Occupy Art by Guy Denning

August 13, 2012

Check out these ‘Occupy themed’ chalk/Conté sketches by Bristol born/France based artist Guy Denning highlighting the struggle of the 99%. Visit his site at www.guydenning.org for more.

Via: Empty Kingdom

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On Wednesday as the Las Vegas desert sun rose, shocked commuters witnessed the full effect of the Occupy movement with the aid of a mystery street artist, a pair of mannequins, some rope, and a death defying climb up two overhead billboards on the freeway in Clark County. Here’s a perturbing take on the situation via Occupy Las Vegas who first reported the story.

Clark County has the second highest rate of adult suicide in the country right now. It has the fifth highest rate of child suicide. And, thanks to the governor’s draconian education budget, the Social Work programs that used to supply volunteers and interns to help such people have been de-funded. The Clark County suicide hotline number is “not in service at this time.” Nevada has the highest sustained unemployment of any state in the U.S. with almost no real hope in sight and politicians more concerned with corporate campaign donations than they are helping the middle class & poor.

Tegucigalpa is the capital city of Honduras, statistically one of the most dangerous countries in the world. With more violence and murders per capita than almost anywhere, you’d think it’d be the last place anyone would risk creating street art. But even under the pain of death, corrupt police, and heavily armed gangs, one hooded and masked art vigilante, known simply as the Urban Maeztro, is risking his life to bring his particular brand of political street art to the people of Honduras.

It might not be the most original street art you’ve ever seen, but damn, this kid has got some Cahunas. Forget about stories of UK and US street artists and the ‘risks they take’, this kid is as hardcore as they come, he even stops to pat dogs after risking his neck for his art. Long live the Honduran street art revolution!

If you want to read more check out these links…
Huffington Post
WJACTV
Tri-City Herald

The whole Olympics crackdown on street art is getting out of control. Darren Cullen is a legal graffiti artist, part of Graffiti Kings, a company commissioned by Team GB to create some enticing street art for the event.

illegal arrests, missile launchers mounted on apartment blocks without even asking the permission of the people who live there, suppression of  news, removal of anything or anyone, that the unelected powers that be, decide on a whim. All this for a bit of running and jumping. Is it really worth it?

If it’s a trade off between The Olympics and human rights, I’ll take the latter thanks.

Read the interview with Darren Cullen at VICE.

It’s kinda art, if you like documentaries, it’s sorta urban, I mean London is about as urban as it gets, It’s a short video about how the British unelected coalition government and their decision to further their mind control program, which we gladly pay for through our license fee, with a false drop. It’s kind of like a false flag for the PR world. Essentially the government and the BBC are run by the same public schoolboy elite as they always have, they toasted each others’ crumpets at Eton, they’ve worked as interns for each others’ daddies, and now they’re playing silly buggers with the drip feed of disinformation so many lovingly call “factual programming”.

So there you have it, never vote or pay for your TV BBC license again… seems a fair trade to me.

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