News from Elsewhere
Seven weeks, and 400 arrests. People of North Carolina have been #occupying (damn right, we used that term) the State House in Raleigh to oppose the draconian, right-wing attack on the citizens the GOP in the Legislature has waged. Being that this is an action sponsored by the state NAACP, it's hardly surprising that this has not seen any play in the national media, but Pam Spaulding (whose blog Pam's House Blend will end as of July 1 - and we will miss her) has stayed on top of things, and she provides us with a little something to catch up.
It's official. Supreme Court has decided that no, Arizona can NOT go over the heads of the rest of the country. Even. Justice Scalia called BS on that!
It has been some months since my good friend and collaborator AIRE and I got to go on a trip to Chiapas where we got to collaborate with several organizations fighting for Autonomy in the region. One of those... Santiago
This week is a continuation of the covers from the Fontana African Fiction series. You can look at last weeks post and introduction to the books and their design HERE. What interests me about these covers is the desire to... Josh M. www.justseeds.org
For his sake, we hope he's not lying to get attention. For our sake and especially for the sake of comedy we hope he is. Happy Father's Day, Nazi Dad (seen here reporting the incident to police).
W. Kamau Bell talks with comedian Jim Norton and blogger Lindy West to debate misogyny in comedy and whether any topic can be considered off-limits for artists. Props to WWHAT'S UP?! for posting this.
In late August, early September in Hartford, CT, a huge Oi! Fest was supposed to happen for the second year, but drama surrounding a hate band caused it to be canceled. Hate bands should never be allowed to do this to a show. DLJ has something to say about this.
The Zimmerman Family strikes again. While we are glad that Robert Zimmerman, Sr. is a former judge (and we can only wonder how black defendants were treated in his court), with first George's brother Robert Jr. writing racist tweets and now his father race-baiting in a new e-book, this crap must be driving Bob Dylan (real name Robert Zimmerman) INSANE!
There's a really nice collection of Joao Pina's photos of South America's Disappeared on NPR Picture Show. In 1975, the right-wing dictatorships of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay embarked on a military plan called Operation Condor. The... K C www.justseeds.org
Opening this Friday at the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Colombia College Chicago, you'll find Justseeds work in the new exhibition Word on the Street: Image, Language, Signage. Also exhibiting are Superflex, Laura Kina, Chris Dorland, Mark... Nicolas Lampert
If there was anyone who represented the buffoonery of the Ku Klux Klan more than this guy, that person was too stupid to know how to get himself in the spotlight. Destroying Jeff Berry's life was too easy for anti-racists at the time, mostly because he helped.
Justseeds friend and frequent collaborator Paul Kjelland recently created a print about the grassroots movement that closed the Tamms prison. Kjelland writes: "This past week I collaborated with members of Tamms Year Ten on a print celebrating the closing... Nicolas Lampert
This is the third year I've helped organize the Transformative Arts Practice Space at the Allied Media Conference (AMC), happening next weekend, June 20 - 23, in Detroit. In the Practice Space we ask the question "What is the role... Bec Young
Welcome to the first installment of the Justseeds music related blog post "Sounds of the Week". I (Pete Railand) will be posting weekly about the latest musical musings, obsessions, inspirations and oddities that myself and other members of Justseeds... Pete Yahnke
Today is the last day for donations! From IVAW: Since the Vietnam War Era, GI Coffeehouses have played an important role in the GI Resistance Movement. Today, these coffeehouses are crucial to IVAW's mission to end militarism.They provide active... Shaun Silfer
Let's face it, Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade is stupid, stupid STUPID!
Design Critique: Images of Labor Wednesday June 12th, 7-9PM Interference Archive, 131 8th St. #4, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (2 blocks from F/G/R trains to 4th Ave.) Tomorrow night, Wednesday June 12th, we are going to be having a in-depth discussion... Josh M. www.justseeds.org
Subverting WPA posters has long been part of my design rubric. This time, I mined the "Civil Liberties During Wartime" WPA poster (a poster for a lecture by Max Lerner at Roosevelt High, Des Moines, Iowa and created by... Nicolas Lampert