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  • HOPE Conference Criticized For Allowing Far-Right Harassment

    July 22, 2018
    New York, NY – The 12th ‘Hackers On Planet Earth’ (HOPE) conference has become embroiled in controversy regarding the enforcement of the event’s Code of Conduct. In a joint statement released late Saturday, numerous groups present for the conference, including the Tor Project and Riseup.net,…...
  • Books Banned in U.S. Prisons Featured at Minneapolis Art Festival

    June 25, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – This year’s Northern Spark art festival featured an exhibit which displayed a collection of books banned in prisons across the United States, called the Section of Disapproved Books. According to PrisonPolicy.org, there are roughly “2.3 million people in 1,719 state prisons, 102…...
  • Divest or Die: “Smart Wars” Artists Depict Battle to Protect Earth

    June 22, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Every summer in the Twin Cities, artists bring to life the Northern Spark art festival, which is free to the public and lasts throughout the night in downtown Minneapolis. One of the opening events at this years festival, called “Smart Wars: Divest…...
  • Creativity Shines at Icy Art Sled Rally

    February 9, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – On January 27, 2018, Unicorn Riot was back covering the Powderhorn Art Sled Rally in South Minneapolis’ Powderhorn Park for our third straight year. In frigid temperatures, decorative and amazingly creative sleds (including a Unicorn sled this year) whipped down an icy…...
  • Reports From Greece – 13 Part Series – 2017

    November 19, 2017
    During the summer of 2017, Unicorn Riot documented over a dozen stories from Athens, Greece. The stories were varied, most displaying networks of mutual aid, including housing, healthcare, food, detainee support and more, created by anarchists and anti-authoritarians in and around Exarcheia. We produced three…...
  • Pokanoket Nation Reclaims Stolen Sacred Land From Brown University

    August 22, 2017
    Bristol, RI – The federally unrecognized indigenous Pokanoket Nation, along with other tribes and their allies, have taken direct action to repatriate land that they say was stolen from them during colonial warfare over 300 years ago. The Pokanoket were the first to welcome Puritan…...
  • Social Engineers Spoof Corporate Security at DEFCON 25 Hacking CTF

    August 7, 2017
    Las Vegas, NV – Ever since DEFCON 18, there has been a village within the conference dedicated to the art of human hacking, also known as Social Engineering. By the village’s definition, social engineering is “any act that influences a person to take an action…...
  • Queer Dance Party Raises Money for International Community

    June 2, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – On May 27th, Unicorn Riot attended the Queer Dance Party Deluxe at the Seward Cafe. The dance party, held monthly to bi-monthly at the Seward Cafe, was co-organized by Max, who is one of the collective members who helps operate the…...
  • Sleds Plunge Down Powderhorn Ice Gauntlet at Community Art Spectacle

    January 28, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – On January 28th, 2017, Unicorn Riot had the opportunity to cover the 2017 Art Sled in Powderhorn Park. Art Sled was held by  “South Sixteenth High Jinks”, a group made up of Powderhorn residents and artists. They hope to create public events…...
  • Millions Join Women’s Marches Worldwide, Empowering Some Femme Voices while Diminishing Others

    January 24, 2017
    On January 21st, 2017, there were nearly five hundred Women’s Marches in the United States and two hundred internationally. Attendance at the largest marches, located in Washington, D.C., Chicago, NYC, Boston, Denver, and Los Angeles, were estimated to number between 100,000-750,000 each. According to the…...