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A New Party for the Global Era

Indra Adnan | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Indra Adnan

How can those of us who feel like global citizens already -- which is not everyone, granted -- begin to act like global citizens?

Berkeley's Freedom Flame Kept Alive by New Generation of Digital Activists

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 12.02.2014 | College
Ruairí McKiernan

While Berkeley is more progressive than many places in the U.S, it is clear that the culture of large-scale student activism has changed. Many claim the youth of today are apathetic. Others say they just engage in different ways. It may also be that exorbitant college fees play a large part in taking the radical edge out of the student population.

There's a New World Superpower -- And 4 Other Things I Learned at Netroots Nation

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
Ruairí McKiernan

I had barely touched down in California when it was time to take off again. This time, to Detroit, to attend Netroots Nation, billed as the United States' biggest annual gathering of progressive activists, organizers and online social justice innovators.

Change Is Possible -- Remembering Internet Activist Aaron Swartz

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 03.15.2014 | Technology
Ruairí McKiernan

It is one year since the death of 26-year-old Aaron Swartz, the renowned computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet activist. People all around the world are remembering Swartz

Could Avaaz Help Us Stop the U.S. Bombing of Syria?

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.06.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

We are within reach of doing something unprecedented: stopping a U.S. war before it starts by means of a Congressional vote. We have public opinion our side including a majority of Democrats, a majority of Republicans, and a majority of Independents.

Americans for Peace Now: Don't Co-Sponsor AIPAC's Bills for Iran War

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

Lobbyists from AIPAC are pressing your senators and representative to support legislation that if adopted as written would push the United States significantly closer to war with Iran.

AIPAC Does Not Speak for Me

Rebecca Vilkomerson | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Vilkomerson

For too long, AIPAC has derived much of its power by purporting to speak in the name of the American Jewish community. AIPAC is, of course, free to continue to push military build-up and endless settlement expansion. But it can no longer claim to do so in our name.

Amanda Terkel

NRA's Business Partners Feel The Heat | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As pressure builds on the National Rifle Association to give up some of its hardline positions in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook...

Rio+20: A Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 08.25.2012 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

On Friday afternoon, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development convened. Dubbed Rio+20, the conference was the largest UN summit ever held and marked the 20-year anniversary of the original Earth Summit also held in Rio.

Massive Online Petitions Decry CISPA

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.25.2012 | Technology

An online petition to stop the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) has reached nearly 800,000 signatures. The petition, launched ...

Joshua Hersh

Syria Crisis: 13 Activists Killed In Missions To Help Rescue Wounded Journalists | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.29.2012 | World

NEW YORK -- Thirteen Syrian activists have been killed in the process of helping wounded foreign journalists trapped in Homs escape to safety over the...

Syrian Leader Sets Referendum On New Draft Constitution

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 04.15.2012 | World

BEIRUT — As Syrian forces stepped up their assault Wednesday on rebellious cities, President Bashar Assad ordered a referendum on a new constitu...

Reports Detail Horrifying Torture Tactics In Syria's Detention Centers

Posted 02.09.2012 | World

Horrific accounts of torture and ill-treatment suggest that abuse runs rampant in Syria's detention facilities, rights organizations report. Accord...

Can Assad's "Iron Fist" Be Broken?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 03.14.2012 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Is there any way to "break" the regime's so-called "iron hand" short of outside Libya-style military intervention, which is just not in the cards for both practical military and diplomatic reasons? So far, there really is no light at the end of this tunnel.

Activists: Syria Killed Hundreds In Torture Chambers

Posted 03.06.2012 | World

By BASSEM MROU -- The Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) - An activist group accused the Syrian regime on Thursday of torturing hundreds of people to dea...

Personal Democracy Forum 2011 -- Agents of Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.20.2011 | Technology
Marcia G. Yerman

When dictators understand the power of social and mobile, they move toward controlling it or shutting it down. There was hearty agreement that access to the Internet should be an "international right."

Female Genital Mutilation in Georgia, USA

Julia Lalla-Maharajh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julia Lalla-Maharajh

We can and we should be doing more. Female genital mutilation is one of the least researched, least resourced, least talked about issues that the world faces today.

Offering Haitians Cash for Work

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

The idea behind the job creation is to put people to work on useful, close-at-hand tasks as soon as possible.

Show us your climate leader | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The clock is ticking on climate change. In one month, 192 countries will meet at the international climate summit in Copenhagen to negotiate a new glo...

Protests In Copenhagen: Demonstrations, Arrests And Exclusion From The Conference (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For more updates on the student-led sit-in going on at the UN conference center that has continued well into the night in Copenhagen, check out the li...

Acronym Hell and the Path to a Global Climate Deal

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

We only need to look at how fast world leaders acted during the global economic crisis to see how quickly they can get things done when they have the political will.

Show me your climate leader | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The clock is ticking on climate change. In one month, 192 countries will meet at the international climate summit in Copenhagen to negotiate a new glo...

Slacktivism Strikes Back

Andrew Sniderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Sniderman

The activists inside the UN climate change summit are relatively few -- a robust fence and police cordon keep the majority of the tree-hugging hordes at bay -- but they put on a good show.

HuffPost Game Changers: Who Is The Ultimate Game Changer In Politics?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(VOTING IS NOW CLOSED) HuffPost's Game Changers celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 10 categories who are harnessing the power o...

Let's Get Real About Copenhagen

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alexia Parks

Let's get real about Copenhagen. Until now, the biggest roadblock to signing the Kyoto agreement, and to making progress at