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  • The Anti-Fascist Nuclear Bunker Under Amsterdam You Didn’t Know Existed

    September 13, 2019
    Amsterdam, Netherlands – An old nuclear bunker, hidden underneath Vondelpark in the city center of Amsterdam, has been transformed into a shelter for independent culture. In 2019, a collective of volunteers maintain the Vondelbunker as a meeting space to sustain and explore counter-culture activities. The…...
  • Anti-Fascist Solidarity Fostered At NYC Extreme Metal Festival

    August 7, 2019
    Brooklyn, New York City – 2019 marked the USA’s first anti-fascist extreme metal festival, Black Flags Over Brooklyn. Punks and metalheads of all ages traveled to Brooklyn in January to attend the two-day music-fest and mini anarchist bookfair. At the festival we interviewed anti-racist organizer…...
  • Minneapolis Labor History Honored at 85th Anniversary of 1934 Strike

    July 19, 2019
    St. Paul, MN — This weekend in 2019 marks the 85 anniversary of the 1934 Teamsters Strike in Minneapolis, which began when coal drivers were organized to strike through the coldest part of the Minnesota winter by leftist members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.…...
  • A Walkthrough of “Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island”

    May 6, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – An art exhibition called, “Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island,” features sixteen indigenous artists who are highlighting the ongoing epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women. The exhibition is located at All My Relations Arts gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on…...
  • Sharing Black History One Story at a Time: Festival Reaches 27 Years

    January 15, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – The Black Storytellers Alliance (BSA) finished its 27th year of showcasing Black master storytellers from around the United States with a weekend of free events for the “Signifyin’ & Testifyin’” festival in late 2018. Vusumuzi Zulu, the director of the Black Master…...
  • Arts, Culture, and Hip Hop Resist Line 3 as Lawsuits Against Approval Continue

    December 29, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Hundreds came out to the Cedar Cultural Center to support the resistance to Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Pipeline on Friday, December 21. Immortal Technique headlined a set list comprised of water protectors, rappers, and artists who work with and give back to…...
  • HOPE Conference Criticized For Allowing Far-Right Harassment

    July 22, 2018
    New York, NY – The 12th ‘Hackers On Planet Earth’ (HOPE) conference has become embroiled in controversy regarding the enforcement of the event’s Code of Conduct. In a joint statement released late Saturday, numerous groups present for the conference, including the Tor Project and Riseup.net,…...
  • Books Banned in U.S. Prisons Featured at Minneapolis Art Festival

    June 25, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – This year’s Northern Spark art festival featured an exhibit which displayed a collection of books banned in prisons across the United States, called the Section of Disapproved Books. According to PrisonPolicy.org, there are roughly “2.3 million people in 1,719 state prisons, 102…...
  • Divest or Die: “Smart Wars” Artists Depict Battle to Protect Earth

    June 22, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Every summer in the Twin Cities, artists bring to life the Northern Spark art festival, which is free to the public and lasts throughout the night in downtown Minneapolis. One of the opening events at this years festival, called “Smart Wars: Divest…...
  • Creativity Shines at Icy Art Sled Rally

    February 9, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – On January 27, 2018, Unicorn Riot was back covering the Powderhorn Art Sled Rally in South Minneapolis’ Powderhorn Park for our third straight year. In frigid temperatures, decorative and amazingly creative sleds (including a Unicorn sled this year) whipped down an icy…...