Media & resources

Here’s the place to check out our videos and a list of resources, collectives, and websites we like. The list is constantly changing, and we’re sure we’re missing amazing projects to add here. Please give us a shout if you have some resources we’re missing so we can make the list better!

Media & art

Rebelsounds – Comunidad sonora A blog where you can find lots and lots of amazing music from around the world. Please share as well, and become part of this online community.

Wooster collective The Wooster Collective was founded in 2001. The site is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating ephemeral art placed on streets in cities around the world.

Stencil revolution An online community of street artists who share their work, ideas, and skills.

Art and anarchy Art & Anarchy, seeks to give any and all anti-authoritarian artists the space to show their work, without having to participate in the Institution of Art; The institution which commodifies ‘community art’ and transforms it into the aesthetic of social control.

Beehive design collective In the process of this effort we seek to take the “who made that!?” and “how much does it cost!?” out of our creative endeavours, by anonymously functioning as word-to-image translators of the information we convey. We build, and disseminate these visual tools with the hope that they will self-replicate, and take on life of their own.

B media collective B media collective is a Portland based video art collective that stands in solidarity with local and global people’s movements through the socialization, documentation, creation, and exchange of media between communities in the global north and south.

Portland story teller’s project Before twitter, before text messaging, before the printed word there was the spoken word. In this day and age, storytelling is something of a lost art. The goal of the portland story teller’s project is to encourage conversation, and personal connections between a seemingly unrelated group of strangers and friends in an unconventional way.

Bicycles

Our community bikes OCB is a full repair shop, bicycle recycling depot and an educational workshop for people who wish to repair their own bikes or learn how to do so. Come learn how to fix your bike!

BikePortland BikePortland.org is a production of Pedal Town Media Inc. whose mission is to inform the community and to inspire productive dialogue about bicycling through the production of thoughtful, independent journalism.

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Through day-to-day advocacy, education, and working partnerships with government and community agencies, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is dedicated to creating safer streets and more livable communities for all San Franciscans.

Found SF tours FoundSF is a wiki that invites history buffs, community leaders, and San Francisco citizens of all kinds to share their unique stories, images, and videos from past and present. There are over 1,800 articles here presenting primary sources, essays, and images from history. They organize bicycle tours of the city devoted to highlight particular aspects of the city and its history.

Bicitekas Bicitekas se funda en 1998, surge de un grupo de soñadores ciclistas urbanos que veían la posibiblidad real del uso de la bicicleta en la ciudad, para moverse de forma más libre e incidir en el bienestar de la sociedad.

Bike Church tool cooperative The Bike Church can help you get ready for a long tour or a cross-town commute. You can learn to fix flats, build and true wheels, and adjust shifting and brakes.

San Francisco Bike Kitchen The Bike Kitchen teaches people of all ages and backgrounds how to repair bicycles. Through bike repair and bicycle related projects, the Bike Kitchen promotes personal development and provides leadership opportunities. Operating as a cooperative shop, we provide affordable ways to acquire and maintain a bike, offer youth programs, encourage re-use and recycling, and work with community groups to get more people on bicycles.

Community spaces & bookstores

Station 40 San Francisco’s one stop for autonomist, collectively organized events for the benefit of social struggle and good times. (they only have a Facebook page)

Long haul info shop The Long Haul is a resource center and community space for radical grassroots activists. We provide a office/meeting space and a non-profit umbrella for a variety of projects/collectives, as well as hosting numerous social and political events. We also house the infoshop

Spartacus books Since 1973, Spartacus Books is a non-profit, volunteer and collectively run bookstore and resource centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and only one of its kind in the city. Located right on the edge of Vancouver’s Eastside, Spartacus sells new and used books, zines, comics, magazines, CDs, videos, T-shirts, patches, pins, posters and cards. Spartacus books is one of the longest running collectively run bookstores in North America.

Slingshot collective Slingshot is a quarterly, independent, radical, newspaper published in the East Bay since 1988 by the Slingshot Collective. We also publish the annual Slingshot Organizer radical calendar planner. We are an all volunteer, non-profit, tax exempt project of the Long Haul. Editorial decisions about Slingshot are made by the collective, but not all articles reflect the opinions of all collective members (i.e. we have no “party line.”) We welcome debate, constructive criticism and discussion.

Red and black cafe The Red and Black is dedicated to providing delicious, wholesome foods at the lowest prices possible. We use organic, local and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. We strive to provide a community space that is safe and welcoming to all. We hope this space is used for local voices to bring awareness and education on the issues facing us today. We work to be an example of ethical, non-hierarchal business. The cafe is worker-run and worker-owned.

Shaping San Francisco Shaping San Francisco is a living archive of the city providing people with access to its lost history. Hundreds of people have contributed stories, photos, video oral histories, and more. Through our unique approach to community history, we focus mainly on labor, ecology, transit, and dissent and how they have changed the landscape of San Francisco since the 1850s. Our projects attempt to show that history is much more than Richter scales and gold rushes

CIPOVAN’s videos

You can check out cipovan’s youtube channel for our materials.

Make sure to watch this video, shot in 2010, of the process of making mole with Doña Vicky in Oaxaca:

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