Journal

The Story of the Butterfly Posters

One hundred thirty is the number of butterfly species that have been documented in the region where the Cascade and Siskiyou mountain ranges converge. And one hundred eighteen butterflies have been recorded within the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument boundaries. The...

Curriculum to Accompany Biodiversity Posters

The biodiversity posters are ideal educational tools for people of all ages. So it seems the posters would be a definite hit for teachers of this region to use in their classrooms. However, teachers are tight for time and must use their classroom time to make sure...

Artistic Witness Summary

When the US went to war in Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, I started paying very close attention to the actions of my government. I learned that the motivations of the US war in Afghanistan were much more complex than the explanations...

New Mural at Palestine Museum of Natural History

Below is a letter Deb wrote about her recent trip to make a mural in Palestine:Hello Friends!In deep gratitude to all the people who facilitated my safe journey to and from the Palestine Museum of Natural History (PMNH) in Bethlehem, I returned to the US...

Palestine

What is happening in Palestine breaks my heart. I have traveled there three times in the past 6 years. I mourn the destruction of that culture by the occupying force called Israel.  If you would like to learn more about that region of the world through hearing of my...

On the Import of Debra Van Poolen’s Artistic Witness

by Russell Fuller | Mar 26, 2014 “We are, increasingly, a visual people, overloaded with imagery at every turn. Thus the army’s (and administration’s) strategy to turn what should have been a trial available to the public for witness, conversation, and debate into a...

Artistic Witness: Chelsea Manning

In 2010, a soldier then known as Bradley Manning disclosed to Wikileaks nearly 750,000 military documents, many of which were classified. These included the now-infamous video footage of the Baghdad airstrike in which a military helicopter crew guns down civilians,...

Chelsea Manning News Coverage

Artistic Witness: Court-Martial of Private Manning, Debra Van Poolen by Russell Fuller | March 4, 2014 Coverage by warpplace.com of Deb’s work documenting Manning’s trial ArtPrize 2014 Jurors’ Shortlist By John Serba | September 30, 2014 Van Poolen’s drawings from...

Manning’s Efforts to Expose War Crimes

April 5 is the fourth anniversary of Chelsea Manning’s leak of the Collateral Murder video of footage from an Apache helicopter which shows trigger-happy soldiers killing twelve civilians.  Manning, former US intelligence officer, also leaked massive troves of...