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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

CPAC Field Trip

Activists went to the annual Conservative Political Action Confererence (CPAC) in National Harbor, MD to answer the question- how do conservatives feel about the declaration of a state of emergency at the southern border? 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 Projections Catch Rush Hour Attention

Folks in Portland find the perfect place to project their messages of #WaterIsLife, Find a Dam Solution, and #GoFossilFree. Their projection was  at least 100 feet wide and was seen by hundreds if not thousands of commuters on I84 in Portland Oregon. 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

Tallahassee Lobbying For Gun Control

500 people came from around the state of Florida to lobby state legislators in Tallahassee. Continue reading

Disability Integration Act Projection: DC

The DC team occupied the entrance area of Democratic HQ in DC with projections to accompany. Continue reading

Projection At PG&E Bankruptcy

On the night PG&E announced they would declare bankruptcy, the team projected onto their San Francisco headquarters. Continue reading

Unist'ot'en Solidarity: Wenatchee

Folks with 350Wenatchee went to Chase Bank for a projection to pressure the bank to stop funding fund fossil fuel projects, tar sands infrastructure, stop oppression of indigenous peoples. Continue reading

Save RVG from LNG: South Texas

Save RGV From LNG held a protest and a real public commenting session during the FERC hearing for Annova LNG. Continue reading

Baby Trump Flies At The Border

Backbone Organizers flew out to McAllen TX with only a few days of lead time to organize flying Baby Trump when President Trump came for his "Border Roundtable". LULAC hosted Backbone, and brought a busload of people from San Antonio down to protest Trump and help with the balloon. We successfully flew Baby Trump in front of the motorcade. Photos of the balloon were shown on CNN, USA today and other prominent news sites.  https://edition.cnn.com/politics/live-news/trump-border-visit-january-2019/index.html https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/01/10/trump-visits-border-mcallen-residents-ask-what-crisis/2535007002/ https://www.someecards.com/news/news/donald-trump-government-shutdown-mcallen-texas-border-wall/ https://www.themonitor.com/2019/01/10/photo-gallery-trumps-visit-mcallen/ Continue reading

Homes Now!: Bellingham Projection

The Bellingham Team projected at the Gallery Walk to share information about Homes Now, and pass out flyers to folks on the street about the January Summit. Continue reading

Oscar Grant Memorial: Oakland

Ten years ago today, Oscar Grant was shot in the back by a BART officer here. Projected in honor of him, and those passing on the trains would have seen the light. Continue reading