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Femen protesters take on FN from above

Alexander Plumb ‘I just don’t want to be a damsel in distress.  I’ll scream on the balcony, but you’ve got to let me do a little action here’. – Kirsten Dunst, actor. In 2004, radical documentary maker Michael Moore made a controversial appearance at Madison Square Garden where the Republican National Convention was gearing up to re-elect George W. Bush as President.  From the press row balcony as a ‘guest columnist’ for USA Today, Moore gloried in his role as pantomime villain as the West Virginia and Missouri delegates below booed >>>

Inna Shevchenko of Femen on saying the unsayable

About 40 people were in that little Copenhagen cafe that day. I prepared my speech a few hours before entering this place where Danish people were gathering to discuss freedom of speech and blasphemy. I wanted to speak about what I felt was unsayable. I believe that criticising religion, mocking it or not respecting it is a right that one should enjoy, as religion is simply one idea among many others. I said that blasphemy and criticising religion are celebrations of freedom of speech and that to gain this freedom, there should be more criticisms and more blasphemy. We have to break this taboo >>>

Inna Shevchenko of Femen on saying the unsayable

About 40 people were in that little Copenhagen cafe that day. I prepared my speech a few hours before entering this place where Danish people were gathering to discuss freedom of speech and blasphemy. I wanted to speak about what I felt was unsayable. I believe that criticising religion, mocking it or not respecting it is a right that one should enjoy, as religion is simply one idea among many others. I said that blasphemy and criticising religion are celebrations of freedom of speech and that to gain this freedom, there should be more criticisms and more blasphemy. We have to break this taboo >>>

Inna Shevchenko of Femen on saying the unsayable

About 40 people were in that little Copenhagen cafe that day. I prepared my speech a few hours before entering this place where Danish people were gathering to discuss freedom of speech and blasphemy. I wanted to speak about what I felt was unsayable. I believe that criticising religion, mocking it or not respecting it is a right that one should enjoy, as religion is simply one idea among many others. I said that blasphemy and criticising religion are celebrations of freedom of speech and that to gain this freedom, there should be more criticisms and more blasphemy. We have to break this taboo >>>

France’s National Front Leader Le Pen to Sue Femen Activists

PARIS (Sputnik) — On Friday, topless activists from the Femen movement tried to prevent Le Pen from laying flowers at a Joan of Arc monument where the National Front held a rally. Their bodies were covered with anti-Le Pen slogans. "Marine Le Pen has tasked her lawyer with filing a suit against the Femen activists over a premeditated attack at a Joan of Arc monument as well as for an encroachment on the freedom of demonstrations over the incidents on the Place de l'Opera [Opera Square]," the press release read. Later in the day, Femen interrupted an address given by Le Pen, >>>

Video Shows Topless Femen Activists Disrupting Marine Le Pen’s May Day …

Femen is in hot water after several of its members showed off their bare breasts to disrupt an annual May Day speech in Paris led by far-right French Front National leader (FN) Marine Le Pen, with the political party leader seeking legal action against the feminist activist group.Three topless women from the feminist protest group, which started in Ukraine in 2008, interrupted Le Pen's speech at the Paris Opera House on Friday, mocking the politician with Nazi salutes, while wearing painted slogans on their chests that read "Heil Le Pen" and "Stop Fascism."Video shows the activists marching >>>

Topless Femen Activists Disrupt Marine Le Pen’s May Day Address in Paris

PARIS (Sputnik) - Topless activists from the Femen movement interrupted an address given by Marine Le Pen, the leader of the French right-wing National Front party, accusing her of ultra-nationalism, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Friday. Three bare-chested female activists appeared on the balcony of a neighboring house a few minutes after Le Pen commenced her speech. The women had "Heil le Pen" written on their chests.  Le Grand hôtel de Paris a donc permis au service d'ordre du #FN de déloger les Femen pic.twitter.com/tXIOvK10ZF — David Perrotin (@davidperrotin) 1 мая 2015 The >>>

Femen bekennt sich zu Aktion

Eine Frau hat am Mittwoch auf der Pressekonferenz der Europäischen Zentralbank (EZB) das Podium gestürmt und Konfetti auf Draghi geschüttet, als EZB-Chef Mario Draghi gerade mit seinen Ausführungen begonnen hat. Während der Rede Draghis am Mittwoch in der Frankfurter Zentrale sprang eine Frau auf das Podium. Sie schrie auf Englisch „ECB Dictatorship“ („EZB-Diktatur“). Auf ihrem schwarzen T-Shirt prangte die vulgäre englische Aufschrift: „End the ECB Dick-Tatorship“. Sie wurde von Sicherheitskräften überwältigt, sodass Draghi seine Rede nach kurzer Pause >>>

Neda Topaloski explains why she went topless to protest Bill C-51

The Femen movement originated in Ukraine. In June 2014, the group protested at the Grand Prix in Montreal. (Joel LeMay, QMI) Neda Topaloski briefly interrupted the business of the House of Commons yesterday—forever entered into history as “[disturbance in gallery]“—when she yelled out from the visitors’ gallery with her objections to Bill C-51, the government’s anti-terrorism legislation. Protests in the galleries are an occasional occurrence, but Topaloski’s was widely noted for its topless nature—Topaloski not only shouted, but bared her chest, on which was written “C-51: State >>>

Femen and the theory of toplessness as protest

The Femen movement originated in Ukraine. In June 2014, the group protested at the Grand Prix in Montreal. (Joel LeMay, QMI) Neda Topaloski briefly interrupted the business of the House of Commons yesterday—forever entered into history as “[disturbance in gallery]“—when she yelled out from the visitors’ gallery with her objections to Bill C-51, the government’s anti-terrorism legislation. Protests in the galleries are an occasional occurrence, but Topaloski’s was widely noted for its topless nature—Topaloski not only shouted, but bared her chest, on which was written “C-51: State >>>