After collecting street art and memorabilia from "Occupy Wall Street" since the fall of 2011, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History has lent its collection of Occupy Wall Street posters to Wesleyan's Davison Art Center. The posters will make up an exhibition entitled “Artists Take Action: Protest Posters Today,” which is on display in the University's gallery from April 5 to May 26.
The project (created in 2009-2010) consists of painted plats and posters depicted with drawings of police torture scenes. Images also include snippets of email exchanges. The plates have been exhibited in numerous galleries in Ukraine, and posters were hung in public spaces.
Recurrent themes in Emily Jacir's practice—which spans a range of strategies including film, photography, interventions, archiving, performance, video, writing, and sound—are silenced historical narratives, resistance, movement, and exchange.
HAVANA (AP) — A U.S. agency's secret infiltration of Cuba's underground hip-hop scene to spark a youth movement against the government was "reckless" and "stupid," Sen. Patrick Leahy said Thursday after The Associated Press revealed the operation.
On June the 18th 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey suddenly a man appeared on Taksim Square, just standing there.
After more than 2 weeks of peaceful protest against the ruling Prime Minister and his party AKP Taksim Square is still the focus point of attention.
Embody the Message: Occupy the Mind This t-shirt / language project began in March 2006, when a small group of artists and activists decided to embody the historic words “WE WILL NOT BE SILENT” while doing a public action in New York City.
Estados de excepción (States of Exception) is series of participatory cultural interventions created for women to freely and joyfully exercise our rights in public and secure environments, currently being produced in Mexico and abroad.
By Will Potter
I tried to resist. I really did. But when I jokingly posted on the Green is the New Red Facebook page that I wanted to make a “Sh*t the FBI Says” video, ya’ll went nuts about the idea. Like the videos that started the trend, it’s pretty goofy. But sadly, it’s all based on statements the FBI has made in court, in the press, or to activists themselves (I’ve heard quite a few of these myself).
On July 4, 2012, several members of MicCheckWallSt, a subsidiary group of Seattle's larger Occupy Wall Street that formed in December, 2011, anonymously checked into a room at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in Downtown Seattle.
By: Patrick Randall
KIEV — Several thousand pro-European Ukrainians demonstrated in the capital for President Viktor Yanukovych's resignation over the weekend. One man even played the piano in front of Ukranian riot police on Kiev’s Independence Square.
"A week-long party characterizes Brazil’s Carnival, the Mardi Gras of the southern hemisphere. Celebrations and parades are held throughout the country, most notably in the city of Rio de Janeiro and the Brazilian states of Bahia and Pernambuco. Carnival celebrations vary in length and content, depending on the area.
In July and August 2013, O Teatrão, a Coimbra based theatre company, presented the project Arruinados, comprising three theatre performances in three abandoned spaces (‘ruins’), one in each of three cities in the Centre region of Portugal located along the Mondego River:Coimbra, Montemoro Velho, and Figueira da Foz.
From ReutersBy Vladimir SoldatkinHackers temporarily blocked President Vladimir Putin's web site on
Wednesday, carrying out a promise to disrupt government information
portals two days after his swearing-in for another six-year term that
has drawn street protests. The hacker activist
group Anonymous used the "Op_Russia" twitter account to publicize the
During her concession speech yesterday, Hillary Clinton uttered a simple, terrifying sentence: "Donald Trump is going to be our president." For many Americans—New Yorkers especially—the sickening reality of a Trump presidency is impossible to fathom. A few hours later, a rogue therapist set up shop in the 14th Street tunnel between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.
BRASILIA (AFP).- Despite the economic crisis, Brazil announced Thursday it planned to give workers here a 50-real ($25) monthly stipend for cultural expenses like movies, books or museums. "In all developed countries, culture plays a key role in the economy," Culture Minister Marta Suplicy said in an interview on national television.
When the revolution began in Cairo's Tahrir Square,
music played a big role in galvanizing young people and
giving them a voice. So it's not surprising that music
continues to play an important role in Egyptian politics
as the presidential candidates began their campaigns.
Imagine for a brief moment, that the world’s last five remaining communist countries decided to unite forces and hire the world’s top advertising agencies to re-brand and create a resurgence in the ideologies of Communism?
"Our Bookshelf is a social network where people can share their
ebooks as easily as they can share print books. At the moment, most
copyrighted ebooks don't allow you to share them. This is because when
you buy an ebook you don't own the book the way you own a print book.
You own a license to read it on certain devices and most of these
licenses prohibit sharing. We plan to create a new license that does
Youngsters on the West Bank will have the chance to benefit creatively from a new project this summer. From the beginning of July, Handheld Stories plans to teach filmmaking skills to groups between eight and 16 years old from youth centres and refugee camps in East Jerusalem, Nablus and Hebron, while also giving them video equipment, computers and software.
From New 24By SAPAHanoi - When riot police broke up a recent protest over a forced
eviction, Vietnam's bloggers were ready - hidden in nearby trees, they
documented the entire incident and quickly posted videos and photos
online.Their shaky images spread like wildfire on Facebook, in a
sign of growing online defiance in Vietnam, in the face of efforts by
Two artists have repurposed the presidential candidate’s campaign bus in order to critique his controversial views.
In October 2015, the artists David Gleeson and Mary Mihelic purchased a Donald Trump tour bus on Craigslist.