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The Day the LOLcats Died

(YouTube link) A song from LaughPong about the SOPA and PIPA bills now before congress. While many sites have simply gone down for today in protest, Consumerist has a list of posts about the bills you can access to catch up on how the bills came about, why the internet is protesting, and what you can [...]

Sites go dark over SOPA and PIPA

Wikipedia leads the charge as sites protest against two proposed US laws that would censor the internet. SOPA ( Stop Online Piracy Act ) and PIPA ( Pr…

13 Peaceful Protests and Whether They Worked

© Julie Dermansky/Julie Dermansky/Corbis The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations have been going on for over a month. From one side, we hear that the occupiers are a bunch of naive kids who need to change out of their hemp ponchos and take a shower if they want to be taken seriously. Others say the demonstrators are [...]

Astronaut Suicide Photos in Response to End of Shuttle Program

In what could be considered a mock protest to the end of the Space Shuttle program photographer Neil DaCosta and art director Sara Philips have posted a gallery of astronauts suicide photos. Apparently this is the only thing an astronaut has to look forward to these days. Dubbed the Dark Comedy Project the photos depict [...]

Who Was the Unknown Rebel?

This month marks the anniversary of an amazing act of nonviolent protest by a man whose name we still don’t know. As a string of tanks – 17 or 18 in all, though you can only see a few in the pictures – rolled near Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989, this unknown man, his [...]

Absurdist Protest Signs

The Westboro Baptist Church {wiki} held a demonstration in front of the Twitter office in San Francisco on Thursday. Even more people showed up for a counter protest, featuring the best protest signs I’ve ever seen. See more signs at Laughing Squid. Link (image credit: Rubin Starset)