MR Mission – Why Media Roots Matters

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MEDIA ROOTS- The root system of a tree is five times more extensive than the tree itself, reaching far underground to form a solid base for growth and nourishment. Just as this root system is integral to the survival of a tree, media is integral to the foundation and survival of a democracy. However, the corporate consolidation and top down … Read More

Into the Mind of Songwriter John Vanderslice

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Media Roots Radio – Conversation with Songwriter and Musician John Vanderslice by Media Roots MEDIA ROOTS– A couple of weeks ago, John Vanderslice killed his headlining show at the New Parish in Oakland. As he milled around the merch table enthusiastically greeting dedicated fans, I approached him and asked if he would be willing to conduct an exclusive interview for … Read More

MR Exclusive Art – Killing Hope

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Killing Hope, 16” x 20” acrylic, 2011 MEDIA ROOTS– Never before Barack Obama’s presidential campaign had I ever seen a candidate brand themselves with a corporate logo. Obama’s official logo appears to be a giant blue “O” sun rising over an American flag horizon, symbolizing the supposed dawn of a new beginning. The manipulative branding of the loaded words “Hope … Read More

MR Original – Re-Creating Revolutionary Communities

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MEDIA ROOTS- The revolution starts in your own backyard. Cindy Sheehan, along with over 160 other leading peace advocates held a conference call on February 6th, 2011 to strategize for a new collaborative effort of localization called “Re-creating Revolutionary Communities”, or RevComs. The plan is to put words into action. Cindy’s book, Myth America: the Twenty Greatest Myths of the … Read More

MR Collage Art – You Are the Resistance

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  Resist, collage and acrylic, 2010   MEDIA ROOTS- I pull a lot of inspiration from Kurt Vonnegut. The sentence “Here it is: the end of the world” from Cat’s Cradle stuck out to me, and this image is what came out of it. It made me picture a beautiful resistance blooming out of a bleak, dystopian society that had … Read More

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