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Liberty is Muscle that Must Be Exercised

More than sixteen years of creative protest continually affirm that freedom has territorial boundaries. Those boundaries are human constructs, but they require proactive defense. Any retreat only emboldens tyrants and bullies who will never be satisfied. This lesson was embedded in me during the very first action with my artist friends from Vashon Island who later co-founded Backbone Campaign.  Like projectionist Robin Bell, people in Backbone's Solidarity Brigade network have recently experienced intimidation during both overpass bannering actions and light projections. Normal people cannot compete for space in the social dialogue if the ticket is at a price point affordable only to those who already have way too much power.    Money is not speech. Speech is speech. Backbone Campaign's work is about teaching people ways to harness their speech. We will fight to defend the territory of free speech, and we will win. Continue reading

Backbone Builders Guild - The people behind the magic

Backbone couldn't show up for the Solidarity Brigades and many allies across the country without people like these the other dedicated members of Backbone's Builders Guild.  These folks are the behind the scenes inspiration and perspiration of our Artful Activism. They are an essential part of every action. We are all deeply grateful for their generous contributions that make the magic in the streets possible.    

Real Emergency Failed Presidency

The real emergency is the failed presidency! Continue reading

End Sanctions Against Venezuela NOW!

The Seattle team is staying strong in their continued solidarity for the people of Venezuela! #HandsOffVenezuela Continue reading

Solidarity With Muslims Projections

Folks in Alameda, CA projected Muslim solidarity messaging on local theater. Continue reading

Hands Off Venezuela! Seattle Projection

The government of the US has NO right to interfere with Venezuela the way that it has. Say NO to imperialism! #HandsOffVenezuela. Continue reading

Chelsea Manning Is A Hero!

The Seattle team projected messaging in support of Chelsea Manning. Manning has been jailed again following her refusal to testify before a Grand Jury about Wikileaks. Continue reading

Seattle Projections: #WaterIsLife

Folks in Seattle projected messages downtown. Continue reading

Seattle projects messages against Venezuela intervention and #45

Seattle projectionistas found a clever spot to put messages to use. Continue reading

Human Orca Mural in Astoria

Team Backbone headed down to Astoria, Oregon, the mouth of the Columbia - one of the greatest salmon bearing rivers in the world -  to create a Human Orca Mural during the FisherPoet gathering. We joined with people who love salmon and orca to show solidarity for breaching the dams on the Lower Snake River. Pitch in to support our Save the Orca campaign at BackboneCampaign.org/orca_pitchin Continue reading

Portland Orca Bannering

Portland's 44th weekly bannering action for southern resident orcas! Continue reading

Bay Area 2019 International Womens Day projections

San Francisco Bay Area Solidarity Brigade partnered up with IWOC Oakland to project for International Women's Day. Continue reading

Portland Projects to Urge Climate Chaos Prevention

Portland Crew mobilizes to further raise awareness and promote unity in the face of climate change chaos.     Continue reading

Sunrise & XR Movement Guerrilla Light Projections in San Diego

The team used a covert location to project at the Kinder Morgan Mission Valley terminal. Continue reading

Citizens Arrest #45 at White House protest against State of Emergency

D.C. area activists mobilized Trump head in prison striped suit to protest at White House against Trump's fake state of emergency. Continue reading

LED light message at Olympia State of Emergency Protest

Locals came out to support a rally standing against the Fake Emergency declared by President #45. Continue reading

Light Projections at Fake State of Emergency Protest in Portland

The crew showed up to light up the protest with images. Continue reading

Portland Crashes Sen. Wyden Town Hall

Portland crew lit up the wall outside Sen. Wyden town hall. Continue reading

Portland Support for Terrorism Task Force Withdraw

Portland folks mobilized to support P.E.S.T.  Continue reading

Green New Deal Projection: San Francisco

To celebrate the launch of the Green New Deal resolution, local activists projected onto the Federal Building in San Francisco, which is Speaker Pelosi's district office. Continue reading