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Human Orca Mural Joins Ocean Fest Beach Cleanup

Backbone brought our Human Orca Mural to be a part of a beach cleanup at the Purdue Sand Spit. The beach cleanup was in celebration of World Ocean Day on June 8th and was put on by Tacoma Ocean Fest partnered with South Sound Surfrider and Rainier Apparel. Check out the video to see how the orca was built!   Continue reading

Rally to urge Congressman to support bill ending corporate personhood

Activists rally in front of Rep. Rick Larsen's office to encourage him to sign on to HJR 48 to end corporate personhood. Continue reading

Post Raid Light Projection onto Venezuelan Embassy

D.C. solidarity brigade members in collaboration with the Embassy Protection Collective projected images that further highlighted the illegitimacy of the U.S. appointed Guaido government to follow up the Secret Service's illegal raid and arrest of remaining 4 protectors inside the embassy. Continue reading

Solutionary Rail talks to Warren Buffet!

A small crew of friends held the Solutionary Rail banner outside the CHI Health Convention Center while hordes of people lined up to enter the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting in Omaha, NE. Backbone ED and Solutionary Rail Project Lead Bill Moyer went inside to participate in public portion of the meeting, wishing to ask questions of Warren Buffet at the Q&A Session - and through a lucky lottery draw, he got to ask the first question! Wow! Our friends finished out the trip by giving several of our local activists a demonstration of message light display using one of the exterior walls of the CHI Health Convention Center & Arena.  See the link to watch Warren Buffet respond to Bill's question: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=394696204467822 Continue reading

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

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.