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Over 50 disability rights activists were arrested this Monday for “blocking passage” outside the White House. These peaceful activists were part of ADAPT, a disability rights group who organized some 200 individuals to protest. The demonstrators were voicing their request for President Obama to address the “critical civil rights of persons with disabilities” ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this summer. Read More
The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom focuses on ending war by finding its roots. This month they will be commemorating 100 years of fighting the good fight. In celebration, they will be holding a Centennial Congress at the Hague where they first organized during WWII. This will be followed by an international conference (April 27 - 29, 2015) during which WILPF's international global campaign, Women's Power to Stop War, will culminate. Read More
The ladies of Pussy Riot are at it again. This time, however, they won’t be found at Christ the Savior Cathedral punking out in protest, and their balaclava’s need not be worn – their new project is all about transparency. Started in September in collaboration with The Guardian’s New East network, MediaZona is Pussy Riot’s latest endeavor post jail time. Read More
Last Wednesday the United State's failed again. Charges were not pressed against Eric Garner's assailant, a U.S. police officer, who was responsible for Garner's death. This is the second time in the last two weeks that a grand jury, in the Land of the Free. has not indicted police officers responsible for unjust deaths.    Coffins were seen being carried across the Brooklyn Bridge on Thursday in response to the public's disappointment. Read More
The New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women will be rallying today against the latest poll from TIME magazine that said they would like to ban the word "Feminist" from our lexicon in 2015, along with the words "bae" and "kale." NOW is having none of this nonsense, even after TIME's sad attempt at an apology for the poll results.  The protest will be today (November 19) from 12:30pm-1:15pm at TIME Headquarters, 1271 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave. between 50-51st). Read More
When officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the town of Ferguson, Missouri erupted into a justified rage. With local the police force increasing militarization, including the use of tear gas and violence against protestors and reporters in order to quell the riots, there has been an flood of information from every corner of the internet on what is going on, from protestors to citizen journalists and everyone else on Twitter. Read More
It’s no secret that over here at BUST we consider ourselves huge fans of all things knitting (Stitch ’N Bitch, anyone?). But knitting as activism? Way cool.  Last week in South Burlington, Vermont, five women took to the lobby of a Vermont Gas Systems office, staging a “knit-in” to protest a pipeline expansion. According to the research of one protestor, Jane Palmer, they had reason to believe that a pipeline permitting process was being mishandled (which requires a series of applications and regulations for the company to fulfill). Read More
  The No Wave Performance Task Force left blood and guts in front of the Dia Art Foundation in honor of the late Ana Mendieta. (photo via Jillian Steinhauer for Hyperallergic) The feminist group No Wave Performance Task Force and artist Christen Clifford held a pungent protest that involved chicken blood and guts to pay homage to the late artist Ana Mendieta and object to the newly opened retrospective of her husband, Carl Andre. Read More
When I was 19 and in my second year of university on Vancouver Island, a robber entered my home and stole a number of valuables.  I had been home alone. I had fallen asleep and when my friends left my house they didn't lock the door. I was agonized by the idea that something worse than theft might have happened. The sense of invasion when your home is robbed is tantamount to the way girls feel at all times: nowhere is safe-- not your home, not your street, not your campus. This is the climate that girls must survive in small-town Canada, and it's time you knew about it. Read More
The founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps Sr., died of natural causes at 84-years-old on Wednesday, March 19th. Phelps and his small Topeka, Kansas-based congregation, which is largely comprised of his own extended family members, is best known for leading repugnant anti-gay protests at public events such as funerals of AIDS victims and deceased members of the armed forces. The church was founded in the 1950's and has been spewing nonsense for way too long. Read More