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Let's Talk About Peace

Alexandra Nicewicz Carroll | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion
Alexandra Nicewicz Carroll

When our view of peace shifts from passive to active, our understanding of peace's attainability changes. We can actively create peace each day.

What the US Can Learn From the May 24 Electoral Victory in Spain

Carlos F. Torres | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
Carlos F. Torres

As with Spain, there's ample indignation in our nation and a profound distrust of where things stand. Perhaps is time to channel that energy and boot our the rascals who've held power to the detriment of democracy.

In Midst of War, Ukrainian Political Left Ponders Next Moves

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Beneath wonky geopolitical chatter, Ukraine's independent left -- which must be distinguished from the old guard communist left -- is pushing its own political agenda. How can such forces overcome right-wing nationalism, particularly in the midst of deadly military conflict in the country's eastern regions?

Turn Up: 21st-Century Black Millennials Are Bringing Direct Action Back

Malkia A. Cyril | Posted 02.17.2015 | Black Voices
Malkia A. Cyril

In just a few short months, Black millennials have brought Black civil disobedience into the 21st century, and their demands are as visionary as their actions. This amazing display of strategic coordination and tactical discipline represents a new era of social protest methodology that seeks cultural as well as political and economic change.

Education, Action and Remembrance: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day for the past two years, The Pollination Project has made seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. We are happy ...

PHOTOS: 'Flood Wall Street' Protesters Assemble In New York

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green

A day after the People's Climate March filled the streets of New York, a smaller group of protesters are engaging in non-violent, direct action agains...

Meet You In Manhattan? Climate Activists Broaden Their Base

Jan McGirk | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Jan McGirk

Five years after COP-15, the climate conference in Copenhagen which saw developing nations and first world polluters blaming one another for a policy stalemate, is the public finally fed up with inaction on global warming from the world's leaders?

March Against Monsanto Takes Action in Hollywood

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 07.24.2014 | Los Angeles
John Wellington Ennis

A few hundred people marched through Hollywood on Saturday to protest genetically modified organisms (GMO's) and the corporate giant Monsanto.

Kate Sheppard

American Jailed In Russia For Protesting Climate Change Won't Back Down | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

After two months in a Russian jail, American Greenpeace activist Peter Willcox will spend Thanksgiving free on bail. But he's still not allowed to com...

Empower DC Is 21st Century Civil Rights in Washington, D.C.

Head-Roc | Posted 11.17.2013 | DC

Empower DC utilizes much of the same honored tried and true methods of empowering low and moderate income DC residents, on the issues of affordable housing, education, childcare and public property use, via the same grassroots community organizing that is the root effectiveness of our American Civil Rights Movement.

The Most Powerful Advocacy Tool For People With Disabilities

Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact

By Anita Cameron, The Mobility Resource There are several tools that, as advocates and activists, we use to be effective in our work. Most of us t...

Jason Cherkis

MoveOn, Labor Unions Aim To Teach 100,000 Occupy's Nonviolent Protest Tactics | Jason Cherkis | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Boot camp is about to begin. On Monday and extending throughout this week, a coalition of progressive organizations from across the c...

Bullying and the Legacy of MLK

Paul Ruth | Posted 03.18.2012 | Education
Paul Ruth

Bullying is a form of bigotry where a person or a group of people are cast out and made to be the "other" just for being who they are.

Take Action on Tax Day, America

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

Just as the founders banded together to fight a corrupt system of taxation without representation, today's Americans must unite to drive out the enablers of our corrupt system of representation without taxation.

Weekly Mulch: Want to Combat Climate Change? Ignore Congress.

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Congress comes back into session next week, but environmentalists and climate change activists have given ...

A Movement Rises in Arizona

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

The organizations leading this fight offer a template of inspiring and strategic action for people around the US who want to join in resistance to these policies.

Why I'm Getting Arrested Tomorrow at the White House

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Bhargava

Tomorrow, there will be over 80 demonstrations in favor of immigration reform across America. One of them will be in Lafayette Park, across the street...

Foreclosing on America: Edda Lopez vs. Bank of America

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

When I first arrived at Edda Lopez's house, I wondered how this elderly woman lives on the second floor of her elevator-less home despite being wheel...

GetEQUAL Gave LGBT Activism a Needed Shot in the Arm: Now What?

Michael Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Crawford

The incredible events of last week re-introduced direct action into the fight for LGBT equality and gave the LGBT movement a much-needed shot in the a...

How to Combat Distracted Walking

Ben H. Winters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ben H. Winters

Now that the horror of "distracted driving" has been brought thoroughly to light, it is time to turn our collective attention to a related and equally heinous societal scourge: distracted walking.

Stripping Massey: 81-year-old Paratrooper Leads Blockade, Court Hears $85 Million Suit

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Massey Energy's brutal attacks on coalfield residents and the judicial system have drawn national criticism.

Hechler's Wake Up Call to Greens and Liberals: Big Coal Denial Calls for Hellraisers

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Tragic lessons in history remind us that the coal crisis and its deniers call for more hellraisers, not compromise.

Climate Disobedience: Is a New "Seattle" in the Making?

Mark Engler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Engler

In 2007, a group of Greenpeace activists in Britain sent tremors through an emerging global movement determined to use direct action to combat the depredations of climate change.

First, You Get Mad

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

Wow. It's kind of unbelievable, really. You take something away from people, and they get angry. Take away hard won rights, and equal protection for t...