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Rally for Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera taken on 3/30/14

33 Mujeres NYC x Oscar, a newly formed group of women from New York City, held its inaugural rally on March 30, 2014, on the corner of 106th Street and Lexington Avenue in East Harlem from 4:00 – 4:33pm to demand the freedom of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera. The group will be holding monthly rallies throughout NYC for 33 minutes on the last Sunday of every month from 4:00 – 4:33pm to signify the 33 years that Oscar López Rivera has been imprisoned in federal penitentiaries, and will continue to hold monthly rallies until he is released. The rallies will coincide with the 32 x Oscar monthly rally that will occur at the same date and time in San Juan, Puerto Rico which are organized and held by 32 women who initiated these public rallies last year to mark Oscar’s 32nd year of imprisonment. The campaigns are dedicated to championing the freedom of Oscar López Rivera, a 71-year old Vietnam veteran who begins his 33rd year of imprisonment in May. Oscar was charged with the mental crime of seditious conspiracy – the same as former South African President and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela – for fighting for the independence of Puerto Rico. He has never been accused nor convicted of committing a violent act or causing harm or death to anyone. Oscar is the longest held Puerto Rican political prisoner in the history of the nation’s independence movement. Activists, singers, politicians, actors, students, religious leaders and lawyers the world over have called for his release and clemency by President Barack Obama. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/33mujeresnycxoscar.

Posted by Arleen Santana Near El Barrio, New York, NY

Voicot Animal Liberation Street Art Gallery taken on 2/12/14

Voicot is activism and art for the animal liberation. We think art is for everybody so we did a street art gallery. The photos are projections of images on a human body. Images from the meat and dairy industry, animal testing and from circuses and zoos. The images where printed in large format and hi-quality photo paper to enhance the concept of art gallery. At Voicot we think is very important that art communicates a clear message, a story, or a concept that goes beyond the beauty of the piece itself. We believe that real beauty is fighting for a better world. (www.voicot.com)

Posted by Malena Blanco Near 170 Chrystie St, New York, NY, United States

Khmer-American Artist/Activist Kat Eng, "Less than Three" taken on 1/17/14

Khmer-American artist/activist Kat Eng set up a custom-made sewing machine in front of H&M’s Times Square flagship location in NYC.

Posted by Kat Eng Near Times Square

Ket Eng Stitched Together 2 and 2/3 Dollars, for a $2.66 Daily Wage taken on 1/17/14

The project's title, "Less Than Three", refers to the earnings of the average Cambodian garment worker, whose $80 monthly salary breaks down to 2.66 dollars a day.

Posted by Kat Eng Near Times Square

In Response to Crackdown on Striking Garment Workers in Cambodia taken on 1/17/14

The eight hour performance was a response to the brutal military crackdown of striking garment workers in Cambodia earlier this month.

Posted by Kat Eng Near Times Square

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