Jes Baker is cutting retailer Abercrombie & Fitch down to size. Baker, who blogs under the name "The Militant Baker" and wears a size 22, changed the brand's A&F logo to "Attractive & Fat" in a mock, black-and-white Abercrombie ad to challenge the line's branding efforts.
The Story of Stuff Project launches a new video. What is instructional, educational, and inspirational is a call for all the people in America to exercise their citizenship rather than their right to consume.
Here is what Annie Leonard (co-founder and spokes person for the project) has to say about this new film:
John Shore and his wife Catherine had been attending the First Presbyterian Church of San Diego for six years when they were nominated to serve as deacons. But before they could be ordained, they were asked to sign a document agreeing that no person in a same-sex relationship should hold any position of authority within the church, which is one of the city’s oldest. It was 1990.
I love New York. When I was younger, the city was my playground. You could find me on any given weekend catching brunch with a friend at a café, going to an East Village restaurant for dinner, and then hopping the subway, headed to a nightclub in Chelsea. But at age 25, nine years ago, I was told I had multiple sclerosis, and I saw my freedoms slowly vanish.
Documentarian Clayton Patterson captured video of police brutality during the Tompkins Square Park riots in the summer of 1988. When District Attorney Robert Morgenthau ordered Patterson to hand over his camera and tapes as evidence, Patterson refused, citing distrust of the criminal justice system. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, but after a 10-day hunger strike, his lawyers negotiated a deal to free him.
Video of Mary Perry Stone's social protest art created in the 1960s . Civil Rights, and the Vietnam War were her subjects. Mary never stopped being an activist and a few of her later works are also in the video.
Angel Azul is an environmental documentary that follows the work of eco-sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor. Jason creates artificial coral reefs from statues he's cast from live models and installed on the ocean floor in an underwater museum off the coast of Cancún. The film explores issues that threaten the world's coral reefs which are suffering unprecedented losses.
Artist-activist collective MTL's clickable collages connect disparate aspects of Palestine's geographical and political landscape, offering provocative insight into "how Palestinians suffer and struggle in ways that are parallel to those elsewhere" according to philosopher Michael Hardt.
On what seems to be just another ordinary day, a man is exposed to sexism and sexual violence in a society ruled by women... Eléonore Pourriat's short film imagines how a man might experience a sexual assault in a matriarchal society.
First cut the banks! In 2012 Bankia declared itself bankrupt and, almost immediately, asked the Government of Spain for €23 billion. The Government accepted, yet that very same week ordered €20,000 million worth of cuts in health and education. It was then that we realized that what they called a crisis was actually a scam. You wouldn’t believe how pissed off we were. So we threw a party, because there is nothing like partying to relieve your anger.
This month’s blast of arctic air may have roused climate-change skeptics. But the composer Laura Kaminsky and the painter Rebecca Allan were unfazed. Holed up in their apartment in Riverdale in the Bronx on one of the coldest days in decades, these longtime artist-activists were doing what came naturally: fighting the planet’s warming.
'White Walls Say Nothing’ is the first feature-length film of its kind to explore art and activism in the streets of Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires is a complex, chaotic city. It has European style and a Latin American heart. It has oscillated between dictatorship and democracy for over a century, and its citizens have barely known political or economic stability.
In Drumpf Files #3, Presidential-elect cousin Davey Drumpf tackles fracking, the EPA, and immigrants. They all get away. Maybe he's too busy rewriting John Lennon and rooting for Bernie for President of Denmark? Check it out, then kick its starter! https://youtu.be/LW2zLzgnf9o
"On Friday, March 15, 2013, for the launch of the 20th edition of the Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents, the theatre company Map performed Jusqu’au bout, a play directed by David Ropars based on a text by the photojournalist Eric Bouvet. It was a great success! The monologue was given a magnificent interpretation by the actor Jean-Pierre Morice.
Entre el 2004 y el 2014 se registraron 982 víctimas de ataque con ácido en Colombia. En el 41 por ciento de los casos, el agresor no fue identificado. El aumento de casos llevó a que en enero pasado se promulgara una ley que endurece los castigos contra ese flagelo y con la que se busca reducir al máximo esta situación en todo el país.
In the late 1960s, in the aftermath of the Watts Uprising and against the backdrop of the continuing Civil Rights Movement and the escalating Vietnam War, a group of African and African American students entered the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, as part of an “Ethno-Communications” initiative designed to be responsive to communities of color (also including Asian, Chicano and Native American communities). Now referred to as the L.A.
YouTube launched a campaign with the hashtag #DearMe — encouraging users to upload “video letters” with advice to their younger selves, aimed at helping girls deal with problems — and within an hour it became the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter both in the U.S. and worldwide.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Documentary aficionados yearning for a truly global look at the year's best films should search no further than the Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA), who announced their 2016 winners this morning.
From 2005-2010 the Ngapartji Ngapartji project was based out of Alice Springs, working with Pitjantjatjara communities throughout Central Australia.
The project created an online Pitjantjatjara language site, two touring theatre works and a documentary Nothing Rhymes with Ngapartji; http://www.nothingrhymeswithngapartji.com/
ROYNATION is a weekly internet radio show. The show covers art and politics and because ROYNATION is queer, it's usually queer art and politics. The show goes live on Tuesdays at 9PM. During the show people can phone in or comment in the chat and after the show, it's available as a download.
A year after the revolution, Egypt is still in conflict, still grasping for a catalyst to solidify its society and bring unity and peace to the people. Violence, poverty and unemployement are still rampant, and the voiceless still seek a voice.
As was the case in 2011, Hip Hop has reemerged as a voice for the Egyptian youth for 2012, with new challenges and frustrations countering their struggle for freedom and equality.