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Why So Snarky to Those Trying to Make a Difference?

Toni Nagy | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home
Toni Nagy

If you are an unapologetic capitalist you will suffer less public scrutiny than if you are someone who is trying to do something meaningful with your life. The focus morphs from the meaning of the message to suspicions of opportunistic motives.

Draft Hillary for 2016 Bid

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Re-elect Barack Obama in 2012 and draft Hillary Clinton for 2016 to achieve an era of reform and realignment that will powerfully change history.

The Montgomery and Stonewall of the Mental Health Movement?

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 06.16.2012 | Chicago
Bill Lichtenstein

Mental health activists supported by young people are engaged in a direct action to prevent the closing of public mental health clinics in Chicago.

'OSU Stand Your Ground': Students Demand Change After Hate Crimes

Emily Spencer | Posted 06.09.2012 | College
Emily Spencer

Administrators, faculty, and community members spoke first -- driving home the point that hate crimes would not be tolerated in "our house", referring to Ohio State, and beseeching the students to organize themselves and to appeal to the university to do something about it.

Dave Jamieson

Chamber-Backed Anti-Protest Bill Draws Fury Of Unions AND Tea Party | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

Labor unions and Tea Party activists came together at the Georgia statehouse Thursday morning to speak out against a controversial bill that they say ...

I Am Trayvon Martin

Vincent Marrero | Posted 05.23.2012 | Teen
Vincent Marrero

The first time I got stopped by the police I was 14. I didn't know what was going on. I remember I had been hanging out with friends and it was getting kind of dark. I was walking alone up Avenue D in New York City and all of a sudden I heard the sound of a police car.

Trayvon Martin's Million Hoodie March and an Arab-American's Ruminations on Racism (VIDEO)

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

We may have elected Barack, our first black president, but racism and bigotry is still very much alive in America and the police are a big part of the problem.

Distinguished Gentleman Wants To Legalize 'Teacher/Student Love'

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 03.21.2012 | Education

Known to many New Yorkers as the founder and presumed sole member of the "Fart Smeller Movement," Brooklyn resident Roman Shusterman again panhandled ...

Tyler Kingkade

Rochester Professor: Fluke Is 'Extortionist With An Overweening Sense Of Entitlement' | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.16.2012 | College

Students at the University of Rochester are upset with a professor who defended radio host Rush Limbaugh for calling Georgetown University Law student...

Anti-Protest Law Passes Nearly Unanimously And Is Signed By The President

Lee Camp | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Lee Camp

So I have some great news folks! The Republicans and the Democrats in Congress and the White House finally came together and agreed on something. This is huge. These guys disagree on EVERYTHING! Getting them getting Eskimos and polar bears to play Jenga.

Heavy Hand of Media Control in China -- and Here?

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.14.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Of course we are nothing like China when it comes to government surveillance of social media -- are we?

WATCH: Speech-Silencing Gun Puts Loudmouths In Cross-Hairs

Posted 03.05.2012 | Science

Scientists have come up with device for silencing speech, but the hand-held "Speechjammer" has people talking up a storm. The scientists--from Japan's...

A Secret Report on a Consensus Candidate

Alaa Al Aswany | Posted 05.01.2012 | World
Alaa Al Aswany

Before we start supporting the consensus candidate, we must establish that he is completely loyal to us and that we will be able to maintain full control of him now and in the future. This candidate, whom we will make president of Egypt, must carry out everything we ask of him.

From the Radical to the Ridiculous, A Brief History of Anti-Biennial Activism

ARTINFO | Posted 04.30.2012 | Arts

The Whitney Biennial always draws fire from critics, but this year we're witnessing what seems like an unprecedented amount of actual anti-biennial ac...

PHOTOS: Why 60 People Stormed Capital Grille

Posted 02.29.2012 | Miami

In the middle of the dinner rush at Capital Grille in Brickell Tuesday night, more than 50 advocates joined two current and former employees as they w...

Occupy, the Brand

Leah Hunt-Hendrix | Posted 04.28.2012 | Impact
Leah Hunt-Hendrix

We create brands not only for merchandise, but also for non-profits, campaigns, and even ourselves but we need to be wary of letting the lens of marketing color everything we see.

Occupy the Food System: Construction or Protest?

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home
Eric Holt Gimenez

While there is plenty of talk (and lots of good community work) coming from the "food movement," it is a still a long way from challenging the power of the corporate food regime. But it is growing fast.

Soundtrack for Global Protest: Beethoven Calls the Tune

Greg Mitchell | Posted 04.22.2012 | Arts
Greg Mitchell

Yes, many know that the "Ode to Joy" has been transformed into the anthem of the European Union. Or that Leonard Bernstein assembled a massive orchestra to perform the Ninth in Berlin to mark the shattering of the Berlin Wall, with "Ode to Joy" changed to "Ode to Freedom."

Street Vendors Protest Against Unfair And High Fines

Posted 02.16.2012 | Latino Voices

On Thursday, NYC street vendors marched in protest what they describe as unfair fines the city has imposed against them by The New York Police Departm...

Occupy The Truth: Whistleblowers Conference Rolls Into UC Berkeley

Greg Archer | Posted 04.16.2012 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

An upcoming three-day political huddle, dubbed "Occupy the Truth: Whistleblowers Conference," piqued my interest. Think of it as an advocate/activist/info-gathering fest.

Artists Envision Immigration Justice

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.15.2012 | Arts
Michelle Chen

Among the recent protest actions that have flared up across the country in defense of immigrants' rights, some of the most inspiring statements have come from artists with a vision for justice.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

'99 Percent' Protest CPAC | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Conservative Political Action Conference drew crowds of protesters on Friday, as members of the Occupy Wall Street movement and labo...

The Very Young, Very Bold Spark of Sudan's Revolution

Shadi Bushra | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Shadi Bushra

One of the most disappointing aspects of going to an "elite" university was how politically apathetic many of the students were. It is significantly m...

Confucius On David Brooks

Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2012 | Religion
Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D.

Knowledge in, knowledge out -- no thought. Is that the definition of learning? Confucius thinks not.

In Year of Uprisings, Reporters Brave Crackdowns from Wall St. to Tahrir Square

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.11.2012 | Media
Michelle Chen

You wouldn't think handling a notebook or a camera could be a hazardous line of work. But according to the latest global Press Freedom Index, abuse and oppression of reporters has made journalism an increasingly risky job in many countries.