In October members of THINK AGAIN did some large-scale projections in Los Angeles for a project was called "The NAFTA Effect" organized by Outpost for Contemporary Art. THINK AGAIN's mobile projectors roamed the streets of Los Angeles after dark emblazoning giant projections on building facades. This project acknowledges the contribution and participation of immigrant laborers in the life of Los Angeles. On the level of policy, The NAFTA Effect highlights how international treaties like NAFTA, in concert with national anti-immigration efforts, reshape the ways that families live and work on both sides of the border as well as challenging the proposed 700-mile border fence, and the criminalization of undocumented workers.
To see a slide show, and for more information on the project visit: http://www.saltinthewound.org/
What do New Orleans and Baghdad have in common? One, a victim of Hurricane Katrina; a ”natural disaster” caused by Global Warming and governmental neglect. The other a city ravaged by an unnecessary war fueled by corporate greed and our addiction to oil. The radical artists of World War 3 Illustrated take on these issues of man-made disasters, and what hope we have to stop the cycles of violence and environmental destruction. With contributions by: James Romberger, Art Speigelman, Sabrina Jones, Seth Tobocman, Penny Allen, Mac McGill and many more. Cover art by Nicole Schulman.
The WW3 crew is hosting a release party for the new issue Saturday, December 2nd at MOCCA:
You are invited to a book party for the release of the newest issue of the political comic zine World War 3 Illustrated #37- The Unnatural Disasters issue. The artists of World War 3 Illustrated take on the issues of man-made disasters, and what hope we have to stop the cycles of violence and environmental destruction from Baghdad to New Orleans. This is not your average comic book.
MULTI-MEDIA PERFORMANCES BY WW3 ARTISTS,A puppet show by Rebecca Migdal, slideshows of comics by Seth Tobocman, Christopher Cardinale, Fly, Mac McGill, and Tom Keough with music by Eric Blitz, Steve Wishnia and Zef Noise.
Saturday, December 2, 7 PM
MOCCA, Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art
594 Broadway, Suite 401, between Prince and Houston
212 254 3511
UNCLE SAM WANTS YOU TO STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF OAXACA
(Troy, NY) November 20, 2006
Who: Concerned People's of Troy and the Tio Zapata Brigada
Where: The Uncle Sam Monument, River and Front Street, Troy, NY
What: Uncle Sam stands for freedom and democracy and people in the southern state of Oaxaca in Mexico are being violently repressed by corrupt government and paramilitary forces. In solidarity with freedom for the peoples of Mexico and on the anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, Uncle Sam choose to honor another hero of freedom, Emiliano Zapata, by dressing up in his iconic garb. HE WANTS YOU to take action in support of the people's popular movement in Oaxaca.
Why: On November 20th, allies of the EZLN will shut down Mexico in a general strike in protest of repression and recent murders in Oaxaca. For the past six months, the people of Oaxaca have staged an encampment and led a social movement to oust their governor, Ulises Ruiz and have faced arrests, attacks, and killings by paramilitary groups connected to the PRI government of Oaxaca. After the murders on October 27th (including that of New York journalist, Brad Will) federal police moved into Oaxaca and attacked the people's encampment and the University. Oaxaca students, teachers, and APPO are resisting the police attacks, and on Monday, students and activists are demanding the removal of police forces, the removal of the illegitimate governor Ulises Ruiz, and the recognition of APPO's (People's Popular Assembly of Oaxaca) right to form their own direct democracy.
FOR MORE INFO ON THE SITUATION:
For the past two weeks, friends of slain activist and Indymedia journalist Brad Will have been doing an immense amount of organizing to carry on his memory and in solidarity with the struggle in Oaxaca that he died documenting. The outporing of activity and creative resistance brought on by this tragedy has been inspiring and a worthy tribute to Brad's spirit. The October 30 protest at the New York Mexican consulate in particular combined the spirit of militant direct action with a series of beautiful artwork, and a memorial bike ride saw a ghost bike ridden by a likeness of Brad, camera in hand.
This weekend there are a number of events honoring Brad and developing solidarity with the struggle in Oaxaca and Mexico:
November 11th-12th, 2006, New York City.
A weekend of gatherings, memorials, concerts and conversations will take place over the weekend of November 11th and 12th, in New York City, to remember our dear friend and fallen comrade Brad Will. A memorial will take place in St. Mark’s Church on the Bowery from 1:00pm-5:00pm on Saturday the 11th. Other events are also being planned. See the calendar of events below for details on concerts and teachins that will be taking place over the weekend. By all means come to New York City to be a part of the gathering. If you need housing, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to participate in the planning, please sign up to the discussion list from this site, and send a message to the list server.
If you cannot come to St Mark’s on the Bowery, a live audio webstream will be available and a recording eventually posted to http://radio.indymedia.org. In addition, a memorial sound-box for people to share thoughts, voices, etc. can be found at http://radio.socialtechnology.net
On the calendar, thus far:
Sat, Nov 11th, 1-5PM, Memorial Gathering, St Mark’s Church on the Bowery
Sat, Nov 11th, 8:00pm-2:00am, 49 East Houston St. Hosted by musican friends of Brad Will.
Sun, Nov 12, Teach-in on Oaxaca and Solidarity Workshop.
Sun, Nov 12, 11am-sunset, Gathering and Celebration at Nueva Esperanza Encampment