Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Robbed At Gun Point.

While shooting in Oakland California our Crew members were held up at gunpoint and robbed of all their equipment. Fortunately for us no one was injured. Fortunately for you it was caught by a surveillance camera.

This video was given to us by the store owner who said the police never came back to gather it for evidence. Go figure! Thanks for doing your job OPD!!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Episode #6 "Migration is Beautiful" Featuring Favianna Rodriguez

Part 1

Meet powerhouse artist/activist Favianna Rodriguez – a leading voice in the movement of artists raising awareness about U.S. immigration issues. Favianna is a co-founder of both Presente.org and Culture Strike, two groups pushing back against the wave of anti-immigrant rhetoric and legislation that has recently swept the nation. Pulitzer Prize winning author Jose Antonio Vargas explains the ironies of anti immigration hysteria in a country founded by immigrants. Favianna participates in a visual campaign using the Monarch Butterfly as a symbol of the beauty and dignity of migrants.

Part 2
VOA follows Favianna Rodriguez, Culture Strike and Sound Strike to the front lines of the immigration battle in Tucson, AZ. Local human rights lawyer Isabel Garcia illustrates how D.H.S. funnels migrants into the deadly Arizona desert. Activist Roberto Lovato reveals the truth about immigration crackdown and how it is big business for the prison industrial complex. Jasiri X, Invincible, Shining Soul and a group of artistic visionaries come together for a hip-hop/poetry cypher at the U.S./Mexico border before rocking crowds at a pro-migrant music & art jam.

Part 3 

Favianna Rodriguez & crew join the fearless riders of the Undocubus as they arrive in Charlotte, NC – while the media spotlight shines on the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Artist Julio Salgado explains why the Undocubus activists are there to protest. Later, as the city sleeps, Favianna and a team of artists hit the streets on a clandestine postering mission. As the Undocubus riders plan a direct action protest, artist César Maxit explains the butterfly art he has created to help them express their messages. Favianna, Rosario Dawson and a large crowd join Undocubus riders as they stage their dramatic sit-in street blockade designed to send a message to the President before he accepts his nomination for a 2nd term.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Episode #6 Migration is Beautiful Trailer

Voice Of Art "Migration is Beautiful" Premieres January 14th 11am EST on iamOTHER
This episode of Voice of Art "Migration is Beautiful" features Favianna Rodriguez, a leading voice in the movement of artists facing down the tide of anti-immigrant hatred. VOA follows her to the front lines of the immigration battle in Tucson, Arizona and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, where Rodriguez joins undocumented activists, from the historic No Papers No Fear bus ride, risking arrest, beatings and other abuse from authorities. 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Playlist: Label GMO's

Graffiti Artists vs. GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)
Some of California's dopest graffiti artists -- Mear One, Vyal One, Werc, Griffin One, and Ernest Doty -- have created high-impact murals to raise awareness for the labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). The artists discuss their reasons for supporting California's Yes on Prop 37 campaign while displaying can control and sick techniques.

Label GMOs with Turnip

Graffiti artist Turnip (Edible Root Crew, PTV) emerges from the underground for a GMO and Prop 37 awareness-raising mission in California's East Bay. With throw ups, tags, posting bills, and in-store DIY GMO labeling, Turnip leaves no stone unturned in his quest to root out hidden GMOs.

Label GMOs with Crevis

Los Angeles-based artist Crevis shows us how to do a DIY wheat-paste campaign for California's Yes on Prop 37 & GMO labeling. From studio to street, Cons explains the dark side of big agribusiness and why he's out in the dead of night spreading the word.

Label GMOs with Nuclear Winter

Street artist Nuclear Winter joins the battle to mandate labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in California. Voice of Art follows as she unleashes her Yes / Sí on Prop 37 poster campaign on the streets of Oakland.

Label GMOs with Max Neutra

Artist Max Neutra paints live on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame to raise awareness about California's Proposition 37 and GMO labeling. His canvas imagines a GMO-fueled zombie dystopia where people are manipulated to serve the food system, instead of the other way around.

Label GMOs with Danny DeVito

Broccoli (Danny DeVito) has the hots for some freaky tomatoes at the market. Turns out they are GMOs -- Genetically Modified Organisms. His pal Turnip (Cass Bugge) lays out why he should NOT go there, and why peeps should vote Yes on California's Proposition 37 to make it mandatory for the food industry to label GMOs.

Label GMOs with Doran DaDa

Artist Doran DaDa spoken word peers behind the curtains of the elite master control system, where ancient peoples’ symbols of life flipped and harnessed to serve the matrix. The twilight streets serve as canvas on
a nocturnal mission promoting CA Proposition 37 & GMO labeling

Label GMOs with Oree Originol

Oakland-based artist Oree Originol hits the streets with his hand-painted paste-ups promoting the labeling of GMOs. He explains why artists are in a unique position and have a responsibility to spread the word about this cause beyond an often biased corporate media.