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Despite Passage of Time, Rage in Baltimore Has Potential to Reheat | Posted 11.25.2015 | Black Voices

The first of the police officers who were charged with Freddie Gray's death goes on trial at the end of November. The judge has imposed a gag order on all the participants. But it hasn't held back various voices from commentary on what went wrong and what could happen.

The 1976 Soweto Uprising in South Africa

ADST | Posted 10.29.2015 | World

By the 1970's, South Africa's majority black communities were sick and tired of Apartheid's oppressive policies, which led to an increase in violence, protests and militant activity. However, not all organizations and group efforts to fight apartheid involved violence.

What Is a 21st Century Brand? New Book Provokes Industry Debate

Scott Goodson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Books
Scott Goodson

I am deeply hurt by the words of Nick Kendall. Hurt because as I read them I smiled and I shouldn't smile my doctor says, since I have a couple of broken bones. Having read his new book, I think he may be on to something here.

Baltimore Rising: How the Fight of an Abandoned City Is Challenging America's Integrity

Julian Mitchell | Posted 06.08.2015 | Black Voices
Julian Mitchell

Despite poetic mantras championing the American Dream and romanticized ideas of equality regarding race, gender and sexuality -- laws were not instituted to protect or factor morality.

Is My Upset in Vain? On the Fatigue of Another #Baltimore

Jarrett Hill | Posted 05.04.2015 | Black Voices
Jarrett Hill

Is there even any value in my pain, frustration or trying to use my voice? Is there any point in trying to engage my fellow American in dialogue that can bring about awareness? Should I even waste my breath trying to explain to you why Black people are sick and tired of being sick and tired?

Watch the Impossible Become the Inevitable

Indra Adnan | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Indra Adnan

What we have been witnessing across the world in the form of uprisings are not simply a loud shout for single issues. These are people who bring with them new practices, new social values, new forms of organizing and a plethora of new ideas.

Fixing the Double Democratic Deficit

Danny Sriskandarajah | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Danny Sriskandarajah

Governments and international institutions both need to listen to and include these voices -- radical reform is necessary to make decision-making processes open and governance more democratic, and less susceptible to elite manipulation.

Christoph Lueneburger Tells How to Have a 'Culture of Purpose'

Scott Goodson | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Scott Goodson

There are challenges that modern leaders cannot achieve without a culture of purpose. Building one will help attract the best minds and talent who are looking for meaning not simply employment.

Sudan's Bloody Crackdown on Civilian Protestors: Does the U.S. Have Anything to Say?

Eric Reeves | Posted 12.07.2013 | World
Eric Reeves

Only powerful reform can allow Sudan to emerge from present barbarism, and yet Secretary Kerry had nothing to say to Ali Karti on the matter.

Burma's 8888: A Movement That Lives on

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 10.08.2013 | World
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

In view of the upcoming national census in 2014 in Myanmar and the general election in 2015, it is increasingly important for the 88 Generation student leaders to build trust and improve the shaky relations between ethnic Burmans and the erstwhile frontier people.

Egypt Has Restored to the Arab Uprising its Insistence on Reform and Freedom

Raghida Dergham | Posted 09.04.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

The Arab Spring took a deep refreshing breath this week, after it had been hijacked by despotism, monopoly of power, and the tendency to monopolize de...

Safety Off...

David Trumble | Posted 03.15.2013 | Crime
David Trumble


Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet at the Joyce Theater

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 05.18.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

Fluid and changeable, they flatter dancers: Each beautiful position bleeds into the next one, so that mistakes and flaws don't have time to crystallize. Not that it's hard to make Cedar Lake's dancers -- ballet's cool kids -- look good.

Remembering Revolution: A Few Thoughts on the 20th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots/Uprising.

Javon Johnson | Posted 07.02.2012 | Black Voices
Javon Johnson

As we reflect on the 20th anniversary of one of the most significant human events in recent history, many are asking if we are better off now than just two decades before. While I understand the impetus for this kind of thinking, the question is far too simplistic.

How To Make A Difference (PHOTO)

Carolita Johnson | Posted 10.08.2011 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson

You'd think there'd be some kind of general uprising against the way large corporations are still not raising salaries or even hiring until they get more tax breaks. Good thing there's social media, or they'd be quaking in their boots...

"Syria's Rulers Cannot Hold Back the Arab Spring"

Meedan | Posted 10.02.2011 | World

As part of the Meedan translation series on the Arab Spring, a journalist from Homs recounts his experience of living through an uprising facing a vio...

The Carnage Continues in Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

A quiet city in the north of Afghanistan ignited today after yet another NATO night raid reportedly tore another family apart. Thousands of people took to the streets, again chanting, "Death to America!" as they pelted Karzai's billboards with mud and stones.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: 7 Books To Remember The 100th Anniversary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

One hundred years ago today, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire killed 175 people who were either trapped or leapt to their death to escape the flames. The ...

Tehran's Dilemma in Trying to Have It Both Ways

Alireza Jafarzadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alireza Jafarzadeh

To no one's surprise, the regime ruling Iran is watching the unrest in the Middle East and North Africa, searching for a way to exploit the outcomes to its advantage.

Obama Should Give Second Cairo Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

People in America need to hear this type of leadership, and the people in the region who are risking everything -- including their lives -- to protest tyranny absolutely deserve to hear from Obama at this point.

Demonstrators Overthrow Al Jazeera

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

(Doha, Qatar) - In the latest twist to the wave of protests spreading across the Middle East, demonstrators have overthrown the Al Jazeera television ...

Revolutionary Thoughts

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Don't expect an outcome equal to the (mostly) peaceful overthrows in Tunisia and Egypt in every single country now affected by this "people power" movement. There are major differences from country to country.

What the South Side of Chicago Could Learn From Egypt

Anne Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Anne Sobel

The South Side has so much to offer. Yet we've allowed it to fall into decay through sheer greed and ignorance.

Egypt's Revolt: Puncturing the Myth of Arab Immaturity

Sharon Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sharon Waxman

It's the day after the Egyptian revolution, and now it's time for us in the West to take our man-pill. Our public posture has always been that we sup...

Why Egypt's Nonviolent Victory Is a Win for Us All

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

The movement in Egypt had been planned carefully and had been effective in conveying the need for both sustained pressure on the regime and strict nonviolent discipline.