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Celebratory Green New Deal light projections at UC Berkeley

Bay Area Solidarity Brigade projected on the iconic UC Berkeley clock tower to celebrate the unanimous approval of the resolution by the student government. Continue reading

Seattle Earth Day Green New Deal highway bannering

Seattle Solidarity Brigade got out on Earth Day morning with the LED "Green New Deal" banner. Continue reading

Projections at XR Earth Day vigil in Baltimore

D.C./Baltimore Solidarity Brigade collaborated with the Baltimore Extinction Rebellion (XR) chapter to do light projections at Earth Day vigil.   Continue reading

Tucson mobilizes in solidarity with campus activists

New Backbone friend in Arizona Liz Kinnamon pulled off her first projection on the night before a critical community meeting on the University of Arizona campus regarding University collusion with white supremacist border guards and threats to students who were victimized because they want them to stay off campus.  Continue reading

Earth Day in Spokane

Backbone Campaign HQ & Backbone Spokane joined forces to bring artful activism to the Spokane 2019 Earth Day celebration.  Continue reading

Venezuelan Embassy Light Projections

D.C solidarity brigade projected messages opposing U.S. intervention in Venezuela and affirming the Maduro government, Chavez legacy, and Bolivarian revolution onto the Venezuelan embassy in solidarity with the Embassy Protection Collective. Continue reading

Backbone's newest image enhances local elementary school's Earth Day event

In our home community, organizers of the elementary school's Earth Day borrowed Backbone's newest images - monarch butterflies - to advocate for the protection of Pollinators.  The butterflies, designed by artist Wynne Mentink, are an easy prop to deploy and more are made each week during the weekly art build at Backbone HQ on Vashon Island.  The prop can also used to show solidarity with immigrants, halting the construction of the border wall which disrupts habitat, and remediating the impacts of climate change which are impacting all species and people. For the Earth!

Projecting at UC Berkeley

Our friends at UC Berkeley show the awesome power of digital projection! With digital projection we can show color, detailed images and even video. There are so many creative ways to show a message!  Continue reading

L.A. solidarity brigade mobilizes to support local environmental justice group

The L.A. squad deployed the inflatable globe and banner to support an action by STAND L.A. Continue reading

XR light projections in D.C.

Deployed light projections onto the Newseum in D.C. of ahead of day of action by XR D.C. chapter. Continue reading

D.C. shines messages of solidarity for arrested projectionist

The local brigade displayed messages in solidarity ahead of the court date of a local projectionist who was arrested for projecting onto the Rayburn house office building on U.S. Capitol grounds, a location frequently used by projectionists.   Continue reading

Light Projections in Scotland!

Backbone sent light projection tools across the Atlantic to our friends in Scotland to use in their Extension Rebellion actions in Edinburgh. Their arrests and actions are sparking media attention and energy on to the climate crisis as a climate bill moves through Scottish Parliament. For the Earth!  Continue reading

San Diego shines a light for justice

The San Diego team was out shining in solidarity with projectionists who were arrested and ticketed for shining on the Congressional Building in Washington, D.C.  Our folks in San Diego projected messages in support of the dreamers, migrants and Earl McNeil. When asked to leave by building security, they explained that this was 1st amendment right and were allowed to stay!   Continue reading

9th Human Orca Mural at Spokane Earth Day

Backbone provided inflatable props to the Spokane Earth Day celebration and created its 9th Human Orca Mural, amidst the intense rain and wind! Continue reading

Solidarity with Robin Bell

Light projectionists in Seattle show support for Robin Bell, a projectionist who was arrested after projecting on to U.S Capitol grounds. Their messages remind us that light projecting is not illegal and is a form of free speech.  Continue reading

Trash incinerator projections highlight dirty "renewable energy" secret

D.C./Baltimore solidarity brigades partnered with local activists to project messages on well known Baltimore trash incinerator pointing out its' toxic emissions to oppose its' inclusion in renewable energy subsidies. Continue reading

Release the Report - LEDs at 4-way stop on Vashon

Volunteers on Vashon created an LED banner to deploy as part of a national action calling for the Release of the Mueller Report. The action was co-sponsored by Indivisible Vashon and Backbone and passers by were encouraged to call their Congressional Representatives to Release the Report. Backbone supports setting a standard for leadership and accountability, as well as checks and balances on presidential power.

Baltimore solidarity projections for police accountability

The D.C./Baltimore projected images in solidarity as backdrop to action demanding police accountability and against establishing a private police force at Johns Hopkins University.   Continue reading

Shut Down Homestead

Alessandra, Backbone CSO in Miami, borrowed the LED light panels and projection equipment to shine a message on Homestead, the nation's for profit private detention facility for migrant children. Her actions received significant press coverage and solidarity, including from Sen Jeff Merkley. For more info, see: "One in Six Migrant Children in the U.S. are Staying at a Shelter Operated by a Private Equity Tycoon." To support Alessandra's creative activism, make a donation HERE. Continue reading

Activists crash gala for the "Other NRA"

Activists showed up at the National Restaurant Association's gala to highlight their efforts to suppress worker wages at the Grand Hyatt in D.C. Continue reading