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06.07.13 Justin Wedes

Justin Wedes of Occupy Wall Street is reporting from the front lines of the protests in Turkey for ANIMAL. He’s also tweeting from the field continuously.  I’m walking with Seda, my 18-year old Turkish translator, down Gumussuyu Street that slopes sea-ward out of Gezi Park in downtown Istanbul. She has taken me here to show me where her and her […]

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06.05.13 Marina Galperina

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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06.03.13 Justin Wedes

Justin Wedes of Occupy Wall Street is reporting from the front lines of the protests in Turkey for ANIMAL all week. He’s also tweeting from the field continuously.  Walking down Istiklal Street — a broad pedestrian path leading out of Istanbul’s downtown Taksim Square — the air is festive. It feels like a vibrant party scene, with techno music […]

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04.30.13 Julia Dawidowicz

In Egypt, a radical street art collective called Women on Walls (WOW) has emerged from the chaos of revolution to publicize the struggles that the country’s female population endures regularly. Since WOW was launched in December 2012 by activists Mia Grondahl and Angie Bagela, it has nearly tripled in size: The group now claims over […]

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11.14.12 Nate Cepis

On the night of the historic reelection of President Barack Obama, Republican surrogate and coded racist Donald Trump was really not happy with the results. The egomaniacal businessman was so annoyed, he did what all celebrity jerks do — he took to Twitter and said a bunch of crazy shit, which he later deleted. One of […]

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02.14.11 Marina Galperina

After pressure from the Chinese Communist Party, artist and political troublemaker Ai Weiwei has canceled his upcoming restropective at the UCCA because “the timing is sensitive and politically they feel it is not suitable at the moment.” It’s also not suitable to search for “Egypt” in China at the moment, ahem ahem. […]

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06.16.09 Will Sherman

As you might have noticed, Iran is in the middle of a quasi-revolution and with today’s advancement in social networking, the whole world really is watching/reading. What are you doing to show support? If you’ve already changed your Twitter profile to GMT +3:30 (Tehran time) and turned your avatar green, but still want to express […]

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