Micheline Sheehy Skeffington: ‘I’m from a family of feminists. I took this case to honour them’

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington fights back against gender discrimination in academia.

Excerpt from article:

“Towards the end of November Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington won a landmark case against her former employer of 34 years, NUI Galway. The Equality Tribunal found that the university had discriminated against the botanist for promotion because of her gender.”


Haida group animates pipeline opposition using stop motion and music

The Haida group to voice their campaign against Enbridge Northern Gateway uses stop motion and music in their newest video.

Click here to read the article and check out the video.

Burnaby Mountain, B.C. bordering Simon Fraser University campus

“The ongoing civil disobedience and arrests on Burnaby Mountain in the face of Kinder Morgan’s geotechnical work and proposed pipeline expansion bring several important issues into focus, including the power of the National Energy Board and corporations to override community interests, and the push for rapid expansion of climate-disrupting fossil fuel development such as the […]

“Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!”: Gesture, Choreography, and Protest in Ferguson

Dance Scholar Anusha Kedhar writes on the power and significance of the “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture in this moment of American political protest.

Full article can be found here.


“By raising their hands in the air, the protesters remind us over and over and over again that all the bodily proof we need of […]

Tamir Rice, 12, fatally shot by Cleveland police while brandishing toy gun

Enough is enough… but how should we as anthropologists/ethnographers respond?

Read the news report about Tamir Rice here

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South African Stencil Artists Are Using Well Placed Statements to Disrupt Socio-Political Complacency

“A South African anonymous radical art collective, Tokolos-Stencil, is using stencil art to keep the memory of the 2012 Marikana mine massacre alive, disrupt colonial and apartheid statues, “terrorise the powers that be” and remind South Africans that if they want freedom and justice, they must be willing to fight for them.”

A fantastic example […]

Cleaning Up After Capitalism – Wall Street

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“Capitalism vs The Vacuum Cleaner”


Myanmar’s Child Refugees Share Their Stories Through Visual Art

From the article: “Thanks to visual-storytelling workshops, a group of child refugees from Myanmar (Burma) is now able to narrate the experience of fleeing their war-torn home. The illustrations generated in these seminars serve as powerful teaching aids in understanding how civil war and ethnic conflict have ravaged the country for the past several decades.” […]

Chester Missing - South Africa

This is a really interesting performance series by a South African artist using a puppet as a political analyst who speaks to the history of apartheid and contemporary racial politics in South Africa. It’s quite brilliant.

Paul Farmer on Ebola: “This isn’t a natural disaster, this is the terrorism of poverty”

From the article: “This isn’t a natural disaster. This is the terrorism of poverty,” Paul Farmer, the Harvard professor and co-founder of Partners in Health, told The Washington Post after a recent trip to Liberia.