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Police officers patrol the entrance of the Tate Modern gallery, in London, Oct. 15, 2022, after climate protesters threw soup over glass covering Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ in London’s National Gallery. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Eco-activist attacks on museum artwork ask us to figure out what we value

Climate protesters are destabilizing the idea that public galleries are safe spaces for works of art, held in public trust.
A placard with a picture of Mahsa Amini, whose death while being detained by Iran’s morality police has ignited a wave of protests across the country. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

The protests in Iran are part of a long history of women’s resistance

Iranian women have a long history of campaigning for their rights. The latest protests bring together a host of religious and gender groups suppressed by the country’s clerical regime.
In this Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, photo obtained by The Associated Press, a police motorcycle burns during a protest over the death of a young woman who had been detained for violating the country’s conservative dress code in downtown Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo)

Iran on fire: Once again, women are on the vanguard of transformative change

Women have long demanded change in Iran. In the aftermath of the death of a woman for a hijab violation, women protesters may be leading their country to a freer and more just society.
Barbara Kruger, ‘Untitled (Your body is a battleground),’ 1989, photographic silkscreen on vinyl 112 x 112 in. (284.48 x 284.48 cm). Courtesy the artist, The Broad Art Foundation and Sprüth Magers

How a 1989 poster became a fixture on the front lines in the battle over abortion rights

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.
Sound researchers believe sound is an element of resistance. Here a protester holds a ‘Black Lives Matter" megaphone at a protest in New York City in 2020. AP Photo/John Minchillo

How powerful sounds of protest amplify resistance — Podcast

In today’s episode, we look at how sound and noise are used as tactics of protest and how practitioners are using environmental soundscapes to protest against racism and police brutality.

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