Posts Tagged ‘protest’

Happy Birthday Mumia – Oakland, CA

Sunday, April 24th, 2011
FREE MUMIA Graffiti - Happy Birthday Mumia AbuJamal.

Artists NMG (Not My Government) and GATS (Graffiti Against The System) in solidarity with political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, whom was wrongly imprisoned for shooting an officer, recently installed a “FREE MUMIA” mural for Mumia’s birthday (April 24, 1954).

Mumia was imprisoned in 1981 and sentenced to death.  Before his arrest, he was an activist, radio journalist, and part-time cab driver. He was a member of the Black Panther Party until October 1970.

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“Mocaca, Out of the BLU” – Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Last night there was a performance art protest in front of the opening of MOCA’s “Art in the Streets” exhibit in Los Angeles. The performance was a Butoh dance criticizing the censorship of Blu’s anti-war mural that was buffed. Butoh is a conceptual dance form that started in Japan. The performers promoted dialog about the commercialization and exploitation of street art.

Video by CaneyheadPictures

“We Don’t FORGIVE, We Don’t FORGET” stickers – Oakland, Ca

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010