Anti-gay laws are sweeping across Africa, from Nigeria to Uganda. On Friday, as part of a Global Day of Action, hundreds of LGBT Africans and their allies protested in New York, encouraging Americans to get involved.
If eco-activists are using the explicitly Hindu practices of yoga and kīrtan as means of expressing the eco-activist program, why is Hinduism on the ground seemingly so devoid of activism?
Let's not get overwhelmed -- the best change happens when we are coming from a place of joy. Grab a glass of water to drink while you read. Feel it swish in your mouth and know that it is nourishing your cells, helping your body to remove toxins, and allowing your mind to think clearly.
The material is structured, well edited and devoid of academic jargon. Yet, it took me almost four days to read the book.
There is another aspect to the origin story of contemporary mass surveillance in the US: Resistance. While most "phone phreaks" and telephone enthusiasts were unaware of AT&T's Top Secret Project Greenstar, there was enough general contempt for the phone company's monopoly to trigger a viable resistance movement that had been percolating within the 1960s counterculture.
Beyond liking a page, photo, or post, the real power of social media lies with personal thoughts and stories that will inspire followers to go further than a retweet and invest in causes through donating or volunteering.
In a recent NYT piece, Nicholas Kristof argued that the main determinant blocking academics from being read by mainstream readers results from the arcane ways in which they write. That is not the problem. The problem lies not with academics' prose, but rather with access to mainstream publications.
Last week, over 100-plus San Francisco tech workers and housing activists came together at Virgil's bar in the heart of the Mission district, to talk about what's currently at the forefront of everybody's mind: the gentrification and economic disparity happening in the city.
At a time of broadly acknowledged government gridlock, simple boycotts by concerned individuals and companies have the ability to bring about significant and sometimes quick changes, as the citizens of Arizona have just witnessed.
It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?
A signature tactic of fossil fuel justice is accusing nonviolent defendants of felonious crimes that will later be dropped, but meanwhile holding them in prison because the bail is too high. Call it "overcharging."
I like fashion as well as the next mom. Fashion is about choice. Women know dressing for occasions comes in a variety of expressive forms -- some...
"Photography became my precious, vivid tool with which I could show the world's beauty and sad reality simultaneously. When I returned from Syria in the spring of 2013, I felt an overwhelming need to do everything I could to help the Syrian refugees and spread awareness of the crisis."
International solidarity is most valuable not in the individual act of solidarity itself, but what those acts collectively allow others to do. International solidarity helps to bring the attention of the world on crises which otherwise would remain "local issues."
As the first major step in his Haiti mission is completed, he has emerged a statesman. It's a role that becomes him.
I have mixed feeling towards Mali. I loved my time there and made a lot of friends. I would go back in a heart beat... but. And it's a big BUT. It's one of the few countries in the world where female genital mutilation is still widely practiced (with a prevalence rate of 92 percent) and is legal.