Is anyone you love a hashtag tonight? Sadly, there are so many names to say. Sandra Bland was going to work, at a new job, and ended up another victim of internal domestic terrorism. #SayHerName and bear witness. Read more about Sandra Bland here. #BlackLivesMatter
Today, the Internet was left in the hands of the people and snatched away from the 1%. On a 3-2 vote the FCC approved strong open Internet rules under Title II of the Communications Act. This is the biggest victory for the public interest in the agency’s history. After FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler released a proposal … Continue reading A Victory for Internet Freedom
This post was co-written with Kaja Rebane. This is Our Climate (to the tune of: You Are My Sunshine)Lyrics by: Elizabeth Shirah This is our climate, our friendly climate… It keeps us healthy from day to day! Don’t build that pipeline, that dirty pipeline… Please don’t take our climate away! This is our planet, our … Continue reading Global Divestment Day in Madison: Love, Resist Divest… Party!
“It’s cold, but not as cold hearted as Gov. Walker’s Budget.” Piercing winds and negative wind chills were not enough to keep hundreds of Wisconsinites from attending two actions against Governor Walker’s proposed budget cuts on the University of Wisconsin’s campus on Saturday, February 14. It was a cold, cold way to spend Valentine’s Day, … Continue reading Opposition to Walker Budget Heats Up Despite Bitter Cold
The Young Gifted and Black Coalition out of Madison, WI, has been making public calls for reduced policing and incarceration through rallies, marches, and speakers for months, and OLB was excited to have the opportunity to finally join them in their fight last Friday night. When we arrived, we laid our lights out and almost immediately people … Continue reading An Evening with Young Gifted and Black Coalition in Madison
There is nothing more powerful for community building than breaking bread together. Conflict Kitchen is an art and food project in Pittsburgh that focusses on serving cuisine from areas with which the U.S is in conflict. Currently, they are focussing on Palestine, though have served the foods of Afghanistan, North Korea, Cuba and Iran in … Continue reading Conflict Kitchen
David Dunlap is a one-man art movement out of Iowa City, practicing what is now known as “social practice” way before anyone coined the term. We’ve long admired his work invoking the visionary and spiritual power of social justice leaders. History tends to sanitize these iconic figures, and David’s work brings back some of their … Continue reading A Suit for MLK Jr.