Maine's Most Excellent Civilized Civil Disobedience

Abby Zimet

In the delightful ongoing saga of the Maine labor mural, three artists calling themselves BrokeFix took their photobombing project to Portland, where they projected the mural and online comments - from "Artists are essential to this and every other democracy" to "There is no way to quantify how f---ing cool that is" - around downtown. More on how and why they do what they do.

 On "the true parasites" of our social, political and economic systems: "The weight of futility that our society places upon the individual is a meaningless illusion that disappears as soon as you realize that your own two hands can lift it away. Power exists within you as soon as you choose to use it."

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