Video – Pompes, self-defense et seins nus : bienvenu à l’école des femen

Elles n’ont que pour seule arme… leurs seins. Depuis 2008, les Femen se sont fait un nom en manifestant un peu partout en Europe, la poitrine à l’air. Nées en Ukraine, ces féministes activistes d’un nouveau genre ont ouvert récemment un centre d’entraînement dans le XVIIIe arrondissement à Paris, dans une petite salle perchée au 1er étage du Lavoir moderne.

Communist Terror – Pusscat Riot sentenced to 2 yeras for Punk Prayer

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  Three members of an all-girl Russian punk band were each sentenced to two years in prison Friday for staging a guerrilla performance of a song that criticized Vladimir Putin.

The members of Pussy Riot — one of whom is a permanent resident of Canada — have already been in jail for six months.

Their conviction and sentencing on Friday triggered a wave of global protests at Russian embassies in cities around the world.

Immediately after the decision was issued, Twitter came alive with supporters of the band slamming the ruling and calling on like-minded sympathizers to join demonstrations.

Maria Alyokhina, 24, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29, were charged with hooliganism connected with religious hatred after they stormed into a central cathedral in Moscow and briefly performed a song that entreated the Virgin Mary to protect Russia from Putin.

Videos of the performance show masked band members jumping, kicking and punching the air near the altar of the church, while also bowing down in an apparent mockery of orthodox prayer.

It has been described as a “punk prayer,” though the judge in their trial said the obscenity-laced, flash mob-style performance showed a “complete lack of respect” for Orthodox believers and was a premeditated violation of public order.

The incident took place in February, when Putin was on the verge of winning a new term as Russian president.

In recent weeks the case has made headlines around the world and support has galvanized for the women, two of whom have young children and have not been allowed to see their families.

“It is exposing the actual concerns that we have been expressing for quite some time about the restriction on freedom of expression, freedom of association and freedom of assembly,” said David Diaz-Jogeix, of the human rights advocacy group Amnesty International.

The group has been calling for the immediate and unconditional release of the band members, saying their performance did not constitute a criminal act.

A number of international pop stars have expressed their support for the group, including Paul McCartney, Madonna and Bjork.

But Diaz-Jogeix said within Russia people are also standing up for the group and going public with their support.

“No matter what the decision is, what I think is important is that the Russian society is mobilizing together with help from international countries such as Canada,” he told CTV’s Canada AM before the decision was released.

Prosecutors had asked for three-year sentences for the women, down from the possible seven-year maximum. Putin himself had said he hoped the sentencing would not be “too severe.”

Lynn Flatley, who has organized a Toronto demonstration in support of the women, said she was inspired to take action after learning about their case.

“I felt it was so wrong on so many levels I felt I had to do something. I had never done anything like this but it was a tipping point for me,” she told Canada AM.

Die regierungskritischen Musikerinnen der russischen Punk-Band Pussy Riot müssen für zwei Jahre ins Gefängnis.

Ein Moskauer Gericht verurteilte die drei jungen Frauen am Freitag wegen religiös motivierten Rowdytums. Die Bandmitglieder hatten im Februar in einer Moskauer Kathedrale den Altarraum gestürmt und in einem “Punk-Gebet” ihre Wut über Wladimir Putin zum Ausdruck gebracht. Das Verfahren wirft ein Schlaglicht auf den umstrittenen Umgang Russlands mit der Meinungsfreiheit und hat international eine Welle der Solidarität ausgelöst. Dagegen bekennen nur wenige Russen Sympathie für die Angeklagten. Die Staatsanwaltschaft hatte jeweils drei Jahre Haft gefordert.

Der Vorwurf “Rowdytum aus religiösem Hass” hätte den Angeklagten im Alter von 22, 24 und 30 Jahren bis zu sieben Jahre Gefängnis eintragen können. Die Richterin bezeichnete bei der Verlesung des Strafmaßes das Vorgehen der Frauen in der Kirche als Blasphemie und Sakrileg. Die in Handschellen gelegten Angeklagten hatten ihren Schuldspruch zuvor schweigend vernommen. Nach Meinung der Pussy-Riot-Aktivistinnen und ihrer Unterstützer steht der Prozess für die Gefährdung von Freiheitsrechten. “Unsere Inhaftierung ist ein klares und eindeutiges Signal, dass dem ganzen Land die Freiheit genommen werden soll”, schrieb die Angeklagte Nadeschda Tolokonnikowa aus der Untersuchungshaft.

 

 

TOP-SECRET – UNVEILED – Pussy Riot in Court Photos

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The feminist punk group Pussy Riot performs during a flash-mob-style protest at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.

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Members of the Russian radical feminist group ‘Pussy Riot’ stage a performance to support detained opposition activists on a roof near the detention centre, which houses prominent opposition figures Ilya Yashin and Alexei Navalny, in Moscow December 14, 2011. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is in little immediate danger of being toppled by a wave of opposition protests but they could mark the beginning of the end for him if he does not make changes to restore his legitimacy. Courts have also sentenced two prominent opposition figures, Yashin and Navalny, to 15 days in jail for their roles in the protests.

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Members of the Russian radical feminist group Pussy Riot give an interview to the Associated Press in a break during their rehearsal in Moscow, Friday, Feb. , 17, 2012. Members of the group stage performances against the policies conducted by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, left, a member of feminist punk group Pussy Riot is escorted to a court room in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. Prosecutors on Tuesday called for three-year prison sentences for feminist punk rockers who gave an impromptu performance in Moscow’s main cathedral to call for an end to Vladimir Putin’s rule, in a case that has caused international outrage and split Russian society.

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Maria Alekhina, second right, a member of feminist punk group Pussy Riot is escorted to a court room in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012.

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Yekaterina Samutsevich, left, a member of feminist punk group Pussy Riot is escorted to a court room in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. [Image]

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (3rd L), Yekaterina Samutsevich (3rd R) and Maria Alyokhina (R), members of female punk band “Pussy Riot”, are escorted by police before a court hearing in Moscow August 8, 2012. A state prosecutor on Tuesday demanded a three-year jail term for three women from punk band Pussy Riot, saying they had abused God when they burst into a Moscow cathedral and sang a “protest prayer” against the Russian Orthodox Church’s close links to Vladimir Putin.

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Members of a female punk band ‘Pussy Riot’ Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (L), Maria Alyokhina (C) and Yekaterina Samutsevich (R), sit inside a glass enclosure during a court hearing in Moscow on August 8, 2012. Members of the all-girl band Pussy Riot who were charged with hooliganism for staging a ‘punk prayer’ against Vladimir Putin were due Wednesday to deliver final statements on the last day of their trial. The controversial hearings raced toward a verdict with prosecutors seeking a three-year sentence and global calls mounting among stage stars and top Western officials to win the young women’s release.

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Members of a female punk band ‘Pussy Riot’ Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (L), Maria Alyokhina (C) and Yekaterina Samutsevich (R), sit inside a glass enclosure during a court hearing in Moscow on August 8, 2012.

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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, August 8, 2012

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Maria Alyokhina, August 8, 2012

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Yekaterina Samutsevich, August 8, 2012

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Pussy Riot members, from left, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Maria Alekhina sit in a glass cage at a court room in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Thursday criticized the feminist punk rockers facing trial for performing a “punk prayer” against him at Moscow’s main cathedral, but said that a punishment for them shouldn’t be too severe.

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Maria Alekhina, left, Yekaterina Samutsevich, top right, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, right, members of feminist punk group Pussy Riot seen behind bars at a court room in Moscow, Russia, Russia, Monday, July 30, 2012. Three members of the band are facing trial for performing a “punk prayer” against Vladimir Putin from a pulpit of Moscow’s main cathedral before Russia’s presidential election in March, in which he won a third term.

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A file picture taken on July 20, 2012 shows members of the all-girl punk band ‘Pussy Riot’ Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (C), Maria Alyokhina (R) and Yekaterina Samutsevich (L), sitting behind bars during a court hearing in Moscow. Prosecutors asked a Moscow court to lock up members of the Pussy Riot girl band for three years after they called for Vladimir Putin’s ouster in a song, prompting Madonna to plead for clemency. As the full hearings in the controversial trial went into a second week, the state prosecutor said the young women’s crime was so severe they needed to be isolated from society.

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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a member of female Russian punk band Pussy Riot, sits inside a defendants cage in a Moscow court, on July 4, 2012, during the hearings on the Pussy Riot case. Three members of the all-woman punk band ‘Pussy Riot’ were detained two months ago, after they climbed on the altar of Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral — the country’s central place of worship — and sang a song they called a ‘Punk Prayer’. The women have been charged with hooliganism committed by an organised group — an unusually harsh charge for protesters.

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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a member of punk band Pussy Riot, gestures behind bars during a court hearing in Moscow April 19, 2012. Russian police detained at least 13 people who demonstrated outside a courthouse on Thursday against the arrest of three members of a women’s punk rock group that performed a protest song in Moscow’s main cathedral, witnesses said.

FEMEN Protest EURO 2012 – Uncensored

FEMEN Protest EURO 2012

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An activist of Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN wearing a penis costume stands in position on a flower bed in the form of EURO 2012 mascots Slavek and Slavko in Independence Square in Kiev on May 31, 2012. The protest was held to oppose the staging of the Euro 2012 football championships in the Ukraine. Getty

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An activist of Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN wearing a penis costume stands in position on a flower bed in the form of EURO 2012 mascots Slavek and Slavko as another activist sprays a slogan on the grass in Independence Square in Kiev on May 31, 2012. The protest was held to oppose the staging of the Euro 2012 football championships in the Ukraine. Getty

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Police detain activists of Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN during a protest on a flower bed in the form of EURO 2012 mascots Slavek and Slavko as another activist sprays a slogan on the grass in Independence Square in Kiev on May 31, 2012. The protest was held to oppose the staging of the Euro 2012 football championships in the Ukraine. Getty [Woman appears to have a cellphone in pants.]

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Police detain an activist of Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN during a protest on a flower bed in the form of EURO 2012 mascots Slavek and Slavko as another activist sprays a slogan on the grass in Independence Square in Kiev on May 31, 2012. The protest was held to oppose the staging of the Euro 2012 football championships in the Ukraine. Getty

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Police detain an activist of Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN during a protest on a flower bed in the form of EURO 2012 mascots Slavek and Slavko as another activist sprays a slogan on the grass in Independence Square in Kiev on May 31, 2012. The protest was held to oppose the staging of the Euro 2012 football championships in the Ukraine. Getty

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Police detain an activist of Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN during a protest on a flower bed in the form of EURO 2012 mascots Slavek and Slavko as another activist sprays a slogan on the grass in Independence Square in Kiev on May 31, 2012. The protest was held to oppose the staging of the Euro 2012 football championships in the Ukraine. Getty

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Police detain an activist of Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN during a protest on a flower bed in the form of EURO 2012 mascots Slavek and Slavko as another activist sprays a slogan on the grass in Independence Square in Kiev on May 31, 2012. The protest was held to oppose the staging of the Euro 2012 football championships in the Ukraine. Getty

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Police detain activists of Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN during a protest on a flower bed in the form of EURO 2012 mascots Slavek and Slavko as another activist sprays a slogan on the grass in Independence Square in Kiev on May 31, 2012. The protest was held to oppose the staging of the Euro 2012 football championships in the Ukraine. Getty

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Police detain activists of Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN during a protest on a flower bed in the form of EURO 2012 mascots Slavek and Slavko as another activist sprays a slogan on the grass in Independence Square in Kiev on May 31, 2012. The protest was held to oppose the staging of the Euro 2012 football championships in the Ukraine. Getty

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Police detain activists of Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN during a protest on a flower bed in the form of EURO 2012 mascots Slavek and Slavko as another activist sprays a slogan on the grass in Independence Square in Kiev on May 31, 2012. The protest was held to oppose the staging of the Euro 2012 football championships in the Ukraine. Getty

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Police detain activists of Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN during a protest on a flower bed in the form of EURO 2012 mascots Slavek and Slavko as another activist sprays a slogan on the grass in Independence Square in Kiev on May 31, 2012. The protest was held to oppose the staging of the Euro 2012 football championships in the Ukraine.

Unveiled – Women Protest Worldwide Mayday 2012

Women Protest Worldwide Mayday 2012

[Image]A demonstrator grimaces after she was pepper sprayed by Israeli troops during a protest calling for the release prisoners jailed in Israel outside the Ofer military prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday May 1, 2012. (Majdi Mohammed)

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[Image]A female protester associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement is arrested while marching through traffic in lower Manhattan on May 1, 2012 in New York City. May 1st, Labor Day, is a traditional day of global protest in sympathy with union and leftist politics. Getty

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[Image]An Occupy demonstrator confronts a police officer during rally in the streets as part of a nation-wide May Day protest in Oakland, California May 1, 2012. Reuters
[Image]An Israeli soldier restrains a Palestinian protester, grimacing after being hit by ‘skunk’ liquid after she was forced down from atop an Israeli military vehicle where she stood waving her national flag, during a protest by some 300 people outside Ofer military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah on May 1, 2012 in a show of support for prisoners held in Israeli jails. Clashes erupted between stone-throwing youths and the Israeli army, who fired tear gas, rubber bullets and a foul-smelling liquid known as ‘skunk’ to break up the demonstration. Getty

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[Image]Members of Occupy DC and union activists chant slogans in front of the White House during a May Day protest in Washington on May 1, 2012. More than 20 arrests were reported in various cities, including 10 at Los Angeles international airport and others in Oakland and Seattle, where shop windows were smashed. Getty
[Image]Protesters associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement march through traffic in lower Manhattan on May 1, 2012 in New York City. May 1st, Labor Day, is a traditional day of global protest in sympathy with union and leftist politics. Getty
[Image]Riot police charge during clashes between police and mostly left-wing protesters in the May Day demonstrations on May 1, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. May 1st, also known as Labor Day, is a traditional day of global protest in sympathy with union and leftist politics. Getty
[Image]Indian laborers shots slogans during a rally to mark May Day in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Placards in Gujarati read, ” strictly enforce all labor laws in the state”, bottom left and ” Pay Rupees 500 as monthly allowance to workers of the non-organized sector”, bottom right. (Ajit Solanki)
[Image]Occupy Wall Street protesters picket during a May Day rally in front of the Bank of America buidling on May 1, 2012 in New York City. Demonstrators have called for nation-wide May Day strikes to protest economic inequality and political corruption. Getty
[Image]Bahraini Shiite Muslim women take part in a Labour Day pro-democracy protest in the Manama suburb of Sanabis on May 1, 2012. Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Shiite villages in Bahrain to demand being reinstated in jobs from which they were fired during last year’s uprising, witnesses said. Getty
[Image]A Bahraini anti-government protester runs from riot police dispersing a Labor Day demonstration in support of people fired from their jobs for political activity Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Sitra, Bahrain, southeast of the capital of Manama. Also on Tuesday, a jailed Bahraini rights activist will not end his nearly three-months hunger strike despite a court-ordered review of his conviction and life sentence, his wife said, as sporadic clashes broke out around the Gulf kingdom. (Hasan Jamal)
[Image]Kashmiri Muslim woman workers of Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) shouts slogans against the government on May Day in Srinagar India, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. May Day moved beyond its roots as an international workers’ holiday to a day of international protest Tuesday, with rallies throughout Asia demanding wage increases and marches planned across Europe over government-imposed austerity measures. AP
[Image]Students and workers carry red flags during a May Day protest in central Athens May 1, 2012. Thousands of workers across southern Europe protested against spending cuts in annual May Day rallies on Tuesday, before weekend elections in Greece and France where voters are expected to punish leaders for austerity. Reuters
[Image]In this photograph taken by AP Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, National Guestworkers Alliance, Act Up Philadelphia and Metropolitan Community Church of Philadelphia protest outside of the Hershey’s annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Hershey, Penn. AP
[Image]Cambodian protesters chain their hands as they block the road in front of Cambodia’s National Assembly in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The demonstrators on Tuesday began what they said would be a week-long protest to pressure the government for the titles. They said they were residents of Phnom Penh’s Boueng Kak lake area whose land was awarded by the government to a Chinese company to be redeveloped commercially. AP
[Image]A Bangladeshi veiled woman participates in a march to celebrate May Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. May Day moved beyond its roots as an international workers’ holiday to a day of international protest Tuesday, with rallies throughout Asia demanding wage increases and marches planned across Europe over government-imposed austerity measures. AP
[Image]Supporters of the Lebanese Communist party, wave Lebanese flags with the Communist sign printed on them and chant slogans against the Lebanese government, during a demonstration to mark Labor Day, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. More than 3000 members of the Lebanese Communist party marched in Beirut Streets to mark May Day, using the occasion to protest the worsening economic conditions in the country. (Bilal Hussein)
[Image]Protesters block traffic on 42nd Street and 6th Avenue, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in New York. Hundreds of activists with a variety of causes spread out over New York City Tuesday on International Workers Day, or May Day, with Occupy Wall Street members leading a charge against financial institutions. (Mary Altaffer)
[Image]A coalition of activists join Occupy Wall Street in a May Day march from Bryant Park on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in New York. Hundreds of activists with a variety of causes spread out over New York City on International Workers Day, or May Day, with Occupy Wall Street members leading a charge against financial institutions. (Bebeto Matthews)
[Image]May Day moved beyond its roots as an international workers’ holiday to a day of international protest Tuesday, with rallies throughout Asia demanding wage increases and marches planned across Europe over government-imposed austerity measures.Thousands of workers protested in the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan and other Asian nations, with the demand for wage hikes amid soaring oil prices a common theme.
[Image]A protester is arrested during a May Day march and protest in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Hundreds of activists across the U.S. joined the worldwide May Day protests on Tuesday, with Occupy Wall Street members in several cities leading demonstrations and in some cases clashing with police. (Don Ryan)
[Image]A demonstrator, who wished not to give her name, stands in front of the Georgia Capitol for a May Day immigration rally Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Atlanta. The May Day rally at the Capitol Tuesday that organizers called a “historic coming together” of immigrants and working people was significantly smaller than in recent years, drawing only about 100 people. (David Goldman)
[Image]Protesters march through the streets, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in New York. Hundreds of activists with a variety of causes spread out over New York City Tuesday on International Workers Day, or May Day, with Occupy Wall Street members leading a charge against financial institutions. (Mary Altaffer)

 


	

Women Protest – Afghan Young Women Protest Killing Women

Afghan Young Women Protest Killing Women

[Image]An Afghan woman holds up a poster during a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 14, 2012. A group of Afghan women protested against domestic violence. The poster reads: “Where is justice”. (Musadeq Sadeq)
[Image]Afghan Young Women for Change (YWC) activists, holding placards which read ‘where is justice?’, take part in a protest denouncing violence against women in Afghanistan in Kabul on April 14, 2012. Some 30 Afghan women took to the streets of the capital Kabul against the killing of five Afghan women in less than a month in three provinces of the country. Getty
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[Image]Afghan policemen keep watch during a protest by Afghan Young Women for Change (YWC) activists denouncing violence against women in Afghanistan in Kabul on April 14, 2012. Some 30 Afghan women took to the streets of the capital Kabul against the killing of five Afghan women in less than a month in three provinces of the country.

FEMEN uncensored – Alarm, alarm!

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April 10 at 10:00 AM 5 beauties of FEMEN imprisoned himself in the bell tower of Saint Sophia Cathedral. By adopting a canonical form, the activist hit all the bells and launched a 7-meter long banner with the slogan “STOP”. Alarm alarm alerted the eternal city of gangster conspiracy of church and state, which aims to impose a government on the control of the sacred feminine gift of procreation. Signified whoring was reflected in the bill number 10 170 on deprivation of women’s right to abortion.

Uncensored – FEMEN Protest Islam Oppression of Women in Paris

[Image]Topless activists of the Ukrainian women movement Femen hold placards as they protest against anti women’s politic of Islam on March 31, 2012 in front of the Eiffel tower at the Trocadero in Paris. The idea of protest is to call muslim women to fight againsts Sharia laws. Getty
[Image]Topless activists of the Ukrainian women movement Femen hold placards as they protest against anti women’s politic of Islam on March 31, 2012 in front of the Eiffel tower at the Trocadero in Paris. The idea of protest is to call muslim women to fight againsts Sharia laws. Getty
[Image]Topless activists of the Ukrainian women movement Femen hold placards as they protest against anti women’s politic of Islam on March 31, 2012 in front of the Eiffel tower at the Trocadero in Paris. The idea of protest is to call muslim women to fight againsts Sharia laws. Getty
[Image]Topless activists of the Ukrainian women movement Femen hold placards as they protest against anti women’s politic of Islam on March 31, 2012 in front of the Eiffel tower at the Trocadero in Paris. The idea of protest is to call muslim women to fight againsts Sharia laws. Getty
[Image]Topless activists of the Ukrainian women movement Femen hold placards as they protest against anti women’s politic of Islam on March 31, 2012 in front of the Eiffel tower at the Trocadero in Paris. The idea of protest is to call muslim women to fight againsts Sharia laws. Getty
[Image]A topless activist of the Ukrainian women movement Femen hold placards as they protest against anti women’s politic of Islam on March 31, 2012 at the Trocadero in Paris. The idea of protest is to call muslim women to fight againsts Sharia laws. Getty
[Image]A topless activist of the Ukrainian women movement Femen holds a placard as she protests against anti women’s politic of Islam on March 31, 2012 in front of the Eiffel tower at the Trocadero in Paris. The idea of protest is to call muslim women to fight againsts Sharia laws. Getty
[Image]Topless activists of the Ukrainian women movement Femen hold placards as they protest against anti women’s politic of Islam on March 31, 2012 in front of the Eiffel tower at the Trocadero in Paris. The idea of protest is to call muslim women to fight againsts Sharia laws.

Uncensored – Women Protest Worldwide 12

[Image]A supporter of a female Russian punk band holds a photo placard of the band while she and others picket the Moscow Central Court in Moscow, Wednesday, March, 14, 2012. Supporters of a female Russian punk band have picketed Central Court in Moscow to protest the group’s jailing for trying to mount an impromptu concert inside the city’s main cathedral.
[Image]Animals rights activists protest during a demonstration calling for the abolition of bullfights in Valencia March 18, 2012. Placards read, “They killed me this Fallas festival”. Reuters
[Image]A demonstrator shouts slogans during a protest against Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad in front of the Beyazit mosque in Istanbul March 18, 2012. Reuters
[Image]Women shout slogans as they protest against the suicide of Amina al-Filali, 16 who was forced to marry the man who raped her outside parlament in Rabat on March 17, 2012. They called for changes to a penal code that allows a rapist to stay out of jail if he marries his victim with the consent of her parents. Sign reads ” Rape me, Marry me, My life is futile , I am maroocan”. Getty
[Image]Women clap during a Polish minority protest about the autonomy of their schools in Vilnius March 17, 2012. They demonstrated against the lack of regard for ethnic minorities seen in a law which enforced that history and geography lessons must be taught in Lithuanian at all schools, as well as the sole use of Lithuanian from 2013 in all pre-university exams taken by students to enable them to study at local universities, according to local media. Reuters
[Image]Russian opposition supporters shout during a rally in central Moscow, on March 17, 2012. The rally was originally announced as campaigning for the release of Udaltsov, the radical leftwing leader of the Left Front movement, who was sentenced on Thursday to 10 days in jail for defying police at an earlier rally and participants protest against Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s rule. Getty
[Image]Protesters affiliated with Occupy Wall Street participate in a ‘spring training’ protest outside the New York Stock Exchange on March 16, 2012 in New York City. The movement is planning an upcoming series of ‘spring training’ protests ahead of its planned ‘May Day’ strike. Getty
[Image]A mother carries a picture of her son, a kidnapped student, as she joins relatives of other kidnapped students during a protest march against violence in downtown Monterrey March 16, 2012. Relatives of victims and students from different universities marched on Friday to demand the government to stop violence, kidnapping and denouncing the forced disappearance. The banner reads, “Student kidnapped on January 11, 2011”. Reuters
[Image]Writer and activist Starhawk (ground) demonstrates how to act when being arrested during the “Occupy the Midwest” regional conference in St. Louis, Missouri March, 16, 2012. Two demonstrators were charged on Friday with assaulting a police officer following the arrests of 15 people at the start of a Midwest protest designed to help reinvigorate the “Occupy” movement against economic inequality. Reuters
[Image]Egyptian activist Samira Ibrahim, second left attends a rally while fellow activists chant anti Military Supreme Council slogans during a protest in Tahrir square, Cairo, Egypt Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Egyptian activists protested a military tribunal verdict acquitting an army doctor of an accusation of public obscenity filed by a protester who claimed she was forced to undergo a virginity test while in detention among seven women detained by the military a year ago. (Nasser Nasser)
[Image]A member of Socialist Unity Center of India (SUCI) shouts slogans as she participates in a rally in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. The protest was against a price hike on essential commodities as well as rampant corruption. (Saurabh Das)
[Image]Activists wear costume and masks of endangered animals during a protest against animal cruelty outside the Supreme Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Animal protection activists staged the protest demanding Supreme Court to bring to justice palm oil companies that involved in the killings of orangutans in central Borneo last year. (Tatan Syuflana)
[Image]Costumed protesters shout slogans outside Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) during an anti-nuclear demonstration in Tokyo, Sunday, March 11, 2012. Japan marked Sunday the first anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami which devastated the northeast Japan cities and triggered a massive accident of Fukushima nuclear power plant, run by TEPCO. (Junji Kurokawa)
[Image]Relatives of missing Kashmiri youth participate in a protest demonstration organized by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) in Srinagar, India, Saturday, March 10, 2012. According to APDP some 8,000-10,000 people have gone missing since the beginning of the Kashmir conflict in 1989, after being arrested by Indian security forces and other security agencies. (Dar Yasin)
[Image]A demonstrator tries to scale a barrier to enter the Cambridge University Students’ Union to protest against speech being given to students by former International Monetary Fund chief Dominic Strauss-Kahn, in Cambridge, England, Friday, March 9, 2012. The 62-year-old French politician, often called DSK, was invited to speak at the university’s debating society despite calls for the event to be canceled. (Sang Tan)
[Image]A woman protests against violence against women during a demonstration marking the International Women’s Day in Mexico City, Thursday March 8, 2012. (Alexandre Meneghini)
[Image]Female protesters raise their clenched fists as they shout slogans during a rally in celebration of International Women’s Day Thursday, March 8, 2012 near the presidential palace in Manila, Philippines. The protesters denounced President Benigno Aquino III and the three big Filipino oil companies for a series of oil price hike as well as U.S. military’s presence in the country. (Pat Roque)
 

[Image]South African protestors march downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday March 7, 2012. Tens of thousands of South Africans marched peacefully through their main cities in a protest organized by the country’s biggest trade union federation against economic decisions made by the governing African National Congress. The Congress of South African Trade Unions, known as COSATU, is a close ally of the ANC, but often among its sharpest critics. (Jerome Delay)

[Image]A woman carries posters with photos of activists of human rights allegedly killed during a march to mark the International Day of Victims of State Crimes and ask the government for the restitution of land for victims of the country’s prolonged armed conflict and protection for activists in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday March 6, 2012. (Fernando Vergara)
[Image]Russian police officers detain opposition activists during a protest against alleged vote rigging in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, March 5, 2012. More then 100 protesters were arrested in St. Petersburg, where some 2,000 gathered for an unauthorized rally to protest Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s victory in Russian presidential election. (Dmitry Lovetsky)

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UNCENSORED – FEMEN Protest Putin Election – Pictures

[Image]Police officers detain one of the activists of Ukrainian group Femen trying to protest at a polling station in Moscow, March 4, 2012, shortly after Russia’s Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin cast his ballot. The sign on the girl reads: ‘I steal for Putin!’ The slogan refers to the term ‘party of crooks and thieves’ to describe Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party. Russians voted today in presidential polls expected to return Putin to the Kremlin for a record third term, despite a wave of protests against his 12 years of domination. Getty
[Image]Police officers detain activists of Ukrainian group Femen trying to protest at a polling station in Moscow, March 4, 2012, shortly after Russia’s Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin cast his ballot. The sign on the front girl reads: ‘I steal for Putin!’ The slogan reffers to the term ‘party of crooks and thieves’ to describe Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party. Russians voted today in presidential polls expected to return Putin to the Kremlin for a record third term, despite a wave of protests against his 12 years of domination. Getty
[Image]Polling station officials clash with topless members of Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN members at a polling station in Moscow on Sunday, March 4, 2012. Written on the bodies of the radically anti-Putin protesters is the slogan “I steal for Putin”, referring to their symbolic act of trying to steal votes. Polling stations have opened across Russia’s vast expanse for the presidential election widely expected to return Vladimir Putin to the Kremlin. (Misha Japaridze)
[Image]Police officers detain activists of Ukrainian group Femen trying to protest at a polling station in Moscow, March 4, 2012, shortly after Russia’s Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin cast his ballot. The sign on the front girl reads: ‘I steal for Putin!’ The slogan reffers to the term ‘party of crooks and thieves’ to describe Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party. Russians voted today in presidential polls expected to return Putin to the Kremlin for a record third term, despite a wave of protests against his 12 years of domination. Getty
[Image]Police officers detain activists of Ukrainian group Femen trying to protest at a polling station in Moscow, March 4, 2012, shortly after Russia’s Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin cast his ballot. Russians voted today in presidential polls expected to return Putin to the Kremlin for a record third term, despite a wave of protests against his 12 years of domination. Getty
[Image]Police officers detain activists of Ukrainian group Femen trying to protest at a polling station in Moscow, March 4, 2012, shortly after Russia’s Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin cast his ballot. The sign on the front girl reads: ‘I steal for Putin!’ The slogan reffers to the term ‘party of crooks and thieves’ to describe Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party. Russians voted today in presidential polls expected to return Putin to the Kremlin for a record third term, despite a wave of protests against his 12 years of domination. Getty
[Image]Police officers detain activists of Ukrainian group Femen trying to protest at a polling station in Moscow, March 4, 2012, shortly after Russia’s Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin cast his ballot. Russians voted today in presidential polls expected to return Putin to the Kremlin for a record third term, despite a wave of protests against his 12 years of domination. Getty
[Image]Police officers detain one of the activists of Ukrainian group Femen trying to protest at a polling station in Moscow, March 4, 2012, shortly after Russia’s Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin cast his ballot. The sign on the girl reads: ‘I steal for Putin!’ The slogan refers to the term ‘party of crooks and thieves’ to describe Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party. Russians voted today in presidential polls expected to return Putin to the Kremlin for a record third term, despite a wave of protests against his 12 years of domination.
[Image]Police officers detain one of the activists of Ukrainian group Femen trying to protest at a polling station in Moscow, March 4, 2012, shortly after Russia’s Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin cast his ballot. The sign on the girl reads: ‘I steal for Putin!’ The slogan refers to the term ‘party of crooks and thieves’ to describe Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party. Russians voted today in presidential polls expected to return Putin to the Kremlin for a record third term, despite a wave of protests against his 12 years of domination. Getty
[Image]Police officers detain one of the activists of Ukrainian group Femen trying to protest at a polling station in Moscow, March 4, 2012, shortly after Russia’s Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin cast his ballot. The sign on the girl reads: ‘I steal for Putin!’ The slogan refers to the term ‘party of crooks and thieves’ to describe Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party. Russians voted today in presidential polls expected to return Putin to the Kremlin for a record third term, despite a wave of protests against his 12 years of domination. Getty
Fashion Week Milan Protest
[Image]Members of the radical feminist group Femen protest at the entrance of the Versace Fall-winter 2012-2013 show on February 24, 2012 during the Women’s fashion week in Milan. Getty
[Image]Members of the radical feminist group Femen are blocked by police as they protest at the entrance of the Versace Fall-winter 2012-2013 show on February 24, 2012 during the Women’s fashion week in Milan.

UNCENSORED – FEMEN Protests Gazprom Moscow

[Image]An activists of the Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN braves the cold (-22 C, but due to high humidity and wind, weather experts said it would feel more like -31 C) and resists the guards in front of the Russia’s natural gas monopoly giant Gazprom headquarters in central Moscow, on February 13, 2012, during their topless protest against what they called “anti–Ukraine gas terror. Getty
[Image]EDS NOTE NUDITY – Employees of Gazprom carry a Femen activist who staged a protest outside Gazprom headquarters, Moscow, Monday, Feb., 13, 2012. Activists of the Ukrainian group Femen protested in front of the Russian natural gas monopoly Gazprom, blaming Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Gazprom of subjugating Ukraine and Europe at large. (Sergey Ponomarev)
[Image]An activist of the Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN braves the cold (-22 C, but due to high humidity and wind, weather experts said it would feel more like -31 C) and resists the guard in front of the Russia’s natural gas monopoly giant Gazprom headquarters in central Moscow, on February 13, 2012, during their topless protest against what they called “anti–Ukraine gas terror. Getty
[Image]EDS NOTE NUDITY A Gazprom guard tries to block activists of FEMEN, as they stage protest outside Gazprom headquarters in Moscow, Monday, Feb., 13, 2012. Activists of the Ukrainian group FEMEN, in a topless protest action in front of the Russian natural gas monopoly Gazprom blamed prime minister Vladimir Putin and Gazprom of subjugating Ukraine and Europe at large. (Sergey Ponomarev)
[Image]Activists of the Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN brave the cold (-22 C, but due to high humidity and wind, weather experts said it would feel more like -31 C) in front of the Russia’s natural gas monopoly giant Gazprom headquarters in central Moscow, on February 13, 2012, during their topless protest against what they called “anti–Ukraine gas terror. Getty
[Image]Activists of the Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN brave the cold (-22 C, but due to high humidity and wind, weather experts said it would feel more like -31 C) in front of the Russia’s natural gas monopoly giant Gazprom headquarters in central Moscow, on February 13, 2012, during their topless protest against what they called “anti–Ukraine gas terror. Getty
[Image]Activists of the Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN brave the cold (-22 C, but due to high humidity and wind, weather experts said it would feel more like -31 C) in front of the Russia’s natural gas monopoly giant Gazprom headquarters in central Moscow, on February 13, 2012, during their topless protest against what they called “anti–Ukraine gas terror. Getty
[Image]Activists of the Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN brave the cold (-22 C, but due to high humidity and wind, weather experts said it would feel more like -31 C) in front of the Russia’s natural gas monopoly giant Gazprom headquarters in central Moscow, on February 13, 2012, during their topless protest against what they called “anti–Ukraine gas terror. Getty
[Image]An activists of the Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN braves the cold (-22 C, but due to high humidity and wind, weather experts said it would feel more like -31 C) in front of the Russia’s natural gas monopoly giant Gazprom headquarters in central Moscow, on February 13, 2012, during their topless protest against what they called “anti–Ukraine gas terror. Getty
[Image]A Femen activist stages a protest outside Gazprom headquarters, Moscow, Monday, Feb. , 13, 2012. Activists of the Ukrainian group Femen protested in front of the Russian natural gas monopoly Gazprom, blaming Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Gazprom of subjugating Ukraine and Europe at large.

 

FEMEN – Naked Ambition – Topless protests go global

A naked woman in a city’s central square is bound to attract attention, which is exactly what Ukraine’s Femen group is hoping for with a series of high-profile demonstrations against the abuse of women’s rights which has made the news across Europe.

New FEMEN Video uncensored – Голые клюшки

На этой неделе активистки украинской феминистской организации FEMEN отметились в Цюрихе, где устроили очередную голую акцию протеста около заснеженного входа в здание Международной федерации хоккея.

Обнаженные украинки держали плакаты с надписями на английском языке, гласящими, что “раб не играет в хоккей”, и призывали не путать чемпионат мира с диктатурой.

Поводом для акции протеста послужило участие сборной Белоруссии в чемпионате мира по хоккею, который пройдет в мае этого года в Финляндии и Швеции. Сборная Украины играет в дивизионе 1А (чемпионат этой группы состоится в апреле в Словении).

К властям Белоруссии и лично к президенту Александру Лукашенко у активисток FEMEN отношение особое: в декабре они подверглись жестоким издевательствам после акции протеста в Минске.

Не чужды украинские феминистки и спортивной жизни: в прошлом году они устроили несколько акций протеста во время официальных мероприятий по подготовке футбольного чемпионата Европы 2012. Тогда дамы из FEMEN возмущались по поводу “торговли женщинами” в Европе.

Судя по всему, в Швейцарии девушки из FEMEN чувствуют себя комфортно. Неделю назад они протестовали перед воротами Давосского форума.

UNCENSORED – FEMEN Protests Hockey World Cup in Zurich

[Image]Activists from Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN shout slogans during a topless protest on February 1st, 2012, in Zurich against the Hockey world cup in 2014 in Belarus. Getty
[Image]Activists from Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN shout slogans and brandish placards during a topless protest on February 1st, 2012, in Zurich against the Hockey world cup in 2014 in Belarus. Getty
[Image]Activists from Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN shout slogans during a topless protest on February 1st, 2012, in Zurich against the Hockey world cup in 2014 in Belarus. Getty
[Image]Activists from Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN shout slogans and hold placards during a topless protest on February 1st, 2012, in Zurich against the Hockey world cup in 2014 in Belarus.
[Image]Activists from Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN shout slogans and carry hockey sticks during a topless protest on February 1st, 2012, in Zurich against the Hockey world cup in 2014 in Belarus. Getty
[Image]Activists from Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN shout slogans and carry hockey sticks during a topless protest on February 1st, 2012, in Zurich against the Hockey world cup in 2014 in Belarus. Getty
[Image]Half-naked activists from Ukrainian women’s rights movement Femen, demonstrate in front of the headquarters of the International Ice Hockey Federation in Zurich, February 1, 2012. Femen activists staged a protest on Wednesday to draw attention on the political situation in Belarus before the Hockey World Cup in 2014. Getty
[Image]An activist from Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN stands near barbed wire during a topless protest on February 1st, 2012, in Zurich against the Hockey world cup in 2014 in Belarus. Getty

Uncensored – Femen topless protest : ‘Gangsta party in Davos’

Three topless Ukrainian protesters were detained on Saturday while trying to break into an invitation-only gathering of international CEOs and political leaders to call attention to the needs of the world’s poor. After a complicated journey to reach the heavily guarded Swiss resort town of Davos, the women arrived at the entrance to the congress centre where the World Economic Forum takes place every year. With temperatures around freezing in the snow-filled town, they took off their tops and climbed a fence before being detained. Davos police spokesman Thomas Hobi said the three women were taken to the police station and their papers were checked. The activists are from the group Femen, which has become popular in Ukraine for staging small, half-naked protests to highlight a range of issues including oppression of political opposition. They have also conducted protests in some other countries.

Uncensored – FEMEN.— Woman Power.Missions.Goals.Actions.

FEMEN. Woman Power.

WE ARE THE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT
We unite young women basing on the principles of social awareness and activism, intellectual and cultural development.
We recognise the European values of freedom, equality and comprehensive development of a person irrespective of the gender.
We build up a national image of feminity, maternity and beauty based on the Euro-Athlantic Women’s Movements experience.
We set up brand new standards of the civil movement in Ukraine.
We have worked out our own unique form of a civil self-expression based on courage, creativity, efficiency and shock.
We demonstrate that the civil movements can influence the public opinion and lobby the interests of a target group.
We plan to become the biggest and the most influential feminist movement in Europe.

OUR MISSION

The mission of the “FEMEN” Movement is to create the most favorable conditions for the young women to join up into a social group with the general idea of the mutual support and social responsibility, helping to reveal the talents of each member of the Movement.

OUR GOALS

To react and influence the acute social issues of the Ukrainian society, especially those that directly touch upon the interests of the Ukrainian Women.
To counteract actively the negative tendencies endangering physical and mental health of the Ukrainian women community.
Inform the society of the Ukrainian women’s issues and problems.
To develop leadership, intellectual and moral qualities of the young women in Ukraine.
To build up the image of Ukraine, the country with great opportunities for women.
To establish cooperation with other international women’s organizations to carry out the large-scale international programmes on the territory of Ukraine.

OUR ACTIONS

Subway — Movement – Life: The Joint Action with Kyiv underground authorities targeted on improving the image of the underground.

No Water in the Tap — I Wash in Maydan: Action against hot water cut offs in Kyiv hostels.

Ukraine is not a Brothel: The national programme aimed at fighting against the sexual tourism in Ukraine.

A Letter to the Minister: The Appeal to the governmental authorities with the demands to impose sanctions on sexual tourism in Ukraine on the legislation level.

Bromide Deactivation Action: The Picket outside the Turkish Republic Embassy. Turkish citizen are the most active sexual tourists in our country.

Dirty Games: The Action against the pre-term parliamentary elections in Ukraine.

Civil Solidarity Action A Rescue Buoy: The action in support of the Ukrainian sailors held hostage by Somalia Pirates.

No More Games, Mr Gainer: The Action within the frames of the Sex Tourtism Fighting Programme held at the National Security Service Office Building and targeted on the citizen of the USA, Mr David Gainer, the organizer of the sex-tours to Ukraine. There was a letter sent to the Foreign Office and Consulate with the demands to start the investigation and deportation of the man.

OUR PROGRAMMES

“Ukraine is not a Brothel”: The National Programme targeted at fighting against the sex-tourism in Ukraine.
“Sex is not for Sale”: The Programme to fight against sex and porn industry in Ukraine.
“MATER FEST”: The first international festival of a modern women culture.
«Kyiv Glam Sprint 2009»: The Ukrainian analogue of the international movement “Race on high hills”.
“The Green Mile”: The Programme to abolish the lifetime sentence for women in Ukraine.
Emergency programme: The Programme of immediate reacting on the acute issues that includes street actions and performances.

The following mass media reported on the FEMEN actions:

Der Spiegel
Die Welt
Independent.ie
Korrespondent.net
Gelf Magazine
Korrespondent
Kyiv Post
Jetzt.de

OUR CONTACTS

Anna Gutsol
+3 8(097) 96 71 753
anna.hutsol@mail.ru

UNCENSORED – FEMEN Protests at World Economic Forum


[Image]Activists of the Ukrainian feminist nudity group FEMEN clash with Swiss police during a protest at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. (Jean-Christophe Bott)
[Image]EDS NOTE NUDITY Topless Ukrainian protesters demonstrate at the entrance to the congress center where the World Economic Forum takes place in Davos, Switzerland Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. The activists are from the group Femen, which has have become popular in Ukraine for staging small, half-naked protests against a range of issues including oppression of political opposition. (Anja Niedringhaus)
[Image]Topless Ukrainian protesters climb up a fence at the entrance to the congress center where the World Economic Forum takes place in Davos, Switzerland Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. The activists are from the group Femen, which has have become popular in Ukraine for staging small, half-naked protests against a range of issues including oppression of political opposition. (Anja Niedringhaus)
[Image]EDS NOTE NUDITY – Topless Ukrainian protesters demonstrate at the entrance to the congress center where the World Economic Forum takes place in Davos, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. The activists are from the group Femen, which has become popular in Ukraine for staging small, half-naked protests against a range of issues including oppression of political opposition. (Anja Niedringhaus)
[Image]EDS NOTE NUDITY- A topless Ukrainian protester is arrested by Swiss police after climbing up a fence at the entrance to the congress center where the World Economic Forum takes place in Davos, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. The activists are from the group Femen, which has become popular in Ukraine for staging small, half-naked protests against a range of issues including oppression of political opposition. (Anja Niedringhaus)
[Image]Topless Ukrainian protesters demonstrate at the entrance to the congress center where the World Economic Forum takes place in Davos, Switzerland Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. The activists are from the group Femen, which has have become popular in Ukraine for staging small, half-naked protests against a range of issues including oppression of political opposition. (Anja Niedringhaus)
[Image]A topless Ukrainian protester is arrested by Swiss police after climbing up a fence at the entrance to the congress center where the World Economic Forum takes place in Davos, Switzerland Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. The activists are from the group Femen, which has have become popular in Ukraine for staging small, half-naked protests against a range of issues including oppression of political opposition. (Anja Niedringhaus)
[Image]Topless Ukrainian protesters demonstrate at the entrance to the congress center where the World Economic Forum takes place in Davos, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. The activists are from the group Femen, which has have become popular in Ukraine for staging small, half-naked protests against a range of issues including oppression of political opposition. (Anja Niedringhaus)
[Image]An activist from Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN shouts slogans as she is arrested by Swiss police during a topless protest on January 28, 2012, against the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 28, 2012 in the Swiss resort of Davos. Getty
[Image]An activist from Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN shouts slogans as she is arrested by Swiss police during a topless protest on January 28, 2012, against the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 28, 2012 in the Swiss resort of Davos. Getty
[Image]Attivist from Ukrainian feminist group ‘ Femen ‘ is arrested by Swiss police as they make a topless protest on January 28, 2012, against the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the center of the Swiss resort of Davos. The global elite has talked itself into an upbeat frame of mind as the Davos forum nears its climax on Saturday, but the Greek debt crisis still hangs heavily over proceedings. Getty
[Image]EDS NOTE : NUDITY – A member of the Ukrainian FEMEN women’s rights group is detained by policemen after a protest at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. In freezing temperatures three topless Ukrainian protesters were detained Saturday while climbing a security fence outside the economic forum to draw attention to the needs of the world’s poor. The protesters had their papers checked and will be released later from custody.

Uncensored Video – Femen of Ukraine

Our God is woman, our mission is protest, our weapons are bare breasts!
簡介
FEMEN (Ukrainian:Фемен) is a Ukrainian protest group based in Kiev, founded in 2008. The organisation became internationally known for organizing topless protests against sex tourists, international marriage agencies, sexism and other social, national and international ills. Some of the goals of the organisation are: “To develop leadership, intellectual and moral qualities of the young women in Ukraine” and “To build up the image of Ukraine, the country with great opportunities for women”. As of late April 2010 the organisation is contemplating becoming a political party to run for seats in the next Ukrainian parliamentary election.

History

The movement was founded in 2008 by Anna Hutsol (born 1983, most FEMEN members are younger) after she became attuned to the sad stories of Ukrainian woman duped by false promises from abroad: “I set up FEMEN because I realised that there was a lack of women activists in our society; Ukraine is male-oriented and women take a passive role.” Since then the organization has staged noticeable erotically-flavored rallies (among others) near the building of the Cabinet of Ministers, at Maidan Nezalezhnosti, the Turkish embassy in Ukraine and in front of the Iranian embassy to oppose the expected execution of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.

The goals of the organization is “to shake women in Ukraine, making them socially active; to organize in 2017 a women’s revolution.”
FEMEN justifies its provocative methods stating “This is the only way to be heard in this country. If we staged simple protests with banners, then our claims would not have been noticed”. The organisation plans to become the biggest and the most influential feminist movement in Europe.

Uncensored – Women Protest Worldwide Photos 11

[Image]Members of the Turkish Communist Party (TKP) chant slongans against French president during a protest outside the French consulate in Istanbul, on January 24, 2012. The French Senate on Monday approved, by 127 votes to 86, the measure which makes it an offence punishable by jail in France to deny that the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turk forces amounted to genocide. French President Nicolas Sarkozy, whose right-wing UMP party put forward the bill, now has sign it into law. Getty
[Image]Monica a German trucker gestures on the Turin highway during a truckers’ protest against the government’s deregulation plans in Turin January 23, 2012. Truckers blocked roads throughout Italy and taxi drivers resumed a strike on Monday as opposition mounted to fuel tax rises and economic reforms aimed at opening up competition in protected sectors including transport and pharmacies. Reuters
[Image]Pro-life activists protest at the March for Life rally on January 23, 2012 in Washington, DC. Pro-life activists gather each year to protest on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Getty
[Image]An ‘Occupy WEF’ protester cuts firewood during a protest against the World Economic Forum (WEF) at the Swiss resort of Davos on January 23, 2012. Some 1,600 economic and political leaders, including 40 heads of states and governments, will be asked to urgently find ways to reform a capitalist system that has been described as ‘outdated and crumbling as they converge at eastern Switzerland’s chic ski station of Davos for the 42nd edition of the five-day World Economic Forum (WEF) which opens on January 25, 2012. Getty
[Image]Members of a leftist Turkish party waves party flags and hold a banner reading ‘Armenian allegations are part of a new Treaty of Sevres (which would have divided Turkey) by the USA and EU’ as they protest outside the French embassy in Ankara on January 23, 2012. Turkey threatened France with new sanctions over a bill criminalising the denial of the Armenian genocide as the French Senate prepared to vote on the legislation. Getty
[Image]Cambodian victims hold a demonstration to mark the third anniversary of a forced eviction in the Dey Krahorm community, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Three years ago residents were forcibly evicted from their homes and told by local authorities that the land was owned by others. (Heng Sinith)
[Image]AIDS protestors are seen outside the FDA building on Monday Jan. 23, 2012, in Silver Spring, MD. (Larry French)
[Image]A Hungarian protestor covers her mouth with a mask during a protest in support of the largest opposition radio station ‘Klub Radio’ which recently lost its radio frequency in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. Thousands gathered to protest against the government’s controversial media law and to help the ‘Klub Radio’. (Bela Szandelszky)
[Image]The Ladies in White, a group of family members of imprisoned dissidents, protest during their weekly march in Havana January 22, 2012. The opposition group “Ladies in White” accused the Cuban government on Sunday of “murdering” by neglect a 31-year-old dissident who died last week following a hunger strike in prison. Ladies in White leader Berta Soler said Wilman Villar Mendoza died because the government did not respect his rights and that he was only the latest such victim to die for the same reason. Reuters
[Image]Anti-government protesters shout as they carry portraits of several prisoners during a rally organized by the pro-democracy 20th February movement in Casablanca, Morocco, Sunday, Jan. 22 2012. Like the rest of the region, Morocco was once shaken by pro-democracy protests but the king has succeeded in blunting them by holding early elections and amending the constitution and the numbers of protesters have dwindled.
[Image]Demonstrators, dressed as workers, holds a sign that reads in Spanish ‘I don’t want apartheids in Chile’ during a protest in support of maids and workers outside the gated community “El Algarrobal II” in Chicureo, Chile, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. According to community rules, workers are forbidden to walk along the residential development.
[Image]Topless activists of Ukraine’s protest group Femen punch reporters in front of the Bulgarian Parliament in Sofia, on Saturday, Jan 21, 2012. Ukrainian female rights activists FEMEN staged a protest in Sofia against the domestic violence on women and children and against human trafficking. (Valentina Petrova)
[Image]An anti-government protester holds a banner that reads ‘I love democracy’ while posing in front of a group of riot police in combat gear in Bucharest, Romania, early Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. Police on Sunday clashed with a small contingent of around 1,000 protesters in the capital, after demonstrations against austerity measures turned violent. (Vadim Ghirda)
[Image]Occupy protester Julie Searle chains herself to fellow protesters blocking a Bank of America branch entrance on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in San Francisco. Anti-Wall Street demonstrators across the U.S. planned rallies Friday in front of banks and courthouses. (Noah Berger)
[Image]Children chant slogans during an anti-Syrian regime demonstration at the mountain resort town of Zabadani, Syria, near the Lebanese border, on Friday Jan. 20, 2012. President Bashar Assad’s forces attacked Zabadani, some 17 miles (27 kilometers) west of the capital, for six days, sparking fierce fighting that involved heavy bombardments and clashes with army defectors.
[Image]Protesters hold signs that read in Spanish “English get out of Malvinas” outside the British embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday Jan. 20, 2012. A small crowd of demonstrators turned out Friday after British Prime Minister David Cameron accused Argentina of being “much more than colonialist” for asserting its claims to the islands.
[Image]A demonstrator chants as she holds up a poster with the image of Chile’s Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter, during a protest against a proposed plan on new ways to crack down on unauthorized social protests, in Santiago, Chile, Thursday Jan. 19, 2012. “Hinzpeter Law,” had included enabling police to seize images from media without court orders but Hinzpeter is backing away from that idea.
[Image]Half naked and caged activists of the animal rights group ‘Igualdad Animal’ (Equality Animal) symbolically sit in cages to denounce the slaying of animals to make fur coats, in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. (Manu Fernandez)
[Image]Bulgarian environmental activist wears a gas mask and carries Bulgarian national flag during a protest in Sofia, on Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012. Though the Bulgarian parliament banned on Wednesday shale oil and gas exploration through hydraulic fracturing or fracking hundreds activists gathered to protest against the environmental policy of the government. (Valentina Petrova)
[Image]Israeli Ethiopian girls have their faces painted as they take part in a demonstration against racism and discrimination in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. Thousands of young Ethiopian immigrants and other supporters gathered on Wednesday outside the Israeli parliament, to protest what they say is racism directed at them. (Sebastian Scheiner)
[Image]An anti-government protester draped in a Bahraini flag argues with riot police who told her to go inside as police dispersed a banned demonstration Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, in Manama, Bahrain. Opposition groups, led by al-Wefaq society, had called for a march through central Manama, but turned the protest into a sit-in when police who turned out in large numbers blocked their way.
[Image]Workers demonstrate at the request of the CGT union (General Confederation of Work), in Marseille, southern France, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, against what they describe as anti social government measures. Labor unions insist workers shouldn’t have to pay the cost of the financial crisis at a time when many French companies are still making profits, and accuse unpopular conservative leader President Nicolas Sarkozy of putting together a slap-dash solution ahead of elections.
[Image]Occupy London protesters chant anti-corporate slogans as they gather on the steps of St. Paul’s Cathedral, in central London, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. Britain’s High Court decided Wednesday, Occupy London protest camp an be evicted from outside St. Paul’s Cathedral. (Lefteris Pitarakis)
[Image]Occupy Congress protesters arrives for a day of demonstrations and activities on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. (J. Scott Applewhite)
[Image]Protester, holds a black cross to symbolically mourn the death of PSI (Private Sector Involvement) and CDS (Credit Default Swaps) during a rally in central Athens, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. Strikes and demonstrations over austerity measures hit the Greek capital of Athens on Tuesday, as international debt inspectors returned to resume their scrutiny of the country’s reforms. (Dimitri Messinis)
[Image]International Indignados movement demonstrators chash with Italian police officers as they try to move out of St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, in Rome, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2012. The Indignados staged a sit-in and tried to place tents and climb the Vatican Christmas tree as a protest. (Andrew Medichini)
[Image]Border guards, fire brigade officers and prison guards blow horns as they protest demanding monthly wage increases of 300 zlotys (US dollar 85, euro 66) , just like those recently given to the police and armed forces, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. Similar protests took place simultaneously in Warsaw, Gdansk, Poznan and Wroclaw, the four Polish towns that will host the Euro 2012 soccer championships games. (Alik Keplicz)
[Image]Indigenous women rest after protesting the Conga gold and silver mining project in Cajamarca, Peru, Tuesday Jan. 3, 2012. Demonstrators in Peru resumed their protests against plans to develop a $4.8 billion gold mine, saying they fear the mine will will taint their water and affect a major aquifer. The mine is majority owned by U.S.-based Newmont Mining Corp. (Karel Navarro)

 

FEMEN of Ukraine, the courageous sisters – Uncensored Movie leaked

Three Ukrainian FEMEN activists have allegedly been kidnapped by Belarusian KGB officers who threatened the protesters with knives, cut their hair and then left the women alone in the woods, says the movement’s webpage.

The activists disappeared on Monday in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, after protesting in front of the KGB building against the country’s long-ruling president, Aleksandr Lukashenko.

“From 6 pm Kiev time, the connection with the FEMEN activists has been lost, and one hour later all their mobile phones appeared to be switched off,” a statement on the movement’s webpage said.

Later one of the missing women, Irina Shevchenko, managed to get access to a phone. The activist told her colleagues she had been detained by the police and KGB officers at Minsk railway station, together with two other FEMEN protesters.

“We were blindfolded and put into a bus,” Shevchenko said. “Then they took us to the woods, poured oil over us, forced us to undress — threatening to set fire to us or stab us with knives. They later used those knives to cut our hair.”

Then the activists were left alone in the woods, with no clothes or documents. The girls made a long journey on foot before finding help in a small village which turned out to be deep in the Belarusian outback.

In their blog, the movement’s leaders called on locals to help the activists hide from the police until Ukrainian embassy staff managed to rescue them.

Earlier the movement announced that its camerawoman, Kitty Green, who has Australian citizenship, was detained together with two local journalists. The women were released from detention several hours later; Green was deported to Vilnius, Lithuania.

An official of Belarus State Border Committee, Aleksandr Tushchenko, told Interfax that the committee had no information on the arrest of the FEMEN activists.

The Belarusian Foreign Ministry also denied detaining the FEMEN protesters, nor have they confirmed that they are aware of the activists’ whereabouts.

During their anti-Lukashenko protest, the topless activists chanted, “Long live Belarus!” One of them was made up as President Lukashenko.

December 19 is the anniversary of an unauthorized opposition rally that took place in Minsk in 2010 following presidential elections which was brutally dispersed by police, with many protesters beaten up and arrested.

The FEMEN movement is not notorious for politically-motivated naked protests held at home in Ukraine and in countries throughout Europe, including Vatican City. One of their latest actions was held in the Russian capital, Moscow, in front of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

UNCENSORED – FEMEN against lawlessness in Ucraine

 Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN set up two protests on different occasions that I thought I should put together photos from both protest in a post.First it was a protest in Kiev on June 23, 2010 against lawlessness in the country.  Ukrainian women activists shout and hold placards, reading: ‘Free of protests,’ ‘Free of words’ and ‘Hands off bitches,’ as they block the entrance to the building of Ukraine’s Secret Services.

Second protest which was topless protest occurred on July 2, 2010. Once again Ukrainian women activists shout and hold placard reading ‘Hillary, help us!’ during their so called top-less protest at the Hayat hotel, the US State Secretary Hillary Clinton’s residence in Kiev. They basically protested Mr Yanukovich’s government and accused him of keeping women out of power and of sexists statements.

It seems grass is greener in Ukraine, at least they have cute protests.

Video – Topless in Vatican: FEMEN strips against ‘Catholic witch-hunt’

 

Three demonstrators from the Ukrainian women’s rights movement FEMEN staged a protest at the Vatican on Sunday, shortly after the Pope’s regular Sunday address. One of them sneaked into St. Peter’s square and took off her coat revealing a transparent blouse. The demonstrator held a sign saying ‘Freedom for Women’ and shouted “Libere siamo noi” (italian for “We are free”). She was stopped as she started pulling her clothes off by police and quickly led along with her two partners to a nearby police station where the protesters are being questioned.

FEMEN is Ukrainian protest group based in Kiev and was founded in 2008. The organisation became internationally known for organising topless protests against sex tourism, international marriage agencies, sexism and other social, national and international issues.

Exposed and Uncensored – Nudity Protests

Nudity Protests

[Image]** EDS NOTE NUDITY ** Brazilian carnival queen Viviane Castro parades with an image depicting President Barack Obama painted on her left leg during carnival celebrations in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009. Castro’s stomach reads in Portuguese “for sale,” a message she said represented the sale of Brazil’s Amazon to the U.S. (Folha Imagem, Lalo de Almeida)
[Image](EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity. The indignants have come from across the country to protest high levels of unemployment, the austerity measures and what they consider a stagnant and corrupt political system. Getty

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[Image]** EDS NOTE NUDITY ** A model walks her bicycle during a protest against worldwide pollution in Bogota, Wednesday, April 1, 2009. (Fernando Vergara)
[Image]EDS NOTE NUDITY – South Korean prostitutes in their underwear and covered in body and face paint, and some others wearing mourning clothes, rush to police line after a rally in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Hundreds of prostitutes and pimps rallied Tuesday near a red-light district in Seoul to protest a police crackdown on brothels, with some unsuccessfully attempting to set themselves on fire. AP
[Image]** EDS NOTE NUDITY ** A woman holds up her bike during the World Naked Bike Ride in Sao Paulo, Saturday, June 14, 2008. Although total nudity is prohibited in public areas in Brazil, the woman was not detained. Of about 200 bikers, police detained only one man after he denied to wear his clothes. (Andre Penner)
[Image]** EDS NOTE NUDITY ** A policemen kicks a man during the World Naked Bike Ride in Sao Paulo, Saturday, June 14, 2008.(Andre Penner)
[Image](EDITORS NOTE: THIS IMAGE CONTAINS PARTIAL NUDITY) Protesters perfom during demonstrations against the influence of bankers and financiers in front of the Reichstagsgebaeude on October 15, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Thousands of people took to the streets today in cities across Germany in demonstrations inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests in the United States. Activists are demanding an end to the free-wheeling ways of global financial players whom they see as responsible for the current European and American economic woes.

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[Image]AUGUST 13: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity. Several thousand men and women turned out to protest against rape and a woman’s right to her body.
[Image]EDS NOTE NUDITY Semi naked activists from the Ukrainian female rights group Femen protest in front of the Saudi Arabian embassy against a ban on driving cars for women in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Sergei Chuzavkov)
[Image]** EDS NOTE NUDITY ** A nude demonstrator gestures towards the police in Malmo, Sweden, Friday Sept. 19, 2008. A street occupation by activists on the fringes of the European Social Forum turned into stone throwing and fighting. (Drago Prvulovic)
[Image]** EDS NOTE NUDITY ** A protester performs during a march to mark the 1968 Tlatelolco plaza “massacre”‘ in Mexico City, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008. Hundreds of student demonstrators were killed by men with guns and soldiers on October 2, 1968, ten days before the 1968 Summer Olympics celebrations in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
[Image]** EDS NOTE NUDITY ** Employees of LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics lead a protest outside of the LUSH Walnut Street shop, wearing nothing but aprons to urge shoppers to buy products that are free of packaging, in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008. (Justin Maxon)
[Image]** EDS NOTE: NUDITY ** Animal rights activist wearing banderillas, barbed darts which are stabbed into the bull’s neck during bullfights, are seen during a protest prior to start the nine day San Fermin Festival on Sunday in Pamplona northern Spain, Saturday, July 5, 2008. (Alvaro Barrientos)
[Image]** EDS NOTE NUDITY ** A policeman sprays pepper gas as he detains a man during the World Naked Bike Ride in Sao Paulo, Saturday, June 14, 2008.(Andre Penner)
[Image]** EDS NOTE NUDITY ** Two models wearing gas masks ride bicycles during a protest against worldwide pollution as a man takes their picture in Bogota, Wednesday, April 1, 2009. (Fernando Vergara)
[Image]** EDS NOTE NUDITY ** Five models wearing gas masks pose for a photo as they protest worldwide pollution in Bogota, Wednesday, April 1, 2009. (Fernando Vergara)
[Image]**EDS NOTE NUDITY** A group of women with their bodies painted march during the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women in Bogota, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. (Fernando Vergara)
[Image]**EDS NOTE NUDITY** Women with painted bodies perform during a march against violence against women in San Salvador, Wednesday , Nov. 25 , 2009. Hundreds of people marched Wednesday in honor of International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women. (Luis Romero)
[Image]EDS NOTE NUDITY – Women protest against the high cost of living during a rally marking May Day in the streets of San Salvador, El Salvador, Sunday May 1, 2011. Activists filled the streets marking International Workers’ Day with skits and marchers that brought attention to the rising cost of living and growing disparities between the rich and poor. AP
[Image]EDS NOTE NUDITY – Students, one with her body painted, march to protest a government law project to increase private investments in public universities in Medellin, Colombia, Thursday, April 7, 2011.

Nudity Celebration

[Image]** EDS NOTE NUDITY ** Dancers perform on a Vila Isabel samba school float at the Sambodrome in Rio de Janeiro, Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. (Natacha Pisarenko)
[Image]**EDS NOTE NUDITY** A dancer performs during the parade of the Gavioes da Fiel samba school in Sao Paulo, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009. (Andre Penner)

Uncensored – FEMEN Solidarity message to FEMEN Holland

 

FEMEN Solidarity Video Message to FEMEN Holland

A video created by FEMEN entitled, FEMEN Solidarity Message to FEMEN Holland, caused quite a stare when it was placed on YouTube and then linked to various individual’s Facebook pages.

To some it came as a shock that people would be so upset to see this video because of the message and the aim, to send a message of solidarity to sisters in protest against overconsumption and corporate greed.  It was as if people forgot that there is such a thing as nonsexual nudity.  After all, one can walk into any art museum to find examples. However, this video was flagged on YouTube as obscene.  Since YouTube recognizes non-sexual nudity, the video was not taken down, simply marked as “age-restricted.”

The fact that viewers could be so disgusted and disturbed at the site of women’s breast that they would have to declare “The sky is falling!” is a testament to how little this society has progressed. Some commenter’s on Facebook even went so far as to say that what they women were doing was not a valid form of protest.  Surprising so, many of these commentators were also people who themselves were Occupiers or those who supported the Occupy movement.  The irony being that there are some people who might think Occupiers sleeping outside for days “like animals, without taking baths,” is barbaric behavior; as such comments have been heard on conservative talk radio and read on conservative blogs.  For example: M. James Currier wrote an open letter entitled, “Letter: Occupiers need a bath”, where he said, “The occupiers’ barbaric behavior has changed the national political conversation from “the Democrats have no tea party” to “look at those lazy Democrat occupiers.” Despite these attitudes, many continue to sleep outside, without access to showers, because they believe in their cause. These women are no different. They are utilizing a form of protest that is common in their country because they too believe in their cause.

FEMEN (Фемен) is a Ukrainian protest group based in Kiev, founded in 2008. The organization became internationally known for organizing topless protests against sex tourists, international marriage agencies, sexism and other social, national and international ills. (FEMEN Holland was founded on 12.02.2011.)

The video message is as follows:

We want to express our solidarity with our sisters in Holland. We know this Millionaire Fair is full of unnecessary luxury. Toys for the boys. And women for decoration. The empty-headed spenders, who rather buy a new car, or a new fashion bag every day than spending some time of the day on a deeper thought. Even for once)

this international fair is a slap in the face of all ordinary people who suffer from the financial crisis. Millions of people are at the risk of losing everything in Europe, but here the filthy rich keep on partying. If nothing else outside their glamorous world exists.

But they are the ones who caused the international crisis in the first place. They are part of the international network of high finance. Bankers and investors. Speculators. Corrupt politicians, ‘Businessmen’. Mafia. They all work together in an world-wide, oppressive, financial system. And instead on investing their money in the future of the planet, they prefer to waste it here on useless extravaganza.

They are driven by greed. Destroyers of ordinary peoples live. Gambling with their money. Make them responsible for the debts when it goes wrong. Annexing their houses. Their land. Taking away their jobs. Stealing their future. Making them poor, so they can sit on golden toilets in diamond closets. And shit on the world.

We must stop this world-wide cult of ignorant selfishness. Of intellectual emptiness. Of material waste. Of cultural barbarism. Or it will become the end of civilization as we know it.

 

FUCK YOU OLIGARCHS! 

UNCENSORED – Women Protest Worldwide Photos 10

[Image]Egyptian army soldiers rear arrest a woman protester wearing the Niqab during clashes near Cairo’s downtown Tahrir Square, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. Activists say the clashes began after soldiers severely beat a young man who was part of a sit-in outside the Cabinet building. (Ahmed Ali)
[Image]Egyptian army soldiers beat a protester wearing a Niqab, an Islamic veil, during clashes near Cairo’s downtown Tahrir Square, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. Activists say the clashes began after soldiers severely beat a young man who was part of a sit-in outside the Cabinet building. At background graffiti depicts members of the military ruling council and Arabic reads: “Killer”. (Ahmed Ali)
[Image]Egyptian protesters threw rocks at military police during clashes near Cairo’s downtown Tahrir Square, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. Activists say the clashes began after soldiers severely beat a young man who was part of a sit-in outside the Cabinet building. (Ahmed Ali)

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[Image]Egyptian army soldiers arrest a woman protester during clashes with military police near Cairo’s downtown Tahrir Square, Egypt Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. Activists say the clashes began after soldiers severely beat a young man who was part of a sit-in outside the Cabinet building.
[Image]Egyptian army soldiers arrest a woman protester during clashes with military police near Cairo’s downtown Tahrir Square, Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. Activists say the clashes began after soldiers severely beat a young man who was part of a sit-in outside the Cabinet building.
[Image]Egyptian soldiers arrested a female protester during the second day of clashes in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Saturday.  Reuters
[Image]A woman is taken away by the Egyptian army during clashes in central Cairo on Dec. 16, 2011. (Khaled Elfiqi)
[Image]Egyptian anti-army protesters throw stones at pro-army protesters (not pictured) during clashes, in central Cairo, Egypt, 16 december 2011. EPA
[Image]Egyptian soldiers clash with protesters near Cairo’s Tahrir Square on December 16, 2011 after demonstrators threw petrol bombs and set fire to furniture in front of the nearby parliament. AFP

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[Image]Anti-government protesters react to tear gas fired by riot police during clashes Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in Abu Saiba village west of the capital of Manama, Bahrain. It was the third straight day of clashes along a main highway where protesters have been trying to stage sit-ins against the government. (Hasan Jamali)
[Image]Protestors supporting Pfc. Bradley Manning gather outside Ft. Meade, Md., Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, where military prosecutors are presenting their case against him as the source for the WikiLeaks website’s collection of U.S. military and diplomatic secrets. Manning, 24-year-old today, is blamed for the largest leak of classified material in American history. The purpose of the hearing is to determine whether prosecutors have enough evidence to bring Manning to trial. (Jose Luis Magana)
[Image]Activist of women’s movement FEMEN stand atop a fence during their protest in front of the cabinet of the Ministers building in Kiev on December 16, 2011. The young Ukrainian women climbed up a fence in front of the Cabinet of Ministers building and protested against the lack of women in the Prime Minister Mykola Azarov’s government. Getty

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[Image]Anti-government protesters gesture toward riot police (unseen) Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, along a northern highway by the entry to the Shiite village of Saar, Bahrain, site of an opposition sit-in that was dispersed by police with tear gas and sound bombs. (Hasan Jamali)
[Image]Protestors hold on to a rope, forming a human chain, while marching to the finance ministry Thursday, Dec. 15 2011, in Lisbon. Civil servants’ unions organized the demonstration to protest the government’s austerity measures. Portugal needed a euro78 billion ($103 billion) bailout earlier this year as its high debt load pushed it close to bankruptcy and the government is enacting an austerity program of pay cuts and tax hikes. Banners read “Don’t rob the future”. (Armando Franca)
[Image]In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, villagers chant slogans as they gather for a protest in Wukan village of Lufeng, China’s Guangdong province. China’s government is trying to defuse a revolt in the small fishing village, offering to investigate the land seizures that touched off the rebellion and vowing to punish leaders of the uprising. The village of Wukan has for months been the site of simmering protests by locals who say officials sold farmland to developers without their consent.
[Image]Thousands of Lebanese private and public school teachers hold protest in front of the government building in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, to demand higher wages. The protest comes a week after the government approved a salary raise that many employees considered too low . (Bilal Hussein)
[Image]Indian farmers stage a sit in protest as they demand adequate compensation for their farm land acquired for different government projects in Lucknow, India, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. India’s transformation from a largely agrarian nation into a global economic power hinges on a steady supply of land for new factories, call centers, power plants and homes. As cities spill over their seams with ever more people, the government is increasingly seizing the farms around them for private development.
[Image]Dozens of peasants and activists protest demanding the government to recognize them as victims of the country’s internal conflict, outside the Congress in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. (William Fernando Martinez)
[Image]Protesters with Occupy Seattle march to the Pat the Port of Seattle, Monday afternoon, Dec. 12, 2011 as part of a national effort to disrupt West Coast port traffic. Organizers called for the protests, hoping the day of demonstrations would cut into the profits of the corporations that run the docks and send a message that their movement was not over. (Mark Harrison)

UNCENSORED News from FEMEN

Желание украинцев узнать источники их финансирования. Система оптимизации поиска Google.ua на запрос “кто финансирует” выделяет топ-тройку деятелей, чьи источники финансирования хотели бы знать украинцы. Топ-3 запроса “кто финансирует» выглядит следующим образом: первое место – FEMEN, второе – Гитлер, третье – Яценюк. Абсолютно не понятно, как малобюджетная женская организация затесалась в компанию таких финансовых монстров, как национал-социалистическая рабочая партия фюрера и Фронт Змiн Яценюка). Парадоксально, но людей больше интересует, где FEMEN  берет деньги на краски и ватманы, чем источники финансирования солдат Вермахта и школьников Яценюка.
А вот москалей интересуют масоны проплачивающие футбол и развал России.

 

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[Image]Russian nationalists rally at Bolotnaya Square, on an island in the Moscow River adjacent to the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011.Russian nationalists are rallying in downtown Moscow, demanding a bigger say for ethnic Russians in the country’s politics and marking the first anniversary of a violent nationalist riot just outside the Kremlin.(Alexander Zemlianichenko)
[Image]Russian nationalists shout holding old Russian imperial flags during their rally in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. Russian nationalists are rallying in Moscow and St.Petersburg, demanding a bigger say for ethnic Russians in the country’s politics and marking the first anniversary of a violent nationalist riot just outside the Kremlin.(Dmitry Lovetsky)
[Image]A woman wearing fake horns holds a banner during a demonstration against bullfighting in Mexico City December 10, 2011. More than hundred demonstrators took part in a protest against bullfighting in the country. Bullfighting has been one of the most popular sport in Mexico for the last 400 years, according to local media. The banner reads “Torture”. Reuters
[Image]French Occupy protesters participate in a rally as part of the 63rd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights, on December 10, 2011 in center Paris. The activists, angered by state spending cuts that hurt ordinary people and high unemployment have called for a nationwide protest. Placard reads : ‘Time for Outrage. Getty
[Image]Women dressed in violet clothes march from El Zocalo Square to the Revolution monument along Juarez Avenue on December 10, 2011 in Mexico City to protest against violence The activity called ‘The Rally of the One Thousand Women’ promotes to put an end to the discrimination and violence against women. Getty
[Image]Member of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) hold portraits of missing relatives during a demonstration to mark International Human Rights Day in Srinagar on December 10, 2011. Demonstrations were held in Srinagar to protest against alleged human rights violations by Indian security forces on Kashmiris. Rights groups say as many as 8,000 people, mostly young men, have ‘disappeared’ by security forces in India-administered Kashmir since an armed insurgency erupted in the Muslim-majority region. Getty
[Image]In this photo taken with a fisheye lens protesters gather during a rally in downtown St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. The sign reads “No vote”. More than ten thousands people have protested in St.Petersburg against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his party, which won the largest share of a parliamentary election that observers said was rigged. (Dmitry Lovetsky)
[Image]An elderly demonstrator holds a poster showing an edited photo of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and signed “2050. No” during a mass rally to protest against alleged vote rigging in Russia’s parliamentary elections in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011.
[Image]Demonstrators shout during a mass rally to protest against alleged vote rigging in Russia’s parliamentary elections in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. Russians angered by allegedly fraudulent parliamentary elections are protesting Saturday in cities from the freezing Pacific Coast to the southwest of Russia, eight time zones away, a striking show of indignation, challenging Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s hold on power. (Mikhail Metzel)
[Image]Demonstrators shout during a mass rally to protest against alleged vote rigging in Russia’s parliamentary elections in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. Russians angered by allegedly fraudulent parliamentary elections are protesting Saturday in cities from the freezing Pacific Coast to the southwest of Russia, eight time zones away, a striking show of indignation, challenging Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s hold on power. (Mikhail Metzel)
[Image]Protesters light flares during a mass rally to protest against alleged vote rigging in Russia’s parliamentary elections in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011.Russians angered by allegedly fraudulent parliamentary elections are protesting Saturday in cities from the freezing Pacific Coast to the southwest of Russia, eight time zones away, a striking show of indignation, challenging Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s hold on power. (Pavel Golovkin)

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[Image]A supporter of Ivory Coast Prime Minister and leader of news forces the former rebel groupe looks on during a legislative election meeting in Ferkessedougou, north of Ivory Coast, on December 9, 2011. The December 11 polls are boycotted by former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo’s Ivorian Popular Front party (FPI) and its allies in protest against his arrest and transfer to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Nearly 1,000 candidates are in the fray for the 255 parliamentary seats. Getty
[Image]People protest in the halls of the venue of UN Climate Talks on December 9, 2011, to demand that nations not sign a “death sentence” during the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Durban. Standing side-by-side with delegates from some of the world’s most vulnerable countries, civil society representatives sang traditional South African freedom songs and chanted slogans like, “Listen to the People, Not the Polluters. In the last 48 hours, over 700,000 people have signed petitions calling on major emitters to stand with the nations of Africa and resist any attempts to delay climate action until 2020. UN climate talks entered their second week entangled in a thick mesh of issues with no guarantee that negotiators and their ministers will be able to sort them out. The 194-nation process is facing, for the second time in two years, the prospect of a bustup, even as scientists warn against the mounting threat of disaster-provoking storms, droughts, flood and rising seas made worse by global warming. Getty
[Image]Journalists demonstrate during a protest against the murders of their counterparts outside the Presidential house in Tegucigalpa December 9, 2011. 17 journalists have been shot dead in Honduras since 2010, making the small Central American nation one of the world’s most dangerous places for reporters, according human rights groups. Reuters
[Image]Bahraini women watch as hundreds of anti-government protesters (unseen) run Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, through the Musalla area of Manama, Bahrain, toward an area that had been the hub of Bahrain’s spring uprising and is now a heavily militarized zone that protesters seek to reclaim. The protesters were forced back by riot police just short of the area. Writing on the wall reads “freedom” above pictures of political prisoners. (Hasan Jamali)
[Image]Russian opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov’s wife Anastasia, left, speaks to the media as environmental activist and leader of the Khimki forest defenders Yevgenia Chirikova looks at her during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Friday Dec. 9, 2011. Energized activists and anxious authorities are bracing for anti-government protests planned across Russia’s sprawling expanse Saturday that promise to be the largest demonstration of public outrage since the dying days of the Soviet Union.
[Image]Occupy Boston Protestors reacted to the announcement that their downtown encampment would not be evicted on December 9, 2011, in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino set a midnight deadline for Occupy Boston protestors to leave their downtown encampment in Dudley Square, or face eviction. In response, many of the protestors chose to take down their tents, and by the midnight deadline much of the camp was gone. At approximately 1:15AM on December 9, 2011, the Boston police announced that they would not evict the protestors from Dudley Square. Protestors took to the street in celebration, and further protest. Getty
[Image]Worker Pat Revell pickets outside Unilever’s Port Sunlight factory on the Wirral, Merseyside on December 9, 2011 in Port Sunlight, England. The workers are on strike in protest against the company’s plan to axe their final salary pension scheme. The strike is the first in the history of the consumer goods manufacturer who lists PG Tips tea and Persil washing detergent amongst its products. Getty
[Image]Supporters of the Serbian Radical Party stand in front of policemen while holding posters with a picture of party leader Vojislav Seselj during a protest against Serbia’s efforts to become an official candidate for the European Union membership in front of Serbia’s Presidency building in Belgrade December 9, 2011. The posters read, “We don’t want in the European Union” (L), and “Tadic don’t humiliate Serbs”. Reuters
[Image]People sit as others lay on the ground as they watch a movie in the main entrance of Germans Trias i Pujol hospital during a protest against spending cuts in Catalonia’s public healthcare system, in Badalona, near Barcelona city, Spain, Friday Dec. 9, 2011. The leaders of the 17 countries that use the euro, plus six others, have tentatively agreed to a new treaty that enforces stricter budget rules seen as crucial to solving Europe’s debt crisis and holding the currency-bloc together. An agreement on fiscal discipline is considered a critical first step before the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and others would commit more financial aid to help countries like Italy and Spain, which have large debts and unsustainable borrowing costs. AP
[Image]Members of the Red Shirt movement joke with a Thai police officer as they gather to protest against former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva outside Metropolitan Police headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. Abhisit was called in to give information to a police investigation team on the government’s crackdown on red-shirt demonstrators last year during which 91 people were killed. (Apichart Weerawong)
[Image]Panamanian people protest against the return of former General Manuel Noriega to Panama, in Panama City on December 09,2011. Noriega returns to Panama without the trappings of political or military clout, but with something of incalculable value — detailed knowledge of the skeletons that lurk in the Central American nation’s closet. Getty
[Image]Thousands of people gather outside the main courthouse during the first trial of 22 leftist students who were jailed after they staged a demonstration to protest a police crackdown on anti-government demonstrators in the northern town of Hopa, Black Sea, ahead of general elections in June, in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. (Burhan Ozbilici)
[Image]Activists of the Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN stage a performance in front of the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, on December 9, 2011, to protest against alleging mass fraud in the Russian December 4 parliamentary polls and demanding Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that he stop his political activities. Putin, who became premier in 2008 after serving two Kremlin terms, filed this week his application to stand in the March elections. Getty
[Image]Activists of Ukraine’s protest group Femen, protest outside the Christ the Saviour cathedral in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. The post-election protests in Moscow drew thousands and continued for several days in the biggest ever challenge to Putin, reflecting a growing public frustration with his rule that may complicate his bid to reclaim the presidency in next March’s vote. (Ivan Sekretarev)

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[Image]Medical workers rally at the Latvian Saeima (Parliament) building to protest budget cuts in health care on December 8, 2011 in Riga. The protesters are holding black balloons and various placards, urging the government to care for medical workers and warning that many health care workers may leave Latvia. Placards read: ‘Left country. Everyone has rights to receive health care’. Getty
[Image]Demonstrators protest about high inflation and low interest rates outside the Bank of England in the City of London December 8, 2011. The Bank of England voted on Thursday to stick to its four-month programme to pump an extra 75 billion pounds of quantitative easing into the rapidly slowing economy. Reuters
[Image]Pakistani protesters carry national flags as they march during a demonstration in Islamabad on December 8, 2011 against the cross-border NATO air strike on Pakistani troops. Several hundred journalists, labour leaders and traders on December 8, took to streets to condemn a recent air strike by NATO on Pakistani military checkposts that killed 24 soldiers. Pakistan shut the only supply route in Khyber tribal region for international troops in Afghanistan, boycotted the Bonn conference and announced to revisit policy towards the US in protest against the attack. Getty
[Image]Fundamentalist Christians protest on December 8, 2011 in Paris, near the Rond-Point theatre where Argentina-born author Rodrigo Garcia’s play ‘Golgota Picnic’ is performed which they judge ‘blasphemous’. Getty
[Image]People pose with a protester wearing a mock mask depicting Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during a rally in downtown St.Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. More than five hundred people protested in St.Petersburg against Putin and his party, which won the largest share of a parliamentary election that observers said was rigged. (Dmitry Lovetsky)
[Image]Occupy Boston protester Heather McCann, of Watertown, Mass., center, loads a crate of books into a truck at the Dewey Square encampment while dismantling the camps library, in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said Thursday that Occupy Boston protesters must leave their encampment in the city’s financial district by midnight Thursday or face eviction by police. (Steven Senne)
[Image]A veiled Kashmiri government employee participates in a protest against the government in Srinagar, India, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. Dozens of government employees demanded release of arrears and regularization of jobs for daily wage workers. (Dar Yasin)
[Image]Protesters march to join fellow protesters who camped out outside a Catholic church near the Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines Thursday Dec. 8, 2011 to await news of the scheduled execution of a Filipino man convicted in China for drug trafficking. Philippine officials said, the Filipino man, who was convicted on drug trafficking, was executed in China on Thursday despite an appeal for clemency from President Benigno Aquino III on humanitarian grounds. (Bullit Marquez)
[Image]Kashmiri government employees participate in a protest against the government in Srinagar, India, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. Dozens of government employees demanded release of arrears and regularization of jobs for daily wage workers. (Dar Yasin)
[Image]A small group of demonstrators screams slogans demanding UN protection for Iranian dissidents in Camp Ashraf, Iraq, as they protest outside the Dutch Foreign Ministry during U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s visit in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday Dec. 8, 2011. (Peter Dejong)
[Image]Police officers detain an opposition activist during a rally in downtown St.Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. More than five hundreds people have protested in St.Petersburg against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his party, which won the largest share of a parliamentary election that observers said was rigged. (Dmitry Lovetsky)
[Image]French far-right leader Marine Le Pen arrives at their demonstration in Paris Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. The demonstration was to oppose a bill on which the Senate were voting Thursday afternoon, a private members bill calling for the right for foreigners to be able to vote in French municipal elections. (Jacques Brinon)
[Image]People living near nuclear plant sites shout slogans during an anti-nuclear protest in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. The protesters demanded scrapping of projects that endanger people’s safety and threaten livelihoods, according to a press release. Placard reads “Stop displacement of people in the name of development.” (Manish Swarup)
[Image]An Israeli musician covers her face in protest, as she performs during a rally against gender segregation, in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. Hundreds of women and women’s rights activists gathered in central Jerusalem Wednesday night for a rally organized by the New Israel Fund, themed “women will be seen and heard”, to protest discrimination against women in Israel. (Sebastian Scheiner)
[Image]Nepalese Buddhist monks and nuns take out a protest in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. Hundreds of Buddhists demonstrated in Nepal’s capital to protest the appointment of Maoist party chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal to head a project to develop the area where Buddha was believed born in southern Nepal. The protestors demanded that there should not be any political involvement in the project to develop Lumbini, located 150 miles (240 kilometers) southwest of Katmandu. AP
[Image]A Libyan girl holds a placard that reads in Arabic ‘Thank you our brave rebels, but now let us live in peace’ during a protest in Tripoli’s landmark Martyrs Square on December 7, 2011 against former rebels who toppled Moamer Kadhafi but are still camping out in the capital and still have their weapons. Getty
[Image]Members of the Canadian Youth Delegation stage a protest as Canada’s Minister of Environment Peter Kent addresses the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP17) in Durban in this handout picture released by the Canada Youth Delegation, December 7, 2011. Reuters
[Image]Two protesters look at each other as they await processing after being arrested by Washington DC Metropolitan Police during an Occupy DC protest in Washington, December 7, 2011. Police arrested economic protesters in Washington on Wednesday as they blocked streets and disrupted traffic in an area famous as a center for the offices of lobbyists. Reuters
[Image]An Occupy DC demonstrator sits on a chair as demonstrators blocked an intersection on K St., in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. (Evan Vucci)
[Image]Occupy Wall Street activists carry house warming gifts to a house warming party during a tour of foreclosed homes in the East New York neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. Finding it increasingly difficult to camp in public spaces, Occupy protesters across the country are reclaiming foreclosed homes and boarded-up properties, signaling a tactical shift for the movement against wealth inequality.
[Image]A Colombian woman living in Panama holds a Colombian national flag during a protest march against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in Panama City December 6, 2011. Outraged by the killing of four captives by FARC rebels, Colombians protested on Tuesday to demand an end to half a century of guerrilla violence and kidnapping. The words on the flag read: “Release them”. Reuters
[Image]Colombian demonstrators take part in a protest march against Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia FARC rebels in Cali December 6, 2011. Outraged by the execution of four captives by FARC rebels, tens of thousands of Colombians protested across the nation on Tuesday to demand an end to half a century of guerrilla violence and kidnapping. Reuters
[Image]In this Nov. 2, 2011 file photo, occupy Oakland protesters march through the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. Protesters want to shut down ports up and down the U.S. West Coast on Monday, Dec.12,2011, to gum up the engines of global commerce. But organizers who are partly billing this effort as a show of solidarity with longshoremen have not won the support of the powerful union representing thousands of dock workers. (Noah Berger)

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[Image]An activist of a local women’s rights watchdog FEMEN, with writing “I am independent” and Ukraine’s’ national flag on her belly, seen during celebrities on the occasion of Ukraine’s 19th Independence in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010. (Efrem Lukatsky)

UNCENSORED – Women Protest Worldwide Photos 8

[Image]Kashmir Sutherland huddles with other protesters for warmth in Shemanski Park after police told them to take down tents or be kicked out Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, in Portland, Ore. The Oregonian reports the demonstrators agreed to take down a tent to stay in the park Sunday night. On Saturday night police arrested 19 demonstrators setting up structures in the South Park blocks. Police evicted demonstrators on Nov. 13 from two downtown parks.
[Image]A woman shouts slogans during a rally in Moscow, Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Several thousand people have protested in Moscow against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his party, which won the largest share of a parliamentary election that observers said was rigged. A group of several hundred then marched toward the Central Elections Commission near the Kremlin, but were stopped by riot police and taken away in buses. (Sergey Ponomarev)
[Image]A blind woman rests in front of a police line during a protest by Greek blind people outside Parliament in Athens, on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Dozens of people took part in the demonstration, to protest against government welfare spending cuts. Greece is in the throes of an acute financial crisis and has implemented a harsh austerity programme in exchange for international rescue loans. (Petros Giannakouris)
[Image]Occupy DC protesters stand inside a structure set up overnight in McPherson Square, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 in Washington. Protesters are refusing to dismantle the unfinished wooden structure erected in the park. (Manuel Balce Ceneta)
[Image]In this Nov. 17, 2011 file photo, students clash with police during a demonstration in Milan, Italy, as university students protest against budget cuts and a lack of jobs, hours before new Italian Premier Mario Monti reveals his anti-crisis strategy in Parliament. Europe’s sovereign-debt crisis, which has dragged on for more than two years, is entering a pivotal week, as leaders across the continent converge to prevent a collapse of the euro and a financial panic from spreading.
[Image]A female activist carries a sign promoting gender equality as protesters march through downtown Rabat calling for greater democracy. Moroccan pro-democracy activists called for a day of rage on Dec. 4, 2011, a week after legislative elections but few turned out. (Paul Schemm)
[Image]Animal rights activists of the AnimaNaturalis international organization stage a naked protest in the middle of the Plaza de Espana square in the centre of Madrid on December 4, 2011, to denounce the slaying of animals to make fur coats. The men and women, covered in red paint that resembled blood, lay down and curled up against each other under a sunny sky in the busy square which is home to several cinemas, cafes and restaurants. Placard reads ‘How many lives for a coat?’. Getty
[Image]Participants attend the Slutwalk Singapore event held at the Speakers’ Corner on December 4, 2011. Supporters of the global SlutWalk movement against sexual violence held a rally in Singapore, attracting dozens to a rare protest in the strictly policed city-state. Getty
[Image]Russian police officers detain opposition demonstrators during an unsanctioned rally in downtown Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. The rally was staged by a few dozen activists of the Left Front opposition group to protest against Sunday’s elections. (Misha Japaridze)

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[Image]Police officers try to arrest activists of the Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN as they protest on December 3, 2011 against a meeting of opposition parties in Kiev. FEMEN activists protested against the event, saying that peeple came to the meeting because its organizers promised them money.
[Image]Body-painted environmental activists demonstrate outside the United Nations Climate Change conference (COP17) in Durban December 3, 2011. The protest march was part of a Global Day of Action to demand a fair climate change deal. Reuters
[Image]An opponent of reelected Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega holds a banner reading ‘Fraud=Poverty’, as she takes part in a protest called ”march against fraud” in Managua on December 3, 2011. About five thousand people marched in Nicaragua denouncing electoral fraud in past November 6 elections in Nicaragua and demanding a new election with foreign observers. Getty
[Image]Occupy LA protesters march from Pershing Square to the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail where protesters, who were arrested on Wednesday, were being held, in Los Angeles, on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. (David Zentz)
[Image]Andean people protest against Newmont Mining’s Conga gold project during a march near the Cortada lagoon at Peru’s region of Cajamarca, November 24, 2011. Peru’s prime minister on December 2, 2011, said Newmont Mining must set aside money to finance social projects and any environmental damage as a precondition for moving forward on a stalled $4.8 billion gold mine project. Opponents of Newmont Mining’s $4.8 billion Conga project refused to end their rallies on November 30, 2011, saying Peru must permanently cancel the proposed mine after temporarily halting work on it to avert violence. Protesters and farmers say the mine would cause pollution and hurt water supplies by replacing a string of alpine lakes with artificial reservoirs. Picture taken November 24, 2011.
[Image]A woman protester join others as they shout slogans during the observance of World Climate Day Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 near the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines. The protest coincided with the annual climate talks of the Conference of Parties (COP17) in Durban, South Africa. (Pat Roque)
[Image]A woman holds aplacard during a protest march against the war in Afghanistan on December 3, 2011 in the western German city of Bonn where a major international conference on December 5 will discuss the country’s future beyond 2014, when NATO-led international combat troops will leave. Getty
[Image]A survivor of the Bhopal gas tragedy lies on a railway track as others sit around to stop train movement during a protest in Bhopal, India, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. Thousands of survivors of the world’s worst industrial accident blocked trains through a central Indian city on Saturday to demand more compensation.
[Image]Female Iranian demonstrators hold posters showing supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, left in the posters, and late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, during a demonstration to welcome Iranian diplomats expelled from London in retaliation for attacks on British compounds in Tehran, at the Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran, early Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011.
[Image]Students are arrested during a protest against the government to demand changes in the public state education system in Santiago, December 2, 2011. Chilean students have been protesting against what they say is profiteering in the state education system. Reuters
[Image]Demonstrators walk on a protest march in central London November 30, 2011. Teachers, nurses and border guards walked out on Wednesday as up to two million state workers staged Britain’s first mass strike for more than 30 years in a growing confrontation with a deficit-cutting coalition government. Reuters
[Image]Thousands of Bulgarians gather in front of the Bulgarian parliament to protest against government austerity measures in Sofia, Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011. Thousands joined a mass rally on Wednesday to protest government-proposed austerity measures that include raising the retirement age by one year. (Valentina Petrova)

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[Image]Activists of Ukrainian women movement FEMEN hold placards reading ‘EURO-2012 without prostitution’, ‘UEFA attacked our gates’ and others during a protest in front of the Olimpisky Stadium in Kie, a few hours prior the UEFA EURO-2012 Final Draw ceremony on December 2, 2011. Getty
[Image]Hundreds of workers on strike block the entrance gate of Hi-P International factory during a protest in a suburban area of Shanghai December 2, 2011. More than 200 workers at a Singapore-owned electronics plant in the commercial hub of Shanghai went on strike for a third day on Friday to protest against planned layoffs, the latest sign of labour unrest in the world’s second-largest economy. Reuters
[Image]A police officer detains a topless woman protesting against alleged attempts to legalize prostitution during the Euro 2012 in Ukraine prior to the final draw for the Euro 2012 soccer tournament in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. Ukrainian women’s rights activists staged a topless demonstration at Kiev’s Olympic Stadium to protest what they say are attempts to legalize prostitution during the 2012 European Championship. (Ferdinand Ostrop)
[Image]Survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy, the world’s worst industrial disaster in India, along with other supporters shout slogans during a protest against a sponsorship deal with Dow Chemicals for the 2012 Olympics, in Bhopal, India, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. Friday’s protests come on the eve of the 27th anniversary of a lethal gas leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal where an estimated 15,000 people died and tens of thousands were maimed in 1984.
[Image]Iranian dissidents hold banners as they protest in Brussels, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. The protesters called for prevention of compulsory displacement of the Camp Ashraf residents inside Iraq and the annulment of the deadline for closure of Camp Ashraf by the end of December. Camp Ashraf, an enclave in eastern Iraq that houses more than 3,000 people, many of whom are dedicated to overthrowing the government of Iran.
[Image]Afghan girls hold placards during a demonstration in Kabul December 1, 2011. Hundreds of Afghans from the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan took to the streets of Kabul on Thursday to protest against plans for a long-term partnership deal with the United States. Reuters
[Image]A woman disguised as muppet character Miss Piggy takes a mud bath in front of the House of Representatives in The Hague on December 1, 2011 during a protest with Dutch environmental organization Milieudefensie against the expansion of livestock farming. Getty
[Image]A protester is detained by police during a march demanding education reform in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. Chilean students clashed with police on Thursday during a protest demanding more funding for public education, while students in Colombia and Argentina also took to the streets in simultaneous demonstrations.(Luis Hidalgo)
[Image]Protesters shout anti-austerity slogans during a 24-hour general strike in Athens on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. Thousands of protesters bitterly opposed to government austerity measures marched through the Greek capital Thursday, as another general strike closed schools and public services, left hospitals functioning on reduced staff and confined ferries to port. (Petros Giannakouris)
[Image]An Occupy Raleigh protester shouts during a speech by John Stumpf, the CEO and president of Wells Fargo, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in Raleigh, N.C. Stumpf was about 30 minutes into his speech when protesters interrupted him as he talked about the importance of small business. (Chuck Liddy)
[Image]A protester from Portland, Maine, warms her hand with her breath while eating a sandwich at the Occupy Boston encampment, in Boston on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. In the past few weeks police broke up encampments in Portland, Ore., Oakland, Calif., and New York, where the sit-down protests against social inequality and corporate excesses began in mid-September. Protesters remain in place in Boston and Washington, which each had camps of about 100 tents Wednesday. (Steven Senne)
[Image]A woman is led away in handcuffs by police after being removed from Panton House in central London November 30, 2011. Demonstrators broke into an office building used by mining company Xstrata in central London on Wednesday and hung protest banners on the roof before police regained control of the building. A group of about 60 from the “Occupy” movement entered the offices in Haymarket in protest at the pay of the company’s chief executive, Occupy said in a statement. Reuters
[Image]A female protestor displays her hands with Yemen’s flag and writing Arabic that reads,”you will prosecuted,” during a demonstration demanding the prosecution of Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis are demonstrating across the country to demand President Ali Abdullah Saleh face trial for charges ranging from corruption to deadly crackdowns on protests. (Hani Mohammed)
[Image]Supporters of Sri Lanka’s main opposition United National Party (UNP) protest in Colombo on November 29, 2011. They were protesting the jailing of the former army chief Darath Fonseka, a business take over bill and the government’s 2012 budget proposals. Getty
[Image]Members of India’s National Domestic Workers Movement from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) region are watched by co-ordinator Sister Mea Yaragani (2L) as they sign a sheet while participating in a protest meet and signature campaign in Hyderabad on November 29, 2011. The protesors are demanding the ratification of the 189th International Labour Organization (ILO) convention by the Indian government and their inclusion in the Sexual Harassment Bill 2010. There are between 120000-150000 domestic workers in the state. Getty
[Image]Workers protest as they shout slogans demanding higher wages in front of Indonesia’s presidential palace in Jakarta, November 29, 2011. Indonesia has been hit by a series of strikes in recent months and is expected to see more labour disputes, as workers demanded a greater share of profits in one of Asia’s fastest growing economies. Reuters
[Image]Miss Water South Africa Kirsten Dukes poses in front of a banner during a protest by environmental activists outside the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties meeting (COP17) in Durban, November 29, 2011. The gathering runs until December 9. Reuters
[Image]Student, wearing niqabs, protest on November 29, 2011 in the building housing the office of the dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Manuba, 25 kms west of Tunis. Several hundred people gathered at the university to demand the right for female students to wear full face veils in class and pass exams. A group of Salafists disrupted classes on November 28 at the university, demanding a stop to mixed-sex classes and for female students to wear full face veils. Getty
[Image]Workers take part in a rally during a protest against government austerity measures organized by the PAME Communist-affiliated union in central Athens Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The 17 finance ministers of the countries that use the euro converged on EU headquarters Tuesday in a desperate bid to save their currency – and to protect Europe, the United States, Asia and the rest of the global economy from a debt-induced financial tsunami. AP
[Image]Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (Pakistan’s Movement for Justice) pray after a demonstration against NATO cross-border attack in Lahore November 29, 2011. Pakistan’s government confirmed it would not attend an international conference on the future of Afghanistan in Bonn next week to protest against a NATO cross-border attack that killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers. Reuters
[Image]Riot police detain two students inside the national congress during a protest against the government to demand changes in the public state education system in Valparaiso city, about 121 km (75 miles) northwest of Santiago, November 29, 2011. Chilean students have been protesting against what they say is the profiteering in the state education system. Reuters
[Image]Pakistani protesters rally to condemn NATO strikes on Pakistani soldiers, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. Pakistan pulled out of an upcoming meeting in Germany on the future of Afghanistan to protest the deadly attack by U.S.-led forces on its troops, widening the fallout on Tuesday from an incident that has sent ties between Washington and Islamabad into a tailspin. Placard at right reads “run NATO and wake Pakistan army”. (K.M. Chaudary)
[Image]A demonstrator holds a sign that reads in Portuguese: “The fight on the forest starts in the streets”, during a protest against the approval of the new Brazilian forest code in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. Brazil’s lower house in May approved changes to the law that would ease environmental restrictions in the Amazon and other regions in Brazil. Brazil’s Senate is expected to approve the measure this week, though President Dilma Rousseff has promised to veto some parts of the bill.
[Image]Female Iranian protesters attend a demonstration in front of the British Embassy, as one of them holds a poster of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. Dozens of hard-line Iranian students stormed the British Embassy in Tehran on Tuesday, bringing down the Union Jack flag and throwing documents from windows in scenes reminiscent of the anger against Western powers after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
[Image]An elderly protestor flashes the victory sign during a demonstration demanding the prosecution of Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis are demonstrating across the country to demand President Ali Abdullah Saleh face trial for charges ranging from corruption to deadly crackdowns on protests. (Hani Mohammed)
[Image]Mariachi musicians perform as Greenpeace activists demand Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff protect the Amazon as they protest outside Brazil’s embassy in Mexico City, Tuesday Nov. 29, 2011. Brazil’s government has authorized the construction of one the world’s largest hydroelectric dams, the Belo Monte dam, in the state of Para, and the federal prosecutors’ office in Para has said they will go to the Supreme Court to appeal the ruling.
[Image]Malaysian lawyers hold placards as they shout slogans during a protest in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. Hundreds of Malaysian lawyers staged a rare protest march Tuesday demanding that the government abandon plans for a law that will forbid street rallies. (Lai Seng Sin)
[Image]Protesters shout slogans as they hold candles with placards reading “Invalidity, FTA between South Korea and the U.S.” during a candle rally, denouncing the passing of a bill on ratification of a South Korea-U.S. free trade agreement in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. South Korea’s president on Tuesday signed a slew of laws needed to implement the country’s free trade deal with the United States, amid growing protests denouncing the accord at home. (Lee Jin-man)
[Image]UCLA students walk past a line of demonstrators lying on the Quad outside a meeting of the Board of Regents at the University of California, on the campus at UCLA in Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. The regents were originally scheduled to meet in mid-November at the San Francisco-Mission Bay campus, but the session was scrapped when law enforcement warned that protests could turn violent. (Reed Saxon)
[Image]Supporters of Progressive Organization of Women raise slogans during a protest rally in New Delhi, India, Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. The protesters demanded introduction of a bill in the ongoing session of parliament for a separate statehood of Telangana region from the existing Andhra Pradesh state in southern India. (Gurinder Osan)
[Image]Police officers stand during a demonstration by security forces in Tunis, Monday, Nov.28, 2011. Security forces are protesting against police officers sued on trial for their alleged role in the revolution. On armband reads: “Stop, break the silence”. (Hassene Dridi)
[Image]Members of Occupy Philly, from right to left, Shawn Grant, Brianne Murphy, and Diane Isser, demonstrate at Dilworth Plaza, in Philadelphia, on Sunday Nov. 27, 2011, in defiance of the city’s 5 p.m. eviction order. (Joseph Kaczmarek)
[Image]A member of Occupy Philly who identified herself as Laura watches the demonstration at Dilworth Plaza, in Philadelphia, Sunday Nov. 27, 2011, held in defiance of the city’s 5 p.m. eviction order. (Joseph Kaczmarek)

VIDEO – FEMEN DSK PARIS

Wkipedia entry – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FEMEN

FEMEN (Ukrainian:Фемен) is a Ukrainian protest group based in Kiev, founded in 2008. The organisation became internationally known for organizing topless protests against sex tourists, international marriage agencies, sexism and other social, national and international ills.[1][4][5][6][7][8][9] Some of the goals of the organisation are: “To develop leadership, intellectual and moral qualities of the young women in Ukraine” and “To build up the image of Ukraine, the country with great opportunities for women”.[3]

The organisation

Female university students between 18 and 20 years old form the backbone of the movement.[2] In Kiev, there are about 300 active participants in the movement.[10] There are few male members of FEMEN.[1] The group comprises some 20 topless activists and 300 fully clothed members.[11][12] Most of its demonstrations are staged in Kiev,[4][8] but FEMEN has also held actions in cities like Odessa,[13] Dnipropetrovsk[14] and Zaporizhia.[15] While most of the protests have been ‘topless’ in 2010 one FEMEN protester exposed her buttocks outside a locked toilet in a demonstration to protest about the lack of public toilets in Kiev.[11]

The goals of the organization is “to shake women in Ukraine, making them socially active; to organize in 2017 a women’s revolution.”[10] The group has stated it has enjoyed limited success in pushing its agenda.[16] As of late April 2010 the organisation is contemplating becoming a political party to run for seats in the next Ukrainian parliamentary election.[1][10]

FEMEN justifies its provocative methods stating “This is the only way to be heard in this country. If we staged simple protests with banners, then our claims would not have been noticed”.[17] The organisation plans to become the biggest and the most influential feminist movement in Europe.[3][10]

Some members claim their involvement in FEMEN caused their families to become alienated from them.[10][18]

FEMEN receives small financial backing by individuals[10][11][19] (including DJ Hell[18]).

Facebook initially blocked the FEMEN page because it suspected it was pornographic.[18]

Late April 2011 the organization claimed it was setting up international branches in Warsaw, Zurich, Rome, Tel Aviv and Rio de Janeiro.[20][21] They also claimed that after the early 2010 election of President Viktor Yanukovych the Security Service of Ukraine has attempted to intimidate the FEMEN activists.[18]

FEMEN occasionally holds rallies outside Ukraine.[22][23][24][25]

FEMEN protest in Kiev during the 2010 Ukrainian presidential election

The movement was founded in 2008 by Anna Hutsol (born 1983, most FEMEN members are younger[2]) after she became attuned to the sad stories of Ukrainian woman duped by false promises from abroad:[2] “I set up FEMEN because I realised that there was a lack of women activists in our society; Ukraine is male-oriented and women take a passive role.”[26] Since then the organization has staged noticeable erotically-flavored rallies (among others) near the building of the Cabinet of Ministers, at Maidan Nezalezhnosti, the Turkish embassy in Ukraine[2] and in front of the Iranian embassy to oppose the expected execution of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.[27]

Hutsol is adamantly opposed to legalizing prostitution in Ukraine.[2] FEMEN proposed the introduction of criminal responsibility for the use of sex industry services late in May 2009.[28]

A demonstration by a group called RU FEMEN in the Russian capital Moscow late April 2011[29] was immediately denounced as a fake offspring of FEMEN.[20][21] FEMEN accused Russian political party United Russia of having set up this RU FEMEN.[20][21]

Cultural and political image

FEMEN’s actions received criticisms in Ukraine for “being meaningless” or “being outright tasteless”.[11] According to Ukrainian gender studies expert Tetyana Bureychak most Ukrainian women are unimpressed by FEMEN.[30] According to sociologist Oleh Demkiv of the Lviv University FEMEN does not enjoy popular support.[31]

According to Reuters “Femen represents — albeit on a modest scale — one of the few regular street protest movements”.[12] In Ukraine the FEMEN activists have been labeled “girls Tymoshenko” and/or “Putin‘s agents[10][relevant?discuss]; some parents of FEMEN activists have wondered if they were addicted to drugs.[10] But the organization claims to be an independent organization “Beyond politics and beyond religion”.[10]

The group’s actions have been reported in news-outlets such as CNN, BBC News,[6] Der Spiegel, Die Welt, Independent.ie,[3] France 24,[26] on Euronews,[27] Kyiv Post,[32] Mizozo,[33] USA Today,[34] Reuters[12] and The Washington Post.

FEMEN-UNCUT-UNCENSORED-Stop Raping Ukraine!

Members of the activist group FEMEN protest at what they see as the manipulation of the democratic system at a polling station in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010. The signs read “The War Begins Here” and “Stop Raping the Country.”
http://www.tsn.ua

UNCENSORED AND UNCUT – FEMEN Do you want me?

Creative idea explanation: The goal of the ‘Do you want me?’ project was to draw attention of the international web-community to a problem of sex-tourism in Ukraine, and to show that, as mentioned by Femin activists, ‘Ukraine is no brothel’.. Website do-you-want.me gives every user a chance to find himself in an urban den of inquity, pick a girl or a guy (tastes differ) for a paid ‘one time pleasure’. Before the erotic dance starts, the user must prove his solvency by activating the webcam and showing a banknote. Onlyafter the virtual character sees the money, will the story continue. Few will like the way the story goes – a trivial plot, so it seems… evolves into a naked truth(both literally and metaphorically) – we see how our paid sex-partner is being beaten up and addicted to drugs.

UNCENSORED – FEMEN vs UEFA EURO 2012

Topless FEMEN activists hold signs with football balls hanging from their underwear.

Topless FEMEN activists hold signs with football balls hanging from their underwear.

FEMEN activists take off clothing, so they can begin their protest.

Topless FEMEN activists hold signs with football balls hanging from their underwear.

Topless FEMEN activists hold signs with football balls hanging from their underwear.