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Building an Internet Movement from the Bottom Up

Timothy Karr | Posted 01.27.2015 | Technology
Timothy Karr

The Internet is simply an effective tool for connecting people. Whether the network becomes a force for good or evil is up to its users. It's only because millions of people have mobilized in defense of our rights to connect and communicate that the Internet pendulum occasionally swings toward doing good.

Hong Kong Travel Tips with Sir David Tang

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

The famously well-connected entrepreneur gives us his tips on where to eat, shop and explore to experience the best of Hong Kong.

Political Risk in Countries Around the World in First Quarter 2015

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

Global issues like terrorism, the economy, climate change and Middle East turmoil will sadly burden us this quarter and all year. These are factors that may hinder stability in the international system - that's global political risk in a nutshell.

The New Lion Rock Spirit -- How a Banner on a Hillside Redefined the Hong Kong Dream

Yuen Chan | Posted 12.29.2014 | World
Yuen Chan

The occupy phase of the Umbrella Movement may be over for now, but the banners are likely to keep appearing. Wherever they turn up, their power derives from the original banner on Lion Rock.

Chinese Leaders Reiterate Support For Hong Kong's Embattled Chief Executive

AP | Posted 12.26.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China's leaders underscored their support for Hong Kong's unpopular leader as he visited Beijing on Friday in the wake of pro-democra...

8 Unforgettable Symbols From An Extraordinary Year Of Protests

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.28.2014 | World

From Africa to Europe to the Americas, 2014 has been a year of extraordinary protests. Some of these protests succeeded in overthrowing political lead...

Hong Kong Police Arrest 12 Democracy Protesters

AP | Posted 12.25.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 12 protesters blocking several roads as pro-democracy demonstrators returned to a site they had occupied ...

Top 10 Social Activism Hashtags of 2014

Tasha Mitchell | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Tasha Mitchell

Comparing how quickly activists came together to form the Civil Rights and Anti-War movements in the '60s, to current sprouting social movements fueled by hashtags like #ICantBreathe, one can observe the exponential amplification value that social media serves in activism today.

A Look Back at Asia in 2014

Tom Nagorski | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Tom Nagorski

We still have some time left in 2014, and while I work on a "list" for 2015, now it's time to take a deep breath, review last year's predictions and see how I did.

Hong Kong Protester: 'This Is Not The End'

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

HONG KONG, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Hong Kong authorities arrested several pro-democracy activists on Monday as they cleared the last of three protest sit...

Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong, Early November 2014

Tommy Wu | Posted 12.13.2014 | World
Tommy Wu

We were on vacation in Hong Kong in early November 2014, and not once but twice, we wandered unexpectedly into the sites are where large groups of Hong Kongese, particularly students, have been petitioning nonviolently for democracy.

This Is Why You Love to Hate Santa Con (Dubstep Video)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 12.15.2014 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine


10 Lessons From the Hong Kong Protests

Han Zhu | Posted 12.12.2014 | World
Han Zhu

SHANGHAI -- The "umbrella revolution" has come to an end. Post-occupied Hong Kong braces for an uncertain future. While pessimists predict nothing but doom and gloom, optimists, with good reason, believe that valuable lessons could be drawn from the "Occupy Central" fiasco and Hong Kong could come out stronger.

Hong Kong Dismantles Pro-Democracy Protest Camp

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2014 | World

By James Pomfret and Clare Baldwin HONG KONG, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Hong Kong workers cleared large parts of the main pro...

Hong Kong Protesters Vow 'We'll Be Back' As Government Cracks Down

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2014 | World

* Officials sweep in to clear main protest site on 75th day * Mood defiant as students pack up tents and depart * Protes...

Hong Kong Protesters Vow 'We'll Be Back' As Police Move In

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2014 | World

By James Pomfret and Donny Kwok HONG KONG, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Hong Kong authorities prepared on Thursday to clear part of the city's m...

Thousands Gather At Hong Kong Protest Camp On Eve Of Shutdown

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2014 | World

By Donny Kwok and Clare Baldwin HONG KONG, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Over 10,000 protesters massed at a major pro-democracy protest...

The Worst Cuba Embargo Story of 2014

Sarah Stephens | Posted 12.09.2014 | Miami
Sarah Stephens

While President Obama has loosened the strings on travel, there are still Cold Warriors manning the ramparts in Congress, from both political parties, trying to roll back our liberties every chance they get.

Hong Kong Police To Shut Down Protest Camp On Thursday

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 12.09.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Police warned Hong Kong pro-democracy activists that they have until Thursday to leave a sprawling protest camp which has blocked t...

Hong Kong Teen Protest Leader Ends Hunger Strike

AP | Posted 12.06.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — A prominent teenage leader of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests ended his hunger strike Saturday after 4 1/2 days at his doctor's ...

Hong Kong Cardinal Arrested In Occupy Central Protest

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.04.2014 | Religion

Catholic Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, 82, surrendered to police during an Occupy Central protest in Hong Kong on Wednesday. The cardinal joined Occ...

Hong Kong Student Leaders Consider Leaving Protest Camp

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 12.04.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student leaders said Thursday they're considering retreating from protest sites on city streets after more than two month...

Hong Kong's Summer of Love and the Umbrella Generation

Matt Sheehan | Posted 12.04.2014 | World
Matt Sheehan

As city police slowly shrink protesters' turf, the people of Hong Kong and democracy voyeurs around the world are taking stock and asking: what happened here? After all the celebration, chaos, and court orders, has anything actually changed?

Hong Kong Protest Leaders To Surrender To Police

AP | Posted 12.02.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Three founders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement called Tuesday for an end to street demonstrations to prevent more vio...

Which of These Three Chinese Will Time Pick for Person of the Year?

George Chen | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
George Chen

The three picks by Time reflect the very different thinking and ideology of Chinese society, which is generally getting more divided rather than united under Xi's leadership. People just choose to believe in different things -- money, power or the long-awaited "Chinese dream" by some and, perhaps the entire nation, for freedom.