The Militarization Of Our Domestic Police Forces

Americans are losing touch with themselves.  Many of us are numbed by mindless television, medicated on brain altering pharmaceuticals, and eat what could hardly be called food.  It’s time to help each other wake up.  Last night’s shooting in Oregon was a tragedy, not due to a lack of gun control, but rather because we are all being poisoned.  As we are being poisoned, our domestic police force is slowly being turned into a military operation.  Remember Iraq?  Or Afghanistan?  Unfortunately, it’s coming home.  Look at the “police” patrolling after the shooting in the photo below—case in point.  

The vulnerability we all experience after tragedies always seems to be used for gain—but for who?  Certainly not US citizens.  With each tragedy we lose more of our Constitutional rights, adding insult to injury.  

Portland Shooting

Photo by Randy Rasmussen

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A Message From Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Watch this quick video to get a sense of what federal agencies like the NSA are up to:

 

Broadsheet Handout Successful!

Our broadsheet handout was a great success!!! Many thanks to all our friends and supporters!!!

Yesterday we had many important conversations with people visiting from all around the globe, and also spoke with veterans, college students, construction workers, and other everyday citizens.  

They all agreed there is a problem in the US, and part of it is called the Police State. We encouraged them to start change by not being afraid to have conversations about what they see with friends and family. Change doesn’t have to come in a grandiose form. It can and should start with a conversation. With all this in mind, we confidently move forward with plans to print the 24 page newspaper, and expand this crucial conversation.  Some quotes from yesterday:

“What you are doing is very important.  When it comes to the US, there are two countries.  The one we see on TV, and then the real one.”   – Chilean visitor outside of the MET

“This is a very imorptant project, I wish you guys luck.” – Vietnam Veteran outside the MET

“You’re on my wavelength.”  – woman exiting MoMA

“It’s good you guys are acknowledging this problem.”  – Guggenheim visitor

“Beautiful.  What you are doing is very important.”  – New Museum visitor

Sunday = Good Weather = Broadsheets For All!

This Sunday, November 11th, we will be distributing the broadsheets to anyone who wants them in front of NYC art museums.  This is the only time we will not be charging for the sheets!  A rough schedule of when and where we plan to be is below.  If things change, we will update the Facebook page accordingly.  Hope to see you there!

Guggenheim 11:00 am – 11:55 am

MET Museum 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm

Whitney Museum 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

MoMA 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

New Museum 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

…and then if there’s time we will pass by the NURTUREart Benefit, at the Charles Bank gallery on the Bowery.  

Evidence We Live In A Police State

Everyday, many residents of NYC must face an incredibly brutal reality – the NYPD’s policy of “Stop and Frisk”.  Click on the link below to watch a short video which describes the practice and the effects it has on the civil rights of our fellow citizens.

Hurricane Sandy

Our hearts go out to everyone effected by this incredibly violent storm, and all those still suffering without electricity, water, heat and necessary provisions.  We hope you and your loved ones remain safe through this tough recovery process.  

The MOONSHINER Broadsheets are here!!!

The Moonshiner broadsheets are hot off the press, and will be distributed in front of various New York City art museums the week of US presidential elections.  There are two broadsheets to be released as a pair; each sheet is a limited edition of 1,000.  We will choose a specific handout date as soon as we have a better idea of weather forecasts, since paper tends not to like rain.  Stay tuned!  

Click on “MS Broadsheets” above to view the full sheets.   Aesthetics meets critical thought!