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revolutionary, rebellious, radical. fighting for freedom. demanding action. >> we're dying. the city is dying. and making their voices heard. >> we're using our sex as weapon. >> indelible images of ordinary people seizing the moment. >> it was an amazing act of
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protest. >> caught on camera. defiance. citizens rise up. >> union busting. >> as america's heartland becomes the staging ground for a contentious political struggle. >> we're not out here just for money. it's for rights. >> government should not be shut down because one bill is too controversial. >> friday, february 11, 2011. madison, wisconsin. newly elected republican governor scott walker rejecting a state budget shortfall introduces sweeping legislation called the budget repair bill.
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>> walker's bill -- the elimination of collective bargaining rights for public employee unions. >> walker's plan was to make it harder for public sector unions to bargain with state, county accident or local governments or school districts. he was saying we're going to take away your right to exist. collective bargaining is an expensive entitlement. >> state djz dispute that union bargaining rights affect the state's budget situation and that wisconsin is broke. they also disagree with some of the bill's other provisions, which include privatizing state power plants and overhauling medicare. lena taylor is a democratic state senator who opposes the bill. >> it did transformational things to laws in wisconsin. laws that had been in place for 50, 70 years. >> many interpret walker's proposals as a challenge to his
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political opponents. john nichols covers the story for the progressive magazine "the nation." >> it's no secret that in northern industrial states labor unions, particularly public sector unions, are the backbone of the democratic party. walker went at that base. >> by monday, february 14th, graduate students at the university of wisconsin madison who belong to a union of teaching assistants organize a march to the nearby state capitol. >> these graduate students mostly started going into the capitol. it was very kind of gentle protest in many senses, and tv cameras were there, and i think it had a very powerful impact. >> tuesday brings more protests. >> by the next state there were many, many people who said, well, you know, i think i'm going to go get in on that. >> images of outraged citizens at the capitol spread quickly via television, you tube and facebook. >> this affects lives. this affects the economy. this affects jobs. this affects everything. >> on wednesday a crowd of more
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than 30,000 people shows up, including teachers from all over the state and thousands of students from the university. >> some of whom had never been near a union. didn't even necessarily know much about what a union was, but they understood there was a struggle, and they came. >> matt is a graduate at the university of wisconsin and works there in the department of communications. >> son of two state employees, a state employee myself, i felt really offended by that notion that i was the reason that we were in debt in the state. i went down to the capitol because i knew there was this rally. >> matt brings along his canon 5d camera. >> the first day i was there i kind of covered what was going with my camera because a lot of people had been asking what's happening in wisconsin. the atmosphere of the capitol was something that i had never
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been felt before. there were students. there was teachers, nurses. young children and old people. that first day i kind of fell in love with the way that it felt to be surrounded by people who cared about something so much. and so i just kept coming back for that. >> for the next few days as the crowd swelled and the chants get louder, matt shoots everything he can of the protest and the protesters. >> there was so much of this emotion happening all around me. people were just so incredibly passionate about what they were there for. >> the demonstrators begin occupying the capitol 24 hours a day. >> the sight that i had never seen were people sleeping all around the floor in the capitol. they had decided that they were not leaving. >> by the end of the week the wisconsin protests are a
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national story. >> what's going on right now in the american midwest is about republicans versus democrats. it is about politics. >> even with the public outcry, scott walker and his republican colleagues in the state legislature hold their ground. >> this is a major deficit that we're trying to solve. we're trying to get the state back on track fiscally. >> and with republicans solidly in the majority. >> passage of the bill is virtually assured. senate democrats looking for a way to stop the vote do something drastic. they determine that if 14 of them are not physically in the state, the republicans will not have a quorum to vote on the bell, so 14 senators, including lena taylor, secretly leave wisconsin. >> it really wasn't some huge strategic concept. it was really saying what are
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our options? our only option was to not go. >> they headed down to the illinois border. people were just shocked. >> republicans are outraged, but democrats defend the move. >> thanks for watching tonight. they are our last hope for the middle class. >> when the legislators left, that changed almost everything. you know, it's almost like, wow, sort of an outlaw thing. people have crossed borders. they're hiding out. >> and, yet, even with the wisconsin 14 outside the state, the governor and republicans in the legislature find ways to press on. we're going to be forced to make up the savings in layoffs, and that's unacceptable. >> the republicans break the budget bill into different parts, and at 1:00 in the morning on february 25th despite not having a quorum, they invoke a rarely used partly emtry rule to call a vote.
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on that day i feel like the governor thought he had prevailed. 180,000 people the following sasht came to the square in madison. largest of all protests. i think at that point you saw that there are many dempt definitions of victory. scott walker kept saying there's a silent majority who is not coming to the capitol every day to speak, and every time that they said something like this i think there was an act of defiance to show there's a lot of us. >> matt edits his footage in a series of -- which go viral on the internet and are seen by millions of people across the country. >> forcing a special election in june 2012. scott walker survives the recall
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election, winning by eight points. >> i believe that for the sake of our children and our grandchildren, now is the time for us to come together. >> and, yet, more than two years after it is signed, the governor's bill remains meyered in legal challenges brought by unions. >> some things are worth fighting for. even if you don't win. you have to be willing to push back, and this was one of those times that i felt like we had to push back. it is an understanding that it's not the powerful, it's not the elites, it is not those who have that made the american experiment. it is the -- >> the take-away for the people is don't be afraid to stand up, be defiant, let your voice be heard because if you don't, then
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after a government savagely attacks their own citizens a lone man staring down tyranny becomes one of the most iconic images of the 21st century. spring 1989. the fall of communism in eastern europe inspires pro-democracy demonstrations in a place few ever thought possible. china. george lewis reports the story from beijing for nbc news. >> the death of -- who was very popular with the young people in
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china. they felt under his leadership they might have more freedom, and that sparked the initial round of demonstrations, and the crowds just kept growing and growing. >> in april, may of 1989 the whole country erupted in these protests and they were stunning. >> january wong lived in china in the 1970s as a student and returned as a reporter for the toronto globe mail in the late 1980s. >> there was the beginning of open disent, and i was quite surprised because i had never seen spontaneous political protests in china. >> it was mind-boggling. >> i'm 6'2". i weigh 200 pounds. i was literally swept off my
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feet by these demonstrators. >> photojournalist jeff wide ner covered it for the associated press. >> there was all this amazing uplifting feeling. >> a few weeks later in mid-may the situation intensifies when soviet premier mchail gorbachev heads to china for the first summit in 30 years. >> communist world, as we have known it for the past 40 years, remains a world turned upside down tonight. s. >> he was the advocate in his home country. his visit gave them an opportunity to go to the streets and express themselves in a way that they had not before. >> they knew that they had the world watching them. and this also enraged the chinese authorities who are used to stage managing every photo op, and suddenly they had no control. >> after gorbachev leaves and the protests continue, chinese authorities change their
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tactics. >> the chinese communist party cracked down and they declared marshall law. >> despite repeated warnings from the government, the protesters refused to leave tiananmmen square. few predict what actually happens next. >> on the night of june 3rd the square was filled with people milling around. we started getting rumors the army was starting to shoot its way into the center of downtown beijing. all of a sudden we hear this noise. boom, boom, boom, boom. >> under orders from the government to take back the square, soldiers from the people's liberation army advance into the city center from three directions. >> the violence began outside tianamen square as the army units started to come into beijing. they were met with resistance.
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>> these were armor piercing bullets, and the crowd was densely packed. there were lots and lots of casualties. >> jan wong, along with some other journalists retreat to a room at the beijing hotel which overlook the square. >> the rest of the night we just watched this carnage unfold. >> this is about the worst you can do to your own citizens, and they're doing it. that armored group as it works down towards tianamen square was firing at demonstrators. it was a bloodbath. you have one side with military grade weapons and you have people in their summer dresses with their children. it's a massacre. >> the next day ap still photographer jeff weidnor convince az man he just met named kirk to let him camp out in his room at the beijing hotel. jeff shoots photos until he runs out of film, but kirk locate one roll and gives it to jeff.
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>> i had one roll of film, and i had to make it last. >> by the morning of june 5th, the siege of tianamen square is nearly over and most of the protesters have fled. there is one act of defiance yet to come. one that will live on forever. >> so i get wakened up by the sound of tanks coming down the street. as i'm looking through the camera, i notice -- it's really far away, but it's a nice composition, nice compression. some guy walks out. >> from a different floor of the hotel jan wong is watching the same row of tanks. >> i saw this lone man stepping in front of them. i couldn't believe it. i immediately started crying because i just knew i was going to witness him getting smashed like hamburger. i see the tank try to go around him. i see him jump to the one side to stop it. i see the tank turn, twist, and try to go around, and i see him stop it too and i'm thinking this is unbelievable. >> he is standing there, and i
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say, okay, i know what they're going to do. they're going to shoot him. i'm just waiting. stwloo jeff snaps the shutter on his nikon. >> finally he crawls up on the top. >> he tries to get up to the touret so he can talk to them. >> as the tank begins to move, the man jumps in front once again and re-establishes the standoff. within hours chinese police raid the hotel -- jeff has given his film to kirk who smuggles it out in his underwear and gets it to the u.s. embassy. en the next day jeff's
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photograph appears on the cover of dozens of newspapers around the globe. the video footage captured by two different news crews at the hotel captivates the world. the question burning in every's mind, who is the man in front of the tank? >> we don't know who the tank man was. we don't know his name. we don't know his age. what we do know is he was probably in his 20s. he is probably an ordinary worker. he was lucky because the cameras only captured the back of his head. they didn't get his face. after the protests end and the pro-democracy movement in china peters out. chinese authorities arrest many of the rebellion's leaders, sentencing most to jail and others -- he was captured and
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escaped the country. still, others imagine he may yet be in china in hiding. >> i don't believe he has ever been arrested or found. i don't believe the chinese government knows who he is. >> he is the end-all soldier. he is representing all of us. >> images of the tank man are never published in china and are virtually unknown by the chinese public. >> that's the one image they don't want anyone to see. you see it, and it does stay it all, doesn't it? >> he was an amazing act of protest by one single individual. he symbolized that whole revolution that was happening in tianamen square. >> i think the tank man has such resonance not just for china, but for the world because really
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that's the image we have of human beings standing up against tyranny. >> he acted with exceptional courage under the strength of his convictions, and he gave us all a lesson in how you can, one person, have an enormous impact against a state that is trying to oppress its people. >> in a sense, it is the beginning of the end of all of those totalitarian dictatorships. there's almost none left. i think that was the moment in history when mankind said that's enough. we're done. it's over. coming up, activists united in a life or death struggle when "caught on camera defiance" continues. ♪ turn around
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into -- >> march 28th, 1989. >> called act up. the aids coalition to unleash power. act up cofounder was diagnosed with h.i.v. in 1984. >> one of the things we realized was that writing articles or letters to the editor about health crisises wasn't getting the public's attention. we decided, yeah -- people in their daily lives. -- >> what weather a mysterious disease started spreading among gay men and intravenous drug users. >> they didn't know what was causing these cancers that cause big purple calus-like lesions all over the bodies of people
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and inundated the longs and killed people. >> tens of thousands of cases of h.i.v., the virus that causes aids are reported across the u.s., but the federal government's response is slow. john winkleman was a college activist during that time. >> reagan didn't push for any federal funding, and nothing was happening. >> unfortunately, h.i.v. was impacting first gay men and drug users, and everybody thinks that queers and junkies are expendable sfwloosh let's be honest with ourselves. when it comes to preventing aids, hope, medicine, and morality teach the same lessons. in the city of new york the gay community is especially hard hit. >> people died very quick, horrible, horrible deaths. >> you had a government that wasn't telling you the answers to any of the questions that any of us had. what was this disease? how was it spread? >> in addition, the stigma and prejudice attached to the disease creates terrible consequences for those infected.
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>> people getting fired from their job, evicted from their apartment, denied health insurance. everything. city government was also absent and koch's administration was not talking about aids publicly. >> act up is born in 1987 emerging from the powerlessness that many affected by the disease are feeling. >> act up's original motto was also its formula. anger into action. our grief after a while became anger, and we took that anger and frustration, and we focused it. >> a key part of act up strategy is to use the media to spread its message. >> act up is very, very savvy. we had people like ann northrup who used to be diane sawyer's producer at cbs. we had bob rafske who did pr from corporate america, and from day one they told us how to talk to the media and how to get our message out. >> if the press didn't get a film camera there or didn't get a print photographer there, we started taking our own pictures
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and doing our own video and saying we've got great footage of that demo. do you want it? the situation worsens with each passing year. aids deaths skyrocket. by 1991 the number of people infected with h.i.v. reaches one million. and there's still no effective drug treatment in sight. >> almost in step with the way the epidemic was exploding, the turn out to act up exploded. first it was a few dozen people planning and then there were a thousand people or more showing up at a meeting. >> in january 1991 around the ten-year anniversary of the epidemic, act up mounts a major coordinated protest hoping to attract maximum media coverage. they call it day of desperation. >> weave gotten some progress in some things, but we still thought the media was ignoring it. we were feeling desperate. >> day of desperation actually begins the night before with
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adairing stunt that will be seen by millions. as the media focused on the beginning of the gulf war, act up, using fake id badges, tries to sneak into a number of news organizations planning to disrupt their live broadcasts. they succeed at cbs. >> we're going to take -- we're going to break for commercial. >> we knew that the cameras were going to cut off as soon as they could, so we didn't know whether we were going to get one word out, two words out or a whole sentence. so we came up with fight aids not arabs, act up fight back, fight aids. >> not aids, not arabs. >> the next day act up's planned demonstrations wreaked havoc on the city. the plan for the end of the day is a giant show of force. >> the goal was to see if we could make all three news
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programs. >> people are having a difficult time. >> i remember most the noise. we were so loud. >> so it's hundreds and hundreds if not thousands of people inside grabbed central. it was an incredible thing to see. >> seeing the banners hang over the train schedule and the banners floating on the ceiling gave me a sense of pride like we really did it. >> day of desperation attracts attention to the cause, but the urgency of act up's mission continues to grow.
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police say almost 1,200 people have been killed. the magnitude 7.the quake strike aing heavily populated area, including the capitol katmandu. rain is in the forecast making that search for survivors even more complicated at this moment. the quake triggered an avalanche on mount everest killing at least ten climbers there. 50 deaths have also been reported, and four neighboring countries, including india where at least 34 people have been killed. we'll continue to watch that breaking story. now back to "caught on camera." as the aids crisis enters
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its second decade members of new york's confrontational advocacy group act up are looking for new ways to get the message across. >> as we got into the 1990s the number of our frenz within that were dying is just escalating, and, you know, we were really getting tired of metaphors, and a lot of people were using rhetoric "when i die throw my body over the white house fence." >> in 1992 with the presidential election looming, act up's activists sees the opportunity to put aids research on the national agenda. >> act up began a year-long campaign called campaign 92, aids vote if your life depended on it, to make sure aids was a part of the conversation. >> on october 11th just three weeks before the election thousands of act up members come to washington to perform a solemn protest. >> it coincided with the aids memorial quilt being unfurled on
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the washington mall in front of all the museums. >> as thousands view the quilt, a giant memorial to those who have died, act up believes that a stronger message needs to be delivered. ♪ >> we wanted to bring the remains of our loved ones who had died of aids to the white house. we decided that we would get drums and march in a funeral procession and try to urge people to leave the quilt and join us. >> tony arena is there with his video camera. >> i just made sure when they started to march, i started to march. whatever they were doing, i was going to keep that camera on them. my job was to get this on tape. >> we're here today because
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we're tired of this administration and we're going to take the ashes of some of our friends and drop them on the steps of the white house. >> history will recall president bush did nothing at all. >> all of the ashes that we were carrying the ashes of loved ones, of people we knew well. we had a grandmother show up with ashes from her grandson from the midwest, you know, who read in the paper, you know, that this action was going to happen and got on a bus to bring her grandson's ashes there. we just made a huge wedge. we kind of locked our arms together so it would be hard to pull us apart and kind of moved in through the police so we created this funnel on both sides to allow the people who had ashes to get through.
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i never saw cremated ashes before. i was looking at the lawn, and, you know, it was a grayish green and bone fragments and, you know, it was just -- you're looking at bone fragments of people, people we knew. >> we are gathered here today to pay our last respects to the bush administration. >> i think the ashes was kind of drawing a line in the sand and saying we aren't going to take it anymore. you know, we are bringing our dead to your door, and you had better start doing something to stop the dying or, you know, you literally are going to be walking over our bodies. >> it was the most emotionally charged thing i've ever participated in. we never had a problem showing our anger, but below that really thin layer of anger was this enormous grief. this is what's left of our lives. this is what's left of our community. these ashes are the person i
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loved most. this is what's left. >> act up continues to perform acts of civil disobedience for the next few years. in the mid 1990s the group splits apart due to internal disagreements. in the end the coalition is considered ground breaking for the attention it brings to aids. >> what got the drug companies and the federal government to develop treatments that were extending lives and stopping the immediate carnage. >> by 1996 a drug cocktail was introduced that brings about dramatic improvements for many of the afflicted. >> those of us who had under 100 t-cells and were really sick, our health started to rebound. >> eric sawyer is one of the longest term survivors of h.i.v. he now works for the united nations on international aids issues. >> i think act up was defined because it empowered people to speak truth to power. it empowered people who are
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viewed as pariahs, lepers because of their h.i.v. virus to stand up and say i'm not a leper. i have a virus. i deserve to live just as much as you do. >> act up's success not only defied authority, but creating revolutionary results was the fact that we didn't simply get angry and shout in the streets. we did change the way the media talked about aids. we demanded the right to be able to live and we fought like hell for action to happen to save our lives. >> coming up, a journalist puts his life in jeopardy to report from one of the most dangerous places on earth. when "caught on camera defiance" continues.
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an uprising in syria. caught on camera by a fearless journalist. >> citizens in syria against president bashir al assad. the dictator strikes back with force killing thousands of his own people and sparking a full-fledged civil war. video of the conflict is mainly uploaded to the internet because the regime bans all foreign journalist from the country in order to better control the story. >> that's why the awes odd
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regime has been so -- that's why it has been attacking journalists. >> in the first two years of the conflict at least 34 journalists are killed in syria. dozens more are arrested and tortured, kidnapped, including nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel, who in december 2012 is taken hostage with his crew. >> engel and his colleagues -- some of the most xreert images are being captured by manny, an independent french photographer and filmmaker. manny uses a fake name in order to protect his identity. >> i used to teach kids in schools in paris. >> as a young man manny also teaches in syria where he travels to steady arabic. >> i start going to syria quite early in my life. >> when he decides to switch careers and become a journalist, the syrian conflict beckons.
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>> when these movements happen in the arab world, i thought, okay, this is something that is really important that is happening and i live there and i know those people. >> using his teaching credentials as cover, manny sneaks into the country. >> i had to go through the border illegally. the biggest danger you are facing is to be discovered. >> in syria he begins reporting the human side of war. meeting and talking with ordinary citizens, including children.
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>> manny also gains the trust of the fighters of the free syrian army, the fsa, an opposition force made up of defectors from assad's military. >> in february he goes to holmes, the site of the largest anti-government movement. what he finds there is the story of a city being blown apart. >> they called it the capital of the revolution because that was the place where suppression was the hardest. you had, like, every day something like 15, 20 dead. every day you have this constant defiance from the population. >> people mourn their losses and swear revenge. two days later manny accompanies fighters from the fsa in a ferocious attack on the former
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syrian intelligence building. government snipers are holed up in the upper floors as the fighters pour fire into the building. when the fsa moves in, manny finds himself right in the middle of the firefight. >> every time i moved forward, i would think you're doing the right thing. i know when i'm running through the street, i can get a bullet. i'm doing it cautiously, but, of course, i'm aware. of course, i feel fear. >> the fsa wins this battle and makes off with much needed ammunition. >> in holmes every friday is protest day. the people tell their president what they think of him. >> there was protest every day, every night. on friday a big protest.
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it gives a sense of bonding, purpose, and there is a lot of singing. it's really inspiring. >> the dancing because they're celebrating this revolution for freedom. who thises they are optimistic -- will dance in a revolution in which they know the likelihood that they would die is very, very high. it just shows you what the syrian people are made of. >> brigades and mortar fire of assad's army. filmmakers like manny do everything they can to show the world what is happening there. >> you need to keep on telling the story, and you take precautions and make sure you're working with people that you know. you are working with your network. you have your ears and eyes open.
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radical feminist activists fighting skrem nation against women using unconventional weapons. their half naked bodies. founded in 2008 in ukraine by activist anna, this defiant collectivist called femin which translates to women's beginning. 22-year-old nina is one of the group's leaders. >> our tactic and strategy is to show women's point and women's opinion and women's voice everywhere. >> femin's fight is against what it sees as men's domination
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across the globe. >> we see for us three main targets. we're going to crash. >> like other protest movements, femin realizes it needs media attention to help publicize its ideas adds widely as possible. >> juliy is another member. >> we are using technology to spread our message, and we are bringing a video maker during actions. >> femin's founders are originally moved to act because of ukraine's thriving sex trade, which is estimated to involve more than 50,000 women and girls. >> the main target at the beginning was sex industry that is treating women as a sex slave. it's still one of the main cliches for women from eastern europe that all of them are prostitutes. we are talking about all these kind of things in the beginning. questions about what is the position of women today and we
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started to scream more and more. we became radical feminists. >> members of the group begin to realize the more provocatively they dress and undress, the more the press takes notice. >> we took off our tops, and the next day we find information about feminists naked protest in nearly all languages of the world. >> they call their method sextremism. >> it's the tactic we invented for ourselves. we realize we have to be radical and we decided to be terrorists, peaceful terrorists. we're using our sex as weapon. >> naked protests are nothing new, but femin's signatures are their vocal militants. >> freedom for women. >> and their use of messages inscribed directly on their bodies. >> it's not on bare breast. they don't want to listen to us. they don't want to listen to our voice. they want to look at wrushs now they can see our naked bodies,
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but it's important what we demand. >> 25-year-old elvir joibd femin in 2012 after she witnessed one of its topless protests in paris. >> femin used its nudity in another context, which is not as seductive context or where we're nice and pretty and trying to sell products. now we speak out loud and sell an idea. >> i am half naked, but i not not an object. i am not for your pleasure, and i am here to deliver my own message. >> in august 2012 a solo act of defiance in the ukrainian capital of kiev gets ina in very hot water. it's a protest against the trial of the russian punk rock group pussy riot who were arrested earlier that year for an unauthorized art performance in a moscow church. >> they did an action in the church. they were dancing and singing songs against the ideas of
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dictator. so we came, 17 of us, and i chainsawed this eight meter cross. >> destroying the cross which has stood on its site since 2004, forces ina to flee kiev during the night. >> i can't come back to kiev anymore. i will spend five years in jail. >> they moves to paris where she leads femin in several highly publicized actions in europe, including a loud and cold protest in davos. >> we came to ask what about us to show our impression and opinion about how is to be woman today in economic world? the most oppressed. we are. >> in a series of demonstrations against the catholic church and pope benedict. >> for us we are mad because our religion, our base are domination of male upon women. >> and in two seconds security services started to catch us and
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they arrested us. >> when the pope announces his retirement in february 2013 femin activists celebrate by scandalizing visitors -- >> for me it was one of our most successful actions. you need to shock people. up close video, they are viral. the video of the pictures that everywhere now. for us it's most important to have five cameras around us than people. >> despite the beatings and arrests, the group continues to grow all around the world. >> we want to have people in countries that want to start their own femin branch. our goal is to make it safe tore
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women's revolution. >> whether you are ready for it or you're not. >> i definitely do not want to burn to death. >> life can be treacherous. >> it's the scariest thing i've ever seen in my life. >> and fast. >> immediately i started spinning out of control. >> ho do people react when a normal day takes a terrifying turn? >> i started screams because that's what i know to do. >> if i'm going to die, i'm going to die trying.

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