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Sep 9

Last night in Berkeley, Endless Canvas / Special Delivery threw a hell of a party & art show.

The abandoned building has a long history of presence in the local graffiti art scene. It was recently purchased by a Bay Area based firm with plans to refurbish the building into a permanent office facility. The owner of the company happens to be on the board for the OMCA (Oakland Museum of California) . He asked Endless Canvas to invite the artists back to restore the graffiti in the warehouse.

These new pieces will be documented thoroughly then later removed for necessary renovation of the warehouse. It will take about a year to refurbish the building. Once this process is complete, a selection of artists will be invited back to install permanent murals on the interior walls of the building. All three stages will be documented and followed by a published book sharing the project as a whole.

There was some great art, a very long line to get in, and a jumpin Bay Area party inside! The flavor was so distinctly Bay Area, I loved it. Shout out to all the friends I saw there.


Sep 5
KEEP YOUR BERKELEY OUT OF MY OAKLAND
shirt by Donuts And Coffees.
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KEEP YOUR BERKELEY OUT OF MY OAKLAND

shirt by Donuts And Coffees.

Check them out on instagram (@donutscoffees) & bigcartel


Mar 22

Violence and Non-Violence, Once Again

The discussion/argument over “non-violence” is tired. It is a fight one can never really win because we don’t get to define what “violence” is. Power defines it.

The following is the best thing I have read about “violence” & “non-violence” and it relates directly to police and social control.

On Violence and Non-Violence, Once Again: Lessons from Recent Political Developments on the Berkeley Campus (Part 1)

what remains in the category of “non-violence” according to the rationality of the police, it is the absolute, uncritical obedience to their authority… 

in short, “non-violence” according to the police means the uncritical compliance with the growing arbitrary power of the sovereign.