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Allegedly, the notorious topless protesting feminist collective Femen was “started” by a man. Come again? When I first interviewed the now-internet-infamous topless protestors of Femen almost two years ago, Inna Shevchenko and Jenya Krayzman made their views on sex work very clear. Because of the regular abuse and exploitation of women in Ukraine, they don’t believe in […]

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“Johnny Weir is a traitor! He’s a self-proclaimed Rusophile and he’s going to Russia to fuck and eat red caviar,” yelled the best-dressed man in a room. At the Chelsea LGBT Community Center’s town hall meeting of about 150, Michael Lucas of Lucas Entertainment (link NSFW) declared an all out Olympic boycott as the only […]

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American rock band YACHT has released a new single in response to the ubiquity of our countries’ government surveillance programs, specifically the National Security Administration. The catchy synth-driven single aptly titled “Party at the NSA” even features some surprise guitar work by popular podcaster Marc Maron. The song’s lyrics aren’t too shabby either: Did you read my mail […]

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In the wake of the City Council passing historic measures to keep the NYPD accountable and Mayor Bloomberg baffling comments about stop-and-frisk demographics, former Executive Directors of the New York and American Civil Liberties Unions, Norman Siegel and Ira Glasser, sent the following letter to all 51 Council Members. Dear Council Member, In response to City […]

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With every uprising comes the media blackout. When thousands of anti-Erdogan regime protestors marched into Istanbul’s Taksim Square last week, Turkish television was broadcasting penguins. Shortly, #OccupyGezi updates rippled across the internet. Citizen social media channels exploded with photos of police dousing unarmed protestors with pepper spray. An ocean away, Turkish-Americans watched helplessly — alone by their computer […]

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Who else to teach “Creative Activism” than the Yes Men, who conned the world into thinking Dow Chemical publcily apologized for the Bhopal disaster for a minute there? Since the duo started Yes Lab, we had hopes they’d be training an army of righteous con-men. Tonight, NYU will be hosting “WNV Salon: Resisting Oppression, Both Real and […]

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Walk down Van Brunt Street, the main commercial drag of Red Hook’s waterfront, and the signs are unavoidable–in nearly every shop and restaurant window, a bright yellow poster imploring the Environmental Protection Agency to “Say no to a toxic Red Hook.” They’re advocating against a plan that would have EPA workers dredging toxic sludge from […]

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Last week, some anonymous cyclists created some street art to remember a number of pedestrians and bike riders who were struck and killed by vehicle drivers with no criminal investigation done by the NYPD. Now, Time’s Up! uploaded a video containing living wills of various cyclists that state, should they be fatally struck by a […]

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The Yes Men Are Revolting is the new documentary from the most righteous conmen in the world! Known for successfully impersonating corporate henchmen and apologizing for their various crimes, fooling CNN, BBC, FOX, and others time and time again, they’re ba-a-a-ack. Watch the Kickstarter. Stay tuned for some rough footage. Oh, so rough. See the […]

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“Kirill had just stepped out from a plane when our activist Yana Zhdanova performed her ‘sex attack,’” FEMEN’s Inna Shevchenko tells ANIMAL over Skype. The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill the First was about to launch into a press conference at a Ukrainian airport, but, as Inna says, “We don’t need his shit.” On their LiveJournal, FEMEN clarifies: […]

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