Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Backbone Campaign

If you were in Washington D.C this past weekend for the march you might have seen the 70 foot long Giant Spine and the Chain Gang, prison-suited facsimiles of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Rice). These awesome visual displays were a part of The Backbone Campaign.
The Backbone Campaign uses ART to get the message across in a very effective way.
I found two videos.

The first one very thoroughly explains The Backbone Campaign.

The 2nd shows the debut of the Bush Chain Gang in NYC.


Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

Ha! I posted the same chain gang pic on my blog today!

Thanks for the info on the backbone campaign. Very powerful visuals--I loved the backbone picture in your PT post!!!

Impeach indict imprison (haven't said those words enough today...)

1/31/2007 09:04:00 AM  
Blogger glenda said...

Mary, you are one of my sheroes.

1/31/2007 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger pinkfem said...

Ditto that.

1/31/2007 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Mary's getting her protest on!!

1/31/2007 11:03:00 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

I love it! Such creative and talented people and look at the smiles all around. Wonderful.

1/31/2007 04:24:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Bluegrrrrl- So what are we starting w/tomorrow?
The Backbone Campaign really knows how to get noticed. I love the whole thing.

Glenda- That's high praise coming from you! I guess sitting around reading all the blogs in my sidebar rubbed off on me.

Pinkfem- Back at you!

Donnie- You got that right baby!

Peacechick-It's a beautiful thing isn't it?

1/31/2007 08:16:00 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

The storm clouds are gathering. THANK GOD!!!!!!!!!

1/31/2007 08:29:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

TUA- You said it.

1/31/2007 10:43:00 PM  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

We have a lovely prison in Ohio where aspiring gravel makers work to their hearts' content; Mansfield.

1/31/2007 10:58:00 PM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

The consensus about GW being very bad for this country & others is very high. I still don't feel like a majority of our representatives are stepping up and moving along quickly enough.
The more I listen to the investigative hearings, more comes to light about his abuse of power.
When will we be heard?
Too many stories about kids coming back with mental problems, as does with most wars. Why does anyone feel the need to keep this thing going?
Who cares about the troops when you let them lose whatever precious soul they had, prior to going to fight?
Aaaarrgghhh! ; (

2/01/2007 04:44:00 AM  
Blogger Chuck said...

Good deal Mary!

As usual, THANKS for sharing! :)

2/01/2007 12:33:00 PM  
Blogger Psychomikeo said...

I loved that fact that it was all hand made...

2/01/2007 02:21:00 PM  
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2/01/2007 02:21:00 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Good on ya Mary
Say it loud, say it proud
"War what is it good for, absolutely nothing say it again..." except to make those with shares in the arms industry richer still

2/01/2007 02:58:00 PM  
Blogger tpm said...

Yes! The "Is" have it!

Nice post...

Thank you.


2/01/2007 06:06:00 PM  
Blogger tpm said...

That'd be "the "I"s have it.

2/01/2007 06:08:00 PM  
Blogger Spadoman said...

Funny thought, they don't have an ounce of backbone among them, (the facsimiles of bush and cheney et al).

Keep up the fight to end the war.

2/03/2007 05:01:00 AM  

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