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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 Read more about Revisiting Earth Day, Inc.[…]

Embed with the US in Honduras

Dawn Paley provides some excellent commentary on the US’s ongoing intervention in Honduras and the continued spin spat out by feckless embedded journalists pushing the Pentagon’s party line. May 6, 2012 Embedded NYT Reporter Boosts US War in Honduras (and why we shouldn’t listen) Today’s edition of the New York Times featured a front page Read more about Embed with the US in Honduras[…]

Smart ALEC: Portland F29 Day of Action

People in over 80 cities across the US participated in creative and direct actions against corporations that benefit from their relation to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a shadowy “non-profit” that buddies up state legislators with the biggest business interests in the world. In Portland over a thousand people braved the freezing sideways rain Read more about Smart ALEC: Portland F29 Day of Action[…]

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 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 Read more about Amateur Riot — The Anti-Nuke Movement in Japan[…]

Blood on the Tracks at Democracy Now!

You’ve probably seen our short piece we did for Brian Willson’s book tour: But here is an hour long interview with him on Democracy Now! that is both harrowing and inspiring (we helped send the B-roll footage to the DN! producers):

Occupy Portland – Sweeping the Streets (Day 8)

Day 8- First shots of the day talking with an occupier sweeping the streets about why they’re here and what they think we can accomplish. Scenes of the street, the process, and the first arrests that took place this morning of those who maintained our right to occupy Main Street with their bodies. Filmed and Read more about Occupy Portland – Sweeping the Streets (Day 8)[…]

Rose City Rising – Day 3 Occupy Portland

Portland enters its third day of occupation with over 1000 people actively holding space at the Chapman Park Camp in downtown. As preparations for the Portland Marathon continue, many are nervous about being fenced in and locked down from 4am till 4pm tomorrow. Despite fears and lively debate and consensus making in the People’s General Read more about Rose City Rising – Day 3 Occupy Portland[…]