Last year Mentalgassi created work for Amnesty International to bring attention to Troy Davis' case. This year the german street art collective have created work that appears in 26 sites across Wales, Ireland, Germany and Denmark. The 6 individuals highlighted in this year’s work include Fatima Hussein Badi, who faces the death penalty in Yemen after an unfair trial, Jabbar Savalan, who is in prison in Azerbaijan for his peaceful anti-government activism (including comments he made on Facebook), and Natalia Estemirova, a Russian human rights activist whose murder has not been brought to justice. Find out more about this initiative here.
The opening of Roa's LA solo show did not disappoint; a big warehouse space was filled with large-scale peaceful animals in various states of slumber or decay. A huge fox lying over a pile of mice is the central mural, and several lenticular screens broke up the space. There's a lot more work in the show than included in this post - it's definitely worth seeing in person (details here - it only runs through November 24th), or there are some more images on flickr.