There are of course countless ways to further our goals as we become a more productive, egalitarian society, but ultimately, 'we the people' are the ones that have the power to demand institutional reform.
Dharamsala India is home to many NGOs: some, like the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy, address politics, while others, like Lha, teach English, photography and computers to local Tibetan refugees.
Precisely at a time when the world seems to be spinning out of control, it is heartening to see the emergence of a new global ethic of social responsibility capturing the minds and hearts of young people all over America.
Despite a penal code that criminalizes homosexual acts with penalties of upwards of 10 years of imprisonment, Uganda has witnessed an astounding flowering of gay and lesbian organizations in recent years.
If Facebook is in the business of deciding what constitutes hate speech, they must be evenhanded about it. The cruelty of many extant groups cannot go unchecked, and we must all remind Facebook of this until they're gone.
Great activist movies portray the ongoing struggle between the welfare of working people and larger societal forces, seemingly beyond their control, that threaten their integrity, livelihood, and often, their very survival.
I am being told that it will be "unlikely" for me to make my way out of Gaza due to the ongoing Israeli-Egyptian siege that has closed borders on every front. Gaza is the largest open air prison in the world.