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Voices 4 partnered with RUSA LGBT to hold a queer kiss-in and rally to protest violence against LGBTQ+ people in Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Photograph by Matt Bernstein. Couple Aesthetic, Aesthetic Boy, Hiv Positive, Cute Gay, Gay Couple, People Photography, Love People, Engagement Couple, Rally
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This Kiss-In Reveals the Power of Queer Love as Protest

Voices 4 partnered with RUSA LGBT to hold a queer kiss-in and rally to protest violence against LGBTQ+ people in Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Photograph by Matt Bernstein. 2018

Emma Sulkowicz thought she would be carrying her mattress alone. As her senior performance art project, the Columbia University student chose to carry around the twin mattress on which she was raped until her rapist was expelled. Word of the…

Students show solidarity by helping Columbia rape survivor carry her mattress

Emma Sulkowicz (a columbia sr and rape victim) carrying her mattress around campus with supports to draw attention to the high rape rate on university campuses

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Thoughtful Wanderings of a Man With a Can (Published 2007)

Francis Alys carries a can leaking green paint on a walk through Palestine. The route he followed was one drawn in green on a map as part of the armistice after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

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Before Pride, there was a kiss: Toronto gay activists look back on 1976 protest

In February 1976, two gay activists were arrested at the corner of Yonge and Bloor Sts. for kissing each other. They were charged with indecency and later convicted. In response, gay organizations staged a “kiss-in” at the same intersection. Tim McCaskell, Gerald Hannon and Ed Jackson were among the protesters. Their interviews have been condensed and edited

Petr Pavlensky sewed his mouth shut outside St Petersburg’s Kazan Cathedral to protest against the jailing of the punk protest group Pussy Riot (“Stitch”) Cool Art, Awesome Art, Halloween Face Makeup, Politics, Makeup Ideas, Google, Cathedral, Art Projects, Dads
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Petr Pavlensky sewed his mouth shut outside St Petersburg’s Kazan Cathedral to protest against the jailing of the punk protest group Pussy Riot (“Stitch”)

On March Gallaudet University aired a commercial during ABC Family's hit show, "Switched at Birth", in an episode inspired by the 1988 Deaf Presiden.

Deaf President Now Movement timeline.

Deaf president now movement/ protest for Gaullaudet University

Turkish choreographer Erdem Gunduz has inspired a new form of anti-government protest: Standing silently for hours.

Turkey's 'standing man' shows how passive resistance can shake a state | Richard Seymour

"Standing Man" Gunduz, a performance artist and left-Kemalist, began to stand still in Taksim Square. It was a silent, stubborn and dignified protest against the brutality of the police response to demonstrators, which had culminated in a sinister weekend assault whose targets included medics and staff who treated the wounded.

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'The shoes are marching for us'

Climate change activists who have descended on this city for a major U.N. climate summit that starts Monday, were banned by authorities from holding mass marches because of security concerns after the November 13 terror attacks, which killed at least 130 people.

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Rhodes stages anti-rape silent protest

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Chicago-area nonprofit Rape Victim Advocates' signature Sexual Assault Awareness Month protest took place in Federal Plaza on Friday. Chicago, Friday, Passion, Lunch, Life, Art, Federal, Art Background, Eat Lunch
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Chicagoans stand in silence for sexual assault awareness

140 sexual assault survivors, advocates and allies stood in silence in Chicago’s Federal Plaza for one hour during Friday’s lunch rush as part of area nonprofit Rape Victim Advocates’ annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month demonstration, Standing Silent Witness.

Dread Scott performance piece "on the impossibility of freedom in a country founded on genocide and oppression" 2014 Manhattan Bridge, Oppression, Dreads, Freedom, Country, Image, Art, Liberty, Art Background
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Dread Scott Enacts the Images of Oppression

Dread Scott performance piece "on the impossibility of freedom in a country founded on genocide and oppression" 2014

Occupy Wall Street Movement Gains Momentum, Attention And Controversy Wall Street, Gain, Images, This Or That Questions, Lisa, October, Poster, 21st Century, Stars

Occupy Wall Street Movement Gains Momentum, Attention And Controversy

October 6th, 2011‘Occupy Wall Street’ Movement Gains Momentum, Attention And Controversy

ASA hosts silent protest to divest from Turkey - Highlander Republic Of Turkey, The Republic, Present Day, Denial, Photo Credit, California, Ottoman Empire, 50 States
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ASA hosts silent protest to divest from Turkey - Highlander

#StainOfDenial and #DivestTurkey Between 1915 and 1923, 1.5 million Armenians and over a million other religious minorities were systematically murdered by the Ottoman Empire under the Young Turk government. After the regime collapsed in 1923, the Republic of Turkey has since refused to admit that these killings were part of a genocide, despite the fact that it is recognized as such by 29 countries across the world and 43 of the 50 states in the U.S., including California.

The Brown University students wore dollar bills taped across their mouths to symbolize what they contend was a conflict of interest in a recent investigation into an alleged date rape drugging. Health And Wellness Quotes, Health Goals, Brown University, Equality, Im Not Perfect, Dollar Bills, Mouths, Students, Sports

Brown Students Don't Trust The School To Fix Sexual Assault Policies

The Brown University students wore dollar bills taped across their mouths to symbolize what they contend was a conflict of interest in a recent investigation into an alleged date rape drugging.

Protesters have gathered outside the Russian embassy in London to demand the release of video-journalist Kieron Bryan, who was arrested on a Greenpeace ship by Russian security forces in September. Tell The World, The Outsiders, September, Ship, London, Art, Art Background, Kunst, Ships
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London Silent Protesters Call For Release of Arrested Journalist Kieron Bryan

Protesters have gathered outside the Russian embassy in London to demand the release of video-journalist Kieron Bryan, who was arrested on a Greenpeace ship by Russian security forces in September.

(Christopher Polk/NBC via Getty Images) Golden Globes Red Carpet Pictures It's official: awards season has kicked off for another year. (L-R) Natalie Portman, Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer, America Ferrera Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman, Editorial Magazine, Fasion, Fashion Outfits, Glamour, Red Carpet Dresses, Golden Globes, Couture
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All the Actresses Who Wore Black to the Golden Globes in Protest of Sexual Harassment

All the Actresses Who Wore Black to the Golden Globes in Protest of Sexual Harassment "What we are wearing is not a statement of fashion. It is a statement of action."