August 26, 2009

End of Summer FUNK FUZZ


Say goodbye to the summer in true FUNK FUZZ style!

Free before 10:30, $5 after

Spinning that new new music:

Live performance by:

August 24, 2009

Fallen Soulja

I can't believe I just heard about my fellow comrade and friend, Devin Cohee, passing away in February. I miss both you and Audrey very much. I can only hope that you two are slam dancing and skanking away in a punk rock heaven somewhere. As my friend Alex said, you and Audrey's spirit will continue with us "in the streets." Here's a piece Alex wrote for her: ----------

A passionate

fighter for


Alessandro Tinonga pays tribute to Devin Cohee, a dedicated activist and socialist.

OUR COMRADE Devin Cohee died tragically in Santa Cruz, Calif., on February 28. She was a loving friend, a driven activist and an unyielding revolutionary. Her passing is a mighty loss to the antiwar and socialist movements.

Devin was a true revolutionary in the way that she identified all oppressed and exploited peoples' struggles as her own.

She proudly expressed her sexuality in the face of gendered bigotry. She organized against the racist death penalty as if every inmate was a member of her family. Every march for immigrant rights left her with a strained voice after hours of yelling on the bullhorn. She never shied away from defending the right of the Palestinian people to resist.

Devin's biggest passion was ending U.S. imperialism. She protested the first Gulf War as a child with her father, and got involved in Students Against War (SAW) at the University of California-Santa Cruz as soon as she arrived at college. During her time in SAW, she helped organize a kiss-in against military recruiters, a march that kicked them out and several teach-ins.

What you can do

There will be a wake for Devin in Santa Cruz on Friday, March 6, at the Zami Co-op (807 Laurel St.), starting at 4 p.m.

Messages of sympathy and solidarity may be sent to Devin's parents at 25 Via Athena, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656.

Early this year, she helped found the Santa Cruz chapter of the Campus Antiwar Network. Devin worked very hard to bring antiwar vets to speak on campus and build bridges with Arab and Muslim students to build the movement.

Devin was, above all, an unapologetic and committed socialist. Almost as soon as she joined the antiwar movement, Devin joined the Santa Cruz branch of the International Socialist Organization. In no time, she led with her keen intellect. She was open to talking politics with anyone, she made theory accessible to everyone, and she utilized her sass and smile to make activism fun.

Sometimes, Devin's political energy and enthusiasm was unexplainable. She would stay up all night at the annual Socialism conferences, arguing politics with comrades and strangers, then using a few spare moments, she'd touch up her makeup, grab a cup of coffee and head to the first sessions of the morning, as sharp as a tack.

Unfortunately, she didn't fulfill her personal goal of being named one of the top 10 security threats to the state of California by Gov. Schwarzenegger.

In the past few years, Devin had faced incredible hardship. In 2006, she was hospitalized after a car wreck that killed her friend, Audrey Castellanos, and injured both her and her friend Jacquie. From an early age, she was diagnosed with arthritis, which caused her severe pain that she tried to treat with many different medications, all of which caused awful side effects. Even when she was in pain, she still went on long marches, paper sales and picket lines.

Devin would sometimes--half-joking and half-serious--declare that capitalism was killing her. It may be reckless to say that universal health care and free college tuition would have saved Devin's life, but she would be the first to point out that such things are necessary and must be won. Then, she would wrap up by calling for workers' power.

Our struggles won't be the same without her. Devin has and will continue to inspire her friends, allies and comrades to carry on the fights to which she devoted her life.

Comrade, we will miss you, but we will never forget you. Devin Cohee: Presente!


RIP Devin

-Chris G.

August 14, 2009

Skating From Kabul to LA

If we could pass out skateboards to everyone in world, the world would most definitely be a better place. Check out these photos on the link below by LA Times Photographer, Rick Loomis.

Photos: Skating together in Kabul --
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Skating makes everyday feel like a good day. Who can you spot in the video below?

Can this be Mass Movement's very own Tadillac disguising himself with a fake mustache?

-Chris G.

August 11, 2009

Blue Scholars - HI-808 Video

The Scholars just dropped the first video off their new EP scheduled to drop later this month. Besides the fact that one of my favorite groups created an album inspired by one of my favorite places (Hawai'i), this video brings a smile to my face because there's a chance that the Blue Scholars camp will be part of the Hawai'i premiere of my film A Song For Ourselves next month! Bambu and Dj Phatrick are already confirmed. Anyone in Hawai'i mark your calenders, it's going down September 24 in Honolulu. More details to come...


August 9, 2009


"You're A Jerk (Remix)" feat. Intellect, Aspect, ET, T-Know, & ReVision

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo visited LA on June 20, 2009 to consolidate support from her Fil-Am allies so she can run for Congress in her province of Pampanga in the upcoming 2010 elections.

She's responsible for 1,013 political killings and over 200 abductions and disappearances, as well as countless corruption scandals such as vote rigging in the 2004 elections.

Her second term as President ends in 2010 and she can no longer run for the presidency. But she is desperately trying to cling to power.

Her alleged plan is to become Speaker of the House and push through with a Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass), where the Congress would vote to change the Philippine Constitution through Charter Change (Cha-Cha).

Then they would convert the Congress into a Parliamentary form of government, with herself ruling as the Prime Minister for an indefinite period of time.

What a jerk!


August 7, 2009


From the forthcoming 10 song Hawai'i-themed "OOF!" EP that drops digitally on August 25th..

Blue Scholars "Hi-808"

Blue Scholars "Coo?"

Chase the dangling carrot and download here



On July 30, 2009, Melissa Roxas speaks to the crowd that gathered at the Court of Appeals. She thanks friends, colleagues and comrades for their support throughout her ordeal.

August 3, 2009

Arianna Huffington

I'm one of those people who kinda actually really enjoy graduation ceremonies. Maybe because the anxiety that I felt when I was sitting in my own ceremony, is at the same level now some 6 years later. But Arianna is spittin troofs that I really needed to hear.

"I don't see failure as the opposite of success, I see failure as a stepping stone to success."
- Arianna Huffington (wise old white lady)

Bambu's Response to the Phatrick Phenomenon

Bambu's response to the "Introducing MC Phatrick Video"...



August 2, 2009

Mighty Mos, Cornel West, & The Boogeymen

Colonialism, Imperialism, Terrorism: What's the difference? "Every empire we know use the sword." Mighty Mos and Cornel drops it on Real Time with Bill Maher. Biggups to the homie Manal for sharing this with us.

And I'm loving the new album "The Ecstatic." One of the few new albums on constant rotation for me this summer. Mos Def - "Casa Bey" - The Ecstatic - 6.9.09

-Chris G.