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Socially Conscious Documentary 'We the People: The Market Basket Effect' Reveals the Power of Peaceful Protest

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 09.25.2015 | Impact
Gregory Weinkauf

With regional, national, and worldwide roll-outs planned, the first public screening of We the People: The Market Basket Effect -- directed by Tommy Reid, narrated by actor, musician, and Massachusetts man Michael Chiklis -- takes place this Sunday.

BDS: As American As Apple Pie

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Gail Vida Hamburg

In condemning the Palestinian BDS movement, Hillary Clinton places herself not only on the wrong side of history, but on the wrong side of American history.

Letter to Caetano Veloso

Donna Nevel | Posted 07.16.2015 | Impact
Donna Nevel

I am writing you now because you have had a profound impact on my life; because I have listened to, and embraced your music -- which touches my soul in the deepest of ways -- for more years than I can remember.

Christine Conetta

Lawmakers Call On D.C. To 'Dump Trump' | Christine Conetta | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers and dozens of protesters came to the site of the future Trump International Hotel in the nation's capital Thursday to protest ...

His Watch Has Ended, And So Has Mine: An Open Letter To 'Game Of Thrones'

Sezin Koehler | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Sezin Koehler

I can't in good conscience, feminist and otherwise, continue watching a show that is so blatant -- so over the top -- in its sexism and misogyny and makes no apologies for it. As a human being, I agree with Tyrion Lannister: "There's always been enough death in the world for my taste: I can do without it in my leisure time."

The Absurdity of Academics Boycotting Academics

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Education
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

One of the main purposes of the academy is to encourage educated dialogue and debate, especially with those you disagree with. In this ideologically driven world, it is one of the only places left where intelligent dialogue is supposed to flourish.

The Real Reason the World is Boycotting Israel: It Has Nothing to Do With Gaza

Jesse Bogner | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Jesse Bogner

Israel is not really a nation (we don't share geographical or racial commonality), but an ideological state that our ancestors agreed to. We only reveal God and the Torah by choosing to live as one man and one heart.

Coming to Our Senses

Robi Damelin | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
Robi Damelin

This week marks the 48th anniversary of the Six-Day War in Israel. It is the anniversary of the state of euphoria which existed in Israel after the defeat of so many of its neighbors. After all, some months before June, 1967, people were not sure if the State would survive and in fact mass graves were prepared, just in case.

Daniel Marans

This Author Called For A Student Loan Boycott, And CNBC Was Not Having It | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

Lee Siegel, an author who defaulted on his student loan debts, appeared on CNBC’s morning talk show "Squawk Box" on Monday to defend his choice. It ...

Jessica Schulberg

Inside AIPAC's Quiet Campaign To Blur Israeli Settlement Lines | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the Senate passed a high-profile piece of trade legislation last Friday, lawmakers simultaneously approved a little-noticed amendme...

#AMF2015 Tackles Politics, Religion, Ethics, Innovation

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.16.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Toss some hot political issues, mix in religious extremism, factor some ethical considerations and blend in innovation to produce the most sought-after ticket in Arab media events.

Anti-semitism at My Alma Mater

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 05.13.2015 | College
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Three weeks ago I received a strange email. "Did I know," my friend wondered, "about the antisemitism brewing on the Stanford University campus?"

Stan & Deliver: Why Hip-Hop Fans Hate Talking Nas

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 05.05.2015 | Entertainment
Shane Paul Neil

Nas fans, by and large, are very similar to Knick fans. They rally around a past champion who put a city on his back at a time when she was an underdog fighting to reclaim prominence.

'Boycott, Divest and Sanction:' a Jewish Conundrum

Tim Arnold | Posted 06.09.2015 | New York
Tim Arnold

On a late Tuesday afternoon, April 8, 2014, I attended a rally sponsored by the JCC protesting UJA's inclusion of "extremist anti-Israel organizations" to march in the Celebrate Israel Parade on June 1 in NYC.

Americans Reveal How They Really Feel About Boycotting Controversial Companies

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.14.2015 | Gay Voices

Dolce & Gabbana sparked an international furor after designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana argued that children born through in vitro fertiliza...

Is It a Crime Doing Business in Crimea?

Andre Bourque | Posted 05.24.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

Just two years ago, National Geographic featured the country of Crimea in its 2013 Best Trips report. All that changed last year. Russia sent troops into Crimea in early 2014. Regardless, the position of the United States is clear -- stay away from Crimea.

Prominent Ad Agency Changes Its Name To Protest Dolce & Gabbana

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.18.2015 | Gay Voices

After the designers behind Dolce & Gabbana made controversial remarks about gay parents adopting and using in vitro fertilization, celebrities threw t...

Don't Boycott Fake Designer Knock-offs

Tom Falco | Posted 05.18.2015 | New York
Tom Falco

I was reminded of Soho and the Lower East Side as I thought about the Elton John/Dolce & Gabbana fiasco boycott.

Piers Morgan Says Boycott Of Dolce & Gabbana Is 'Bullying'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Piers Morgan is not getting behind the #BoycottDolceGabbana movement. Elton John, Ricky Martin and other celebrities called for a boycott of Dolce...

Boycotting D&G?

Tom Falco | Posted 05.17.2015 | Comedy
Tom Falco

An interesting question regarding Elton John's Dolce & Gabbana boycott.

Know Both Sides Before Signing on to Divestment

Sheli Grumet | Posted 05.06.2015 | College
Sheli Grumet

The next time you hear about BDS or are asked to sign a petition supporting the movement, be proactive. Instead of blindly making a decision, take the time to research exactly what your signature means.

Keeping the Keys: The Rise of the Palestinian Diplomatic Intifada

Ibrahim Fraihat | Posted 02.17.2015 | World
Ibrahim Fraihat

Abbas should not be expected to magically relieve the suffering of the Palestinian, but to preserve his credibility and his standing among the Palestinian people he needs to take action, not just make statements.

U.S. Churches and the Boycott of Israeli Settlements

Philip Farah | Posted 02.09.2015 | Religion
Philip Farah

Christian advocates of boycotts and divestment see Israel's bellicose policies as destructive not only to Palestinians but also to Israeli Jews. The involvement of churches in this growing international movement indicates that concern for a just and lasting peace for Palestinians and Israelis is finally making inroads into mainstream American society.

How Change Happens: The Real Story of Mrs. Rosa Parks & The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Paul Schmitz | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

I've told the real Rosa Parks story dozens of times to diverse audiences, and have been amazed how few know it. Understanding the truth beyond the myths can help us organize better against current injustices.

Protesters Shut Down Oakland Train Station

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.28.2014 | Black Voices

As people nationwide actively boycott big businesses on Black Friday, a group of protesters in California forced a temporary shutdown of a BART train ...