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New Global Uprisings film- After Gezi: Erdoğan And Political Struggle In Turkey

Just seeds - Fri, 2014-10-24 17:30
The latest Global Uprisings film chronicles a year of resistance and repression in Turkey in the wake of last year's Gezi uprising. It looks at the continuing protests against urban redevelopment projects, police repression, and the increasingly authoritarian rule... K C
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A People's Art History of the United States excerpt: The IWW and the Paterson Pageant

Just seeds - Fri, 2014-10-24 14:53
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, photo courtesy of the Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan Here is another excerpt from A People's Art History of the United States. This excerpt starts at the beginning of the chapter and discusses the... Nicolas Lampert
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Just seeds - Wed, 2014-10-22 06:37
Pittsburgh, PA, USA These are known as "sharrows", a type of lane-sharing marking that cities often use on streets where bike lanes won't fit (or for other mysterious municipal reasons). Usually sans rider, or featuring a male-gendered icon riding,... Shaun Silfer
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Traps, Flows, Echoes prep

Just seeds - Tue, 2014-10-21 14:37
I’m deep in preparation for my upcoming solo show at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland. The show is called “Traps, Flows, Echoes” and it opens Nov 6th, running until Nov 28th. There’s an opening reception Thursday... Roger Peet
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38th Annual Raza Day at UC Berkeley

Just seeds - Tue, 2014-10-21 09:47
This year marks the 38th annual Raza Day at UC Berkeley. It is a day of workshops and activities intended to encourage middle school, high school and community college students to pursue higher education. I will be speaking at... Melanie
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People's Art History of the US book review from Cultural

Just seeds - Mon, 2014-10-20 09:00 recently posted a review of my book A People's Art History of the United States: 250 Years of Activist Art and Artists Working in Social Justice Movements. Here is the full text: Review: A People’s Art History of... Nicolas Lampert
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JBbTC 197: New Century Publishers pt.3

Just seeds - Mon, 2014-10-20 08:25
Back in 2011 I published a couple posts looking at the covers of New Century Publishers, a Communist Party-run press that published from the 1940s into the 1960s, and appears to have been the progenitor of the more recent and... Josh M.
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Support Monkeywrench Books in Austin!

Just seeds - Fri, 2014-10-17 09:37
Our comrades at Monkeywrench Books in Austin, Texas have been operating for 12 years and they're looking to renovate their space. Help spread their Indiegogo campaign and kick down some dough for a great radical bookstore! Indiegogo campaign Support an... K C
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Prints Gone Wild 2014

Just seeds - Thu, 2014-10-16 12:31
Justseeds will be participating in this years Prints Gone Wild! in Brooklyn! Mark your calendars.... K C
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New Book on Chicago Community Organizing

Just seeds - Wed, 2014-10-15 12:51
Billy Keniston (aka Taylor Sparrow), who wrote the introduction to Justseeds' Firebrands book, has a new writing/editing project in the works about radical community organizing in Chicago in the 1970s. Like everything Billy writes, it'll be good, and he needs... Josh M.
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Just seeds - Wed, 2014-10-15 06:25
Campbell Hall, NY (Thanks to Kevin, who says this sign was "Installed on a newly tar and chipped road upstate. Super dangerous conditions for motorcycle riding, I was thankful someone put a sign up.")... Shaun Silfer
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New! W.A.G.E. Certification Program: Guidelines and Standards for Artistic Labor

Just seeds - Tue, 2014-10-14 06:00
W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy) is proud to announce the launch of W.A.G.E. Certification, a paradigm-shifting model for the remuneration of artistic labor. Initiated and operated by W.A.G.E., Certification is a program that publicly recognizes non-profit arts... Shaun Silfer
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Art Opening: SUBSTRATE: Printed Matter from the Rust Belt

Just seeds - Mon, 2014-10-13 21:38
Check out the event on their website here.... Meredith Stern
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Free Essays in Celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day

Just seeds - Mon, 2014-10-13 13:32
As many followers of Justseeds know, today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day. In the United States, today is a federally-recognized, national holiday known as Columbus Day. In much of Latin America, today is celebrated from a slightly different perspective and... Dylan Miner
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JBbTC 196: Ghana Publishing House

Just seeds - Mon, 2014-10-13 08:56
For the past decade I've slowly been collecting all kinds of paperbacks published about and within Africa. Last year at the Haunted Bookshop in Iowa City I ran across a selection of books by a small publisher in Tema (just... Josh M.
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It’s Raining Rage in Ayotzinapa

el enemigo comun - Fri, 2014-10-10 14:19

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The pain, horror and rage over the crimes committed against Ayotzinapa students last September 26, in Iguala, Guerrero, have fostered national and international condemnation of criminal governments that plan to close all teacher-training schools — and do away with anybody they see as an obstacle to their plans.

On October 8, thousands of demonstrators took up the demands of the family and friends of the students killed and disappeared. In the streets of dozens of cities in Mexico and the world, the same chants could be heard: “You took them off alive, we want them back alive.” and “We want justice and we want it now.”

In Chiapas, Zapatistas marched in silence the same day and called for international protests.

In Mexico City, at least 20,000 people, maybe more, marched from the Angel of Independence to the Zocalo with banners and signs that read, “It’s Raining Rage in Ayotzinapa,” “Present the students alive,” “Aguirre, killer,” “Today it was Ayotzinapa students, tomorrow it might be you,” among other messages.

This time Miguel Mancera’s PRD government, anxious to wash its filthy face, realized its image might be damaged even more by calling out riot police to kettle, attack and arrest people, as it often does. With family members of the disappeared leading off, contingents of teacher-training school students and many student and social organizations marched to the Zocalo without any trouble. Once there, however, it was clear that there was no room for the protestors in the activities underway, so the rally was shunted aside to one corner of the plaza.

The families do not accept the government explanation that their children are probably the human remains found in mass graves on the outskirts of Iguala eight days after the massacre. They point out that for years, criminal groups have buried their victims in the same area and it could well be that the remains are those of others. They say they won’t know for sure if their children are there or not until they get the results of an independent investigation being carried out by Argentine forensic experts. The way they see it, their children are disappeared and they want them back home.

Although few people doubt the complicity of organized crime in the governments of Iguala Mayor José Luis Abarca Velázquez, now a fugitive, and in the PRD state government of Angel Aguirre, the families say that with or without drug cartel influence, the crimes against their children are crimes of state and crimes against humanity. They demand that the governments do what they haven’t done up until now: find their children and bring them back alive.

In the marches, the names of all the disappeared students were called out, one by one, as well those of students murdered by city police — Daniel Solís Gallardo, Julio César Ramírez Nava, and Julio Cesar Mondragón, whose face was skinned by torturers that also cut out his eyes, in an attack so sadistic that it will forever remain in the heart of the people — not to scare and silence us, as planned, but to heighten our rage a thousand times over.

Another name called out was that of Aldo Gutiérrez Solano – now brain dead in the hospital after being shot in the head by the same police in their attack against student buses last September 26.

And the names of other people shot down that night, perhaps by mistake, were also called out — the young soccer player of the Avispones (Wasps) team, David Josué García; bus driver Víctor Manuel Lugo Ortiz, and a woman in a nearby car, Blanca Montiel Sánchez.

Some of the cities in Mexico where protestors demanded justice and the return of the disappeared students are: Chilpancingo, Chihuahua, Lázaro Cárdenas, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mérida, Querétaro, Cd. Juárez, Zacatecas, Oaxaca, Playa del Carmen, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Orizaba, Tijuana, Monterrey, Cuernavaca, León, Villahermosa, Salina Cruz, Aguascalientes, Xalapa, Morelia, Valladolid, Torreón, Tecpan de Galeana, Tuxpan, Cancún, Puebla, Mazatlán, Durango, San Luis Potosí, Toluca, Pachuca, Hermosillo, Tehuacán, Culiacán, Irapuato, Poza Rica, Chetumal, Acapulco, San Miguel de Allende, and on the international scene, London, Madrid, Munich, Chicago and Los Angeles.

See Also: Slideshow: Solidarity across Mexico with the Ayotzinapa students

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Rafael Moreno on Indigenous People's Day

Just seeds - Thu, 2014-10-09 11:57
From Left to Right: Winona Laduke [Anishnaabe], Wicahpiluta Candelaria [Rumsen Ohlone], and Comandante Ramona [Tzotzil Maya]. Art by Rafael Moreno. I am really pleased to share some beautiful pieces made by my friend Rafael Moreno. He has been screen... Melanie
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TONIGHT! “Prison is a form of violence against women.”

Just seeds - Thu, 2014-10-09 10:08
“Prison is a form of violence against women.” Thursday, October 9 6:30-8pm CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave., NYC Part of Self-Determination Inside/Out, Interference Archive and the CUNYGC Center for the Study of Women and Society present “Prison is a... Josh M.
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Penny Smasher: Phase One

Just seeds - Wed, 2014-10-08 06:00
This fall, I've been working with long time cohort Stuart O. Anderson to develop a customized souvenir penny smashing machine (also known as a penny crusher, penny press, or "elongator"). It's invigorating to finally see this project develop into... Shaun Silfer
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Point and Shoot at Milwaukee Film Festival

Just seeds - Tue, 2014-10-07 14:52
Check out Point and Shoot at the Milwaukee Film Festival tonight and Thursday. It is an enthralling story of one young American’s grappling with notions of masculinity and self-definition that happens to take place amidst one of the most tumultuous... Colin Matthes
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