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In Solidarity With The Poor People's Campaign: Madison, WI

Members of the Madison, WI Solidarity Brigade projected imagery in solidarity with the Poor People's Campaign. Continue reading

Overpass Bannering In Tacoma

8 June 2018: Folks from the Tacoma Solidarity Brigade and Jewish Voice For Peace stood on the Tacoma Avenue overpass over I-5 on a Friday afternoon during rush hour. Continue reading

Moral Monday Rally 3, Eureka, CA

Folks held rallies for Moral Monday at the county courthouse in Eureka, CA. Continue reading

Protesting Trump At The Naval Academy

Local activists gathered to un-welcome President Trump as speaker for Naval Academy commencement. Continue reading

Backbone Teaching/Light Projection At Patagonia

Backbone folks came together at Patagonia to share skills and experiences from the techniques they each excel at. The night included banner making, projection, and an inflatable salmon. Continue reading

Moral Monday Rally 2, Eureka, CA

Folks held rallies for Moral Monday at the county courthouse in Eureka, CA. Continue reading

Moral Monday Rally Eureka, CA

Folks held rallies for Moral Monday at the county courthouse in Eureka, CA. Continue reading

Amazon #PayYourFairShare projection in Seattle

In support of the Neighborhood Action Coalition, a Backbone team projected on buildings surrounding an Amazon construction site. Continue reading

Tallahassee Voter Registration

Stone Soup Street Action holds a street corner action in Tallahassee every Thursday. On this day, their theme was voter registration.  Continue reading

Solidarity Brigades Rock Their Lights Against the NRA

Solidarity Brigades Rocked Their Lights Against the NRA in ELEVEN cities this past weekend. Projections took place in Atlanta, Chicago, San Diego, LA, Tacoma, Portland, Tallahassee, Seattle, Dallas, DC and Madison. But don't take our word for it.  Watch this incredible video.  [Big thanks to editor Julie Sotomura!] Continue reading

Tallahassee: NRA Projections

The Stone Soup Street Action Committee joined in the NRA Projection action. Continue reading

Feel the Momentum? Change is in the Air-Backbone's April Newsletter

Because of the many ways you support Backbone, together we're standing up to gun violence, ICE, pipelines, new fossil fuel infrastructure, student debt, and for profit healthcare. In this bi-monthly newsletter, we want to keep you updated on the latest happenings, opportunities for action and reports on the great work you and others are engaged in! Continue reading

Madison: NRA Projections

The Madison Solidarity Brigade projected the anti NRA assault weapon logo/ GOBO on a building next to the Wisconsin state capitol building, as well as on another building a couple blocks away. Continue reading

Seattle: NRA Projections

As part of the NRA national days of action, folks projected anti-gun violence messaging by the Seattle Space Needle. Continue reading

San Diego: NRA Projections

The San Diego Solidarity Brigade joined the National Day of Action against gun violence and the NRA. They projected in downtown San Diego. Continue reading

DC: NRA Projections

3 May 2018: A team projected gun control, anti-NRA messages on Trump tower ahead of his speech at the NRA annual convention in Dallas, TX Continue reading

el Comite May Day March & Rally

Team Backbone provided visuals for El Comite's May Day March and Rally in Seattle. Continue reading

Lowell Resists National Grid

Lowell Pipeline Resistance marched outside Lowell city hall with an inflatable pipeline reading "National Grid Sucks!" to protest National Grid's plans for building new, expanded pipeline infrastructure through the city. Continue reading

Lowell Pipeline Resistance at Earth Day Parade

Lowell Pipeline Resistance marched in the Lowell Earth Day 2018 parade with the 35-foot inflatable pipeline. Continue reading

Lighting up the Night, and Enlivening the Streets-Backbone's Mid-April Newsletter

Check out how you and Backbone are working together across the country. What awesome action can you imagine next? Let's make it happen together.  We here at Backbone want to keep you updated on the latest happenings, opportunities for action and reports on the great work you and others are engaged in. Read our bi-monthly Newsletter for a quick summary of many actions that have happened in the first part of April. Continue reading

Student Loan Debt Ball in DC

Folks in DC inflated the debt ball labeled with $1.5 trillion, which is the amount that student loan debt has risen to. The debt ball was also labelled HR 2366 to bring attention to a house bill that would restore bankruptcy protections for student loans. Continue reading

Visiting Sen. Sanders Office To Share Why We Need His Healthcare Bill To Be Stronger

10 April 18: We visited Senator Sanders' office as part of the HOPE Single Payer Action Camp to share stories about how his Medicare for All bill will impact each of us and our communities. We hope that Sanders will strengthen his bill to be as strong as, or stronger than, HR 676: The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act. Continue reading

Capitol Hill Light Projection For Single Payer

9 April 18: Backbone folks, plus newcomers looking to learn light projection, projected Healthcare messaging onto the Rayburn office building. We had an exciting encounter with Capitol Hill police but were ultimately able to project what we wanted with no arrests! Continue reading

March For Single Payer Healthcare For All In DC

9 April 18: As part of the HOPE Action camp, we marched to the Canadian embassy, AHIP (American Health Insurance Plans) and finished at HHS (Department of Health and Human Services) where we were part of a rally. Personal stories were shared about how crucial it is that we get National Improved Medicare for All in this country. Continue reading

Represent Maryland Campaign Finance Rally

Represent Maryland held a rally and march to bring light to campaign finance corruption. Continue reading

LNG Tank Light Projection In Tacoma

A small team deployed to PSE's illegal construction site to project on the tank for their proposed LNG terminal. Continue reading

ACTION, the Antidote to Despair - Backbone's March 2018 Newsletter

We here at Backbone want to keep you updated on the latest happenings, opportunities for action and reports on the great work you and others are engaged in.  Read our monthly Newsletter for a quick summary of actions in March and upcoming events in April. Continue reading

Video Projection At Maryland Department Of Environment Hearing

As requested by community organizer, projected video of natural gas compressor station explosions and fugitive emissions through FLIR camera as visual aid to testimony of attorney representing the community at Maryland Dept of Environment public hearing. Continue reading

Maryland Rally Outside Of Gerrymandering Hearing

Represent Maryland rallied outside of the Supreme Court before/during arguments regarding the Benisek v. Lemone gerrymandering case for Congressional District 6 in Maryland. Continue reading

Huskies for Food Justice

Huskies for Food Justice is a student run group trying to get the president of UW to sign a commitment to food justice. Continue reading

Tallahassee Film Festival Screening Of Maxim Pozdorovkin's Our New President

25 March 2018: Stone Soup Street Action Committee brought Trump and Putin to the Tallahassee Film Festival screening of Maxim Pozdorovkin's Our New President.  Continue reading

Tallahassee March For Our Lives

24 March 2018: Thousands of protesters marched from Florida State University to the Capitol in Tallahassee for a March For Our Lives. Continue reading

Light Projection in DC Preceding March for Our Lives

23 March 2018: Light projected gun control messages on Trump hotel ahead of the March for Our Lives the following day. Continue reading

Jeff Sessions Came To Tallahassee

22 March 2018: Jeff Sessions came to Tallahassee to give a speech at the Federal Building. Stone Soup Street Action came out to remind him that they want Robert Mueller’s investigation protected.  Continue reading

UltraViolet Demands Visa Block Sales Of Assault Weapons

Folks traveled from Backbone HQ to support UltraViolet, to send a message via light projection to Visa, Inc: Visa can, and should, block the sales of assault weapons. Continue reading

West Los Angeles Solidarity Brigade and Indivisible Protested Trump

The West Los Angeles Solidarity Brigade worked with Indivisible groups to protest Trump's arrival in LA.  Continue reading

Rally To Support Net Neutrality in Annapolis, MD

Folks attended a rally to support state level net neutrality legislation SB287 in Annapolis, Maryland.  Continue reading

Trump Head In Tallahassee For NRA Protest

Stone Soup Street Action Committee in Tallahassee brought out the Trump head for a gun control march targeting the NRA. Continue reading

Bird Dogging Legislators In Maryland

Represent Maryland, the state chapter of Represent.us is showing legislators that we are watching and we see how the big corporate industries are wining and dining them to influence our government. This protest also included a light projection! Continue reading

Anti Alt-Right Light Projection in DC

Anti alt-right and anti misogyny messages were projected as part of a protest of an alt-right event featuring Mike Cernovich.               Continue reading

Dreamer/Daca messaging projected in Maryland outside CPAC

Using light projection, Dreamer and DACA messages were put up on the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center that was hosting the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).                  Continue reading

Trump and Putin Head in Tallahassee

Weekly street protest, including BobbleHead Trump and Putin now thanks to you. Monthly night time event at art park introduces public to post cards to politicians, voter registrations, petitions, outreach, "Boot Him Out" (people can throw shoes at life-size pic Trump), go-bo projections, etc. Continue reading

Rally At The Maryland Governor's Mansion In Protest of Potomac Pipeline

This rally was held outside of the Governor's mansion to urge him to reject the Potomac pipeline. Continue reading

Light Projection To Support Dreamers in San Diego

San Diego Solidarity Brigade projected messages in support of Dreamers onto the ICE prison in downtown San Diego. They had perfect timing as the court was scheduled to issue a ruling related to immigrants rights the following day. Continue reading

"Drain the Swamp" Street Theater In Tallahassee

Stone Soup Action Committee performed "Drain the Swamp" themed street theater to welcome Roger Stone at speaking engagement at Civic Center. Continue reading

DACA projections and rally in Tallahassee

Stone Soup Street Action Committee had a rally featuring a Trump head and then later did light projections outside of a local Saturday night gathering. Both featuring Dreamer/DACA messaging. Continue reading

Using The Trump Head To Understand Trauma in Portland

Velo Cult brought together neuroscience research on racial prejudice and artful activism.  Continue reading

Homes Now Not Later Projection in Bellingham

Bellingham Solidarity Brigade projected on City Council demanding they move forward on solutions to the plight of our ever increasing homeless population. Continue reading

Projection at the Bellingham People's Movement Assembly

Bellingham Solidarity Brigade utilized guerrilla light projection to provide a moment for the participants of the People's Movement Assembly to unite under shared dreams and demands for justice. Continue reading

Trump Head at Women's March in Tallahassee

  Stone Soup Street Action Committee brought out the Trump head for the Women's March in Tallahassee! They did some street theater with Trump head and a member of Stone Soup Street Action Committee gave speech in Statue of Liberty costume and gave list of charges to "Trump".   Continue reading

Defending Against Assaults on Our Liberties at 2018 Womens March

At the 2018 Women's March, hundreds of march participants joined Backbone Campaign to say it's high time we "Impeach the Predator-In-Chief!" Continue reading

Pipeline Prop at the Womens March

350Eugene mobilized the inflatable pipeline at the Women's March to say #NoLNG in Jordan Cove and demand a habitable biosphere! Continue reading

Tallahassee In Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Stone Soup Street Action Committee in Tallahassee holds a weekly action in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and communities of color. Continue reading

San Diego Arrests Trump

In front of the local office of Congressman Darrell Issa, Backbone Solidarity Brigade members performed a bit of street theatre with members of Together We Will. In the street theatre, an actor playing Robert Mueller delivered a subpeona to a an actor wearing the giant Trump head. Trump disappeared momentarily then returned in prison garb and was loudly booed by all onlookers. Continue reading

Governor Brown Be A Climate Hero at Salem Oregon Capitol

350Eugene, joining with people across the state, mobilized this inflatable pipeline creative imagery to call on the governor to take concrete action to halt the proposed LNG pipeline and export facility in Jordan Cove.  Continue reading

Protesting Trump at College Football Championship Game

The Atlanta DSA (Democratic Socialists of America) mobilized Guerrilla Light Projection with messages “Fuck Trump”, “Dismantle White Supremacy”, “No One is Illegal” and “Medicare for All” on Mercedes Benz Stadium before the College Football National Championship game. President Trump was present at the game. Continue reading

Rally In Support of the Scapegoated Lac-Mégantic Rail Workers

Seattle Joined Rallies Across The Nation Supporting The Scapegoated Lac-Mégantic Rail Workers - Drop The Charges! Safe Rails Now! No More Lac-Mégantics! Continue reading

Arrest of Trump at Trump Tower in NYC

The People's Puppets of Occupy Wall Street, Rise and Resist and the Backbone Campaign are creative partners-in-crime fighting. Together, they staged a hilarious, people-powered arrest of Donald Trump at Trump Tower in NYC. Continue reading

#BlackXmas action in LA

The West Los Angeles Solidarity Brigade leant guerrilla light projection support to the #BlackXmas action organized by Black Lives Matter Los Angeles. Continue reading

Protesting Council Member's Ties to White Supremacist Organization

Citizens Shine Light on Council Chair’s Ties to Roy Moore & Hate Groups; Demand His Resignation Continue reading

Block The Gates Action to PSE's LNG

On the morning of Monday, December, 18th, hundreds of water warriors, water protectors, and community members joined together to show strong opposition to PSE's blatant disregard for treaty rights and the health and safety of the community and the planet. #NoLNG Continue reading

Redecorating the FCC to #SaveTheNet

Margaret & Kevin with https://popularresistance.org/, Eleanor with https://www.artkillingapathy.com/ and other net neutrality supporters and allies "redecorated" the area outside the FCC building ahead of the 12/14/18 vote. The Solidarity Brigade used light projection, LED panel letters, banner, angry emojis w/captions, and sidewalk chalking. Continue reading

Seattle Action at Verizon to Save the Internet

Day of Action to save Net Neutrality --- Friends and volunteers of Backbone joined a local protest as part of 600 actions outside of Verizon stores organized in a day of resistance to the FCC's plan to roll back Net Neutrality rules. With LED light panels the crowd said "WE ♥ NET NEUTRALITY." Continue reading

In Support of Net Neutrality the DC Solidarity Brigade Crashed the Telecom Prom

Protest/rally at FCC Chairman's dinner aka "Telecom Prom" with Speakers, LED light panels and light projection was used. Continue reading

"Don't Lock Us Out" Rally for Tenant Rights in Seattle

Rally for Tenant Rights demanded "Don't Lock Us Out" of decent and affordable housing! Continue reading

March & Rally Against the #GOPTaxScam by LA Solidarity Brigade

West Side Los Angeles Solidarity Brigade joined in solidarity with other groups to march against the #GopTaxScam in downtown Los Angeles earning tv coverage and an on air interview. They emblazoned downtown LA buildings with messages like "Fight For Real Democracy" and "Oppose Racism, Oppose Trump" as people marched with their fists raised in solidarity. Continue reading

San Diego Takes Action in Solidarity with #MeToo

Showing up against sexual violence. --- Props to Artful Activists San Diego, OLB San Diego and San Diego Solidarity Brigade harnessing the power of light. They are illuminating a call to action to change the system and ourselves. Continue reading

Impeach Trump Outing at Resist Trump Tuesday Rally in Seattle

Impeach Trump Outing at the Resist Trump Tuesday Rally in Seattle. #ImpeachTheEmbarrassmentInChief Continue reading

Food Justice Now Projection Action in Bellingham

Bellingham Solidarity Brigade mobilized this Food Justice Now Guerrilla Light Projection bringing awareness to Bellingham's newest Food Desert. Continue reading

Dignity Vigil by Bellingham Solidarity Brigade and Community to Community

Bellingham Solidarity Brigade & Community to Community Dignity Vigil to bring attention to immigrant rights issues and our desire for real sanctuary status. Continue reading

San Diego Border Wall Prototype Projections

Cross-border solidarity action utilizing Guerrilla Light Projection onto Trump's prototype border walls. Artful Activists San Diego, OLB San Diego, Backbone Campaign's affiliated San Diego Solidarity Brigade and photographer and educator Jill Marie Holslin mobilized this bold action. Their message was clear - "Build Bridges Not Borders," "Refugees Are Welcome," "No One is Illegal," countering the racist and xenophobic policies and rhetoric of the "Embarrassment-In-Chief" and the party of Trump. Continue reading

Atlanta says F*@# Trump with Guerrilla Light Projection

Atlanta Solidarity Brigade, part of the network of affiliated Guerrilla Light Projection teams and members of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) projected a denouncement of the regime and party of Trump in two simple words. Continue reading

Trump at Refuse Fascism Actions in Seattle, WA

Refuse Fascism organizers in Seattle utilized Backbone's imagery a Trump bobble-head puppet and our inflatable earth globe marching through the streets and at City Hall Plaza where Trump presided over a nuclear holocaust (die-in). Continue reading

Maryland Solidarity Brigade Projected Dismantle White Supremacy on confederate statue of General Lee

Backbone Solidarity Brigade of Maryland made a field trip to the confederate statue of General Lee calling for the Dismantling of White Supremacy. Continue reading

Bird-Dogging PSE for Greenwashing Fracked Gas

350 Seattle and Backbone Campaign teamed up to mobilize guerrilla light projection outside the NW Clean and Affordable Energy conference. We demanded that PSE go fossil fuel free! Continue reading