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We Need Whistleblowers: A Focus on Anonymous

George Elerick | Posted 08.12.2014 | Religion
George Elerick

With the onslaught of a string of police brutality stories over the last few years, including the grotesque nature of the Thomas Kelly incident, we are living in incredibly precarious times where those in power have let it go to their heads.

#AOLBUILD Hosts Director Extraordinaire Rob Reiner

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "If you are a creative person, you try to create things that are an extension of yourself" - professed Hollywood's jack-of...

Activist, Millennial Denounces Climate Change Denier

Christopher Norris | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green
Christopher Norris

After years in the rumor mill, it's safe to say Mother Nature is bipolar, but it's not her fault. For decades, analysts have pointed to a steady decline in the Earth's natural environment.

Teenager Takes a High Stand Against Climate Change

Julia Orr | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Julia Orr

Sticking your head in the sand and thinking that climate change won't happen in our lifetime or won't affect us is short-sighted, to say the least. It will.

I Am Big

Erica Shay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Erica Shay

That day, I learned something about myself that would change my life forever. How had I been skipping school, sleeping in and not doing my homework on the same day that other kids were walking seven, or 10 miles to school?

The Failure of the Rule of Law: Joshua "Skelly" Stafford Sentenced 10 years for Terrorism

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

One could argue that a 10-year sentence for the horrific act of attempting to blow up a bridge is too light a sentence. But in the case that has come to be known as the Cleveland 4, one would be dead wrong.

Art for a Cause -- Marrying Creative Passion With Conviction

Hope Gainer | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
Hope Gainer

Vanessa is an avant-garde artist with a conceptual approach, a figurative touch and a street savvy feel. She tries to convey positive messages through her art and often does so in several different languages.

An Educator-Activist Praises the Community College Movement

DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D. | Posted 10.06.2013 | College
DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.

I believe deeply that community colleges are still part of a crucial movement in our great country -- that we are critical to the future economic health of our country and the continuation of the American Dream.

The Many Faces of Teacher Activism

David Chura | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
David Chura

When I was recently asked if I thought teachers today needed to be activists I didn't hesitate in my answer: "Being a teacher, almost by definition, means being an activist."

Finding Common Ground Between Sexuality and Spirituality

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.20.2013 | Religion
Antonia Blumberg

If religious, spiritual, activist and LGBT organizations, alike, are invested in nurturing a sustainable and fulfilling future, they have only to gain from providing the fodder for common ground.

This Is Activism's Moment

Hugh Hogan | Posted 04.01.2013 | New York
Hugh Hogan

How do we build on this essential post-election moment, in which the forces of progress have a shot at shoring up reforms of the last century, and making our system more fair, just and compassionate?

Maggie Q, Shark Hugger

Sierra | Posted 01.20.2013 | Celebrity
Sierra

In the high-action TV show Nikita, Maggie Q plays the title character, a coolheaded rogue assassin being hunted by secret agents. In real life, though, she wouldn't harm a fly -- or any other living thing.

Making LGBT Great: Dana Beyer

Christopher Dyer | Posted 12.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Christopher Dyer

By being a pioneer on the campaign trail, a committed social justice activist and a tireless advocate for transgender equality, Dana Beyer is making LGBT great.

Mike Epps Will Play Richard Pryor in Nina Simone Biopic

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.16.2012 | Entertainment

Actor Mike Epps is joining the cast of "Nina," the Nina Simone biopic written and directed by Cynthia Mort. Epps will play comedian Richard Pryor,...

Unlike the Anti-Nukes & Cold War Activists, Occupy Will Not Put 1,000,000 People on the Street. Does It Matter?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.18.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

If Peace Action has its way, money will first of all be moved from funding weapons of war to bankrolling public works projects. If Occupy has its way, money will be moved from Wall Street banks to local savings and loans.

Your Start-Up Life: Find Leaders Better Than You

Rana Florida | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

A modern day super-activist, Executive Director and co-founder of One Jamie Drummond's adversaries are global poverty, hunger, climate change, AIDS and other infectious diseases. His mission is literally to help save millions of lives.

A Reluctant Activist Gets Tutored By Gloria Feldt and Lilith

Lisa Levart | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Lisa Levart

Faced with the overwhelming reality of our world in which women are so often oppressed and victimized, I wonder: shouldn't I stop pretending that certain political conversations fall within the boundaries of what's normal and sane?

Annie's Song

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

Ann Fonfa, Founder of Annieappleseed Project. The table is set and nicely filled with the meal of the day. Ann sits, straight back, eyes blazing,...

Around the World in 10 Photos

Posted 05.05.2012 | World

From Argentina to Zimbabwe, the monumental to the day-to-day, each week, HuffPost World will present some of the most remarkable images from across th...

Homeowner Activists Will Be Crushed Under Their Own Weight

Richard Zombeck | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Richard Zombeck

The divisiveness, infighting, and turf wars have made it easy for the ones who created this mess to run roughshod over the American people and the laws that were meant to protect them.

NRA pushed 'stand your ground' laws across the nation

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan Ferriss, iWatch NewsIn 2004, the National Rifle Association honored Republican Florida state legislator Dennis Baxley with a plum endorseme...

Derrick Bell: Changing the Odds for Others

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Throughout his storied career as a lawyer, law professor, and legal scholar until his death last October at age 80, Derrick Bell was well-known for his willingness to stand up and speak out about the injustices he saw around him, even when it cost him his own positions.

Ai Weiwei Pays Up

AP/ The Huffington Post | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 01.15.2012 | Arts

BEIJING -- Outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei said he deposited a $1.3 million guarantee into a government bank account Tuesday out of concern for his...

Wall Street Occupennial, A Database Of Protest Art

Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.07.2011 | Arts

For the past 3 weeks Occupy Wall Street (OWS) has shaken up our nation in what one protester called a "protest movement not seen in America since the ...

Jeanmarie Simpson -- Artivist in the Modern Landscape (Part 2)

Dylan Brody | Posted 12.05.2011 | Arts
Dylan Brody

In the second portion of the conversation I moved beyond questions of content and inspiration and was able to really begin learning about her creative process.