Charity/Non-Profit
14 Mar
Shining a light on the ongoing 3-year civil unrest

Not one to sit on the political fence, especially when it comes to radically unjust wars, Banksy has animated a short film titled #WithSyria to shed light and attention on the ongoing crisis in Syria. It’s been three long years since the civil war erupted, and in its time over 100,000 civilians — men, women and […]


18 Jul
To be auctioned benefiting the “We Can Be Heroes” Project

Today under a large tent that spared us the trauma of the sun’s vindictive rays, KIA and DC Entertainment gathered a group of journalists and fans to show them the final vehicle in their yearlong collaboration: the Justice League Sorrento. Part of DC’s ongoing “We Can Be Heroes” Project, the idea was to build customized, one-of-a-kind vehicular […]


8 Apr
Limited edition boards signed by the Belgian street artist

Clearly the market for art-focused skateboard decks is a rapidly growing one, with seemingly new high end collector’s editions coming out monthly. Just last Friday we showed Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden Of Earthly Delights Skateboard Decks from Boom-Art, who’ve been making limited edition (and somewhat ribald) art decks for a minute. Now a new company is […]


11 Jan
Using the Congolese Warlord's weapons against them

With desks dusted from dumpsters in Venice Beach, five lonely dollars, and a simple idea to help bring peace to the Congo, Falling Whistles began battling perhaps the world’s biggest war. In the Congo, child soldiers are sent to the front lines with only a whistle as a weapon. After meeting with 5 boys who […]


12 Sep
The historic trial of Russian feminist & political activists

In case you’ve avoided reading any online articles that had the words “pussy riot” because you thought it was spam or NSFW, let’s catch you up quickly. Pussy Riot! is a Russian punk performance collective and feminist/political activist group. In February 2012 five members staged a protest performance, or “punk prayer”, inside the Cathedral of […]


5 Sep
Chris Jordan's treatise on the devastating impact of plastics

We covered Seattle-based photographer Chris Jordan’s Midway photography project back in 2009, and its impact was undeniable. Since that time, Jordan and a film crew have spent the past three years at the Midway Atoll (located halfway between North America and Asia) filming the albatross living and breeding. Why? Because they’ve been consuming our plastic […]


14 May
No harm in doing good while you shop

Skateboarding brand etnies is partnering up with Trees for a Future creating an environmentally-minded one-for-one initiative for their Summer 2012 ‘Eco’ shoe line. Similar to the TOMS shoe-for-shoe social activist platform, for every pair of The Jameson 2 Eco shoes purchased (above) or Caprice Eco for women, a tree will be planted in Brazil’s endangered Atlantic […]


3 Oct
"The revolution is happening ... It's just not in the news."

If you haven’t heard about all of the rallies going on across the country – started by Occupy Wall Street, which is still going strong – that’s probably not your fault. The major news media kept the protests under wraps as long as they possibly could. Today though, flip on CNN, open your laptop, cruise […]