The aggressiveness of the modern world, terrorism and the threat of nuclear wars have invoked the protest of the society which is expressed in different kinds of social movements. Food Not Bombs, for example, is a world wide organization which protests against militarism, poverty and hunger. The main idea of this social movement is that the governments should review their priorities and spend more money on food for those who are in need, rather than on wars and arms race.
Food Not Bombs presents independent groups of activists whose aim is to feed all hungry people. They provide mostly vegetarian or vegan food for free. The choice of vegan food is explained by the fact that it is useful for health, and besides, they say that if people use all territory occupied by meat producing industry for growing fructiferous plants the problem of hunger in the world will be solved.
The seal hunting in Canada constitutes a real danger to the living of the local seal population as it is reported today. But that is not the single threat to the well-being of these animals. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starts the campaign to save the seals worldwide. The efforts of the activists find the support in a wide number of countries including Canada, Russia and Namibia. The citizens of these countries offer their help no matter if they are scientists, officials or just the people who care about the animals.
Thinking of the current social situation, I can’t but feel some modern tendencies getting a broader understanding and interest in the whole world. If earlier everyone searched for economic improvement, now when the life conditions have stabilized a bit, we start finding our social ways, which of course gives birth to different socially active flows. One of such flows is feminism. I consider this movement to be rather young, just because its radical current appearance is not so old. Women actually fight for their rights and fort leading among men. But if in the past all this in general carried a character of propaganda and theoretical basis, now feminists are people of action.
Thus, the number of different feminist groups and movements becomes larger every day and they get the access absolutely in all spheres of our lives. The movement I want to discuss here is called Guerrilla Girls and it’s one of the most interesting feminist phenomena in modern art.