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Fall Community Workshops: Ripping, Remix and Reel Revolution

Fall Community Workshops: Ripping, Remix and Reel Revolution

B Media is hosting a series of low-cost remix workshops open to the public the weekend of September 27-29th. The workshops are being held in conjunction with the OROR Fest , an experimental unfestival celebrating independent art and technology made in Portland, OR. About the workshops: Participation in the workshops will be sliding scale for single workshop or full weekend passes, with current or new B Media sustainers participating for free. Topics include how to search through and download archival […]

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!

Amateur Riot — The Anti-Nuke Movement in Japan

Amateur Riot — The Anti-Nuke Movement in Japan

An excellent peice from Franklin Lopez. Check out more of his amazing and often incendiary work at www.submedia.tv Dispatch #2 of Stop the Flows focuses on the burgeoning anti-nuke movement in Japan, following the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Truth be told I had larger plans for this dispatch. But with time and resources lacking, I could only scratch the surface of not just the anti-nuke movement, but of the anarchist and activist scene in Japan. So […]

Hood River Rising Tide International Day of Action

Hood River Rising Tide International Day of Action

On April 20th, 2011 Groups around the world commemorated the BP Deep Water Horizon Oil catastrophe with actions calling for an end destructive energy resource extraction. In Hood River, Oregon, members of the community, people from the Northwest and guests from Canada handed a resolution to the City Administration calling for a shipping ban on heavy machinery bound for the Alberta Tar Sands up the Columbia River. People gathered on the river banks to fly kites, enjoy kayaking, listen to […]

oBOMBaNation

oBOMBaNation

As 25,000 people protesting for their rights surround the Capitol building in Madison Wisconsin, today, Obama is preparing for his Portland/Hillsboro budget Bonanza tomorrow. The president is slated to visit the Hillsboro Intel plant to deliver inspiring speeches to a tech sector badly needing an overhaul. Ironically, the Obama administration also is the in process of ramming the Korea Free Trade Agreement (KFTA) through Congress and under the radar of most Americans. According to the U.S. International Trade Commission’s official study on the KFTA projects will increase the U.S. trade deficit in electronics — a category that includes sectors like semiconductors and solar panels — by $762 – 790 million. Do the workers at Intel know what this could mean for them?

Dreams of Power and Flying: Jared Lee Loughner and the Columbinization of Political Assassination

Dreams of Power and Flying: Jared Lee Loughner and the Columbinization of Political Assassination

By now everyone has seen the picture. Smiling — beaming, even — and wide-eyed in the first photo taken of him by Pima County Sheriffs Department, Jared Lee Loughner defies what everyone wanted him to be. One hesitates to speak too soon, given that more information surely will come out. But all the evidence so far suggests that, rather than a tea bagger nutcase Nazi, Loughner might just be yet another in an increasingly long line of run of the mill psychopaths that each have taken their fifteen minutes of fame in a blaze of bloody, homicidal glory. The kind of psychopath we’re getting increasingly familiar with in the US. Since news of the shooting first broke, the country has struggled to overcome its assumptions about the man alleged to have attempted to assassinate Representative Gabrielle Giffords and to have murdered and wounded nearly twenty others in what surely will mark one of the worst tragedies in recent Arizona history.