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The Heat Is On: Via Campesina and Allies Challenge Climate Capitalism

Salena Tramel | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Salena Tramel

A new report by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) indisputably confirms what many scientists had predicted: 2014 is officially the hottest year on record.

Goddesses

Gabi Holzwarth | Posted 01.26.2015 | Women
Gabi Holzwarth

These three paintings of goddesses posing in all of their majesty and grace, appear very different than the women worshipped in today's magazines and advertisements.

From 'Charlie Hebdo' to 'Je Suis Ahmad'

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

Can the Charlie Hebdo tragedy which killed 17 men serve as a catalyst, in forging new and positive frontiers between Islam and the Western world?

We Stand With You: Reflections on Our Solidarity Mission to Paris

Rabbi Avi Weiss | Posted 01.23.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Avi Weiss

"A fire is burning." This Vladimir (Ze'ev) Jabotinsky declared to European Jewry in the 1930s. Too few heeded his cry. As I leave Paris after a solidarity mission following terrorist attacks at Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher, I offer a similar cry.

Heather Zichal, Former Obama Energy Aide, Named Fellow at Industry-Funded Atlantic Council

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Heather Zichal, former top climate and energy aide to President Barack Obama his top aide in crafting his 2008 presidential campaign energy platform, has joined the industry-funded Atlantic Council as a fellow at its Global Energy Center.

Joint Responsibility for Freedom of Expression Worldwide

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.21.2015 | Media
Daoud Kuttab

The events of last week in France were truly tragic and required a major response. But now that the world has spoken in support of freedom of expression, we, the peoples of the world, must hold our own leaders to the same values and insist on having same rights in our countries.

When Charlie Met Charlie

Pia de Jong | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Pia de Jong

The common denominator in America is the tolerance of intolerance. Self-censorship and hypocrisy are the main instruments that keep the many groups away from each other's throats. So it is with stocking feet one tip-toes on the eggshell of E pluribus unum -- "From many, one."

Je Suis Charlie / I Am Charlie

Omer Rosen | Posted 01.21.2015 | Comedy
Omer Rosen

"Tragedy inexorably leads to madness."

Presidential War Lies, Standing Ovations and the Great Waste of Everything

Matthew Hoh | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

The president last night had the gall to state not just victory in our wars, but to take credit for the great and loving care American veterans are receiving.

Fear Is Not An Option

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 01.22.2015 | Women
Alison van Diggelen

She's done it all: married (and divorced) a prince; been painted by Andy Warhol; made the front page of Newsweek; survived cancer; faced bankruptcy and become a doting grandmother.

Bill O'Reilly Blasts Paris Mayor's Plan To Sue Fox News

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.21.2015 | Media

Get ready. Bill O'Reilly has some strong words for Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo. During an interview Tuesday with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Hidalgo a...

Emergency Stopover in Porte De Clignancourt

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.21.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

My two children and I had been driving in France in the region northeast of Paris all morning. Clignancourt wasn't our destination, but, as we approached the Porte de Clignancourt exit on the ring road, I urged my daughter, who was driving, to take it.

Events in Paris -- It's Time to Stand Up For Freedom

David Shechtman | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
David Shechtman

If you're reading this article, then you've benefited, at least indirectly, from the laws protecting the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo. These laws support freedom of expression, itself rooted in the political philosophy of Liberalism.

One Archduke, Twenty Children and Twelve Journalists

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

It took the murder of one Arch Duke to precipitate World War I. What will it take to generate action against these enemies of Islam? So far the record and answers are not promising.

The Moment My Dog Died: An Unexpected Fashion Story

Eddie Parsons | Posted 01.20.2015 | Style
Eddie Parsons

The room began to go out of focus with the tears filling my eyes and for some reason I just flipped the phone into camera mode to capture this milestone. I quickly retreated to a side room not knowing what to do. I found a fancy little sofa away from everything and slipped on some nonprescription fashion frames.

Paris Is Planning To Sue Fox News

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.21.2015 | Media

Paris is planning to sue Fox News after the "image" of the city was "insulted" and "prejudiced," Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced Tuesday during an ...

Is a Chic Parisian Pizza an Oxymoron?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.20.2015 | Taste
Sidonie Sawyer

Sespite France having some 350 kinds of different cheeses, anything Greek or Italian will still be favored by delicate palates

Who's Gunning for the Francophile Anti-Islamophobe?

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 01.20.2015 | Religion
Ahmed Rehab

I condemn the attack against Charlie, but that won't prevent me from speaking out against the subsequent, misguided attacks on Mosques or the #KillAllMuslims trending hashtag.

First Lady of Arab Cinema, Faten Hamama, RIP

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.18.2015 | Entertainment
Magda Abu-Fadil

They don't make them like that anymore. The First Lady of Arab cinema and its Golden Age, legend Faten Hamama, is gone, leaving a rich heritage that helped turn her country, Egypt, into a Hollywood on the Nile.

Why The Paris Attacks May Signal A Shift In Extremist Violence

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with professor Saskia Sassen abo...

Were the Murders at Charlie Hebdo Really About Islam?

James Zogby | Posted 01.17.2015 | World
James Zogby

The simple truth is that murderers and presidents, and governments and groups may use the evocative power of religious language to justify their behavior. The problem is not in the language or the religion. The problem is with those who abuse it for their evil ends.

Friday Talking Points -- Getting Ready For Obama's Big Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This was a busy week in politics, as the Republicans in the new Congress began a bout of legislating and President Obama ramped up his agenda in preparation for next Tuesday's big speech to Congress and the country.

These Days, Is 'Love' Meaningless?

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 01.16.2015 | Women
Alexandra Villarreal

As a concept, love has always fascinated me. The word itself is dull at best; one syllable, two vowels, four letters. But it's humanity's obsession, the one thing we crave more than wealth and power.

Je Suis Nigeria

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.16.2015 | World
Michael Shammas

American media should not pretend as if nothing is happening as Nigeria continues to battle the ignorant cancer calling itself Boko Haram. Nigeria's struggle with radicalism is at least as newsworthy as our own.

Oscar-Worthy Performances by World Leaders (Paris Edition)

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics
Chaker Khazaal

It should not escape notice that a handful of the world leaders who were at the march advocating freedom of speech do not uphold this right in their own countries, much less promote it. It made me think of an Oscar-worthy performance, ending when the credits rolled and everyone went home.