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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.

John Legend, Juanes Perform Outside Of Immigration Detention Center

AP | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.20.2016 | Latino Voices

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — Colombian musician Juanes and singer John Legend met immigrants at a jail in Arizona on Wednesday before performing for a sm...

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 ab...

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 05.29.2015 | 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.

These Amazing Individuals Have Dedicated Their Lives to the Fight Against AIDS

Erin Kelly | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

There are some amazing people that dedicate their entire lives to preventing AIDS and HIV. But, on December 1st, World AIDS Day, everyone has an oppor...

Activist Nun Corita Kent Is Today's Google Doodle

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.20.2014 | Religion

Today’s Google Doodle honors Sister Corita Kent (1918 - 1986), an activist nun whose artwork spread her message of peace. Kent joined the Order o...

Wise Women Who Change The World

Beth Arnold | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Beth Arnold

I WAS STANDING by the fire, ringed by smooth gray and golden stones, with smoke of sage and cedar floating into the New Mexican sky. The air was fragr...

Slacktivist and Proud Of It!

Tim McDonald | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Tim McDonald

You can say I've moved beyond slacktivism and more into activism, but without getting involved originally as a slacktivist, I never would've take the first step to becoming more of an activist.

Beirut Seminar Targets Arab Media Hate Speech

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.15.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The seminar that included participants from Syria, Yemen, Qatar, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Iraq, Algeria and Turkey ended with an eight-point statement to combat hate speech and promote actions to further ethics, good governance and self-regulation.

Somalia: Conundrum of an Activist

Sadia Ali Aden | Posted 01.01.2015 | World
Sadia Ali Aden

In order to genuinely win the hearts and minds of the ordinary citizens, the Somali leadership must not hasten making decisions on their behalf or self-interest by signing any treaty at a disadvantaged position with countries that have more negative record than positive.

Images and Media Ethics: How Much, How Far?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

What is it about pictures that prompts journalists, activists, and social media users to take liberties with people's privacy, lives and destinies, and be sloppy in what they publish?

Myanmar Activists Call For Probe Into Journalist's Killing

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2014 | Media

YANGON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - A group of activist organizations in Myanmar demanded the setting up of an independent commission on Wednesday to probe t...