activism

The VICE Guide to Right Now

This 14-Year-Old Climate Activist Is Giving Up School to Save the World

"World leaders have failed us," says 8th grader Alexandria Villaseñor.
Emma Fidel
Katherine Tutrone
a day ago
Music

Pussy Riot Just Released A Dark Environmental Protest Song

Complete with an open letter to Putin.
Frankie Dunn
7.10.19
LGBTQ

How Homophobic Small Towns in India Celebrate Pride

In these conservative and orthodox pockets, LGBTQ communities find other ways to make their voices heard.
Pallavi Pundir
7.5.19
climate change

What Thousands of Protesters Storming a Coal Mine Looks Like

Around 60,000 people took part in a weekend of climate action, occupying the world's largest brown coal mine.
David Tesinsky
6.27.19
feminism

This Photographer Captures the Fragile Lives of Former ‘Goddesses’ in Nepal

Maria Contreras Coll went behind the scenes of one of the most criticised religious traditions in the world, to tell a story of the enduring power of young girls in Nepal.
Pallavi Pundir
5.28.19
News

In Thailand, Activists Are Literally Fighting For Their Lives

“That’s now eight activists who have gone missing. We’re on their ‘wanted’ list too and with all the other targets eliminated, we could be next. We are like calves, waiting to be sent to the slaughterhouse.”
James Buchanan
5.20.19
democracy

People Are Calling for the Disbandment of Indonesia’s Radical Islamist Group

The online petition demanding the government to refuse the Islamic Defenders Front's permit renewal is gaining traction. But is it enough?
Adi Renaldi
5.10.19
Culture

From Uganda to Tokyo: Meet the Kids of the Global Climate Strike Movement

Students are rising up, rejecting complacency, and demanding the planet — and their futures — be protected. They're united in one of the most powerful youth-led movements the world has ever seen.
Clementine de Pressigny
4.26.19
Social Media

Who’s Afraid of TikTok?

The interim ban by the Indian Supreme Court has led to the removal of the Chinese app from Google Play and Apple stores. But digital activists say the move might be reducing India to a “nanny state”.
Pallavi Pundir
4.18.19
VICE Votes

Here’s What One Anti-Voting Activist Did on Indonesia's Election Day

In Indonesia, not voting, or golput, is a way for the dissatisfied to make their voices heard.
Adi Renaldi
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
4.17.19
activism

Meet the Japanese Mums Running a Citizens' Lab to Track Nuclear Radiation

After the 2011 tsunami triggered a nuclear disaster in Fukushima, there were widespread fears about radiation leaking into the environment. Now a group of volunteers—who are mostly mothers—is tackling the issue head-on.
Bobbie van der List
3.12.19
activism

Vegans May Have Killed Piglets While Protesting ‘Death Factory’ Pig Farm

The farmer said the activists who crammed themselves into a shed with some sows and piglets caused two piglets to be crushed to death.
Mack Lamoureux
3.10.19
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