Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Jeff Bridges participated in a “bed-in” to promote peace and student activism at New York City Hall. This emulated the Bed-Ins for Peace that Lennon and Ono organized in 1969 to protest the Vietnam War.
The event celebrates the launch of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus residency in New York City. The bus is a high-tech music and video production studio on wheels, traveling to help mentor students in musics and the arts. Read more…
A multimedia show from the Russian punk activists still being persecuted for anti-Putin protest is as funny as it is nerve-shredding
Pussy Riot might put the punk rock in modern protest, but their musical chops have always been a little less clear. You will likely know that two of the Russian feminist disrupters were arrested and sentenced to nearly two years in a labour camp for performing their “punk prayer” performance in an orthodox cathedral in Moscow in 2012, drawing international outrage and attention on how Russia treats its dissident artists. But can you remember the serrated riot grrrl riffage of the song that soundtracked it, Mother of God, Drive Putin Away? Or, for that matter, any of their other classics, such as Putin Zassal (roughly, “Putin Has Pissed Himself”)?
Also uncertain is what you’re going to get when you see Pussy Riot billed anywhere. Or, rather, who you’re going to get. Their cast is seemingly interchangeable, like a balaclava-ed Sugababes, with the two global faces of the group staging contrasting endeavours at separate times, of varying artistic quality. The first Pussy Riot tour in North America this spring featured one of those faces, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and band playing some of their new anti-Putin agit-electro. At the Edinburgh fringe, meanwhile, the collective’s other leading rioter, Maria “Masha” Alyokhina, is presenting Riot Days, a mix of music, documentary footage and scathing political commentary based on her memoir of the same name.
Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokomnikova has announced a new book about the Russian activist band. Title Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism, the book is described as a “guerrilla guide to radical protest and joyful political resistance” and follows the story of the artist and activist’s numerous arrests while protesting the Russian…
The people have spoken — and they want King James.
As of Thursday morning, more than 10,000 people have signed a petition demanding that LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers replace Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education. The numbers grow by the hour.
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Here’s how the Care2 petition explains the differences between the two candidates:
James recently opened his I Promise school, which will serve predominantly low-income students in Akron, Ohio. The school provides job placement services for their parents as well as free college tuition for graduates. Read more…
Tanks and weapons were on display at Nashestviye festival – a show some called “military propaganda”.
Dance is a form of protest in a country where tensions between liberal youths and far-right groups run deep.
Yesterday was May Day, which meant that groups of left-leaning demonstrators took to the streets across the world in support of workers’ rights. In Seattle, according to local media, the May Day march attracted hundreds of people, including a faction of “Proud Boys,” the far-right men’s group that Gavin McInnes founded after he was triggered…
After making a global impact at the March for Our Lives last weekend, Naomi Wadler and her mother retreated to a beach house. They spoke to the Guardian about activism and gun deaths
When 11-year-old Naomi Wadler gave a speech at last weekend’s March for Our Lives in Washington about the importance of remembering the lives of black women and girls lost to gun violence, the reaction was intense and immediate.