Galleries

  • Kung Fu

    Almost every martial arts movie is centered around a revenge scheme. If someone's master didn't die, Bruce Lee would have never rose to fame and made karate so cool in the 70s an 80s. Kids and adults around the globe are still seeking revenge against bullies, robbers, and boredom by mastering these disciplines.
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  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party stands as one of the most iconic nonviolent protests in American history. Its gathering ground, the Old South Meeting House, has played an important role in American history. In the years leading to the American Revolution, thousands of colonists assembled at Old South Meeting House to challenge British rule, most famously to protest the Boston Massacre and the tea tax. Each December, Old South Meeting House and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum recreate this most famous grassroots protest--the Boston Tea Party-- from fiery debate to salt water tea in an annual Reenactment. To learn more, please visit www.osmh.org. 
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  • Purpecha Revenge

    The indigenous Purepecha people of the Mexican mountain town of Cherán have taken security into their own hands after loggers backed by drug cartels killed two residents and wounded several others. The village vigilantes, masked and wielding rifles, operate a blockade of tires and sandbags in front of the town’s entrance.
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  • Susan Crile

    A prominent New York based artist and printmaker, Susan Crile rose to fame with politically charged recent work that depicted the victims of torture and abuse at Abu Ghraib. She is now working on a series of paintings showing the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay as well as works based on the BP Oil Spill pictured in this gallery.
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  • The Guardians of New York City

    The Guardian Angels is a non-profit international volunteer organization of unarmed citizen crime patrollers. Founded on February 13, 1979 in New York City by Curtis Sliwa, the initial goal of the organization was to combat violence and crime on the New York City subway system. It has grown to include chapters in 15 countries and 144 cities around the world.
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  • New York City Soda Ban

    With sugary beverages on the verge of being banned in NYC where will thirsty New Yorkers turn? We predict a future with soda speakeasies patrolled by beverage cops. In the meantime let's all just drink the biggest sodas we can in protest.
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  • Urban Maeztro

    Urban Maeztro is a former professional graphic designer who quit his job to devote himself fully to street art. He specializes in wheat-pasting the images he designs as a commentary on the proliferation of gun violence in his native Honduras. When putting up his work, he faces the danger of violent street gangs, as well as the police who have been known to beat and even kill people who are seen as criticizing the government.
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  • Riot Revenge

    Fans of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot have been protesting against arrest and conviction of the group on charges of hooliganism. The colorful balaclava-clad protesters have been seen all over Russia and protests in the US have begun as well.
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  • Faceless Revenge

    What began as an internet meme has become a global force which exacts revenge upon anyone it perceives as evil by attacking and crippling their website. The Anonymous collective are global network of hacktivists, and one of the most powerful groups in the world.
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  • Ciudad de Mujeres

    Liga de Mujeres Desplazadas (League of Displaced Women) sprang from the wreckage of the Columbian Civil War, when hundreds of displaced women banded together and built the city named “Ciudad de Mujeres” as a place where thy could live safely together behind it’s fortified walls.
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  • Song Byeok

    At 24-years-old, Song Byeok was chosen to be an official propaganda artist for North Korea. In the late 90s Song lost his mother, father, and sister in the Arduous March famine that killed between 900,000 and 3,500,000 people. Since escaping from North Korea, Song has dedicated his career to highlighting the plight of his people and skewering the ruling Kim family at every opportunity.
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  • The Joker

    "I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve" the Joker. A highly intelligent master criminal, the Joker is not only the Dark Knight's nemesis but a revenge driven psychopath with a flair for one-liners.
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  • The Gulabi Gang

    Tired of extreme discrimination in their male dominated society, the women of India's northern Uttar Pradesh state, one of the poorest parts of India, have taken matters into their own hands, forming a gang of several hundred vigilantes. They call themselves the "Gulabi Gang" (Pink Gang) and go after corrupt, wrongdoing men. They march in uniform, shocking pink saris, armed with lathis (traditional Indian weapons) and have become a symbol of strength to the women in a male dominated society devoid of justice.
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