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July 26, 2007

Unelected by Jane Lawson


Portrait of Howard Bernstein, chief exec of Manchester City Council, who hasn't been elected and gets paid £300,000 a year to carve up the city with developers. Made in Manchester, UK with knitPro (thanks Jane)

Posted by cat at 12:15 PM

July 16, 2007

Support freedom of speech and freedom of association

Legal action is being used by a company producing garments in India to silence organisations in India and the Netherlands who are speaking out about severe labour rights violations in factories producing jeans for companies including G-Star, Armani, RaRe, Guess, Gap and Mexx. Instead of working with local organisations to improve labour conditions and labour relations, the jeans supplier is trying to stop labour rights groups from distributing information on the situation at FFI/JKPL and have filed restraining orders and libel lawsuits to silence them. The workers' rights advocates are committed to pursuing justice for the women and men who stitch our jeans, but support is needed in the face of the huge legal campaign mounted by FFI/JKPL.

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Posted by cat at 09:53 AM

YOU BELONG HERE: Chants of Neighborhood and Home


YOU BELONG HERE is a public art project highlighting the voices of Durham, as individuals speak of their aspirations, appreciations and concerns for home, neighborhood and community through the chanted form of the mantra.

During the month of October the MANTRA TRAILER will make ten appearances spread across Durham’s diverse neighborhoods, including Downtown districts, North Carolina Central University & Hayti, Duke University and 9th Street, and the Latino communities around Roxboro Rd. An interactive map of Durham will document YOU BELONG HERE on the internet. Every location the MANTRA TRAILER visits will be marked with a pop up menu of mantras collected at that location. Visitors to the site will be able to open multiple mantras from each of the Durham locations and listen to a chorus of diverse, overlapping voices chanting their mantras of home. More

Posted by cat at 09:51 AM

July 06, 2007

Interview with the Institute for Applied Autonomy

0aaaiiiik8.jpgAccording to what i have eaten in the morning i am either a bit cynical about the real impact of activist projects or totally enthusiastic about their objectives and methods. Most of the time i am both. It also depends on the cleverness of the activists themselves. I still have to find any trace of ungainliness when it comes to The Institute for Applied Autonomy. The anonymous activist group believes in the importance of disseminating knowledge, encourages autonomy, and develops methods of self-determination through artistic expression and application of military-like technology to the topics of criminal mischief, decentralized systems and individual autonomy.

Read More Via we make money not art

Originally from we make money not art, ReBlogged by cat on Jul 6, 2007 at 11:28 AM

Make Your Own Printed Circuit Boards - Make: PDFcast

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This weeks PDF includes an article by Andrew Argyle with instructions that will take you step by step through the PCB making process. Originally printed in Make: Volume 2, this article has the material lists and extra notes that can't be found in the video. - PDF Link

Via MAKE Magazine

Originally from MAKE Magazine, ReBlogged by cat on Jul 6, 2007 at 11:20 AM

No Logo: Sao Paulo Bans Outdoor Advertising

"...Advertisers have found their way onto every square inch of available blank space. Fed up with the rampant advertising smothering his city, Sao Paulo's mayor, Gilberto Kassab, passed legislature last year effectively banning all outdoor advertising in Brazil's largest metro. (With more than 11 million people, Sao Paulo is about five times the size of Chicago). Six months later, the removal of all the advertising is nearly complete and the city..." more via World Changing)

Posted by cat at 11:10 AM