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

Hungary’s New Nationalism

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nthWORD– Naomi Wolf’s book, The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot, argues that there are ten steps common to every state that has made the transition into fascism. One step is the targeting of key individuals or demographics: artists, academics, activists, civil servants, gays, Jews; the public blacklisting of those who don’t tow the party line. … Read More

MR Original – Impending Police State

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MEDIA ROOTS– In George Orwell’s 1984, Britain is depicted as a totalitarian police state that is ruled by the Party, or Big Brother– an enigmatic, ubiquitous elite that controls society through heavy surveillance, nationalist propaganda and historical revisionism. The concept seems like a far-fetched portrayal of a Democratic nation’s demise into totalitarianism, but in America’s “post 9/11” climate of fear, … Read More

Article 19 – Communication is Your Right!

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MEDIA ROOTS– Every issue around the world can only be truly communicated with unfettered access to media sources. Without an informed citizenry on the issues that impact our lives, there can be no true representation for the people. I believe communication is a human right, which is why I am organizing for a campaign called Communication is Your Right!, an … Read More

MR Original – The Minds Behind Rap News

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MEDIA ROOTS– An age-old question among activists and the media is how to grab an audience’s attention and hold it. In a society accustomed to twitter feeds, sound bites and news that serves to either placate viewers with entertainment or alarm them beyond reason, knowing how to engage people on serious issues can be quite the challenge. In order to … Read More

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