Videos of my work…

2007 – 2015

2015: Promoting the United Workers concert and parade for Fair Development. With celebrated activist/artist Valeska Populoh. In Baltimore. (Video by United Workers media team)

2015:  Beyond Extreme Energy event at FERC. Call to action featuring our death-by-fracking towers and rounded, two-sided signage, which we positioned for spreading the word with one simple image. Melinda and Beth wore costumes. (Video by Kelsey Erickson)

2014: Disappearing Drawings, my 2014 art ecology project. (Video by Diane Wittner)

2014: Washington, D.C. Stop Fracked Gas Exports, Cove Point and Beyond. Rally & March. Check out our banner, round signs & fracking costumes.  (Video by CCAN)

2014: Annapolis, MD. January’s rally, organized by CCAN, Sierra Club and others to Stop Dominion’s Cove Point plans. Paige and I brought our five round two sided disks featuring iconic Chesapeake creatures, Water is Life/Stop Fracking on the back. I’m holding Lined Seahorse, a tiny gorgeous seahorse unique to our Bay. Additional friends such as Great Blue Heron, Striped Bass, Eastern Oyster, Blue Crab, Mark and Elisabeth joined us. (Video by organizerx)

2013: Healthcare Justice Play, United Workers/Healthcare is a Human Right. I had much fun as consultant, scriptwriter, costumer and actor. Silly medieval theme with health insurance ‘shields’ that don’t protect, and suffering impoverished peasants. Amazing work by Robin Bingham and Sergio Espana, with costumes, props and art by Keith Brown, Greg Sawtell, Randy Ford and others. (Video by United Workers Media Team)

September 2013: I organized Baltimore’s first Fossil Fuel Free Forum at 2640 St. Paul Street. The occasion was my English friend James Marriott’s book publication The Oil Road. Other panelists included: Brittany Shanahan, Destiny Watford, Bill Moyer. Artie and the Vipers serenaded us. Announcing new initiatives, additional speakers included campaigners with Food and Water Watch, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and others. Fabulous partnership with Red Emma’s 2640 volunteers Matt Weaver and Julie Little and others. Here is James’ essay on the event: It Exists Because it Exists: Bioregional Activism in the Chesapeake Watershed.

2013: At a rally in DC, to pressure Obama to abandon fossil fuels and initiate the green economy. “Obama Go Green” sung to the tune of “All of Me” with piano by my son Gabriel. Theatrical activist Joe Adams and friend joined this action. (Video by Diane Wittner)

(2011: Backbone Campaign and Coffee Party Rally: Emancipation Celebration for the Corporation! (or, We the People vs. We the Corporations,Washington, D.C.) I played Mona Santo! (Video by Backbone Campaign)

2011: I organized a delightful Baltimore event featuring: Charm City Labor Chorus, a surprise independent media hero award ceremony for Bill Hughes I had dreamt up, and a panel discussion on ending the U.S.’ war economy. The occasion was the publication of David Swanson’s book “War Is a Lie”.(Videos by Bill Hughes)

2010: “The Two-Headed Kochtopus” Takes a Satirical Hit in a Skit Staged on the National Mall! Script by Joe Adams. Information taken from Jane Mayer’s ‘New Yorker’ article. (Video by Bill Hughes)

2010: David and Charles Koch And Their Sinister Two Headed Kochtopus. Washington, D.C. (Filmed by bystander, video by Diane)

2010: After leadership organizer Luis Larin spoke, I was interviewed about United Workers Baltimore street theater project, Our Harbor Day. We had done 4 days of prepartory artful activism workshops with Backbone Campaign friends & others. (video by Bill Hughes)

2009: House Calls for Health Care Reform, Baltimore, MD. (Video interview by Diane)

2009:  I organized this Baltimore single payer rally at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShied insurance company HQ, with support from colleagues and friends.  Backbone Campaign’s Count Bleed Ya Dry made a surprise appearance! (Videos by Bill Hughes.)

2009: Single Payer Health Care Lobbying in D.C. organized by an incredible coalition. Includes photos: Medicare’s 44th B’day Rally, Cupcake Lobby Day, Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s Single Payer Strategy, Washington, D.C. (Video by Diane Wittner. Blues guitar and edits by my son Baird)

2008: Voting rights vs. voter suppression. THREE VIDEOS in English, French and Spanish: Democracy Activists Call on U.N. to Observe US Election. Margaret Flowers, Diane Wittner & Kevin Zeese. CLICK ON VIDEO to access all three versions plus written reports in English, French and Spanish. Washington, D.C. I then wrote a follow up piece Post-Election Reflections on Call for UN Election Observers (Videos by Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers, Diane Wittner)

2008: A Baltimore End-the-Iraq War Speak Out. Organized by Ellen Barfield, Jim and Margaret Baldridge, and others from Veterans for Peace and IVAW.  I gave brief talk at this event  starts @ 18:47 minutes. My speech  An Artful Rage Machine to End the War  was then published online. I discussed the role of the arts in building democracy throughout history, and the importance of theatrical street art in 2008 in strengthening efforts against the war. (Video by Bill Hughes)

2007: IMPEACHMENT & PEACE! FOUR  X-MAS SINGING HUMOROUS VIDEOS AND SILLY REPORT: Humorous Holiday Lobbying for Impeachment of Bush/Cheney, Peace, and for Congressional Accountablity. Diane Wittner & Margaret Flowers.  (Videos by Mike Hersh of Progressive Democrats of America, edits by us)

2007 (June) Cable TV Report: Backbone Campaign’s Progressive Cabinet Summit, based on our “Conversations with the Cabinet” podcast on a progressive shadow government. (Video by Liberty News TV)

2007 (January) Cable TV Report: Backbone Campaign’s Humorous Police Bobby Lobbying Day that I organized with help from colleagues. (Video by Liberty News TV)

2007: Howard Zinn’s Endorsement of our Backbone Campaign Progressive Cabinet Summit in Atlanta GA in June. (Video by Liberty News TV) 

2007: Lieberman Sing-Along With The Backbone Patrol, January 2007, Washington, D.C. This youtube was the much-needed humorous piece of our anti-Iraq War lobbying day we organized. Matt Power helped with words, Karen Bradley did choreography ;-). We handed out spine thank you cards and spineless citations to selected Democrats in Congress based on their voting records either for/against funding the Iraq War. (Video by Liberty News TV)

2007: At anti-war rally in Baltimore. (Videos by Bill Hughes)