Tag: Protest

AN INCREASE OF HATE IN AMERICA: CHARLOTTESVILLE + BEYOND

This past weekend erupted into ciaos in Charlottesville, Virginia when counter-protesting created conflict that has left one protester dead, two state troopers dead due to a helicopter crash, and more than 30 people injured. This weekend has started a conflict not only in Charlottesville, but nationwide with those questioning the President and his connection to…

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IMPEACHMENT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Controversy surrounding President Trump seems to be unending, with Trump causing quite the chaotic news schedule just this week alone. Trump tweeted Wednesday his promise to ban transgender people from serving in the military after making a politicized and abrasive speech to the Boy Scouts of America on Monday, which prompted the organization to apologize to the…

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NYC PROTESTS THIS WEEK: FROM TRANSGENDER RIGHTS TO FAIR TRADE

2017 has been marked by massive protests, such as the Woman's March and the March For Science. Thousands lined the streets with clever and insightful signs, but importantly they had a purpose to their presence - to be heard in order to make change. There have been an abundance of protests since President Trump took office in…

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MAGNUM PHOTOS CELEBRATES 70 YEARS WITH PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS IN NYC

Magnum Photos is celebrating 70 years of its significant contribution to photography and history by holding a number of events throughout New York City this month that present new and iconic work by established Magnum photographers. The public seasons of events will be focused on Magnum’s three anniversary themes of community, witnessing history, and “Magnum…

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REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS UNDER TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY

Women have been protesting in the streets with signs that say, “My body, my choice,” “Women’s rights are human rights,” “I am a woman not a womb” and “Want fewer abortions? Support Planned Parenthood.” More women are growing concerned about their reproductive rights since Donald J. Trump was elected president in November. Planned Parenthood reported…

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RESISTANCE ROUNDUP – THIS WEEK’S MOST CREATIVE ACTS OF PROTEST

Every day Donald Trump does something else that is worth protesting. The past week was no exception to the rule - big names came out for a rally against Trump’s proposed cuts to arts funding, female artists channeled the Guerrilla Girls with creative acts of resistance and LGBTQ activists danced the night away in front…

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TWELVE DAYS OF TRUMP – HIS ACTIONS SINCE THE INAUGURATION

It’s been a little over 10 days since the presidential inauguration and already the nation is reeling from Trump’s actions. Citizens are protesting, Democratic senators are boycotting & impeachment rumors swirl.  Let’s take a look at the damage that the Donald has inflicted on the nation since January 20th. Ban on Immigration Last week Trump…

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TRUMP’S MISOGYNY CREATES A NEW FEMALE SOLIDARITY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2KOQfZ0Zd0 On October 19th, at the third and final presidential debate, Donald Trump out-Trumped himself with his most inane insult yet. As democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, answered a question about social security, Trump interrupted her with the random statement, “Such a nasty woman.” While Trump’s comment was meant to put Clinton in a negative light,…

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THE STAND WITH STANDING ROCK MOVEMENT CONTINUES WITH BENEFIT CONCERT

Dave Matthews, as well as other musicians to be announced, will be supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline with a benefit concert at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, November 27th.  On the issue of the pipeline as a whole, Dave Matthews said: "How can we…

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GROUP SHOW ‘PROTEST’ @ VICTORIA MIRO GALLERY – LONDON – SEPT 23 – NOV 5

Victoria Miro Gallery 16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW September 23 - November 5, 2016 Victoria Miro Gallery is currently showing Protest with the charitable help and partnership of Reprive, the human rights defenders who provide free legal and investigative support. The show is in collaboration with over 15 international artists. New and recent works by Doug…

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THE CONTROVERSY OVER CHANEL’S SPRING 2015 RUNWAY SHOW + FAUX FEMINIST PROTEST

On Tuesday, September 30th, 2014, Karl Lagerfeld presented the Chanel Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear collection at the Grand Palais in Paris. He created a massive set to look like a pretty Parisian street inside the Grand Palais, with the runway adorably named “Boulevard Chanel.” For the most part, the aesthetic of this year’s show seemed relatively…

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THOUSANDS PROTEST AT CHINESE SHOE FACTORY

Thousands of Chinese workers employed at shoe-making factories owned by Yue Yuen Industrial in Southern China's Pearl River Delta area have ceased their manufacturing of major footwear labels like Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Puma, Asics and Converse in protest of unfair wages. The labor dispute, beginning as early as April, came to a head this Tuesday when…

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THE BLOOM TWINS #StandUpForYourRight

- "Get Up Stand Up" Musicians The Bloom Twins from the Ukraine, respond to the current political climate in their homeland with a video, "Get Up Stand Up". "We were born and raised in Ukraine. We played in the very square which is now burning, and our parents are amongst those who have stood against…

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THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT IS ALIVE AND KICKING – MAY 1ST PROTEST

BROADWAY MARCH ON MAY 1ST BY OCCUPY WALL STREET - VIDEO On May 1st the Occupy Wall Street Movement took over New York City with a series of marches and protests.  Starting out in "pop-up encampment" Bryant Park in the morning, over the course of the day, their "99 Pickets" campaign had spread to numerous…

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