Activists including Myanmar citizens protest in Tokyo on July 26, 2022, against Myanmar’s recent execution of four prisoners
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Myanmar’s military junta is losing some control over the country, but its execution of four high-profile leaders and prisoners sends a warning to Myanmar citizens and the rest of the world.
Barbara Kruger, ‘Untitled (Your body is a battleground),’ 1989, photographic silkscreen on vinyl 112 x 112 in. (284.48 x 284.48 cm).
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Barbara Kruger’s ‘Untitled (Your body is a battleground)’ has seamlessly transitioned to social media, inspiring a new generation of media-savvy artists and activists.
Police officers dispersing a protestor during a Blockade Australia rally in Sydney this week.
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Politicians may be better served addressing the message, rather than attacking the messengers.
Hope as a stubborn desire.
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Hope begins in a place of despair, in the desire to make things better.
Pauli Murray: priest, activist, lawyer and more.
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Pauli Murray, the first Black woman to be ordained by the Episcopal Church, was an advocate for women’s rights and racial justice.
A dozen states now provide a total of $89 million in funding to pregnancy centers.
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Offering free pregnancy tests, sonograms and counseling, the pregnancy help movement maintains more than 2,700 resource centers throughout the United States.
Participants on a Women’s March rally in front of San Francisco’s City Hall in 2019.
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From protest marches and fundraising to parliamentary petitions and talking with friends, there are many ways to make your voice heard.
Kin Cheung AP Hong Kong July protesters flood the streets as they take part in an annual rally in Hong Kong.
Louisa Lim’s ‘haunting testimonial’ to Hong Kong reveals a politically engaged and dynamic civil society beneath the surface of an unrelenting reign of terror.
Li Shiu Tong, right, was the boyfriend and intellectual heir of German sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld.
When Li Shiu Tong died in 1993, his unpublished manuscript about sexuality was almost thrown away. Yet it contains views on bisexuality and gender fluidity that would resonate with young people today.
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Direct action can make the demands of a mainstream movement seem reasonable.
Jackie Robinson addresses civil rights supporters protesting outside the 1964 GOP National Convention.
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Years before Colin Kaepernick was born, Robinson wrote, ‘I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a Black man in a white world.’
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The Russian embassy in Vilnius now sits on Ukrainian Heroes’ Street (Ukrainos Didvyrių g.), a direct response to the war.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala at the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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These women have helped people in their communities and far beyond.
Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame at the National Press Club last month.
Australia’s political economy was built on the primacy of (white) male labor, male power and male control, writes Julianne Schultz. Women have changed this culture - but still risk abuse when speaking out.
You ask a question, call for a particular action and express solidarity with the person who represents you in parliament.
Soda_Jerk TERROR NULLIUS, 2018.
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Over the past half a century, Australian women’s art has gone from the margins to the mainstream. A new book mapping this story is a flawed, colourful kaleidoscope.
It’s hard to play cricket in sweltering conditions or amid bushfire smoke. Is it time for Cricket Australia to cut ties with fossil fuel sponsors?
Young people in Indonesia participate in the 2019 Jakarta Climate Strike.
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Young Muslim activists in Indonesia turn to faith to undertake the sacred task of protecting the natural world. This echoes the growing popularity of ‘green Islam’ as an important global youth agenda.
(Alice) Maud Arncliffe Sennett, English actress and suffragette, arrested four times for her activism.
A scrapbook is a blank canvas upon which any activist can paint their story.
Bell hooks’ books provide a window into her hugely influential theories.
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bell hooks, the Black feminist writer and intellectual, died on Dec. 15 aged 69. Scholar and activist Karsonya Wise Whitehead provides a personal reflection on what bell hooks meant to her life.