wage theft.   The Portland Solidarity Network (PDXSol) is an all-volunteer organization devoted to advocating for the rights of workers and tenants. They use direct action to confront individuals, organizations, or corporations responsible for exploiting, harassing, or cheating – in monetary or non-monetary terms – workers or tenants.

Comandante Hugo Chavez Lives

Comandante Hugo Chavez Lives

Since the death of Hugo Chavez, op-eds have been continuing their international mis-communication, while people on the ground have been solidifying their understanding of the revolution. What most outsiders don’t understand about the Bolivarian Revolution, is that it was not about Chavez: while he was fundamental to the revolution, he was most importantly the catalyst for a true people’s movement. What is a people’s movement and what is the importance of a leader? A people’s movement is led by the […]

New Video: Stop King Coal In Its Tracks  

New Video: Stop King Coal In Its Tracks

People from across the country are converging in Helena, the capital of Montana, for a week of activity aimed at stopping the “best last place” from becoming the new “coal ground zero.” Coal industry giants are pushing members of the Montana State Land Board to let them build the Otter Creek mine, the “anchor project” in a larger industry scheme to transform southeast Montana and northeast Wyoming into a coal mining industrial zone. King Coal has used money to influence […]

“Terroristic” Political Witch Hunts Continues for “Anarchists” in North Portland and Beyond

“Terroristic” Political Witch Hunts Continues for “Anarchists” in North Portland and Beyond

In light of the unprecedented raids on “anarchist” houses in North Portland we couldn’t help but be reminded of a video we made when Portland City Council was involved in inviting these nefarious characters back into our back yards: Here’s the deets from Daily Kos. Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM PDT Torture without Walls: Wear Black and Carry Anarchist Publications by oqwitcherwoofnFollow permalink 14 Comments First amendment takes another hit in Portland and it is time to wear […]

New Video: Water is Life

New Video: Water is Life

B Media attended a hip-hop inspired youth pow wow at the Gathering of Nations in New Mexico this past April. See what drumming, breakdancing, and a culture of creative resistance have to do with the current struggle for water rights plaguing the Navajo nation.