is a nonprofit organization advancing the study and use of strategic nonviolent action in conflicts throughout the world. They are committed to the defense of freedom, democracy, and the reduction of political violence through the use of nonviolent action.
(…) The idea that some or all nonhuman animals are entitled to the possession of their own lives, and that their most basic interests – such as an interest in not suffering – should be afforded the same consideration as the similar interests of human beings. (Source: Wikipedia)
The Arab Spring (Arabic: الربيع العربي , al-Rabeeʻa al-ʻArabi) is a revolutionary wave of demonstrations, protests, and wars occurring in the Arab world that began on 18 December 2010. To date, rulers have been forced from power in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen; civil uprisings have erupted in Bahrain and Syria (…) The protests have shared techniques of mostly civil resistance in sustained campaigns involving strikes, demonstrations, marches, and rallies, as well as the effective use of social media to organize, communicate, and raise awareness in the face of state attempts at repression and Internet censorship. (Source: Wikipedia)
A burqa (Urdu: بُرقع), (Arabic pronunciation: [ˈbʊrqʊʕ, ˈbʊrqɑʕ]a; also transliterated burkha, burka or burqu’ from Arabic: برقع burquʻ or burqaʻ) is an enveloping outer garment worn by women in some Islamic traditions to cover their bodies when in public. (Source: Wikipedia)
Censorship is the suppression of speech or other communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient to the general body of people as determined by a government, media outlet, or other controlling body. (Source: Wikiquote)
The Center for Artistic Activism is a place to explore, analyze, and strengthen connections between social activism and artistic practice. Their goal is to make more creative activists and more effective artists.
Choreography is the art of designing sequences of movements in which motion, form, or both are specified. (…) Choreography is used in a variety of fields other than dance, including cheerleading, cinematography, gymnastics, fashion shows, ice skating, marching band, show choir, theatre, and synchronized swimming. (Source: Wikipdia)
Citibank, one of the major international banks, is the consumer banking arm of financial services giant Citigroup. (…) As of March 2010, Citigroup is the third largest bank holding company in the United States by total assets, after Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase. (Source: Wikipedia)
(R)ights that protect individuals’ freedom from unwarranted infringement by governments and private organizations, and ensure one’s ability to participate in the civil and political life of the state without discrimination or repression. Civil rights include the ensuring of peoples’ physical and mental integrity, life and safety; protection from discrimination on grounds such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, or disability; and individual rights such as privacy, the freedoms of thought and conscience, speech and expression, religion, the press, assembly and movement. (Source: Wikipedia)
Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” Article 2 specifies that everyone is entitled to the same rights “without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.” (Source: United Nations)
Feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, and social rights for women. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment. (Source: Wikipedia)
A flash mob (or flashmob) is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression. Flash mobs are organized via telecommunications, social media, or viral emails. (Source: Wikipedia)
The movement for civil rights for homosexuals. It originated after a police raid on a gay bar in New York City in 1969, which triggered a riot and launched the grassroots reform movement seeking to end social and legal discrimination against gays. (Source: dictionary.com)
On 15th of May 2011, only one week before the elections, non-violent demonstrations started to occur in Spain. This movement called “Los Indignados” or “Movimiento 15-M”, criticizes the socio-economic and political decisions made by the Spanish government.
Muhammad Hosni El Sayed Mubarak (Arabic: محمد حسني السيد مبارك; born 4 May 1928) is a former Egyptian politician, leader and military commander. He served as the fourth President of Egypt from 1981 to 2011. (…) Mubarak was ousted after 18 days of demonstrations during the 2011 Egyptian revolution (…). He was then ordered to stand trial on charges of negligence for not giving orders to stop the killing of peaceful protestors during the revolution. (…) On 2 June 2012, Mubarak was sentenced to life imprisonment by an Egyptian court. (Source: Wikipedia)
Occupy Wall Street (OWS) was the name given to a protest movement that began on September 17, 2011, in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City’s Wall Street financial district. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_Wall_Street>Wikipedia)
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́тин; born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician who has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012, (…) from 2000 to 2008, and (…) Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012. (…) In Russia, Putin’s leadership has mostly enjoyed considerable popularity, with generally high approval ratings. However, many of his actions have been characterised by the domestic opposition as undemocratic. (…) Some critics describe him as a dictator. (Source: Wikipedia)
Art, specifically visual art, developed in public spaces (…) though the term usually refers to unsanctioned art, as opposed to government sponsored initiatives. The term can include traditional graffiti artwork, sculpture, stencil graffiti, sticker art, wheatpasting and street poster art, video projection, art intervention, guerrilla art, and street installations. Typically, the term street art or the more specific post-graffiti is used to distinguish contemporary public-space artwork from territorial graffiti, vandalism, and corporate art. (Source: Wikipedia)