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Using Film To Organize For Social Justice

Angel Mortel | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Angel Mortel

As we've seen most recently with the Black Lives Matter movement, social change begins to happen when communities are organized to make a difference, ...

If Disney Princesses Had A Voice, Here's What They'd Sound Off About

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.23.2016 | Impact

Poor Disney Princesses. They’ve been manipulated into everything from assassins to Taylor Swift. But what if we gave them an actual ~voice of their ...

Activists Set to Descend on Yulin to Stop Dog Eating Festival

Julia Orr | Posted 06.06.2016 | Green
Julia Orr

Dogs being transported in Cambodia dog meat trade. Image copyright Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation. The Yulin dog eating slaughter is set to sta...

The President vs. the Black Lives Matter Movement

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.02.2016 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

After two years of taking little notice of Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists' actual demands, let alone implementing them, President Obama has now lambasted the movement for simply "yelling" about the issue.

Darayya Media Center, Voices from under the siege!

Ameenah Sawwan | Posted 04.28.2016 | Media
Ameenah Sawwan

The first of 26 graffitis Majd and Abu Malek put up on the walls of Darayya. Darayya 2014-2016. Photo: Darayya Media Center. Darayya is a town in Sy...

Paisley: A Pattern Made For A Prince

Alona Elkayam | Posted 04.25.2016 | Style
Alona Elkayam

Prince loved patterns. We know that because he named his recording studio, Paisley Park, after one of the oldest patterns in history.

Egyptian Activist Wael Ghonim Describes His Time in Prison Following the 2011 Protests

Quora | Posted 04.07.2016 | World
Quora

What was it like being in the Egyptian jail? What happened during those days? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compe...

Silenced Angolans Originate International Noise

Catarina Rocha Ferreira | Posted 03.29.2016 | World
Catarina Rocha Ferreira

On the same month that Angola takes the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council; Let me introduce you 17 (seventeen) Angolan activi...

Court Offers Rare Opportunity for Public Comment on NYPD Spying

Kris Hermes | Posted 03.22.2016 | Politics
Kris Hermes

Perhaps the most notorious perpetrators of unwarranted spying on Americans is the New York Police Department (NYPD), which continues to establish questionable counter-terrorism and counterintelligence units to spy on New Yorkers despite being repeatedly sued over it.

These Are The Stories Of 12 Journalists And Activists Silenced In Egypt For Speaking Up

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.29.2016 | World

Five years ago this week, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets to demand the end of the regime of autocratic President Hosni Mubarak...

Maybe Bernie Can Win

Bob Burnett | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
Bob Burnett

My decision on whom to support for the Democratic nomination does not come down to policies or gender or age; it's refusing to be satisfied with the Democratic Party "business as usual" process.

A Drone Protestor Heads to Jail

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
Bill Moyers

If he were here today, the martyred Dr. King would surely be shaking his head that America still has a problem with peaceful dissenters of conscience.

Embracing Inclusion; Defeating Hate: The National Immigrant Integration Conference Ignites Conversations Around Integration

Steven Choi | Posted 12.14.2015 | New York
Steven Choi

Amidst the frenzy and hysteria, we as Americans must ask ourselves some key questions. What is the role of newcomers from different shores in America, and how have they played such a key role in building America to date? What can we do to better integrate and include these newcomers?

Prolific Nona Hendryx Explores Visual Digital Art at Sol Studios

Isa Freeling | Posted 10.16.2015 | Arts
Isa Freeling

For Nona Hendryx art is it! It is where and how she lives. She breathes right into the direction she hungers for with unreserved strength of purpose to create her vision. She has nothing to prove and all to explore.

How I Got There: Alex Chow

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 09.24.2015 | World
Lan Anh Vu

Alex Chow is the former Secretary-General of the Hong Kong Federation of Students. He played an essential role in the Umbrella Movement.

Watch Swaggering Australian Women Rap Against The Tampon Tax

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 08.11.2015 | Women

These women think Australia shouldn't tax tampons and pads. And they've remade Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot" to make sure you know about it. T...

Egyptian Humor Sails Across New Suez Canal

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.07.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

One must hand it to Egyptians. Their legendary sense of humor has sustained them through the millennia, coming in handy to mark this week's inaugurati...

Civic Disobedience and Climate Change

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 08.05.2015 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

Is the practice of civil disobedience justified, in regard to climate change? Unlike war and racism, the effects of global warming are neither clear nor immediate -- though in fact the danger is quickly becoming clearer, as California dries up and wild fires run through the West.

Kansas Citians Celebrate Clean Power Plan: A Visual Look

Annie Schugart | Posted 08.03.2015 | Green
Annie Schugart

Monday marks the release of the "biggest, most important step" the Obama administration has taken to combat climate change: the U.S. Clean Power Plan. Clean energy leaders, health experts, and advocates in Kansas City joined together in celebration at Berkley Riverfront Park on Saturday in anticipation of the plan.

Pave Paradise, Put Up a Naval Base: South Korean Activists' Extraordinary Struggle to Save Jeju Island

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.29.2016 | World
Medea Benjamin

South Korea's Jeju Island is a popular tourist destination full of spas, resorts, golf courses, sandy beaches, waterfalls and hiking trails. But if you really want to get rejuvenated, skip the tourist hotspots and go directly to the village of Gangjeong to support the extraordinary community that has been opposing the building of a naval base since 2007.

A Gay Dad's Reading List: Rich LGBT History and the Steps Ahead

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

Where Frank looked for legal and legislative victories, Signorile takes us further into a path towards winning the American psyche. He points out that positive opinion polls only tell a surface story.

Religious Profiles: Another Amazing American Muslim Woman (PHOTOS)

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 04.04.2015 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

Hanif established Muslimat An-Nisaa in 1987 to help Muslim women and children access health, education and well-being services that were otherwise unattainable. Soon, she began providing shelter services as well, to those who needed it.

Five Years After: Long Live Howard Zinn

Bill Bigelow | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Bill Bigelow

It's always worth dipping into the vast archive of Zinn scholarship, but at a moment of increasing social activism and global tension, now is an especially good time to remember some of Howard Zinn's wisdom.

103-Year-Old Civil Rights Legend To Attend State Of The Union Address

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

Many are expected to tune into President Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday night but few will have the opportunity to hear his remarks in p...

Guerilla Grandmas

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 02.08.2015 | Black Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

My friend Kendrick calls us "guerilla grandmothers." As a White person, and as I inch up towards age 60, I have definitely shifted how I engage in public response to racial profiling, police brutality and lack of accountability in Ferguson, Staten Island, and my hometown of Minneapolis.