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Women at the Front: Gender Equality in the Digital Age

Ritu Sharma | Posted 12.03.2014 | Women
Ritu Sharma

If we want a freer, safer, and fairer world for women and girls, our organizing must not only be about celebrity endorsements, convening conversations among experts, or casual activism on social media. The voices of actual women living in poverty and violence must be heard.

Kathleen Miles

Walmart Workers Gearing Up For Nationwide Action

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.11.2014 | Los Angeles

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving regarded as one of the biggest shopping days of the year, may be dramatically different this year. Organiz...

Should OWS Switch to Online-Enabled Guerrilla Actions?

Colin Delany | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Colin Delany

Why not cede physical ground to the police and city authorities as needed, giving up on the idea of long-term physical occupation when it's necessary. Why not short-term occupations as they make sense?

The Internet as a Tool for Repression

Mark Engler | Posted 06.28.2011 | World
Mark Engler

Evgeny Morozov criticizes the assumption that the Internet is necessarily helping to promote democracy.

A Surprising Barrier to Web Organizing: Facebook

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ari Melber

While Facebook, the platform, helped advance protests in the Middle East, the company's rules and architecture actually impeded organizers in Egypt.

Looking for What Works: Best Online Organizing Reads of 2010

Michael Silberman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Silberman

But behind the buzz about Gladwell and Wikileaks last year were some truly inspired commentaries that enriched the entire field of online organizing and digital social change-making.

10/10/10 Global Work Party: How Social Media Made It Happen

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

With international negotiations at a standstill, 350.org, Greenpeace and others are using every new media tool available to share their climate message. Two days before 10/10/10, they had registered nearly 7,000 events in 188 countries.

PdF: Can the Internet Fix Politics?

Micah Sifry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Micah Sifry

While we all agree the internet is changing politics, can it fix politics too? Can it make politics more open, participatory, responsive and accountable?

Conservative Movement Energized By New Media

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The ability of a single e-mail to shape a message illustrates the power of the conservative network -- loosely affiliated blogs, radio hosts, "tea-par...

Scott Brown's Massachusetts Insurgency Shows How Online Organizing Has Shifted the Political Calculus

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin Delany

A Scott Brown twenty years ago might have had the pickup truck and the personal charisma, but he wouldn't have had the cheap or free online communications channels that a modern campaign can use.

Organizing for America's "Time to Deliver" Is Now

Micah Sifry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Micah Sifry

Today, Obama is doing something no sitting U.S. President has done before. He is using his massive network of grass-roots supporters to generate pressure from below on them to pass health care reform.

Winning in 2010: Putting the Pieces Together

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin Delany

Not only will the new Congress help determine the fate of Barack Obama's remaining agenda, but the state legislators who take their seats in 2011 will redraw districts across the country.

ActOnPrinciples.org: The Follow-Up to the Big Gay Weekend

Lane Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lane Hudson

The big question for gay rights following this weekend's march is whether the momentum will continue. Act On Principles is a call for full civil equality with "no delay and no excuses."

How Democrats Can Avoid Disaster in 2010: Organize Their Base Online

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin Delany

Are Democrats doomed in 2010, with an energized Republican Party capitalizing on a backlash against a young president's ambitious agenda to seize control of Congress a la 1994?

New Twitter Lists, Social Influence & Torture

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Previously, Twitter essentially held the market on recommending users, through its official list of suggested users. But it just launched a tool enabling users to create their own lists on the site.

Winning Online: 10 Tips for 2010 Campaigns (Part II)

Matt Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Matt Dunn

The reality is that Election Day 2010 is one year away. It's time for campaigns to start gearing up, and interactive needs to play a bigger role than it did in 2008 or 2009.

Tea Partiers Organize Online, Emulating Obama and Progressive Blogs

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin Delany

The Left has no monopoly on internet organizing; the tools don't care who uses them. Tea Partiers can learn from Obama just as much as anyone else can.

350 Global Day of Action: A New Bright Line for Digital Organizing

Michael Silberman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Silberman

Good organizers embody the idea that nothing can be achieved alone -- so they naturally inspire others to join the effort and even encourage others to take ownership of various components.

Obama Online -- Using Technology, It's the Electorate That Has Changed, Too

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

For as much as Barack Obama has brought change to Washington, it's also us, the people participating and engaging with politics using technology , that have changed, too.

Manage Your Online Time Wisely

WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

New tools are available online to help people stay on track when they're working on the computer -- and many of them are free....

Unmasking Your Power

Stephen Funk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen Funk

60 young organizers chosen for a crash course in utilizing new media for progressive campaigning will be tested today in an interactive online mock campaign.

Progressives Just Get It: The New Organizing Institute's Mock Campaign Election Supersizes DC Politics

Katie Naranjo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Katie Naranjo

Young progressive organizers from across the United States join the New Organizing Institute's BootCamp to learn and engage their peers in the newest wave of campaigning -- new media.

Is Gov't 2.0 Having A Tea-Bagging, Twittered Moment?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Adriel Hampton joins our hosts Ted Johnson and Maegan Carberry to talk twitter and populism.

Fast-Rising Protest Group Challenges Power of the Bankers

Kristina Rizga | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristina Rizga

In the first three weeks, 8,000 people of all ages signed up to participate in protests planned in over 55 cities. WireTap talked to Tiffiniy Cheng to find out why A New Way Forward thinks a different bailout plan is urgent.

Liberals Try to Counter Conservatives on Twitter

Stefan Deeran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stefan Deeran

Conservatives are currently better connected than progressives on Twitter through their use of hashtags, a code users paste inside each tweet which tags posts that are relevant to specific audiences.