Peruvian history is a contentious subject, and the authorities in charge of writing its first drafts should not be taken at their word.
Machu Picchu Indefinitely Closed Amid Political Protests
Hundreds of visitors were evacuated from the Incan site over the weekend.
How Blank White Paper Became a Symbol of Dissent in China
Protests are erupting across the country in response to President Xi Jinping’s strict zero-COVID policy.
Activists Crash British Museum Opening to Protest Egypt’s Political Prisoners
The anti-fuel group Culture Unstained criticized the museum’s connections to British Petroleum and its silence on the imprisonment of Egyptian political critic Alaa Abd El-Fattah.
Artists Worldwide Demand Freedom for Iranian Women
In the wake of Mahsa Amini’s death at the hands of “morality police,” artists and filmmakers across the world are voicing their support for protesters in Iran.
Myanmar Junta Detains Artist-Activist Htein Lin
The artist’s wife, former British ambassador Vicky Bowman, was also detained amid a crackdown on pro-democracy activists.
Three Arrested During “Die-In” Protest for Abortion Rights Outside LACMA
Activists chained themselves to the cast-iron lampposts of Chris Burden’s outdoor sculpture installation “Urban Light” (2008) and covered themselves in fake blood.
Richmond Police Admit to Tear-Gassing Peaceful Protesters at Robert E. Lee Monument
The police department retracted its previous claims that demonstrators were “violent” as part of a settlement in a lawsuit lodged by six protesters who were tear-gassed by officers in June 2020.
Artists and Activists March Over Brooklyn Bridge for Abortion Rights
Protesters held signs that read “If men got pregnant, you could get an abortion at an ATM” and “Abolish SCOTUS, Not Abortions!”
“White Blue White,” the New Flag of Russia’s Anti-War Movement
Flown around the world, the banner eliminates the red stripe of Russia’s official flag, thought to symbolize “blood, war, and aggression.”
The History of Anti-racist Protests in Brooklyn, From Abolition to Black Lives Matter
Launching on Juneteenth, the Brooklyn Public Library’s newest initiative examines six decades of Black-led activism in the borough.
Plywood Obelisks Reflect on a Year of Racial Justice Protests
Michael Zelehoski’s sculpture “Miguelito” is crafted with plywood used to board up businesses during last summer’s racial justice protests.