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A Southern California-based, pro-weed, anti-government activist who goes by the name Reverend Bud Green has claimed responsibility for replacing two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with two bleached white last week. In a statement on his website and in an interview with the Daily News, Green explained that anonymous “professionals” in New York executed the action. He claims that […]

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“Disobedient Objects” is the first exhibition of its kind to focus on the role of objects in social movements. Currently on view in London, the show addresses the drive of “design ingenuity and collective creativity” motivated by activism, defying “standard definitions of art and design.” From a Suffragette tea service to protest robots, this exhibition […]

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Amnesty International has launched their “Panic Button” app, designed to allow activists to quickly alert many people when they are in danger. The app has been in development for over a year, Wired reports. It has recently been launched in Brazil, Sudan and the Philippines. By quickly tapping your power button or the number “1” […]

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Earlier today, Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova tweeted: When I hear Lana Del Rey, I feel as if I’m back in the prison camp in the middle of clean up. #associations. Когда я слышу Лану дель рей, я чувствую себя в разгаре генеральной уборки в исправительном лагере. #ассоциации — Надя Толокно (@tolokno) March 7, 2014 Nadya Tolokonnikova […]

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Yevgeny Vitishko, geologist and outspoken critic of the Sochi Winter Olympics’ devastating impact on the region’s environment and biodiversity, is being jailed for three years in a penal colony. In 2012, the 40-year-old environmental activist spray-painted ‘The forest is for everybody” on a corrugated metal fence around an illegal construction zone inside Sochi’s national park. Behind […]

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“We’re not here to define or decide for Pussy Riot. We are just two people that spent time in jail for participating in a Pussy Riot action,” Nadya Tolokonnikova told the Barclays pressroom, flanked enthusiastically by Amnesty International reps and their celebrity spokespeople du jour, hours before the big show. We didn’t know it yet, […]

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New York’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade has long barred openly gay and lesbian groups from marching in its ranks, and now LGBT leaders are fighting back. An open letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio posted to Gay City News yesterday was signed dozens of activists and community members, and calls for no city officials to participate in the parade in […]

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A nationwide amnesty in Russia could mean freedom for Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, the two Pussy Riot members currently serving two-year sentences for their crime of singing a seconds-long protest song inside of a church. The Putin-backed bill is intended to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Russian constitution, and aims to free female prisoners […]

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After jailed Pussy Riot anti-Putin activist band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova wrote a widely-published open letter regarding the inhuman conditions and abuses in her prison colony, she had gone missing. For nearly two weeks, her family could not reach her. Tolokonnikova’s partially-disowned husband now says she has been relocated to penal colony number 50 in Nizhny Ingash, way […]

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Activist? Hacker? About to have your cover blown, your data drive read or your phone searched? Not to worry. From F.A.T. artist Addie Wagenknecht, meet Prism Break Barbie.  The Barbie is equipped with a 3-inch and .6 ounces concealed spring-loaded spike which can be activated by hand or by sitting the doll on a USB or […]

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