Million Mask March: Hacktivists Against Mass Surveillance

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Chances are, this week you saw Guy Fawkes’ visage on the streets, as protesters in 481 cities worldwide participated in the Million Mask March, promoted by internet activist group Anonymous. (© FOTOBANK.RU/GETTY IMAGES)
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Protest Against New Government in Brussels

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Demonstrators confront riot police in central Brussels November 6, 2014. Tens of thousands of public and private sector workers, employees and trade union members demonstrated over austerity measures to be taken by the new Belgian government. (Photo by Yves Herman/Reuters)
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Fantastic Portraits of Superheroes Set Against Tranquil Environments

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Superman has the Fortress of Solitude, Batman has the Batcave. Obviously, even superheroes need some space and alone time. When the writers drew up these characters, they also had to humanize them by giving them some kind of escape where they could be by themselves. French photographer Benoit Lapray‘s imagined series, ‘The Quest for the Absolute, Portraits of Superheroes’ builds on that premise. The collection shows images of famous superheroes alone with their thoughts while in tranquil environments.
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“No Violence Against Women” Project

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Marge Simpson stands despondently with a black eye next to a grinning, vacant Homer. A trickle of blood comes from Lois Griffin’s nose as Peter drapes his arm around her. Wonder Woman has Superman’s hand clasped over her mouth, while Snow White lies battered at the feet of Prince Charming.

These illustrations are the work of an artist who has put a sinister spin on iconic animations in order to highlight the disturbing realities of domestic abuse. No Violence Against Women is a project by Italian artist and activist AleXsandro Palombo, 40, who is based in Milan. It forces its audience to confront the plight some women go through under the pretence of a happy relationship or family.
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Greenpeace Action Against Gazprom’s Arctic Drilling

Five Greenpeace International activists attempt to climb the ‘Prirazlomnaya’, an oil platform operated by Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom in Russia’s Pechora Sea; to stop it from becoming the first to produce oil from the ice-filled waters of the Arctic.


The Greenpeace International ship, Arctic Sunrise approaches the ‘Prirazlomnaya’ oil rig. (Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace) Continue reading »

Demonstrators Surround the Spanish Congress to Protest Against Spending Cuts and the Government of Mariano Rajoy

Police clash with the protestors during the march to the parliament against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. The demonstration, organized behind the slogan “Occupy Congress”, was expected to draw thousands of people. Madrid authorities said some 1,300 police would be deployed. The protestors call for Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections held, claiming the government’s austerity measures show the ruling Popular Party misled voters to get elected last November. (Photos by Andres Kudacki/Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Dominique Faget/Jasper Juinen/Denis Doyle/Pierre-Philippe Marcou/Reuters/AFP Photo) Continue reading »

Leading Fashion Designers Join CFDA-eBay Fight Against Counterfeits

Over 75 leading designers from the American fashion industry have joined the collaborative efforts by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and eBay to raise awareness and fight against counterfeits. From Diane Von Furstenberg to Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger; many leading designers joined the second “You Can’t Fake Fashion” campaign that introduced 76 customized designs and four unique totes styles for the spring tote collection. Continue reading »

“Occupy” Protesters’ Creative Impact Against the System

A cat passes by graffiti reading “re-evolve” in front of a closed hotel, occupied by protesters, next to Madrid’s landmark Puerta del Sol. (Reuters) Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Brooms Against Corruption

A woman walks near brooms placed by members of NGO Rio de Paz (Peace Rio) at Copacabana beach as a form of protest in Rio de Janeiro. A total of 594 brooms, which represent the number of congressmen in the country, were placed at the beach to symbolize the need to ‘sweep out’ corruption in the Brazilian National Congress. (Sergio Moraes/Reuters) Click image to zoom.