Activist Draws Penises Around Potholes To Get Roads Fixed

An anonymous activist and artist who goes by the name “Wanksy,” has developed a revolutionary way of getting the government to fix potholes in the road—he draws penises around them.

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I can only imagine that Wanksy’s name is based off of the famous artist and activist Banksy who drew hundreds of artistic artworks during Occupy Wall Street.

Wanksy’s way of fixing pot holes may seem unconventional, but it works. He has found that the city fixes the potholes after he spray paints then. He lives in Manchester, UK, and notes that his town’s city council is not very pleased with him. However, Wanksy said, “if they fix those potholes in the road he will have nothing to paint on.”

“If there were no potholes I wouldn’t draw on anything…
The road is my canvas.” Wanksy, wrote.

He further expresses that “all his work is created using non-permanent, chalk based line marker, the same type that the council uses when doing repairs.”

He continues, “the problem is that despite each and every vehicle owner in the land paying road tax, fuel tax and council tax, that money does not seem to be being spent on our roads, or at least not effectively.”

His service he says is because “potholes are dangerous. Not only do they wreck vehicles, cause accidents they also injure cyclists and are a danger to pedestrians.” Wanksy claims that “people shouldn’t be offended because his artwork is cartoons and not photographs,” and because “the anatomy is common place in art.”

“I understand the council are stretched and may not have time to highlight big potholes with yellow paint,
but luckily, I do :-)” Wanksy, wrote.

Wanksy explained why he uses penises specifically, saying, “potholes are very hard to see. You tend to forget about them until it’s too late. But draw a big yellow willy round it, you can’t help but notice them and hopefully avoid it too, saving the vehicle from damage or the rider from injury. Usually the council will either notice it, or it actually gets reported and then gets repaired.”

On Wanksy’s website, he answers some of the comments from people who have questions about why a grown man would draw childish penises around potholes as if he’s still in primary school. Some comments on his page even encourage him to take his artistic work overseas to the U.S.

Matthew Schmock of Wisconsin wrote:

“We need you in Madison, Wisconsin aka pothole hell.”

And others, such as Helen Heiki Piscoe, just want to express their support. Piscoe commented:

“Just like Van Gough’s water Lilly’s, another masterpiece. Society thanks you Wanksy, please keep up the fight.”

Who knew penises could save lives and cars? This is a prime example of how penises can be used to make our world a better place one road at a time! Just wait until this trend spreads—maybe then our governments will fix our roads. What are your thoughts?

Why draw penises on Potholes?

“Potholes are dangerous. Not only do they wreck vehicles and cause accidents, they also injure cyclists and are a danger to pedestrians.

I highlight dangerous potholes by turning them into temporary works of art, making them more visible and prompting the council to repair them.

The council is not too happy, but all my work is created using non-permanent, chalk based line marker, the same type the council use when doing repairs. The problem is that despite each and every vehicle owner in the land paying road tax, fuel tax and council tax, that money does not seem to be being spent on our roads, or at least not effectively.

I understand the council are stretched and may not have time to highlight big potholes with yellow paint,
but luckily, I do :-)”

How do the penises help people?

“Do I think my art is offensive? No. I am a qualified artist, the naked body and its anatomy are commonplace in art. The drawings themselves are cartoons, not photographs. Art should provoke a reaction and these pieces do that, generally a positive one.

Potholes are very hard to see you tend to forget about them until it’s too late. But draw a big yellow willy round it, you can’t help but notice them and hopefully avoid it too, saving the vehicle from damage or the rider from injury. Usually the council will either notice it, or it actually gets reported and then gets repaired.
Happy days.”

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Peace Activists Organize March From Germany to Russia

Via GERnalist.org 
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Tensions are rising as NATO states from all over the world send hundreds of troops to the Russian border in eastern Europe.

Twenty-seven years after the Soviet Union’s collapse, NATO has added 12 new member states (not counting eastern Germany) to its alliance — even though NATO stated in 1990: “The very fact that we are ready not to deploy NATO troops beyond the territory of the Federal Republic gives the Soviet Union firm security guarantees.”

Today we see multiple actions by NATO troops directly at the Russian border while trying desperately to also make the Ukraine a member.

Now, 235 people from Germany, Switzerland and Austria have decided to make a statement against the agressive policy of the NATO states and have joined together for a tour for peace from Berlin to Moscow and back to Berlin.

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Starting on August 7th, they will be heading through multiple cities all over eastern Europe. This includes St. Petersburg, Moskow, Kaliningrad, Minsk and many more.

The idea was a spontaneous thought by one of the main initiators, university professor Dr. Rainer Rothfub. Together with a truth rapper named Owe Schattauer and a team, they made this idea possible. On their website druschba.info, people can read details about how to get a visa, while a newsletter informed everyone who had interest about the deadlines and current status of the organization. Furthermore, they started a petition to the German government with the request of stopping all military actions in eastern Europe and to start conversations with Russian officials.

The goal of this citizens´ initiative, is to first and foremost promote the possibility of peace and friendship between the western world, especially Germany and Russia. Furthermore, they see the importance of actually getting to know “the other side” in order to gain a peaceful relationship between the two nations in the future. The clear message of this journey is not only pointing out that war between Russia and Germany must not happen again, but also that it would not have been possible for Germany to reunite, if Russian representatives had not shown the initiative 27 years ago. In the name of the German people, the organization and everybody involved in the trip want to say “thank you” for that peaceful transition towards a reunited Germany. As a present, the organizers of the tour made a painting for Vladimir Putin, to whom they would like to give it in person.

The tour is going to kick off in the afternoon of August 7th after a two hour protest in Berlin with musicians like Kilez More, an Austrian rapper, and speakers like Willy Wimmer, who was a spokesman on military defense from 1985 to 1989 and criticizes the current way of NATO aggression in the east.

If you want to follow the tour, Change Media University student Max will be joining the activists on their journey and will have a constant live feed over his social media, which you can find at gernalist.org, and regular discussions on the topic via live stream at krautcast.com.

You can check out druschba.info for all information on the tour.

Petition: https://www.openpetition.de/petition/online/frieden-mit-russland-ist-fuer-uns-unverzichtbar

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Baltimore Riot Police Kidnap Activist During Curfew

Baltimore Riot Police Kidnap Another Activist During Curfew (more…)

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After years of research and a series of unpleasant experiences concerning the current child protection services system, Alec Cope decided to combat the cancerous corruption through information. Freelance writing articles as a form of protest and distributing them throughout his former high-school and local area, Alec struck special chords with whomever he was in contact with.

Alec has been involved in activism such as sit down protests as well as Idle No More gatherings. Being independent for the majority of his time, Alec became a member of the WeAreChange family to assist one of the organizations that inspired him to become active in the first place. With a larger platform and positive support Alec has committed the majority of his time to research, writing, and maintaining social media with the goal to continue expanding the awakening sweeping throughout all levels of society.

Growing up within a rural area in Northern Michigan as well as being a native American descendant, Alec is seeking to expose environmental abuse in his state as well as globally. A high-school dropout, Alec chases his passion for writing and empowering individuals while showing any isolated person that they too can overcome the odds with a community that will support them. Alec lives in the lower peninsula of Michigan near Kalamazoo.

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Activists Call For UN Intervention As Government Moves To Shut Off Water For Detroit’s Broke Residents

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As the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department moves to shut off water to thousands of residents who are delinquent on their bills, a coalition of activists is appealing to the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights to intervene on behalf of the bankrupt city’s most vulnerable citizens.

Their report, filed Wednesday with the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation, alleges that the DWSD crackdown is part of an effort “to sweeten the pot for a private investor” to take over the city’s heavily-indebted water and sewer system as part of Detroit’s broader bankruptcy proceedings. (more…)

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After years of research and a series of unpleasant experiences concerning the current child protection services system, Alec Cope decided to combat the cancerous corruption through information. Freelance writing articles as a form of protest and distributing them throughout his former high-school and local area, Alec struck special chords with whomever he was in contact with.

Alec has been involved in activism such as sit down protests as well as Idle No More gatherings. Being independent for the majority of his time, Alec became a member of the WeAreChange family to assist one of the organizations that inspired him to become active in the first place. With a larger platform and positive support Alec has committed the majority of his time to research, writing, and maintaining social media with the goal to continue expanding the awakening sweeping throughout all levels of society.

Growing up within a rural area in Northern Michigan as well as being a native American descendant, Alec is seeking to expose environmental abuse in his state as well as globally. A high-school dropout, Alec chases his passion for writing and empowering individuals while showing any isolated person that they too can overcome the odds with a community that will support them. Alec lives in the lower peninsula of Michigan near Kalamazoo.

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Ralph Nader on the Two Party Dictatorship, Awlaki, Occupy Wall St

Abby Martin of Media Roots talks to political activist and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader about Project Censored, the landscape of media censorship, the establishment co-opting of the tea party, the two party dictatorship in the US, Obama’s exacerbation of Bush era policies and the recent assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki.

Q and A with Ralph Nader after his talk at the Hillside Club in Berkeley, CA on October 1, 2011. Nader talks about the Occupy Wall Street protests, Gandhi’s ‘Seven Deadly Sins’, media reform, his presidential candidacy and how we need to continue fighting for change.

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