Friday, January 20, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Shepard Fairey Designs ‘We The People’ Inauguration Posters

from Graphic Design USA:


In response to Donald Trump’s pending inauguration, Shepard Fairey has designed a series of posters featuring groups he considers traditionally marginalized. The “We the People” series is the work of Fairey — with contributions from artists Jessica Sabogal and Ernesto Yerena — and it has raised several hundred thousand dollars to purchase full-page ads with the posters in the Washington Post to make a statement on Inauguration Day.



Fairey is reportedly collaborating with the Amplifier Foundation, a nonprofit that supports grassroots movements and which commissioned the project. The plan: buy full-page ads in the newspaper that feature the images, and encourage people to tear them out and hold them as placards or posters. Fairey is, of course, famous for his 2008 Obama Hope poster.




Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Three of my Shepard Fairey collaborations over the weekend on Instagram - Skate-Punk-HipHop


TONY "MAD DOG" ALVA - collaboration with Shepard Fairey @OBEYgiant of the iconic original (you can scroll down in my feed to see the original photo, or better yet get the MY RULES book!) T.A. trespassing in Beverly Hills 1977, first day using my Takumar 17 mm fisheye that was bought used for my 15th birthday. One of my favorites of ATTITUDE and an all time classic. One of the greatest and most important skateboarders in history. His STYLE is absolutely unique and incredible. The fact that he still has it to this day is noteworthy. The original photo was first published in an article I wrote in 1983(?) for Thrasher magazine "Taking and Talking Killer Skate Photos" where I gave tips and told stories on making great skateboarding photographs. Then it appeared un cropped full frame (as all the photographs) in my first hard cover book FUCK YOU HEROES. Now it also appears bigger and better reproduction than ever in my book MY RULES . #skateboarding #TonyAlva #Style #Attitude #KnowYourRoots #ZBoys #Zephyr #BlueTileObsession #TonyBlueTile #backyardpool #OBEY @obeygiant #FUN #inspiration #integrity #zflex #powerflex #middlefinger #art #collaboration #ShepardFairey #flippinthebird #classic #ICON #MyRules #GetTheNewBook #WestLA #DogTown

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Keith Morris of the CIRCLE JERKS at the Starwood (Hollywood) circa 1980. This collaboration between Shepard Fairey @obeygiant , Keith and myself was cool to do, Keith inspired this color palate and it was a rare one for Shepard along side his typical red base, also did a blue based one. I always thought Keith had a a great writing style so I asked him to write down some of the songs he was most known for over the years as one of the great Punk Rock vocalists (Black Flag, Circle Jerks, OFF!). We also used some pieces of the LP cover i made with them. circle Jerks were a great band to see at this time and at this place, seemed to be the center of it all at the time. Keith is one of four people who wrote an editorial for my original MY RULES Photozine in 1982 as well as a piece for my latest book MY RULES (the other three being Ian MacKaye, Chuck Dukowski, and Jello Biafra) the book is huge and something you need to see (ask at your local bookstore or worst case scenario you can get it at Amazon). #inspiration #integrity #photography #book #keithmorris #circlejerks #punkrock #punk #LAPunk #FrontierRecords #WestCoastPunk #RedTape #LiveFastDieYoung #GoupSex #Bud #GetTheNewBook #MyRules #ShepardFairey @obeygiant #collaboration

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PUBLIC ENEMY collaboration with Shepard Fairey from some years back, one of our first together, based on my 1987 photograph. Anyone who sees this doesn't need to be reminded on this holiday celebrating the life and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Probably doesn't need to be reminded of the social impact and inspiration this group started to make in the late 80's and beyond. I am proud to have worked with my brothers in the formative years and help spread the positive and strong ideas... and while not always perfect in those years, at least there was movement, encouragement and education going on, for anyone within earshot. What Public Enemy and the Bomb Squad started back then was a seed that still blossoms to this day. I believe they were responsible for incredible education among all races to the plight of African Americans. Contribution acknowledged πŸ™πŸ½ ✌πŸ½πŸ‘ŠπŸ½✊🏽🀝 - πŸ–•πŸ½racists #MLK #MalcolmX #RaceInAmerica #AmeriKKKa #PublicEnemy #PublicEnemyNumberOne #FightThePower #SpeakUp #FuckRacism #ChuckD #HipHop #Culture #NewYork #DefJam #MiuziWeighsATon #inspiration #integrity #FuckYouHeroes #MyRules this original photograph was one of their first publicity photos and appeared in Fuck You Heroes, on the shared single cover for "Bring The Noise" and in the My Rules book.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

School Of Life Monday: History as a Cure for Our Times
+ Dr. Cornel West Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


It can seem as if we are living in deeply, uncommonly troubled and crazy times. We should take a measure of consolation from the example of history, that teaches us that humans have always been cruel and mad – but that civilisation has progressed nevertheless.




MLK DAY BONUS:




Sunday, January 15, 2017

Eating Our Way To Extinction Trailer IDGG






The Plant-Based Lifestyle movement is perhaps the largest, and fastest growing movement in the world. Many of those involved are incredibly pro-active when it comes to inspiring positive social change to all around them. As people who take an active role in the betterment of our world, we need tools to educate and inspire others in the most effective way.


There are several recognised documentary films that cover the different individual aspects of the movement, and more often than not, when you hear the reason someone decided to go vegan, it was because they watched one of these titles.

We all know how much of a challenge it is to get someone to sit down and watch just one of these films, let alone three or four. So EATING OUR WAY TO EXTINCTION is the ultimate Plant-Based Lifestyle feature documentary that covers all the most important aspects of the movement:

go here to help fund:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/eating-our-way-to-extinction-food-vegan#/



The film looks at the latest science of what is happening to the ecology and climate of the planet and shows the conclusive evidence that the main cause is animal agriculture.

The film will feature the latest research from some of the world’s largest studies on human health and nutrition, that show beyond any doubt that a Plant-Based diet, free from animal products, is far healthier for humans in the long term.

We will be showing the explosive and damning evidence that exposes the twisted economics in the foundations of an industry that is one of the most corrupt in the world.

We look at some ground breaking new research from animal-behaviourists that shows us how farm animals and fish are not only far more intelligent than most people give them credit for, but also share many of the same emotional needs and wants as humans.

The shift towards a plant-based diet has become a global phenomenon. The film looks at the explosive growth of the plant-based food industry, and how the meat and dairy industries in the modern world are, although they won't admit it, beginning to collapse.
Celebrities, leaders and famous athletes all over the world are making the switch, and the growing interest in a plant based lifestyle is hitting the mainstream media almost every day. The film will aim to leave audiences feeling moved and inspired; that by making the shift to a plant based diet, they are joining millions of people all over the planet in a global movement that is beginning to change the world.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Eating Our Way To Extinction Trailer IDGG





The Plant-Based Lifestyle movement is perhaps the largest, and fastest growing movement in the world. Many of those involved are incredibly pro-active when it comes to inspiring positive social change to all around them. As people who take an active role in the betterment of our world, we need tools to educate and inspire others in the most effective way.


There are several recognised documentary films that cover the different individual aspects of the movement, and more often than not, when you hear the reason someone decided to go vegan, it was because they watched one of these titles.

We all know how much of a challenge it is to get someone to sit down and watch just one of these films, let alone three or four. So EATING OUR WAY TO EXTINCTION is the ultimate Plant-Based Lifestyle feature documentary that covers all the most important aspects of the movement:

go here to help fund:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/eating-our-way-to-extinction-food-vegan#/



The film looks at the latest science of what is happening to the ecology and climate of the planet and shows the conclusive evidence that the main cause is animal agriculture.

The film will feature the latest research from some of the world’s largest studies on human health and nutrition, that show beyond any doubt that a Plant-Based diet, free from animal products, is far healthier for humans in the long term.

We will be showing the explosive and damning evidence that exposes the twisted economics in the foundations of an industry that is one of the most corrupt in the world.

We look at some ground breaking new research from animal-behaviourists that shows us how farm animals and fish are not only far more intelligent than most people give them credit for, but also share many of the same emotional needs and wants as humans.

The shift towards a plant-based diet has become a global phenomenon. The film looks at the explosive growth of the plant-based food industry, and how the meat and dairy industries in the modern world are, although they won't admit it, beginning to collapse.
Celebrities, leaders and famous athletes all over the world are making the switch, and the growing interest in a plant based lifestyle is hitting the mainstream media almost every day. The film will aim to leave audiences feeling moved and inspired; that by making the shift to a plant based diet, they are joining millions of people all over the planet in a global movement that is beginning to change the world.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

An Incredible Circus
Watching the Implosion in Real Time
Check out Buzzfeed's article from yesterday...


But really hasn't every person with more than half a brain thought the same thing? the insanity the Dumpster seems to get away with is beyond "the Teflon Don" it's pure ignorance and insanity... and this story is just funny and exacerbates the whole shit ... haaaa haaaa haaaa!

from BuzzFeed:

These Reports Allege Dump Has Deep Ties To Russia πŸ€”

A dossier making explosive — but unverified — allegations that the Russian government has been “cultivating, supporting and assisting” President-elect Donald Trump for years and gained compromising information about him has been circulating among elected officials, intelligence agents, and journalists for weeks.
The dossier, which is a collection of memos written over a period of months, includes specific, unverified, and potentially unverifiable allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives, and graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians. BuzzFeed News reporters in the US and Europe have been investigating various alleged facts in the dossier but have not verified or falsified them. CNN reported Tuesday that a two-page synopsis of the report was given to President Obama and Trump.
Now BuzzFeed News is publishing the full document so that Americans can make up their own minds about allegations about the president-elect that have circulated at the highest levels of the US government.
The document was prepared for political opponents of Trump by a person who is understood to be a former British intelligence agent. It is not just unconfirmed: It includes some clear errors. The report misspells the name of one company, “Alpha Group,” throughout. It is Alfa Group. The report says the settlement of Barvikha, outside Moscow, is “reserved for the residences of the top leadership and their close associates.” It is not reserved for anyone, and it is also populated by the very wealthy.
The Trump administration’s transition team did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News’ request for comment. However, the president-elect’s attorney, Michael Cohen, told Mic that the allegations were absolutely false.
“It’s so ridiculous on so many levels,” he said. “Clearly, the person who created this did so from their imagination or did so hoping that the liberal media would run with this fake story for whatever rationale they might have.”
His former campaign manager and current senior White House adviser, Kellyanne Conway, also denied the claims during an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, adding that “nothing has been confirmed.” She also said Trump was “not aware” of any briefing on the matter.
The documents have circulated for months and acquired a kind of legendary status among journalists, lawmakers, and intelligence officials who have seen them. Mother Jones writer David Corn referred to the documents in a late October column.
Harry Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson tweeted Tuesday that the former Senate Democratic leader had seen the documents before writing a public letter to FBI Director James Comey about Trump’s ties to Russia. And CNN reported Tuesday that Arizona Republican John McCain gave a “full copy” of the memos to Comey on Dec. 9, but that the FBI already had copies of many of the memos.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Vegan? Hate vegans? you gotta watch this :
VEGAN at the end of 2016
THE [short] FILM : A Growing Movement Under Attack



2016 A YEAR IN REVIEW w/ ANONYMOUS FOR THE VOICELESS, MICHAEL GREGER M.D., NEAL BARNARD M.D., F.A.C.C. DR. JOHN MCDOUGALL, DR. MICHAEL KLAPER M.D., ALAN GOLDHAMMER D.C., DR CALDWELL ESSELSTYN M.D., T. COLIN CAMPBELL PhD, PCRM, NUTRIONFACTS.ORG, JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL, GENE BAUR, UNITED STATE GOVERNMENT, PAMELA ANDERSON, MCDONALDS, ARMANI, VOGUE, PRADA, ANITA KRAJNC, TORONTO PIG SAVE, HUNT SABS, KIP ANDERSON, COWSPIRACY, WHAT THE HEALTH FILM, RUSSEL SIMMONS, THE HAPPY VEGAN BOOK, CNN, ABC, FOX NEWS, SUNRISE, BITE SIZE VEGAN, SAM SCHACHER, QUORN, HELLMANS, BURGER KING, CHIPOTLE, VEGAN RESTAURANT, VEGAN MENU, PLANT PURE NATION, VEGAN EVERYDAY STORIES, FORKS OVER KNIVES, ANIMALS AUSTRALIA, DXE, PETA, EATING YOU ALIVE, ROBERT OSTFELD M.D., JAMES ASPEY, VOICELESS 365, HAPPY COW, VEGANUARY, VEGGIE PRET, PRET A MANGER, WAYNE PACELLE, OPRAH, ELLEN DEGENEROUS, IMPOSSIBLE FOODS, GAY RIGHTS, BEYOND MEAT, VEGSOURCE, SOCIAL JUSTICE, HUMAN RIGHTS, JOSH TETRIC, HAMTON CREEK, SCANDAL, ERIC SCHMIDT, BEYONCE’, GARY YOUROFSKY, DAIRY BOARD, EGG BOARD, CONGRESS, HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT, PROF MAARTEN HAJER, PLANT BASED BY NAFSIKA, A&C, FYI NETWORK, HBO, SIMONE REYES, TANA MONGEAU, NEXT TOP MODEL, CARLI BYBEL, ROYAL FAMILY, THE CHIC NATURAL, ALEXANDRA’S GIRLY TALK, PEW DIE PIE, KALEL, RICKY DILLON, MIRANDA SINGS, NATHALIE TRAN, VEGAN SHOPPING HUB, VEGANSHOPPINGHUB.COM, SIA , MORRISSEY, MOBY, JAMES CAMERON, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, LEONARDO DICAPRIO, MATT DAMON, IRON MAN, FORMULA ONE, STARBUCKS, JEROME JARRE, ELLIE GOULDING, JESSICA LANGE, MERRYL STREEP, MILEY CYRUS, WEIGHTLOSS, DOLLY PARTON, ANTI-AGING, GAME OF THRONES, PROFESSOR GREEN, HIP HOP, RAP, FUNK, SOUL, STEVIE WONDER, KAT VON D, VENUS WILLIAMS, CHRIS JENNA, GRIFF WHALEN, DANIEL NEGREANU, MICHELLE RODRIGEZ, ARIANA GRANDE, SERENA WILLIAMS, WILEY, 360, 3REE6IXTY, DJ KHALED, VEVO, TYRANN MATHIEU, HALEY WILLIAMS , GOOD DYE YOUNG, MANIC PANIC, KYLIE JENNA, EVANA LYNCH, HARRY POTTER, NOVAK DJOKOVIC RESTAURANT, CIVIL RIGHTS, ANIMAL RIGHTS, POLICE BRUTALITY, BEFAIRBEVEGAN.COM, MANCHESTER PIG SAVE, KEEGHAN KHUN, CHRIS HEDGES, VIVA!, ED WINTERS, DAMIEN CLARKSON, VEVOLUTION, iANIMAL, SEA SHEPHERD, GREENPEACE, SIERRA CLUB, TRUE NORTH, CANADA GOOSE, THE HERD, BEAR STORY, MORGAN MITCHELL, OLYMICS, RIO, DAVID HAYE, TIM SHIEFF, PATRIK BABOUMIAN, GUINESS BOOK OF RECORDS, WORLD RECORD HOLDER, STONGEST MAN, TOREY WASHINGTON, NATURAL BODYBUILDING, STEROIDS, BARNY DU PLESSIS, NATE DIAZ, CRISSI CARVAHLO, KENDRICK FARRIS, KJ JOSEPH, TESLA, CHRISTINA GRIMME, ANA KASPARIAN, RICHARD OPPENLANDER, COMFORTABLYUNAWARE.COM, VEGAN BROS, THE ONION KNIGHT, CHEF AJ, RICH ROLL, BOB LINDEN, GOVEGANRADIO.COM, KERRY MCCARTHY, MARGARITA RESTREPO.

Special thanks to:

1) Vegan Shopping Hub, who sponsored this film: http://veganshoppinghub.com/?ref=klau...

2) VegSource, who gave me the opportunity to go to LA this October to get a lot of content featured in this video: https://www.youtube.com/user/headveg

3) Robbie Lockie (http://www.laverita.co.uk/), who built plantbasednews.org (check it out - and sign up to the newsletter here: http://www.plantbasednews.org/signup)

4) My special patreon supporters (https://www.patreon.com/plantbasednews)

5) Anonymous for the voiceless, who exported a lot of raw footage for me: http://www.anonymousforthevoiceless.org/

To see the full links of everyone featured in the film, please click on this link (there was not enough room in the comments section): https://www.plantbasednews.org/post/us-government-exposed-in-new-vegan-documentary

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Monday, January 9, 2017

School of Life Monday:
Why You Can Change The World


Though it looks like the world is set in its ways, it is in fact eminently open to change by those who dare to swim into the stream of history.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

One of the Greatest Sub Culture Documentaries Ever Made:
STYLE WARS




At the time I saw this on PBS in 1983/4 it was one of the most inspiring things I'd seen.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality
and Protect the Powerful: (VIDEO)
Noam Chomsky & Glenn Greenwald




The basis for power elite membership is institutional power, namely an influential position within a prominent private or public organization. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250013836

One study of power elites in the USA under George W. Bush identified 7,314 institutional positions of power encompassing 5,778 individuals. A later study of US society found that the demographics of this elite group broke down as follows:

Age Corporate leaders average about 60 years of age. The heads of foundations, law, education, and civic organizations average around 62 years of age. Government-sector members about 56.
Gender Women are barely represented among corporate leadership in the institutional elite and women only contribute roughly 20 percent in the political realm. They do appear more among top positions when it comes to cultural affairs, education, and foundations.
Ethnicity White Anglo-Saxons dominate in the power elite, with Protestants representing about 80 percent of the top business leaders and about 73 percent of members of Congress.
Education Nearly all the leaders are college-educated with almost half having advanced degrees. About 54 percent of the big-business leaders and 42 percent of the government elite are graduates of just 12 heavily endowed, prestigious universities.
Social Clubs Most holders of top position in the power elite possess exclusive membership in one or more social clubs. About a third belong to a small number of especially prestigious clubs in major cities like New York, Chicago, Boston, and D.C.[16]

In the 1970s an organized set of policies promoted reduced taxes, especially for the wealthy, and a steady corrosion of the welfare safety net.[17] Starting with legislation in the 1980s, the wealthy banking community successfully lobbied for reduced regulation.[18] The wide range of financial and social capital accessible to the power elite gives their members heavy influence in economic and political decision making, allowing them to move toward attaining desired outcomes. Sociologist Christopher Doob gives a hypothetical alternative stating that these elite individuals would consider themselves the overseers of the national economy, appreciating that it is not only a moral but a practical necessity to focus beyond their group interests. Doing so would hopefully alleviate various destructive conditions affecting large numbers of less affluent citizens.

Mills determined that there is an "inner core" of the power elite involving individuals that are able to move from one seat of institutional power to another. They therefore have a wide range of knowledge and interests in many influential organizations, and are, as Mills describes, "professional go-betweens of economic, political, and military affairs."[19] Relentless expansion of capitalism and the globalizing of economic and military power binds leaders of the power elite into complex relationships with nation states that generate global-scale class divisions. Sociologist, Manuel Castells, writes in The Rise of the Network Society that contemporary globalization does not mean that "everything in the global economy is global."[20] So, a global economy becomes characterized by fundamental social inequalities with respect to "the level of integration, competitive potential and share of the benefits from economic growth."[21] Castells cites a kind of "double movement" where on one hand, "valuable segments of territories and people" become "linked in the global networks of value making and wealth appropriation," while, on the other, "everything and everyone" that is not valued by established networks gets "switched off... and ultimately discarded."[21] The wide-ranging effects of global capitalism ultimately affect everyone on the planet as economies around the world come to depend on the functioning of global financial markets, technologies, trade and labor.