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High Schoolers Stand With Black Lives Matter Activists In Minneapolis

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.24.2015 | Black Voices

Five people were shot on Monday night in Minneapolis during a protest for Jamar Clark, a 24-year-old who was fatally shot by a police officer whi...

Julian Bond, Race Man, Poet, Movement-Builder -- and Friend

Roger Hickey | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Roger Hickey

America has lost a great leader, and many of us have lost a good friend. For those of us becoming active in the movement -- especially those of us in the South -- Julian Bond was an absolute hero.

Colleges and Universities Answer the Call on Climate Change

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 06.27.2015 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

Will universities rescue our climate? Not single-handedly. But students, educators, researchers, and administrators are leading the way, lending hope that we will successfully address our climate problem.

PHOTOS: 'Flood Wall Street' Protesters Assemble In New York

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green

A day after the People's Climate March filled the streets of New York, a smaller group of protesters are engaging in non-violent, direct action agains...

Pakistan's Politics: A Soap Opera?

Mariam Khan | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

The basic purpose of the government and its bureaucracy is to fulfill the needs of the people they govern. The champions of democracy who are carrying out sit-ins in Islamabad, are they really giving the people their right?

#UMDivest Movement at the University of Michigan

Bayan Founas | Posted 05.26.2014 | College
Bayan Founas

Time and again, Arab students are disappointed with the administration for not taking full accountability for their failed actions in not making campus an inclusive and safe space for all students from different backgrounds.

Photographer Sheila Pree Bright Puts Civil Rights Activists In Your Face In Downtown Atlanta

Sally Hansell | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Sally Hansell

Moving her work out of museums and galleries to Atlanta's inner city streets, Bright plastered walls with monumental portraits of civil rights activists who are now in their 70s and 80s.

LISTEN: Where the Dream Defenders Came From

Ben Wikler | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Ben Wikler

They're being recognized as the next generation of civil rights leaders. But rewind a month, and almost nobody had heard of them. So who are they, and where did they come from?

RISD Students Stage Nation's First Fossil Fuel Divestment Sit-In

Jamie Henn | Posted 06.29.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

RISD students have been pushing for divestment since January, but after an initially positive response, the Board of Trustees has now refused to move any proposals forward despite large amounts of support from students and faculty.

Breaking: Daring Protesters Shut Down Obama Backed Strip Mine In West Virginia

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.27.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Ramping up renewed efforts to end mountaintop removal mining in central Appalachia, scores of protesters staged a daring action at the controversial Hobet strip mine today in Lincoln County, West Virginia.

College and University Campus Communities Can Come Together to Eliminate Sexual Violence

S. Daniel Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
S. Daniel Carter

Between one-fifth and one-quarter of all female undergraduates will be the victim of a completed or attempted rape during their college careers.

One Love: The Nation Should Watch the Kentucky Rising Sit-in on Valentine's Day

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The 14 sit-in Kentucky Rising protesters inside the governor's office have electrified the clean energy movement across the nation with an inspiring valentine for the country: This is the year to end mountaintop removal mining.

San Francisco Mime Troupe's Latest: "Posibilidad, or Death of the Worker"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If you are a member of a union (especially if you're an officer or hold other clout with your union), urge them to extend an invitation to the San Francisco Mime Troupe to perform POSIBILIDAD, or Death of the Worker.

Rev. Otis Moss at Obama's Faith Council

Eboo Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

The President sounded the call of history. "I suspect that someday in the future, we'll look back at this Faith Council as a model of how things should be done."

The Sit-Ins Remembered: A Fight for Much More Than a Hamburger

Hasan Kwame Jeffries | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hasan Kwame Jeffries

Fifty years after the sit-ins, far too many people, African Americans in particular, and poor people and people of color in general, are denied their freedom rights.

Health Reform Sit-Ins Thursday Across U.S.; Police Threaten Arrests

Huffington Post | Philip Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Rather than standing for a cause, people across America are sitting in to draw attention to their frustrations with our country's health care system a...

Obama Embraces Chicago Factory Sit-In: Symbol of New Wave of Activism

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Dreier

The bold factory take-over by the Republic workers in Chicago may be a fluke, or it just could be the opening salvo of a new wave of grassroots activism inspired by Obama's campaign.