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Art & Activism

Creative ways to get your voice heard.

May Day in Context May Day in Context
by Marina Sitrin, Dario Azzellini
How do this year's May Day demonstrations fit into the international movement for economic justice?
Why This May Day Matters Why This May Day Matters
by Sarah van Gelder
This year, the day is about occupying the space and the time to create a different world.
Can Humor Topple Monsters? Can Humor Topple Monsters?
by Laura Gottesdiener
An interview with Yes Man Andy Bichlbaum on his latest prank against Bank of America and why every protest needs some fun.
A Patchwork Guide to the (Disappearing) Neighborhood A Patchwork Guide to the (Disappearing) Neighborhood
by Kathryn Clark
How have foreclosures transformed the layouts of Detroit, Las Vegas, and other cities? Artist Kathryn Clark’s mapped it—in quilts.
The Importance of Being Sassy The Importance of Being Sassy
by Sven Eberlein
How Occupiers, pranksters, and artists speak louder than money.
What We Owe Adrienne Rich What We Owe Adrienne Rich
by Madeline Ostrander
The late poet was a patriot who wrestled for the soul of her country.
Art on the Edge of Law Art on the Edge of Law
Who gets to break the law, and why? An exploration through art.
In Photos: The True Cost of the Tar Sands In Photos: The True Cost of the Tar Sands
Conservation photographer Garth Lenz’s exhibition seeks to show the impact of tar sands oil extraction.
Our House, In the Middle of the Bank Our House, In the Middle of the Bank
Video: What can you do when the bank takes away your house? Move into theirs.
Occupy Sends In the Clowns Occupy Sends In the Clowns
Meet the + Brigades, an Occupy effort to bring more innovation to the art of nonviolent protest.
A People’s History of Robin Hood A People’s History of Robin Hood
by Paul Buhle
For hundreds of years, he’s fought tax injustice, tyranny, and the seizure of the commons. Why we still need him today.
The Revolution is Love The Revolution is Love
What’s love got to do with the Occupy movement?
Curriculum & Resources: No History is Illegal Curriculum & Resources: No History is Illegal
On February 1, 2012 Teacher Activist Groups launched a month of solidarity teach-ins in support of Tucson's Mexican American Studies (MAS) program. On the No History is Illegal website they offer a guide that includes sample lesson plans from the MAS curriculum as well as creative ideas and resources for exploring this issue with students.
YES! Recommends: Americans Who Tell The Truth YES! Recommends: Americans Who Tell The Truth
Americans Who Tell the Truth spotlights 170 portraits of truth tellers—people who fought for all people's rights with courage and determination—to teach students of all ages not only about their heritage, but also to stand up for what they believe in.
Lily Yeh: Beauty in Broken Places Lily Yeh: Beauty in Broken Places
by Natalie Pompilio
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Healing war-torn, broken, and economically devastated communities through art.
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