The Boston Globe‘s photo blog The Big Picture focused its latest post on recent protests from around the world. The 50 photos range “From quiet, prayerful requests for peace in Mexico to the violent takeover of an office building in London to student demonstrators in Chile and gay rights activists making a statement to the Pope in Spain.”
Of course, we’re more interested in peafecul protest here. Some of my favorites in the set include climate activists forming the phrase “The End?” on an island off the coast of Belize City (shown above), a group of Polish anti-fascists dressed as Nazi death camp prisoners, and students in Bulgaria carrying books on their heads during a protest against cuts in funding for universities.
It’s great to see attention paid to nonviolent protests in a mainstream publication. If there’s one thing we know from running this blog, it’s that protests are great photo subjects.
What if there’s an antiwar movement growing right under our noses and we just haven’t noticed?
The military is currently putting the breaks on the drive to war in Iran, says a former colonel and diplomat, but concerned citizens need to step up.
Two Iraqi peace activists discuss their commitment to peace and undoing the violence wrought by the last two U.S. wars in their country.