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06.23.14 Sophie Weiner

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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03.11.14 Andy Cush

Banksy has teamed up with a coalition of international aid organizations to raise awareness for the conflict in Syria, creating another iteration of his “balloon girl” image. This time, she’s wearing a headscarf, and bordered by a hashtag — #WithSyria, the official slogan of a campaign spearheaded by Oxfam, Amnesty International, and Save the Children. […]

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02.11.14 Molly Crabapple

Last week, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina, formerly of Pussy Riot, were the center of a cocktail party fundraiser for the VOICE project, an NGO that ran their legal fund. I say “center,” rather than “hosts.” Nadya and Masha smiled for the cameras, paid tribute to Russian political prisoners, then disappeared upstairs. Their appearance lasted […]

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02.06.14 Marina Galperina

“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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08.19.13 Kyle Petreycik

These photos were shot at the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C. on August 16th during the second annual Pussy Riot protest and solidarity concert. To show their support against the unjust imprisonmentof Pussy Riot, the protestors wore brightly colored “balaclavas,” the emblem of Pussy Riot’s [attempted] anonymity and, ultimately, a signature image of protest. It’s been over […]

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03.27.13 Andy Cush

What is a 20-ft long wooden replica military helicopter doing on the roof of a Long Island City studio? Commissioned by Amnesty International and the Control Arms campaign, two New York artists spent three days creating the chopper to raise awareness about a UN treaty that would place new regulations on the international arms trade. […]

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01.30.12 Bucky Turco

Traditionally, Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball is held in the UK, but for the first time ever, the comedic fundraising event is coming to New York City on March 4th. The showcase will include Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Russell Brand, who presumably will try and redeem himself for remaking Arthur. […]

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06.14.10 Copyranter

Ooh, you better be on your guard, Nicolas Sarkozy. Vladimir Putin might send you a polonium 210-laced nesting doll after viewing this ad work via Amnesty International France. For some reason, The French and Russians are culturally co-blowjobbing each other this year. […]

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05.19.10 Copyranter

Resorting to a snitty stuck-up strategy, Amnesty International in New Zealand sez “Ignore us, ignore human rights.” You have to say it in a very whiny voice to get the tone right. From the campaign press note: […]

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03.31.10 Copyranter

Have you ever been to a runway tent show? I’d rather watch nail polish dry. As the world continues to die violently, it’s high time we started seeing some shows modeled after Tom Sach’s Prada Death Camp. Fashion, like advertising, is all about appropriating other people’s ideas. So, designers, steal these exciting new runway themes […]

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