Art & Activism
Creative ways to get your voice heard.
Can Humor Topple Monsters?
by Laura Gottesdienerposted Apr 26, 2012
- 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
by Kathryn Clarkposted Apr 24, 2012
- 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
by Sven Eberleinposted Apr 17, 2012
- How Occupiers, pranksters, and artists speak louder than money.
What We Owe Adrienne Rich
by Madeline Ostranderposted Mar 30, 2012
- The late poet was a patriot who wrestled for the soul of her country.
Art on the Edge of Law
posted Mar 22, 2012
- Who gets to break the law, and why? An exploration through art.
In Photos: The True Cost of the Tar Sands
posted Mar 15, 2012
- Conservation photographer Garth Lenz’s exhibition seeks to show the impact of tar sands oil extraction.
Our House, In the Middle of the Bank
posted Mar 13, 2012
- Video: What can you do when the bank takes away your house? Move into theirs.
Occupy Sends In the Clowns
posted Mar 06, 2012
- Meet the + Brigades, an Occupy effort to bring more innovation to the art of nonviolent protest.
A People’s History of Robin Hood
by Paul Buhleposted Feb 15, 2012
- 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
posted Feb 14, 2012
- What’s love got to do with the Occupy movement?
Curriculum & Resources: No History is Illegal
posted Jan 30, 2012
- 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
posted Dec 21, 2011
- 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
by Natalie Pompilioposted Dec 20, 2011
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: Healing war-torn, broken, and economically devastated communities through art.
Re-Occupy: A Movement Seeks a Sanctuary
by Nathan Schneiderposted Dec 19, 2011
- On occupying Trinity Church—and the Occupy movement's relationship with established institutions.
Occupy Wall Street to World: This Is So Not Over!
by Olivia Rosaneposted Nov 18, 2011
- Two days after being evicted from Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall Street’s flagship occupation marked its two-month anniversary with a massive celebration of resilience.