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04.29.11 Marina Galperina

Celeb musician Zuoxiao Zuzhou Tweets, “Everything is ok now, thanks for your concerns” after vanishing from a Hong Kong airport earlier this week. The brief arrest followed the publication of his pro-Ai article. Similarly, the human rights lawyer who volunteered to defend Ai was seen snatched into a van, reappearing last week after missing for […]

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04.04.11 Marina Galperina

If deliberate studio demolition, repeated beatings and travel bans weren’t enough, yesterday, Chinese authorities arrested their most famous, vocal artist. Ai Weiwei was detained at the Beijing airport and 40 cops were sent to raid his Beijing studio. Electricity to the neighborhood was cut off. China’s “Twitter” messages mentioning Ai were censored. […]

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04.01.11 Marina Galperina

Yesterday’s Strategy-31 protest march, Russia’s monthly “unsanctioned” public assembly in support of Russians’ Constitutional right to public assembly ended in arrests – a record 150 in Moscow! – and police beatings. […]

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01.14.11 Marina Galperina

Despite some of Russia’s most respected cultural figures, curators and historians testifying in support of Voina activist Oleg Vorotnikov, the artist has been sentenced to another month in prison, just like Voina’s president. They are being held until February 24th without bail. […]

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12.02.10 Marina Galperina

Today, three Ukrainian FEMENistas were arrested again for last week’s topless highway hooker-fake-out. Ten cops snagged them up at their heat-outage protest – freezing bare nips mid-snowfall, lugging around a dead space heater and asking the gov to warm their asses. The girls were quickly proven (in court) not to be hooligans and released. […]

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11.10.10 Marina Galperina

Two topless protestors of FEMEN were released from a day stint in a Kiev clink, where they say cops repeatedly propositioned and threatened to hang them. See the video of the “Take Me!” surrender action preparations, squeal-filled grope-fest arrest and triumphant release. […]

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11.09.10 Marina Galperina

Following this morning’s arrest in Kiev, some of FEMEN’s topless protestors have been fined $30 and freed. The most active pair are spending 24 hours in jail, but at least Inna and Sasha got some shirts now. FEMEN will appeal. […]

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09.17.10 Marina Galperina

NYPD’s overzealous crack down on graffiti now extends to harassing and arresting women who temporarily attach water-color paintings to construction walls. FYI: watercolor and tape are illegal graffiti instruments now. […]

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04.15.10 Marina Galperina

Why did the cops bust into 13 Thames Art Space in Bushwick without a warrant and detain two people? “I guess the police are interested in the anarchist film festival.” […]

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