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Living in Exile: Ethiopian Journalist Betre Yacob Struggles

Maura Kelly | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Maura Kelly

In April 2011, I traveled to Ethiopia on a humanitarian mission with non-profit organization Helping Other People (HOPe). While there we witnessed crushing poverty in cities and rural villages and encountered hope and strength in the people we worked with.

Dress Code Violator!

Teri Biebel | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media
Teri Biebel

I saw this in my news feed today and you know I just had to say something. This girl wore a skirt to school, the school officials deemed it too short ...

Doing the Right Stuff Right for Human Rights

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jim Fruchterman

Martus enables human rights defenders on the front lines of fighting abuse to stay safe and protects the identities of those who would face violence and repression for telling their stories.

Coal Rogue State of Emergency Tonight: Illinois Farm Town Fights Second High Hazard Coal Slurry Dam

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.14.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

When Hillsboro residents gather this evening for a public hearing on a controversial permit proposal by a coal company to build a second toxic coal slurry impoundment within city limits, the stakes will go beyond the threatened health of this Illinois farm town.

Does America Have A Secret Crush On The TSA?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.07.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Yes, terrorists have been stopped, but neither the underwear bomber nor the shoe bomber were apprehended by the TSA. They were stopped by alert passengers.

Fire in Oslo Over Liu's Nobel Peace Prize

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

China threatened "consequences" if governments supported Liu Xiaobo by attending the Nobel Prize ceremony this year. The strategy worked. More governments declined invitations than ever before.

Lucia Graves

BP Defends Record As 'Safe And Reliable' Despite Hundreds Of Egregious Violations | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Despite a clear public record to the contrary, BP is continuing its public relations effort to define the blowout that has been spewing oil into the G...

Jason Linkins

Massey CEO Blankenship Says His Critics Are 'Evil' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is really upset that after years of neglect and safety violations led to a terrible tragedy in his Upper Big Branch ...

Computer Glitch Missed Eight Safety Violations At Upper Big Branch Mine

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A computer error prevented the West Virginia coal mine where 29 workers died in an explosion last week from receiving a warning abo...

Jason Linkins

Massey CEO Blankenship Has Complained About 'Nonsensical' Regulation | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Another way of saying that the rules are "difficult to comply with" is to say: "On the other hand, we're just fine racking up multiple violations."

Tip of Iceberg of Massey's Titanic Violations: 72-Foot Tidal Wave of Coal Sludge Looms Above Affected Mining Communities

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

As heroic rescue teams attempt to reach the missing miners, another potential disaster instigated by reckless Massey Energy regulatory violations and oversight looms above the very heads of these affected coal mining communities.

Jason Linkins

Jeff Biggers: Hold Mining Industry 'Outlaws' Accountable (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CNN's Kiran Chetry conducted an interview today with Jeff Biggers, journalist and author of "Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in th...

Dan De Vaul, California Rancher, Jailed For Housing Homeless

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For eight years, Dan de Vaul has provided shelter for about dozens of homeless people on his 72-acre ranch. Now, the rancher is serving 90 days in ja...