Look

User menu

Search form

Larger than Life Portraits Hit the Streets of Oakland

Larger than Life Portraits Hit the Streets of Oakland
Mon, 6/25/2012

The world has its eyes on Oakland as the Occupy Movement dramatically unfolds. Thousands of people with different backgrounds and ambitions are gathering to demand change. Their diversity and their stories are the strength of Occupy.

Inside Out Occupy Oakland is part of a global art project that uses large-scale portraits to transform messages of identity into powerful urban exhibitions. A creation of the artist JR, the project was the recipient of the 2011 TED Prize. Visit the Inside Out website to see stunning examples of some of the projects that are popping up in more than 9,000 locations across the globe.

Sign Up

Article Tabs

Identitarian movement, far-right movements, rightwing extremists, fascism, fascist hipsters, anti-immigrant sentiment, xenophobia, rebranding fascism, Viktor Orban, rightwing populism

Europe's far-right hipsters have urged their supporters to perform highly publicized acts – from chartering ships to prevent migrants landing in Europe, to patrolling the Alps for illegal foreigners.

gun violence, sexual harassment, fracking, universal healthcare

Check out these uplifting tales in an age of diminished expectations.

participatory budgeting, citizen decision-making, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Citizen control of spending decisions means communities decide what their city does and does not do with public funds. For 30 years the process has worked in Brazil, and now it's spreading rapidly.

Did you know that showering less will save some water—sadly, not millions of gallons that fracking operations use in a day—nor will it keep your water safe from contamination—or your house from exploding

Greek economic crisis, Greek bailout, Syriza party, Greek austerity measures, E.U. bailouts, Alexis Tsipras

Poverty, privatizations, debt – in Greece, which just officially "ended" its bailout program, the silent majority can't let go their fear that this might just be the prelude to something worse yet to come.

Identitarian movement, far-right movements, rightwing extremists, fascism, fascist hipsters, anti-immigrant sentiment, xenophobia, rebranding fascism, Viktor Orban, rightwing populism

Europe's far-right hipsters have urged their supporters to perform highly publicized acts – from chartering ships to prevent migrants landing in Europe, to patrolling the Alps for illegal foreigners.

Brett Kavanaugh, sexual assault, sexual harassment, Supreme Court

Thousands across the country have pledged to walk out of their workplaces and schools on Monday at 1:00pm EST.

Protests at Standing Rock during the resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline. Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock

Documents suggest an aggressive response to possible protests against the oil pipeline amid fears of another Standing Rock.

gun violence, sexual harassment, fracking, universal healthcare

Check out these uplifting tales in an age of diminished expectations.

A 2016 demonstration in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, where the Occupy Wall Street movement started five years earlier. (Corinne Segal / pbs.org)

We live in a new feudalism. We have been stripped of political power. Workers are trapped in menial jobs, forced into crippling debt and paid stagnant or declining wages. Where will this end?

California, privatization, PG&E, investor-owned utilities, energy utilities, fire risk, fire damage, Global Climate Action Summit, public banks, energy prices, consumer fees

Oil companies heat and dry up the planet, power companies start fires on the dried up land – and we pay the bills.

Posted 6 days 23 hours ago
participatory budgeting, citizen decision-making, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Citizen control of spending decisions means communities decide what their city does and does not do with public funds. For 30 years the process has worked in Brazil, and now it's spreading rapidly.

Posted 4 days 36 min ago
“We just want to be able to take care of ourselves as men and women, in this Department of Corrections,” a strike participant from a South Carolina prison said.Photograph by David Paul Morris / Bloomberg / Getty

Wages for incarcerated workers are typically cents per hour, and several states—Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and South Carolina—use prisoner labor without paying them at all.

Posted 6 days 15 min ago
Occupy Wall Street, OWS, Occupy protests, Zuccotti Park, wealth inequality, Occupy anniversary

How a movement that eschewed electoral politics is now showing up everywhere in the 2018 progressive resurgence.

Posted 6 days 22 hours ago
gun violence, sexual harassment, fracking, universal healthcare

Check out these uplifting tales in an age of diminished expectations.

Posted 3 days 48 sec ago
FISA warrants, surveillance programs, monitoring journalists, journalist surveillance, FISA court, Freedom of Information Act,

The U.S. government can monitor journalists under a foreign intelligence law that allows invasive spying and operates outside the traditional court system, according to newly released documents.

California, privatization, PG&E, investor-owned utilities, energy utilities, fire risk, fire damage, Global Climate Action Summit, public banks, energy prices, consumer fees

Oil companies heat and dry up the planet, power companies start fires on the dried up land – and we pay the bills.

central banks, U.S. Federal Reserve, Dodd-Frank Act, nationalizing banks, bank bailouts, financial crash

"Central banks buying stocks are effectively nationalizing U.S. corporations just to maintain the illusion that their 'recovery' plan is working."

gun violence, sexual harassment, fracking, universal healthcare

Check out these uplifting tales in an age of diminished expectations.

“We just want to be able to take care of ourselves as men and women, in this Department of Corrections,” a strike participant from a South Carolina prison said.Photograph by David Paul Morris / Bloomberg / Getty

Wages for incarcerated workers are typically cents per hour, and several states—Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and South Carolina—use prisoner labor without paying them at all.