February 28, 2007
Server Problems | Apology
hi all - sorry there was a temporary server crisis! knitPro is fixed now too! /cat
Posted by cat at 02:30 PM
February 27, 2007
The 8th of March International Women's Day Art Show
Opening Party: Thursday, March 8th, 6-10 pm
Live Performances by C. Ryder Cooley, Sarah Paul & Chris Skinner, and Evolution Revolution!
At 51 3rd Street, Troy, NY
Wednesday March 14th 2007
6-8 pm with an artist talk by Dara Greenwald
Friday March 16th 2007
7pm Screening and The Hole Body Performance by Boryana Rossa
The 8th of March marks the international day of celebration for women's rights. International Women's Day has been celebrated on this date since 1917. This show highlights the work of over 20 local women artists and their collaborators. This happening/ celebration/ party/ show includes drawing, video, animation, performance, sculpture, bio-art, photography, installations, music, and more. Artists in the show include: Barbara Groves , Bettina Escauriza, Boryana Rossa, Branda Miller, Cat Mazza, C. Ryder Cooley, Caz McIntee, Daniela Kostova, Dara Greenwald, Evolution Revolution, Julia Christensen, Julia Reodica, Jung Yoon, Kathy High, Kyra Garrigue, Lin Bell, Liz Blum, Nao Bustamante, Nina Baldwin, Olivia Robinson, Seana Biondolillo, Sarah Paul & Chris Skinner, and Zulma Aguiar.
More Info on International Women's Day
In 1911, as a result of the decision taken at Copenhagen the previous year, International Women's Day was marked for the first time (19 March) in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, where more than one million women and men attended rallies. In addition to the right to vote and to hold public office, they demanded the right to work, to vocational training and to an end to discrimination on the job.
Less than a week later, on 25 March, the tragic Triangle Fire in New York City took the lives of more than 140 working girls, most of them Italian and Jewish immigrants. This event had a significant impact on labour legislation in the United States, and the working conditions leading up to the disaster were invoked during subsequent observances of International Women's Day.
In 1917, on the last Sunday of February, Russian women began a strike for "bread and peace" in response to the death over 2 million Russian soldiers in war. Opposed by political leaders the women continued to strike until four days later the Czar was forced to abdicate and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote. The date the women's strike commenced was Sunday 23 February on the Julian calendar then in use in Russia. This day on the Gregorian calendar in use elsewhere was 8 March.
Posted by cat at 09:48 AM
February 16, 2007
Classes at Treehouse Brooklyn
In session, schedule here.
Posted by cat at 08:25 PM
Union Leader Chea Vichea
On January 22, 2004 union leader Chea Vichea, who pushed for better working conditions for Cambodian garment workers, including payment of a living wage, was shot dead while reading a newspaper at a roadside newsstand in Phnom Penh. Two men were arrested days after the shooting and later were sentenced to 20 years in prison for carrying out the killing. However the investigation and trial have been widely deemed to be seriously flawed. Both the criminal investigation and the court hearings were denounced by the then Special Representative of the United Nations' Secretary General for Human Rights in Cambodia, Peter Leuprecht, as lacking any credibility. In addition to Amnesty International and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Human Rights Watch has also called for the release of the two men and a new investigation to bring the real killers to justice. more
Posted by cat at 08:22 PM
Marisa Olson has a new website
Posted by cat at 07:57 PM
February 09, 2007
Greetings, This is a very special announcement: If you are in the vicinity of Los Angeles California this Sunday Feb. 11 between the hours of 2-6pm, please come out to the Echo Park public park for the TRADING POST. As usual bring objects, or non-objects for exchange, you won't be needing your dollar bills. TRADING POST will be happening every 2nd Sunday of the month in Echo Park throughout the forseeable future in an effort to initiate a sustainable, alternative form of dynamic exchange in the Echo Park community. In the public park of Echo Park aka ECHO PARK
Posted by cat at 09:00 PM
February 08, 2007
Artists working creatively with brand subversion, alternative micro-production models, knitting machines or stitched ephemera put on display at Three Walls gallery while I was in residence this winter. Exhibit comes down this Saturday.
Rebecca Stephany (the Netherlands)
Dana Carter (Chicago/US)
Posted by cat at 08:35 PM
February 04, 2007
MIAMI - There may be "One Game, One Dream," as Super Bowl XLI banners fluttering throughout the city proclaim. But advocates of the poor and homeless want the world to know there are two Miamis...In a weeklong protest to draw attention to the city's underside, homeless activists are putting a spotlight on the corruption and neglect they say permeates Miami and deprives the working class of a dignified existence. via LA Times (Thanks Daniel)
Posted by cat at 12:49 PM
February 03, 2007
Boston LED terror scare: a message to the media
Image: Ed Adkins, who lives in Guam, has a memo for big media outlets he believes are botching the hell out of the Boston LED terror story... via boing boing
Posted by cat at 03:17 PM
New-born lambs' Rottweiler 'mum'
They have a fearsome reputation, but one Rottweiler is proving that the breed has a softer side by helping to rear two lambs. Molly has been using her maternal instincts after lambs Lucky and Charm were born with complications on a farm. via BBC
Posted by cat at 09:11 AM