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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

Hands Off Venezuela projection at U.S. State Dept

D.C projectionists illuminated messages on the U.S Diplomacy Center at U.S. State Dept headquarters. Their messages warn about the true cost of sanctions on the people of Venezuela and the imperialist implications of U.S intervention. U.S Hands Off Venezuela NOW!  Continue reading

Banner Building At Local Youth Climate Strike

The D.C Solidarity Brigade connected with a local youth ambassador and climate striker who were organizing a local action for international day of action to help with visuals. Backbone brought banner making supplies to the art build and crafted message with organizers, then used banner as backdrop to the rally and it went perfectly!  The students walked out of school to fight for the Clean Energy Jobs Act, which would require utilities to get more of their electricity from in-state wind and solar sources.   https://www.chesapeakebaymagazine.com/baybulletin/2019/3/18/video-md-teens-rally-for-clean-energy-at-state-house https://www.capitalgazette.com/news/annapolis/ac-cn-climate-strike-0315-story.html Continue reading

Climate Action in Seattle

Folks in Seattle held our LED banner reading Green New Deal over an interstate during commuting hours.  They then went to a local park for the Youth Climate Strike, where they hung the banner on the fence to display among the other signs. The LED Banner was a popular spot for groups of youth to take pictures!  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

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

Green New Deal Projection: Seattle

Cities across the country projected pro Green New Deal messaging before Christmas. Continue reading

Green New Deal Projection: LA

Roni plus local LA folks projected Green New Deal messaging at Pershing Sq in LA. Continue reading

"We Are All In This Together": DC Projection

The DC team projected "We Are All In This Together" for people attending Anne Arundel County Board of Education meeting. Continue reading

Save The Orca!: DC Army Corps Of Engineers

The DC team mobilized the inflatable orca and a banner in front of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and handed out flyers urging General Semonie to breach the Lower 4 Snake River Dams to save the salmon and orca. Continue reading

Breach The Snake River Dams!: DC Projection

The DC team projected at U.S. Dept of Commerce/NOAA and handed out flyers advocating for breaching of the four lower Snake River dams. Continue reading

Preparing for 2019

This month's news: Our Office Manager/Bookkeeper Judy Olson has retired, Human Orca Murals across Washington State, Baby Trump Southern California Tour, Solidarity Brigade progress, and upcoming events. Continue reading

Protest Chase Bank: Bellingham

The Bellingham team protested at the local Chase Bank to let customers know that they are financing climate destruction on Native Lands. Continue reading

No More Food Deserts, Safe Shelter for All!

The Bellingham team projected at a rally prior to Bellingham CIty Council meeting where the agenda included discussions of solutions for homeless in Bellingham for the winter, as well as the food dessert created by the consolidation of grocery stores. Continue reading

Orca Rally: Olympia

People rallied on the steps of the Temple of Justice building at The Washington State Capital in Olympia to insist that the Orca Task Force recommendations include breaching the Lower Dams on the Snake River. Continue reading

No LNG In South Texas

South Texas made their voices heard loud and clear that LNG is not welcome during the FERC DEIS public hearings. Continue reading

Human Orca Mural: Spokane

Backbone helped create a giant human orca mural and show Spokane cares about Washington's orca whales!  Continue reading

Human Orca Mural: Bellingham

Occupy Bellingham worked with Backbone, Save Our Wild Salmon, and other allies to organize a human orca mural. Continue reading

Orca Mural: San Juan

Folks on San Juan organized a rally and beach clean-up for the Puget Sound Orca Recovery Day. Backbone supported with organizing a human orca mural at the event. Continue reading

Mueller Projection: Bellingham

Rally and projection in Bellingham to protect the integrity of the Mueller investigation. Trump is not above the law. Continue reading

Mueller Investigation Rally: Bremerton

8 Nov 18: The Bremerton team helped organize a rally and march to protest 45's interference with Mueller investigation by naming Whitaker Attorney General after firing Jeff Sessions. Continue reading

Mueller Projection: Miami

There wasn’t a protest organized in Miami so Alessandra went out and did a projection! Continue reading

Get Out The Vote!: Vashon

5 Nov 18: Backbone HQ lent LED light-up letters to Indivisible Vashon for a GOTV action on Election Day Eve. Continue reading

Yes On I-1631: Wenatchee

The Wenatchee team projected Vote Yes on I-1631 on the side of the Wenatchee/Okanognan National Forest Supervisors office during rush hour. Continue reading

VOTE! Projection: Annapolis

1 Nov 18: The Annapolis team projected GOTV messaging. Continue reading

Anti-Hate Projection: Annapolis

1 Nov 18: The Annapolis team projected messages of solidarity and anti-hate on Annapolis City Hall in coordination with organizers of a vigil for the victims of the synagogue shooting. Continue reading

Renewable Energy Projection: Bellingham

31 Oct 18: The Bellingham team projected renewable energy messaging during their Yes On I-1631 campaign. Continue reading

Trump Baby's Military Parade!

Backbone San Diego paraded the Trump Baby Balloon down the Prado, riding his inflatable ICBM, Slim Pickens' style! Continue reading

Yes On 10 Rally With Baby Trump: Santa Ana

28 Oct 18: Backbone San Diego brought Baby Trump Balloon to Santa Ana for a rally in support of Proposition 10! The rally is being organized by Our Revolution SoCal OC will feature local speakers talking about the need for rent control and housing justice in our communities. Continue reading

Anti-Hate Projections: LA

27 Oct 18: In light of the recent shooting, Backbone San Diego and LA projected anti-hate messaging. Continue reading

Yes On 10 Rally With Baby Trump: LA

27 Oct 18: Backbone Campaign and Backbone San Diego brought Baby Trump Balloon to LA for a rally in support of Proposition 10, hosted by Housing Now! Continue reading

Yes On I-1631: Bellingham (2)

26 Oct 18: The Bellingham team is doing high visibility actions in support of I-1631 everyday leading up to elections! Continue reading

Light Projection Training: Seattle

25 Oct 18: Roni helped Seattle folks who are skilled in overpass bannering add light projection to their repertoire. Continue reading

I-1631 Overpass Bannering: Bellingham

25 Oct 18: During the run up to the election, the Bellingham team will be freeway bannering and doing light projection every day. They are covering both north and south bound lanes. Continue reading

No Fracked Gas In Tacoma

25 Oct 18: The Tacoma team deployed an overpass banner to turn folks out for a public meeting on Oct 30. Continue reading

Yes On I-1631: Bellingham

24 Oct 18: Folks in Bellingham projected messaging to support initiative 1631. Continue reading

Yes On I-1631: Seattle

22 Oct 18: The Seattle bannering team raised a banner in support of I-1631. Continue reading

Projection To Endorse I-1631

22 Oct 18: The Bellingham Solidarity Brigade did a light projection on the Bellingham public library during a city council meeting to consider endorsement of I-1631. The council DID endorse it! Continue reading

On The Move!

I'm so proud of our team and its work. I think you're going to love Backbone's new training on wheels, delivering tools and skills to folks who want to stand up and protect what they love. Continue reading

Digital Projection Outside Orca Task Force Meeting: Tacoma

17 Oct 18: During and after the public comment period of the last Orca Task Force Meeting, Backbone used a digital projector with a document camera to allow folks to hand write their comments to be projected up onto the wall. This was done in combination with other, static light projection. Continue reading

Solidarity for Indigenous Rally: Yes On I-1631

17 Oct 18: Team Backbone traveled to Lacey to support an Indigenous led rally to pass I-1631 the November. Continue reading

Greeting The Orca Task Force!

17 Oct 18: The final Orca Task Force Meeting was the 17th and 18th at the Landmark Convention Center in Tacoma. While Task Force members and guests were arriving, Backbone was there to greet them with inflatables and banners. Continue reading

Orca Task Force Bannering: Seattle

17 Oct 18: The Seattle bannering team went out once again and deployed their banner the first morning of the Orca Task Force Meeting! Continue reading

Orca Task Force Bannering: Tacoma

17 Oct 18: On the morning of the first day of the final Orca Task Force Meeting folks deployed a banner above the highway. Continue reading

Promo For Women's March On The Pentagon: DC

17 Oct 18: The DC Solidarity Brigade went out to project on the the Newsweek building to help spread the word about the upcoming Women's March On The Pentagon. Continue reading

Orca Task Force Projection: Tacoma

16 Oct 18: After an Artful Activism training, people headed over to the Tacoma Projection Center to project messaging for Yes on I-1631 and the Save the Orca campaign. Continue reading

Pop-Up Artful Activism Training: Tacoma

16 Oct 18: Before the final Orca Task Force Meeting in Tacoma, Backbone folks traveled out with the truck full of gear to help the locals get tooled up for the next days of action! Continue reading

Orca Task Force Bannering: Bellingham

16 Oct 18: The Bellingham team deployed a banner above the highway ahead of the Orca Task Force Meeting. Continue reading

Yes On I-1631: Bellingham

12 Oct 18: Folks in Bellingham projected "Yes on I-1631" ahead of midterm elections. Continue reading

GOTV: Tallahassee

Folks in Tallahassee's Stone Street Soup Action Group registered voters and collected signatures for a citizens initiative to restore rights to ex-felons. Continue reading