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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 09.08.2015 | Gay 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 06.10.2015 | Gay 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...

Saving Your Sanity While Saving the World

Rachel Avalon | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Avalon

Let's keep saving and loving the world while we give ourselves the same gift. Let's strive to infuse joy into every detail possible. At times we'll feel like the world is just too crazy and we'll wonder if we can keep our sanity intact, but we can still rally and transform everything from the inside out.

My Conversation with Adam Adli, Embattled Malaysian Activist

Michelle Toh | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Michelle Toh

Protesting for greater academic freedom on campus led to his and his fellow demonstrators' suspension from the university, he said, on the charges of "damaging the reputation of the university."

Nobel Peace Prize Creates Important Moment For Interfaith Unity

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.11.2014 | Religion

History pits them against each other, but a fiery passion united this year’s interfaith Nobel Peace Prize winners around the common goal of children...

1,000 Strong for Planned Parenthood Generation Action

Kelley Robinson | Posted 11.12.2014 | College
Kelley Robinson

With more than 250 campus groups across the country, Planned Parenthood Generation members are organizing on the ground every day for the issues that matter most to them. This month, thousands of young people head back to their college campuses, ready for the start of the school year and ready to take action.

Crowdsourcing Human Rights

Faisal Al Mutar | Posted 09.11.2014 | Impact
Faisal Al Mutar

Whenever someone mentions the internet and social media, generally people think of pictures of cats, selfies, and food. But the Internet can do so much more. It has become a central tool in the struggle for human rights.