Accelerating activism

Injustice is not bound by time and era but the reaction to it is. This is a gallery of images from the world of people rising against homophobia and for human rights, Guantanamo Bay and its lack of transparency, corruption in sports and the wrongful deaths in the Middle East.—Images by Agencies

Activists of the global environmental watchdog Greenpeace hang from ropes from the "Estela de Luz" monument, with a sign reading "No OGM" (GMO, Genetically modified organism) in Mexico city, on May 16, 2013. The demonstration is against the atempt of some transnational companies to sow transgenic corn in the country.—Photo by AFP
Activists of the global environmental watchdog Greenpeace hang from ropes from the "Estela de Luz" monument, with a sign reading "No OGM" (GMO, Genetically modified organism) in Mexico city, on May 16, 2013. The demonstration is against the atempt of some transnational companies to sow transgenic corn in the country.—Photo by AFP
A fighter from the Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra is seen in front of a burning vehicle, caused by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, at their base in Raqqa province, east Syria. The most feared and effective rebel group battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Nusra Front, is being eclipsed by a yet more radical jihadi force. Al Qaeda's Iraq-based wing, which nurtured Nusra in the early stages of the rebellion
A fighter from the Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra is seen in front of a burning vehicle, caused by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, at their base in Raqqa province, east Syria. The most feared and effective rebel group battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Nusra Front, is being eclipsed by a yet more radical jihadi force. Al Qaeda's Iraq-based wing, which nurtured Nusra in the early stages of the rebellion
Activists stage a protest in front of the venue of commodities trader Glencore Xstrata's shareholders meeting in the Swiss town of Zug.—Photo by Reuters
Activists stage a protest in front of the venue of commodities trader Glencore Xstrata's shareholders meeting in the Swiss town of Zug.—Photo by Reuters
Activists and friends hold candles and a picture of Mohamed al-Saado, who was shot earlier this week by what activists said were unknown assailants, during his funeral in Raqqa province east of Syria, May 16, 2013. Mohamed al-Saado used to work in a medical aid unit, accompanying Free Syrian Army fighters in their military operations.—Photo by Reuters
Activists and friends hold candles and a picture of Mohamed al-Saado, who was shot earlier this week by what activists said were unknown assailants, during his funeral in Raqqa province east of Syria, May 16, 2013. Mohamed al-Saado used to work in a medical aid unit, accompanying Free Syrian Army fighters in their military operations.—Photo by Reuters
A security guard (R) looks on as a man writes characters on the back of six topless activists with the message "pay attention to children trafficking" during a demonstration against children abduction and trafficking, in Taiyuan, Shanxi province.—Photo by Reuters
A security guard (R) looks on as a man writes characters on the back of six topless activists with the message "pay attention to children trafficking" during a demonstration against children abduction and trafficking, in Taiyuan, Shanxi province.—Photo by Reuters
A gay couple embrace during a protest to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Mexico City. Gay rights activists staged a "kissathon" at the TAPO bus station to protest against police officers that harassed a lesbian couple kissing at the station on May 13, local media reported.—Photo by Reuters
A gay couple embrace during a protest to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Mexico City. Gay rights activists staged a "kissathon" at the TAPO bus station to protest against police officers that harassed a lesbian couple kissing at the station on May 13, local media reported.—Photo by Reuters
Activists raise a rainbow flag as they march during a demonstration to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Changsha, Hunan province. A total of 105 homosexsual activists from 14 different regions of China attended the demonstration on Friday, demanding the public to treat gay people fairly, local media reported. The banner reads, "Homosexsuals are also ordinary people".—Photo by Reuters
Activists raise a rainbow flag as they march during a demonstration to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Changsha, Hunan province. A total of 105 homosexsual activists from 14 different regions of China attended the demonstration on Friday, demanding the public to treat gay people fairly, local media reported. The banner reads, "Homosexsuals are also ordinary people".—Photo by Reuters
An activist from a gay rights organisation attends a candlelight vigil during a protest to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in San Jose.—Photo by Reuters
An activist from a gay rights organisation attends a candlelight vigil during a protest to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in San Jose.—Photo by Reuters
Activists stand on Pennsylvania Avenue during a protest outside of the White House in Washington on the 100th day of a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay to protest the military prison where the United States has been holding suspects captured in the so-called war on terrorism.—Photo by AFP
Activists stand on Pennsylvania Avenue during a protest outside of the White House in Washington on the 100th day of a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay to protest the military prison where the United States has been holding suspects captured in the so-called war on terrorism.—Photo by AFP
A human rights activist hands his flower to an arresting law enforcement officers outside the White House in Washington, where a group of activist had been protesting the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.—Photo by AP
A human rights activist hands his flower to an arresting law enforcement officers outside the White House in Washington, where a group of activist had been protesting the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.—Photo by AP
An Egyptian activist covers her face with an applications for "Tamarod", Arabic for "rebel", a campaign calling for the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and for early presidential elections, during a protest in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt. Hundreds of protesters gathered to demand early presidential elections and the removal of the Muslim Brotherhood's regime.—Photo by AP
An Egyptian activist covers her face with an applications for "Tamarod", Arabic for "rebel", a campaign calling for the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and for early presidential elections, during a protest in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt. Hundreds of protesters gathered to demand early presidential elections and the removal of the Muslim Brotherhood's regime.—Photo by AP
Activists from India's Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena shout slogans as they demand the banning of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket tournament during a protest in New Delhi. Indian police said that they had arrested three cricketers including Test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, after they allegedly accepted tens of thousands of dollars for spot-fixing. Eleven bookmakers were also arrested in connection with the inquiry, said Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar, as he gave details of three games in the on
Activists from India's Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena shout slogans as they demand the banning of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket tournament during a protest in New Delhi. Indian police said that they had arrested three cricketers including Test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, after they allegedly accepted tens of thousands of dollars for spot-fixing. Eleven bookmakers were also arrested in connection with the inquiry, said Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar, as he gave details of three games in the on

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