A mural created by "Swoon," showing a woman rising from wave-like colors, with the words "Recovery Diaspora" on a banner underneath. (Flickr / Swoon)
09 Feb 2016

VIDEO: From The Streets To The Galleries With Swoon

Internationally-recognized street artist Caledonia Curry, better known as Swoon, shares her art and activism this week on The Laura Flanders show.

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Tony Kushner appeared on The Laura Flanders Show to discuss the upcoming election, Hollywood politics, and the conflict between Israel and Palestine. (YouTube)
02 Feb 2016

VIDEO: Hollywood, Socialism And The Israel/Palestine Conflict With Tony Kushner

Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner talks Hollywood, socialism, & the Israel/Palestine conflict. Plus: A Hungarian feminist hip-hop art gallery for Roma.

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Screen shot from "What The Fuck Are These Red Squares?"
30 Jan 2016

Kartemquin Films 50: ‘What The Fuck Are These Red Squares?’ and ‘Anonymous Artists of America’

A student wearing a cape and a hood somewhat casually paints, “What the Fuck are these Red Squares?” in broad daylight. A man walking by says aloud, “I got to call a cop on you. That’s beautiful.” In the next shot, it is clear the words were painted on the brick

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Boots Riley and The Coup perform live in 2011. (Wikimedia Commons / Amelia Kennedy Photography)
30 Sep 2015

Art & Resistance With Boots Riley & Ellen Meeropol (VIDEO)

Boots Riley of the Coup, author Ellen Meeropol, & Center for Constitutional Rights attorney Rachel Meeropol on using art & activism to fight repression.

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A mural on Mama Ayehsa's restaurant shows the founder embracing the nation's presidents, including Barack Obama, in front of the White House. A group calling themselves "The War Thugs" recently paintballed all the presidential crotches. (Flickr / Amaury Laporte)
12 Aug 2015

Mama Ayesha’s Presidential Mural Vandalized … Or Improved?

Mama Ayesha’s is a popular restaurant in Washington, D.C. Until recently, the side of the restaurant featured a mural that depicted the restaurant’s founder, dressed in her traditional Palestinian garb, embracing the nation’s presidents from Dwight Eisenhower to Barack Obama. Only recently, there’s been a new addition to the mural: someone shot the crotches of all the presidents with red paint.

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