Welcome back to another episode of The Lamp Post! In this artist spotlight episode, we sat down with Garrett Riley aka MOTif, a Grand Rapids based spoken word/jazz musician, to talk about his latest EP titled “Rose Petals and 6 Letters On My Piano.” You can find his work on bandcamp at gmaj7motif.bandcamp.com/releases and on soundcloud at @garrett-bigdaddy-g-riley. Like what you hear? Go to www.patreon.com/borderlessmedia to find out how you can become a patreon to the show to help us produce more content like this. Find us on facebook @facebook.com/borderlessmediacollective and twitter @borderless_mc. You can listen to the podcast by visiting iTunes!Read More →

Welcome back to another episode of The Lamp Post! In this episode we were joined by Tj Kimball, a previous contributor to Borderless Media Collective who parted ways to pursue formal political activities. He recently founded the Grand Rapids chapter of the DSA. We talk about how Democratic Socialists of America differs from political parties, the political landscape in west Michigan, uniting the disorganized Left, and why we need Democratic Socialists of America in the first place. You can listen to the podcast by visiting iTunes!  Read More →

Welcome to the first episode of Borderless Media’s podcast, The Lamp Post! In this episode, we sat down with Christine Mullan who is running for 1st Ward City Commissioner in the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan to discuss her thoughts on ICE in Grand Rapids, marginalized voices, forums of civil engagement, and her campaign and platform. You can listen to the podcast by visiting iTunes!Read More →

By Joel Campbell I breathed a little more easy as the plane glided down to the runway. The trip had been scenic. The Alps, islands and coast of Italy provoked thoughts I had collected from history books. As the tires touched down Frank Sinatra cued up in my head. Years of Italian tropes from Olive Garden to the Godfather allegedly prepared me for this segment of our trip. The illusions quickly evaporated from my mind in a blistering heat wave. Togas made more sense. We hailed a cab to take us to our hostel. The rush of cold air was a welcome relief. I hadRead More →

Issue 2’s Editor’s Note Illustration by Miguel León | Written by Joel Campbell The sky beneath the aluminum carriage was illuminated by amber, sapphire and emerald explosions as it passed over Washington D.C. The sunrise would mark America’s Independence Day. For the first time, I wouldn’t be on American soil to see it. I woke up over Ireland according to the in-flight tracker. A glance out of the window only revealed a soft blue stratosphere. I readied my passport as the nose dipped. The hues of green and shades of brown were calming. Even the noiseless traffic seemed relaxing. Nothing from my aerial perspective denotedRead More →

By Joel Campbell Organizers are holding a rally this coming Monday in support of single-payer health insurance. The event, Medicare for All, has been organized by a coalition of groups and sponsored by many more. The event will start at 4 pm and will be held in Lansing, Mich. at the State Capitol. Two of the primary organizers are Michigan for Revolution and the Huron Valley Democratic Socialists of America spoke on the upcoming event with Borderless Media Collective this weekend. Hunter Wiand, a member of the Huron Valley DSA, said that the idea for this event came from an earlier action. “It came outRead More →

Dear Hunter and Huron Valley DSA members, When we spoke recently we discussed how elite sectors of society maintain constant communication. It got me thinking that an explanation of where this organization fits in the media landscape was a bit overdue. Perhaps the best way to explain it is by explaining the function of its counterpart, Foreign Affairs. Foreign Affairs is published by the Council of Foreign Relations, a New York-based think tank, six times a year. By examining the advertisements in the publication, some features of their demographic come into view. Advertisers have included Mitsubishi, Boeing, and Georgetown University. Mitsubishi might not sound soRead More →