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Art & Activism

Creative ways to get your voice heard.

Pete Seeger: Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In Pete Seeger: Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In
As Willie Nelson taught us, you just can’t play a sad song on a banjo. Folk legend Pete Seeger unveils his newest protest song.
Stitching Up the Gulf Stitching Up the Gulf
Video: 12-year-old Sofia Aderer lost her home to Katrina. Now she's doing her best to make sure birds don't lose their lives to the BP oil spill.
Portraits of Courage: Americans Who Tell the Truth Portraits of Courage: Americans Who Tell the Truth
by Robert Shetterly
To fight his shame and cynicism, artist Robert Shetterly began painting the courageous Americans whose lives filled him with pride and hope.
France (Not) to Repay Debt to Haiti France (Not) to Repay Debt to Haiti
by Brooke Jarvis
A prank website is bringing France's colonial crimes into the spotlight.
We Are Many: Chris Jordan Captures Our Blessed Unrest We Are Many: Chris Jordan Captures Our Blessed Unrest
A striking depiction of one million organizations working for a better world.
When Numbers Aren’t Enough When Numbers Aren’t Enough
by Paul Loeb
Statistics rarely get under our skin, but stories do. Paul Loeb offers advice for catalyzing social change.
“Action is the Antidote to Despair” “Action is the Antidote to Despair”
Photo essay: A photographer confronts the BP oil disaster.
Danny Glover: Let’s Reclaim Our Country Danny Glover: Let’s Reclaim Our Country
by Sarah van Gelder
Actor and activist Danny Glover on how the Social Forum is strengthening people's movements.
Americans Who Tell the Truth :: David Korten Americans Who Tell the Truth :: David Korten
by Robert Shetterly
Robert Shetterly’s remarkable collection of portraits reminds us of the dignity, courage and importance of America's truth tellers. This portrait: YES! Board Chair David Korten.
Hate Groups? Not in Our School Hate Groups? Not in Our School
When an anti-gay hate group decided to visit their school, the students of Gunn High drowned out their protest with a celebration of acceptance.
Youth Portraits of Eco Heroes Youth Portraits of Eco Heroes
A group of East Bay middle and high school students from Berkeley's Young Artists Workspace (YAWS) chose environmental heroes and each created their own unique artistic portraits.
Building the World We Want: Interview with Mark Lakeman Building the World We Want: Interview with Mark Lakeman
by Brooke Jarvis
Interview with the co-founder of the City Repair Project, a Portland group that helps neighbors turn public spaces into gathering places.
The Village Building Convergence The Village Building Convergence
Portland, Ore. is the home of the Village Building Convergence, an annual event that draws on the power and creativity of neighbors to build the places they'd like to live.
Bottle Bank Arcade-What Happens When We Make Choices Fun? Bottle Bank Arcade-What Happens When We Make Choices Fun?
Turning bottle recycling into an arcade game produces smiles and a healthier planet.
Big Apple Kids from 194 Countries Big Apple Kids from 194 Countries
Danny Goldfield’s NYChildren project captures images of kids from the world's 194 countries. Catch the project's spirit–it’s more than just pictures.
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