Thursday, January 19, 2012

Women of Colours Exhibition - 1/20-2/24

A rich, visual conversation between dynamic women artists, with works reflecting the complex and variegated windows from which we interpret ourselves and the world around us.

Participating artists include: Gigi Boldon, Noreen Dean Dresser, Mira Gandy, Klode Garoute, Lisa Ingram, Ruth Llanillo Leal, Grace Y. Williams and Yukako.
Curated by Omo Misha

Opening Reception: January 20, 2012. 6-9pm

RSVP required. Please email:

The Knox Gallery 129 W 129th St New York, NY 10027

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Journalist Chris Hedges Sues Obama over NDAA


Monday, January 16, 2012

Randall Robinson on the Mass Incarceration of Black America

On this eve of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, we host a wide-ranging discussion with TransAfrica founder Randall Robinson and author Michelle Alexander about the mass incarceration of African Americans that has rolled back many achievements of the civil rights movement. Today there are more African Americans under correctional control, whether in prison or jail, on probation or on parole, than there were enslaved in 1850. And more African-American men are disenfranchised now because of felon disenfranchisement laws than in 1870. Alexander, whose book "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" is newly released in paperback, argues that "[n]othing less than a major social movement has any hope of ending mass incarceration in America or inspiring a recommitment to [Martin Luther] King's dream... My view is that this has got to be a human rights movement. It’s got to be a movement for education, not incarceration; for jobs, not jails; a movement that acknowledges the basic humanity and dignity of all people, no matter who you are or what you have done."


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New 2012 Aesthetics 6250 A.U. Calendar

Get the 2012 Calendar

The Arts & Aesthetics Collective presents our premier calendar for 2012. The unique talent of these artists and designers, all featured in Aesthetics 6250 A.U. Magazine, is yours to enjoy
throughout the year.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Vandana Shiva on Food Sovereignty

Vandana Shiva spoke to a sold out audience at Hart House Theatre on October 22, 2009 about her philosophy of Earth Democracy.

Biopiracy and the patenting of food (GMO's) is an attempt to own life itself. Once patented, food becomes a commodity with unparalled finanical gains for the corporations who own them and tremendous hardship for farmers and the general population who are forbidden to produce for themselves. In india, there has been an 8000% increase in the cost of seed which has been genetically modified. Organic seed self-perpetuates, while GMO seeds must be purchased again each year. Consequently, 1/4 million Indian farmers have committed suicide in the last 10 years.

What can we do?
  • Save non-gmo seeds
  • Tell politicians you'll withold your vote and financial contributions unless the party bans GMO foods
  • Accept no law which distroys or disallows your right to preserve and exchange seed.
  • Work to abolish patents on our food and seeds

Monday, January 02, 2012

Chris Hedges - Death of the Liberal Class

As seen on Democracy Now with Amy Goodman

The compromise tax-cut deal that President Obama signed into law on Friday has angered many of his supporters. In his new book, Death of the Liberal Class, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author Chris Hedges argues that the failure of President Obama to represent the interests of his supporters is just another example of a quickly-dying liberal class.

Also, see "Calling all Rebels" a poignant lecture by Chris Hedges.