Russian performance artist, Peter Pavlesnkiy, is accustomed to inflicting self-harm as a means of protest. When the feminist activist group Pussy Riot was first placed on trial he sewed his own mouth shut and held a banner in protest.
To some, the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA) might appear to be but a ragged bunch of activists sporting false noses, a smudge of grease paint, camouflage pants and bad wigs. And those people may be right. But it is also a highly disciplined army of professional clowns, a militia of authentic fools, a battalion of true buffoons.
For the launch of a new organization fighting to end the water crisis, Matt Damon, Co-founder of Water.org, has produced a video using humor to shed light on the issue of access to clean water. In the spoof, he holds a press conference at which he announces that he will "not go to the bathroom until everyone has access clean water," calling for a "toilet strike."
El acoso sexual a las mujeres en México, no es novedad. Desde un chiflido o grito de “mamacita” en la calle hasta una alarmante cifra de seis feminicidios diarios, la violencia machista es un asunto cotidiano.
Lo que sí es novedad es que este año las mujeres no se estén quedando calladas, y que salgan a las calles, ya no con miedo, sino con determinación de defender su derecho a ser respetadas.
Alice Paul, along with Lucy Burns, joined the National American Woman suffrage Association (NAWSA) in 1912. They were allowed to take over the NAWSA Congressional Committee in DC but were given no office or funds. For months Paul and Burns fundraised and significantly increased awareness for the cause. On March 3, 1913 (the eve of President Wilson's inauguration) Paul organized a parade, unparalleled in the capital.
In 2006, 25-year-old Jason DaSilva was on vacation at the beach with family when, suddenly, he fell down. He couldn’t get back up. His legs had stopped working; his disease could no longer be ignored. Just a few months earlier doctors had told him that he had multiple sclerosis, which could lead to loss of vision and muscle control, as well as a myriad of other complications. Jason tried exercise to help cope, but the problem only worsened.
UK design students focusing on the use of design that moves beyond exclusivity, wealth, entitlement, and privilege, have created a coat that is also a shelter. The functional pocketed coat that converts into a tent and a sleeping bag, is intended for Syrian refugees. The students under the guidance of Dr.
Through his environmental, social justice organization, Instituto-E, Dr. Oskar Metsavaht, the creative director behind ethical fashion brand, Osklen, joined forces with Rainer Nolvak, founder of international civic sanitation movement, Let's Do it and Umer Pter, head of External Relations and Estonian delegate at the Rio+20 U.N.
Haircuts by Children is a whimsical relational performance that playfully engages with the enfranchisement of children, with trust in the younger generation, and the thrills and chills of vanity. Haircuts By Children involves children between the ages of 8-12 are trained by professional hairstylists, and then paid to run a real hair salon, offering members of the public free haircuts.
from ahramonlineby Sara ElkamelAn indelible link has materialised between artistic expression and
revolution. Maybe it is the features they share: freedom, deviance and
fluidity, which bring them so close together. In any case, Egypt’s January 25 Revolution undeniably led to a
surge of creativity across the country; a rebel’s passion merges with an
I've decided to post about a recent experience, considerable an "action" in its nature, and how it felt, which was comparable to solicitation rather than activism. However, there was a sense for consciousness-raising regardless of any tangible outcome.
To Battle Fake News, Ukrainian Show Features Nothing but Lies
KIEV, Ukraine — The studio lights dim, and the anchor taps a stack of papers on her desk and directs a steely gaze toward the television cameras.
What appears to be a nightly newscast is about to begin, only with a very Ukrainian twist: Everything is a lie, from start to finish.
Taxi is a car with a digital advertising sign attached to the roof. Linked to a global positioning system, the message changes relative to the car's location, addressing specific neighbourhoods, addresses, and audiences. The technology can target an area as small as a square block. Haha solicits messages through email list serves and through direct contact with various groups throughout the city.