Monday, June 12, 2006


Hey, I know this website looks unbearable right now, but if you're here about the new show RUNtv, please tune in soon to see our new wordpress blog which will be much more functional than the current site.


Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Rally to Save Ancient Redwoods

Quicktime 29.1 MB 4'55"

Rally to protest the logging of ancient redwoods in Nanning Creek Grove by the Maxxam Corporation & Pacific Lumber Co. - A follow up to the previous post about the largest treesit ever. Time is critical.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Movie Of New Treesit! Largest Ever! Oldgrowth Redwood Forest To Be Cut!

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We Save Trees activists have risen up again! A treesit has been set up in a massive tree in the Bonanza THP near Scotia! In the middle of the night, friendly climbers scaled the Gigantic tree, and set ropes and living quarters, in order to occupy the tree so it wont be cut. This area is adjacent to an older treesit village in a virgin redwood grove, that was clearcut in late 2002. The area is inhabitted by endangered seabirds called Marbled Murrelets. The logging plan, called “Bonanza”,is 249 acres. 192 acres are occupied stands for the murrelet.The Bonanza harvest plan contains the largest unprotected, contiguous, occupied marbled murrelet stand left on Maxxam/PL's land. We Save Trees desperately needs your help to protect this ancient tree and the surrounding oldgrowth forest! Call us if you can Help! Phone Number is in the movie! And Please, Tell your friends, and/or send out an email to folks you know, with the link to the movie. Thank You! May the Forest Be With You!

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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Critical Mass 13

Critical Mass 13
Originally uploaded by renegade.
For a Lucky 13 years Critical Mass has been riding strong and spreading "Whose Streets? Our Streets!" across the globe every last friday of the month. CM is a combination celebration and protest, promoting an affordable, eco-friendly means of transportation and enjoyment. Unfortunately, NYC Critical Mass has suffered intense static from the NYPD since the RNC, resulting in mass arrests and harrassment during rides and confiscation of bicycles. Find out how you can help defend cyclists rights at Times-Up!

Thursday, September 01, 2005

MUNI Fare Strike Starts Today

Social Strike
Originally uploaded by Insurgent.
From the Social Strike website:

It's on! From September 1 onward, MUNI riders and drivers are engaging in a social strike. Riders won't pay, and drivers won't collect, until ALL fare hikes, service cuts, and layoffs are reversed.

This will last, and it will grow as long as it lasts, until our demands are met: the fare is reduced back to $1.25, all service cuts are reversed, and drivers who were laid off are rehired.

A quick guide to the fare strike can be found here. Please explore our website to get more information and to learn how to get involved in spreading the strike.

Friday, August 12, 2005

RUN mentioned in TIME

I'm in TIME!
Originally uploaded by Insurgent.
Laura Locke recently interviewed me about Current for TIME. I picked up a copy recently and find the article to be quite balanced and reveals how Al Gore's station's success is pending on carriage through Rupert Murdoch's Direct TV. Well done Laura!
And although Current promised to hire hundreds of digital correspondents, contributors must now sign on as free-lancers, who get neither salary nor benefits. In frustration with Current's tight controls, Josh Wolf, 23, a filmmaker and volunteer organizer for Current's San Francisco "meet-up group," at which digital artists view and critique one another's videos, launched his own alternative to Current. Called the Rise Up Network, the collective of video makers is creating a website on which anyone can feature his or her own videos. "A lot of people feel disaffected," he says.

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Thursday, July 28, 2005

2 Years in Iraq and We're Still in the Streets...

March 19th 2005
Originally uploaded by Insurgent.
To commemerate the second anniversary of the Iraq war, San Francisco came out into the streets to express it's discontent with the present political system. Here's my first-hand take of the events.

This video is a little long at just under 15 minutes, but I didn't want to cut anymore out. I'll be making a full-screen H.264 version of this video available tomorrow.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Biodiesel - Fuel for the Revolution

QT 48.7 MB 4'29

Meet some folks from the Berkeley Biodiesel Collective and their cars that run on veggie fuel.

Biodiesel DIY: Novella Carpenter of Biofuels Oasis talks about the process of making biodiesel.

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Monday, April 25, 2005

Ancient Forests Under Attack!

In Defense of the Forest

The Big Ones

Humboldt County, CA
The last remaining privately owned Oldgrowth Redwood forests are being destroyed by greedy Industrial Timber Corporations.

Rampant clearcutting and steep slope logging have taken an extremely heavy toll on the steep slopes of the North Coast, yet the cutting continues. When will this disregard for our environment and essentially ourselves continue. Without healthy forests, we cannot have a healthy world, and therefore caonnot live on it indefinately. We must Rise Up, and take the forest back, in solidarity with Forest Defenders worldwide and take back what is Most important to us, the Land.
Humboldt Forest Defenders needs more Hardcore Forest Defenders to take up their positions in the Ancient Forest Canopy.

The Pacific Lumber Company, has filed plans to log some 65 acres of Oldgrowth Redwoods, directy adjacent to both U.S. Highway 101, and Humboldt Redwoods State Park. The Timber Harvest Plan (THP) is just South of Bear Creek, on the West side of the freeway, near the small towns of Redcrest and Shively. Many people assume it is part of the Avenue of the Giants, because of the massive size and heigth of the trees! The area is home to endangered epecies, including the Marbled Murrlet, a tiny rare seabird, and the Spotted Owl. Excessive logging has been a major factor in the decline of these species.

Please contact We Save Trees to learn more about Ancient Forest Destruction, and what you can do to stop it!

May the Forest Be With You!

Saturday, April 23, 2005

ANT is not TV

Jason Romney of Netvideo interviews Jay Dedman, vlogger and ANT developer. See interview >>
Download ANT and watch videos! Free, and you don't have to pay a huge cable TV conglomerate a dime. Grab and add your feeds at

Friday, March 11, 2005

Rise Up on M19!

March 18-20: The World Says End the War! It'll be the 2-year anniversary of the U.S. bombing and invasion of Iraq. Here we go again... in the streets until they bring the troops home! Rise Up Network will be out documenting the M19 demo. Bring your camera and join us!

Friday, March 04, 2005

No To Government, No To Empire

January 20th, 2005
Originally uploaded by blackcatmedia.

Warning: This video is pretty big -- ~150MBs and it's pretty long (over 15 minutes), but I'd like to think it's worth it.

This video is an attempt at creating a first person account of a recent San Francisco protest. The footage was shot on January 20th, the date of Bush's innauguration and captures this cities discontent with the current state of American politics.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

5 1/4

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5 1/4 is a film that I made with a great group of friends for the 48 Hour Film Project 2003. We randomly chose "mocumentary" as our genre. Additionally, everyone in the contest had to use a brick as a prop, the character Jordan Mooney, and the line of dialog, "Excuse me, I think I love you." We won the audience award, best script, and best use of the prop.

Renegade Bike Ride

Renegade Bike Ride...Guerrilla video on wheels.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System

Old Glory on Fire
Originally uploaded by blackcatmedia.

This is a piece I put together to send off to INdTV -- after seeing their choice of topics -- knowing I had the footage already, I just couldn't resist.

The arrangement is by G.W.E. Freiderick (1854) and was located on the 1st Brigade Band website.

The footage was shot on January 20th on the outside edge of Justin Herman Plaza.

INdTV's prompt was as follows:

Star-Spangled Banner
It was an old broadcasting tradition to run the Star-Spangled Banner at the beginning and end of every broadcast day. Create a music video set to your favorite version that reflects your American experience.