Showing posts with label protest arts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label protest arts. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New graffiti

Seeing some new graffiti around St. John's. Tag looks like "crisis". Something of the graffs brings to mind the subtle politics of the Listen Bird.

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Brat Attack and Expressive Humans @ Occupy NL Eviction Concert May 10th

This Thursday May 10th two amazing bands, the Brat Attack and Expressive Humans, all about social justice will be playing a free Occupy NL  concert at Harbourside Park from 4-10 PM. Read more about the Occupy NL eviction here.

Check out the Facebook event!

We encourage people to bring food for a potluck, starting at 4 PM! Harbourside Kitchen will also be cooking for the event (a vegan curried lentil dish). 

Event description below: 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Harbourside Kitchen Zine

For OccupyNL's May Day celebration, Harbourside Kitchen somehow managed to complete a zine. It contains some recipes, an essay about Occupy in relation to food sovereignty, and a brief list of local collectives and food groups, as well as a list of free/pay-what-you-can vegan kitchens at universities across Canada.

You can read it online or print it yourself. If you'd like a printed copy but for whatever reason you're unable to print it, please contact Harbourside Kitchen by , by leaving a comment on this post, or by yelling out to us if you happen to see us around the city. We'll see what we can do for you!

Until next time,

Harbourside Kitchen

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

What would John Lennon say to Occupy?

This wonderful video was created out of an audio interview with Lennon in 1969. The interview itself is an interesting act of citizen journalism in a way, given that the 14 year old Jerry Levitan snuck into Lennon's hotel room in Toronto to get it.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Protest Arts -- Graffiti


Love it or hate it, graffiti has been around for thousands of years. They say anyone can read the writing on the walls. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. These aphorisms, along with stencils, paint, and a message are all that it takes for a graffiti artist to be born.

The video below, an extract from Style Wars, offers a glimpse into the evolution of contemporary graffiti and street art. The title of the film oddly proclaims that it is "a hip hop documentary", even though the majority of the film is discussion with the graffiti artists and break dancers in Brooklyn. Truly, the documentary does take hip hop as a culture, more so than just a genre of music.

Local Scene

Friday, January 13, 2012

Protest Arts -- Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant"

Less known today, Arlo Guthrie was a major figure of the 1960's protest movement in the United States. This status is largely due to one song -- a song that at almost twenty minutes long is more like an ambling tale told to the rhythm of a guitar. Quirky, catchy, but poignant, "Alice's Restaurant" encapsulated for many the spirit, and also the pitfalls, of the era. Below is a version in two parts, nicely illustrated by Andrew Colunga.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

this is a movement of compassion.

- thenextstep709
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