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January 31, 2008

National Hobbyist Month - Knitting on NPR

On today's show, Sabrina Gschwandtner introduced us to the world of extreme knitting -- guerrilla artists who leave knitted "tags" as a new form of graffiti, people who knit with weird stuff like fiberglass and lead, people who get together for massive knitting parties and cover entire park benches with yarn. Wow. Gschwandtner is the editor KnitKnit, a zine, and the new book KnitKnit: Profiles and Projects from Knitting's New Wave.

Posted by cat at 11:25 AM

January 30, 2008

Worker Rights Consortium Investigator Arrested

On January 24 Mehedi Hasan, a field investigator for the Washington D.C.-based Worker Rights Consortium, was arrested by the Bangladesh security forces. Since then, Mr. Hasan has been held in detention and authorities have refused to let his family visit him. Hasan's arrest takes place in a context of severe repression by the military-backed "caretaker" government. Since January 12, 2007 the government has banned political and trade union activities. Both Bangladeshi and foreign labor rights advocates have been put under surveillance, interrogated and detained.

Demand his release *people of the USA -- here is complete embassy address: US Embassy, Madani Avenue, Baridhara, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh

Posted by cat at 11:40 AM

January 26, 2008



Thanks to everyone who came to the New School on Saturday. There is so much more to say about *protest* and I wish for more chances to exchange with the people who came.

Posted by cat at 11:26 PM

January 22, 2008

Presidential Candidates on Trade

This was compiled by Iowa Fair Trade Campaign

Posted by cat at 11:46 AM

January 21, 2008

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968


Listen to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches on todays Democracy Now - from the Pacifica Radio Archives

Portrait of Dr. King Jr. created by artist Robert Bosch in 12 complete sets of double nine dominoes.

Posted by cat at 07:10 PM

January 16, 2008

The Take and Conscience Consumer Shopping Guide

Finally saw The Take. Workers take over industrial factories and make them into co-ops in Argentina. It's great. Watch the trailer. You can also support them at the The Working World website. Plus Sweat Free Communities compiled a 2008 Shop with a Conscience Consumer Guide

Posted by cat at 11:00 PM

January 14, 2008

Caitlin Berrigan

Friday, January 25th, 7pm (Free)
Lower Gallery
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street

Whitney Initial Public Offerings Presents an artist talk by Caitlin Berrigan in conversation with Boo Chapple, artist-in-residence at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia & *Kathleen Forde, curator at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. A new commissioned multiple artwork, *Hepatophagy*, will be given away to all who come, featuring sculpted *La Tène Chocolate*. Link to Caitlin's Viral Confections

Posted by cat at 07:27 PM

January 13, 2008

Mary Tremonte

screen print $10 on just seeds

Posted by cat at 01:47 PM

January 12, 2008

Interplanetary Revolution

Russian propaganda
Animation 1929

link (Thanks, Boryana)

Posted by cat at 03:43 PM

January 11, 2008

You're Not My Father

I just saw got this You're Not My Father LINK from Turbulence. New work by much adored Paul Slocum of Tree Wave. (music made from c64s and atari) His project was edited with the free open-source video software AVISynth and VirtualDub

Posted by cat at 01:22 PM