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Black Leaders Call For Boycott On Major City

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 12.23.2013 | Black Voices

Black business leaders in San Francisco are calling for a boycott of the city’s hotel and tourism industry, claiming that the city’s discriminator...

The Academic Boycott of Israel: A Well-Intentioned Bad Idea

Howard Schweber | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics
Howard Schweber

For the ASA to declare a kind of academic war on Israeli academics and universities is to attack the people who are fighting for freedom of expression on the front lines.

Boycott of Israeli Universities: A Repugnant Attack on Academic Freedom

Michael Roth | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics
Michael Roth

As president of Wesleyan, and as a historian, I deplore this politically retrograde resolution of the American Studies Assn. Under the guise of phony progressivism, the group has initiated an irresponsible attack on academic freedom. Others in academia should reject this call for an academic boycott.

Closing Access to Scientific Literature: The Battle Begins

A. Townsend Peterson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Science
A. Townsend Peterson

Science is not a commercial thing. Science is a communal, cooperative enterprise in which information, knowledge, data, and ideas are shared openly and broadly. Any entity that puts commercial interests ahead of this shared enterprise, such as Elsevier, needs to get its priorities straight.

Boycott the Winter Olympics

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Bob Burnett

In most circumstances our focus would be on high-level competition and international camaraderie. But we cannot ignore the deplorable Russian human-rights environment. That's why Americans should boycott the 22nd Winter Olympics.

All About Corey Haywood's Racist Rants Against Black Women

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 02.04.2014 | Black Voices
Bryan Cain-Jackson

We need to be having a conversation about heritage, what it truly is to be black, looking at ways as a society to stop being a slave to these stereotypes that exist about us -- we are a great people with a great story of endurance that isn't yet over.

Black Friday: The Perpetual Pursuit of Happiness

Kanene Holder | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Kanene Holder

Thus when we purchase new clothes, shoes, televisions, couches, they are clean, look good and make you feel good, but we do we ever see or feel the blood, sweat, tears and fears of the workers assembling and packaging our presents?

Big Trouble for Coca-Cola

Ocean Robbins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Ocean Robbins

With demand for the company's carbonated and artificially flavored sugar water declining, hope for Coca-Cola's profitability has been increasingly resting on the brands it markets as healthier alternatives. But there's a problem.

Starbucks Enters Same-Sex Marriage Boycott Wars

Sam Fiorella | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Sam Fiorella

The key here is that more often than not, controversy sells. Precedent seems to have been set. Expect more of these public 'us vs. them' stances being made by corporate CEOs and an equally decisive reaction from activists.

Palestinians boycott Israeli elections in Jerusalem again

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Once again Palestinians living in Jerusalem have made a powerful political statement about the future of the holy city. Israel's leading daily newspa...

Barilla Is Making a Huge Mistake Like Other Brands Do

Tom J. Hidvegi | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Tom J. Hidvegi

Brands shall not think straight when it comes to building brand dialogue platforms and come out of their marketing closets.

Russia's Ban on the Spread of 'Nontraditional Sexual Relations'

Lisa Chau | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Lisa Chau

It's a clear sign Putin is doing everything within his power to prevent a massive social controversy from occurring. In the end, it will be a surprise if all the political maneuvering and rhetoric has any effect on the Olympics.

Why American Gays Want to Boycott Stoli

Andrew Park | Posted 10.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrew Park

Consumer boycotts are one of the ways the American LGBT community communicates with itself. Some communities start conversations with buttons, or gestures, or cups of coffee. Americans boycott.

Friday Talking Points -- The Debate Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republican-on-Republican fear-mongering is such a treat to enjoy. In this case, establishment Republicans vs. the Tea Party.

Why I'm an LGBT Activist Against a U.S. Boycott of the Russian Olympics

Jonathan Wolfman | Posted 10.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Wolfman

I am not yet convinced that pressing for a U.S. Winter Olympics boycott is the best way activists and others can make a positive difference.

Interview With 2013 Acker Award Winner for Fiction, Rami Shamir

Lisa Chau | Posted 10.06.2013 | Books
Lisa Chau

Rami Shamir is the author of Train to Pokipse. A former Zuccotti Park Occupier with Occupy Wall Street, he strives to set an example for a new type of author.

The Uprising That Love Demands: Trayvon Martin and the Yoke Made Visible

Gaye Theresa Johnson | Posted 09.24.2013 | Black Voices
Gaye Theresa Johnson

Trayvon Martin has done so much more than die. He has revealed a system working perfectly in its intended order; and for the moment, rendered visible the yoke that encircles the poor and aggrieved.

What Women in Texas and South India Have in Common

Vivian Norris | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

Little did I know that our conversation about patriarchy and women's rights and the parallels between her rural impoverished part of South India and my home state of Texas would ring so true when Senator Wendy Davis stood for half a day to filibuster for women's right to choose

Paula Deen and the Dilemma of Celebrity Endorsements

Sam Fiorella | Posted 08.30.2013 | Business
Sam Fiorella

If the public is going to hold celebrities to such high standards, should we not also hold the businesses that endorse them to similar standards?

How Children Transformed America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

On this 50th anniversary of the Birmingham Children's Crusade it is a time to remember, honor, and follow the example of the children who were frontline soldiers and transforming catalysts in America's greatest moral movement of the 20th century.

...But You Can't Fool All the People All of the Time: Facts Win Over Caricatures as Divestment Is Rescinded at UC Riverside

Philippe Assouline | Posted 06.11.2013 | World
Philippe Assouline

The UC senate voted overwhelmingly to rescind the SJP standard-form-like divestment resolution that it had adopted. The senators committed instead to working on Riverside-specific resolutions that foster dialogue rather than division.

Indigo Girls Encourage Music Festival Protest Over Transgender Exclusion

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Though they'll be on hand to perform, the Indigo Girls are encouraging a protest against the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival for the event's continu...

Using Your Power as a Consumer

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 06.05.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Give thought to how the decision you make with your money could be the impetus to change that can have perhaps a much longer lasting impact.

Edie Falco's Latest Role: Circus Protester

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green

If elephants were her patients, the "Nurse Jackie" star would take them out of the circus. In a new ad for PETA, actress Edie Falco urges parents t...

Don't Be Offended. Seriously, Don't.

Kirker Butler | Posted 05.13.2013 | Entertainment
Kirker Butler

Recently, our country was shaken to its core by two events that future historians will mark as the point-of-no-return for America's long slide into moral depravity.