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February 08, 2012

Hershey's Child Labor: Chocolate Company To Source Independently Certified Cocoa By End of 2012

Reports of Hershey's using child labor in its cocoa fields have been widespread, and the publicity hasn't been kind. In the past year, the Raise The Bar campaign, aimed at calling attention to Hershey's child labor issues, has been putting pressure on the company to change its supply chain practices. Many of the efforts fell on deaf ears but recently it sounds like the chocolate company finally started listening.


Posted by cat at 08:04 PM

February 07, 2012

Art & Politics One in the same for Moscow Feminist Punk Band


Eight women stood in a line opposite the Kremlin, neon balaclavas hiding their faces, fists pounding the air in rugged defiance. Before police carted them off, the members of Pussy Riot managed to shout their way through a minute-long punk anthem: "Revolt in Russia – the charisma of protest / Revolt in Russia, Putin's got scared!" LINK TO Guardian article (via Malav)

Knit balaclava pattern here LINK

Posted by cat at 01:20 PM

February 02, 2012

Paper Tiger Exhibition Opening
Celebrating 30 Years of Collective Media Art, Activism and Analysis

Roarrrr... It's 30 years since the first "reading" of the New York Times by Herbert Schiller in October 28, 1981, the initial live transmission of Paper Tiger Television. Miraculously the ever-renewing collective is now celebrating their roaring history with an exhibition, a conference and series of events. Last spring, the many tapes, backdrops, photos, funding proposals, and meeting notes of the vast Tiger archive were donated to the Fales Library, a special collection within Bobst Library at NYU (always open to the public without an NYU pass!). To celebrate this acquisition, Fales is hosting an exhibition from February 3 (Save the date!) until May 4, 2012 in their third floor gallery. LINK

Posted by cat at 01:59 AM