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Reflections From a Colleague -- Justice and Community Building

Kavita N. Ramdas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kavita N. Ramdas

I was deeply moved by this piece that my friend and colleague, Yasmin Qureshi, wrote. It spoke to me in the aftermath of the outrageous responses I h...

The Wrong Debate: Why We Should Stop Debating Technology's Relevance and Start Figuring Out How to Effectively Leverage It

Susannah Vila | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Susannah Vila

As new technologies are not going anywhere and activists are bound to incorporate them, it's an opportune time to take concrete steps towards shaping the next 10 years of activism.

Women Dominate... Almost!

Juliette Fretté | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Juliette Fretté

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.

9/11 Reflection: Let Us Not Waste The Limited Number of Hours We Have Left

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

9/11 brings back haunting memories. Having buried by brother and mother almost back-to-back just before 9/11, losing all three of my life-long mentor...

Self Portrait No. 1: I'm A New Radical

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Why not run a series of New Radical self-portraits? Ask a bunch of people who are making a difference through their work to speak to you directly, by answering four simple questions.

Ideas For Tibet

Heidiminx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Heidiminx

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.

Youth, Religion and Social Responsibility: Part II

Rabbi Sid Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Sid Schwarz

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.

The Kuchu Beehive

Mark Canavera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Canavera

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.

FILM: Is Brazilian Film The Future?

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauri Lyons

This year's Premiere Brazil film festival hosted by the Museum of Modern Art and the Rio Film Festival produced a line up of films that can best be described as the art of social activism.

John Legend Talks New Album With The Roots, Politics And Twitter

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

"We were kinda inspired by what was going on with the election and all the increased levels of activism and optimism, and we wanted to make an album that captured that sentiment."

Facebook Allows Hate Speech Against Fat People

Laura Beck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Laura Beck

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.

Journey of a Citizen

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Too much awareness is a tough burden to carry. I got an email the other day from a reader who opened up the deep, confusing paradox of being a citizen of the American empire.

Youth, Religion and Social Responsibility: Part I

Rabbi Sid Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Sid Schwarz

It is possible to strengthen both religious identity as well as a commitment to greater social responsibility by following five principles: inform, empower, inspire, motivate and contextualize.

How to Engage Youth in a Post-Obama Presidential Campaign World

HeathCliff Rothman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
HeathCliff Rothman

The What's Your Issue Film Competition is asking young social innovators to make a three-minute video explaining their idea for a project that would address a current national problem.

Latin American Gays: Post-Left Leftists

Javier Corrales | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Javier Corrales

When most straight people are forced to think about gay people, they usually think of one thing first, sex. A political scientist might focus instead ...

Memorial for Social Activist Betty Millard (1911-2010)

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Betty Millard of Chicago, a long-time social activist had danced with Zhou Enlai after the Chinese Revolution and then was called to testify as a host...

Thoughts on Haiti, And the Spirit of Activism in Film

John Farr | Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

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.

Kickstarter: A New Way to Support Good Work

Tracy Hepler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tracy Hepler

Have you ever had a brilliant idea to do something good in the world, but needed a little bit of cash to get you off the ground? Well the folks over at Kickerstarter have heard you.

Helping Gloria Steinem Celebrate Her 75th Birthday

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Steinem was humble, displayed a wonderful sense of humor, and showed a strong dedication to continuing her work for social change. "Hope is a form of planning," she said.

What in the World Is a Social Entrepreneur?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Social entrepreneurs show us that enabling others to lead lives of belonging and contribution is a truer measure of value, one that is priceless.

Mothers Take Center Stage?

Joellen Raderstorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Joellen Raderstorf

Mothers, it may sound crazy, but it's time for us to rule the world. We spend the money, we raise future generations, we connect the dots and we talk about it.

Bassnectar On Change: "I Want To Make A Social Impact"

Causecast | Brandon Deroche and Nicholas Chung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The following interview originally appeared on Causecast.org Bassnectar is Lorin Ashton's multi-faceted electronic music and social experimentation p...

11 Twitter Activists You Should Be Following

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Tired of reading tweets about breakfast and balloon boys? We've compiled a list of some of the top activists on Twitter, many of whom you might not ev...

Women in Hip-Hop: The B-girl Be Festival

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Lauri Lyons

When it comes to women in hip-hop, don't call it a comeback. Women have been here for years.

No Way Out: I'm Trapped in Gaza

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

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.