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The Movement Resisting Donald Trump Has A Name: The (Local) Democratic Party

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics

Local Democratic parties are confronting a problem in the Trump era that is as confounding as it is unexpected: space. All across the country, party m...

Keith Ellison Supporters Warn Of Fallout If He Loses DNC Chair Race

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Days after the November election, the progressive wing of the Democratic Party was ascendant. There was no greater sign of its rising s...

Elderly Women On Okinawa Unite Against Plans To Move U.S. Military Base

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.21.2017 | World

On a Japanese island famous for long life expectancies, elderly women are at the forefront of the continuing protest movement against U.S military ins...

Thousands Rally At Anti-Trump 'Not My Presidents Day' Events

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.20.2017 | Politics

Many people typically see Presidents Day as a chance to honor great leaders or enjoy a three-day weekend. But this year, thousands of people are marki...

Friday Talking Points -- Trump Thumped!

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.12.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Donald Trump just got thumped by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. There's no denying it. Even Kellyanne Conway can't spin her way out of this one...

Democrats Were Blindsided By The Tea Party Wave. Now Republicans Worry It Could Happen To Them.

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― It was the summer of 2009, and Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.) was sitting in a restaurant in his home state of North Dakota, eating breakfa...

Why We March: 15 Women Leaders Offer Strategies to Advance the Movement

Marianne Schnall | Posted 02.01.2017 | Women
Marianne Schnall

I am still energized from the experience of marching with thousands at the historic Women’s March in Washington, D.C. The organization I run, Femini...

Progressives Have A Secret Tech Weapon In The Fight Against Trump

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics

It’s the left’s secret weapon in the continuing resistance. While Facebook is getting a lot of the credit for making last weekend’s Women’s M...

Congressional Republicans Ignore Women's March, Push Forward With Agenda

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― After what may have been the largest demonstration in U.S. history, congressional Republicans don’t seem to think they need to do any...

How To Keep Your March Momentum Going

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.23.2017 | Women

Millions of people across the United States marched on Saturday in what may become the biggest single-day demonstration in this country’s history. A...

The Democratic Establishment Figured Out What Went Wrong. They're Still Working On What's Next.

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics

AVENTURA, Fla. ― It was a good time for this particular crowd to stay out of D.C. Had the vote counts gone a little differently in three Midwestern...

Voices From The Anti-Austerity Movement That Changed Spain

HuffPost Spain | Nicholas Miriello | Posted 05.19.2016 | World

Five years ago, as a member of Juventud Sin Futuro (Youth Without Future), Pablo Padilla marched alongside thousands of protestors to the Puerta del S...

Small Electric Yerevan Spark -- A Big Challenge for the Armenian Government

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

What is specific to Electric Yerevan is that the protests were not led by any political leader, from either the ruling or opposition parties. It was a purely social movement led by young people and joined by the senior generation.

From the Front Lines of Ferguson: A Community Organizer Explains How People of Faith Can Help

Sarah Cunningham | Posted 10.21.2014 | Religion
Sarah Cunningham

I had the chance to interview Wes Lathrop, the Department Directer of Power, as he worked on the front lines of Ferguson. POWER is an affiliate of The PICO National Network, the largest faith-based community organizing organization in the country.

Think Again: The Tea Party's Forebears Are a Cavalcade of 'Rich People's Movements'

Eric Alterman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Eric Alterman

The anti-tax movement has been revived time and again over the course of the last century.

Transform or Get Left Behind

Gary Hart | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

The younger generation's reaction to conservative-led stalemate is to consider our government irrelevant. That's a big mistake. You may not be interested in politics, but politics is interested in you.

Creating Movements and Cause Marketing Dreams Can Come True

Mark Horvath | Posted 12.28.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

When I started InvisiblePeople.tv I had a dream that to change the story of homelessness and get people into housing we would need to partner with new people and reach new stakeholders.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Occupy Wall Street: The Beginning Of A Movement?

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business

"Occupy Wall Street" may be the beginning of a major social movement, but its ultimate impact will depend on the group's ability to produce a focused ...

Alastair Crooke: The Ex-Spy Who Stepped Into the Cold

Hussein Ibish, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2011 | World
Hussein Ibish, Ph.D.

In recent years Alastair Crooke has emerged as the leading Western champion of Arab and Muslim extremists and anti-Western regimes. His brainchild, Conflicts Forum, therefore, does not seek to resolve conflicts but rather exacerbates them.

Christina Wilkie

WATCH: 'No Labels' Group Wants Any Deal At All

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The "No Labels" movement descended upon Washington on Monday complete with about 45 protesters, who staged a 20-minute protest on the Ca...

Hell With Congress -- We Need a Movement!

Bill Moyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Moyer

Change was never going to originate in Washington, D.C. Change is always catalyzed by social movements. The legitimate anger that animates the Tea Partiers may be misplaced, but most of us share their outrage at the system.

Non-Voters Expected To Be Majority Again

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It may be the " tea party" movement that is fueling the great political outpouring this year, but it is an even greater grouping -- those who don't vo...