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Partaw Naderi: "Democracies deal with citizens, not ethnicities"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Partaw Naderi is the one of the only Afghan poets whose work is widely translated into different languages. He writes frequently about democracy, huma...

Shukria Haidar: "I was forced to leave my country"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Shukria Haidar is a human rights activist. She sought refuge in France following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and founded NEGAR, an association...

Ahmad Wali Massoud: "Those who look to the past cannot plan our future"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Ahmad Wali Massoud is a prominent Afghan politician and head of the Massoud Foundation. He is the younger brother of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the well-know...

Azita Rafa't: 'It Was the Day When 10,000 Rockets Hit the City'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Azita Rafa'at is a human and women's rights activist from Badghis province. She was a people's representative in the Emergency Loya Jirga to elect the...

New Online Publication Highlights the Altruism of Black Males

Christopher Norris | Posted 04.05.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

2014 Echoing Green Search Partner Techbook Online Publishes "The Black His-Story Book: A Collection of Narratives from Black Male Mentors." In an eff...

Kaweh Jobran: "Allow me not to wish for my daughter"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Kaweh Jobran is a professor in literature in the State University in Kapisa province and works as a journalist with national and international media b...

Dr Sima Samar: "Human rights have a value now in Afghanistan"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Dr Sima Samar is the current Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission. A doctor by training, Samar spent a decade in exile in Pak...

Rahnavard Zaryab: 'We Are Not Free to Think Here'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Rahnavard Zaryab is an influential Afghan writer and scholar. He was imprisoned during the Taraki era in 1978/79. His work has brought him into extens...

Dr Humaira Qaderi: 'When Are You Going to Burn Yourself?'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"The dominant masculine interpretations of Islam need re-thinking. Our economic model must be restructured and revised, so that women's labor is fully recognized and supported."

On MLK Day, Honoring 7 Other Activists Who Gave Their Lives For A Cause

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

As we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we wanted to acknowledge some under-appreciated activists who also sacrificed their l...

Did You Hear the One About the Serious Environmentalist?

Keith Gaby | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

If you spend time with environmental activists, you'll find that most of us don't fit the stereotype. We won't scold you for driving the wrong car or turning up the heat on a cold day, and we probably tell more jokes about ourselves than any else.

Utah: 18th in the Nation but the Last One I Expected

Jesse Jackman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Jesse Jackman

Last Friday, Utah became the 18th state in the Union to start issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. I had a feeling it wouldn't be long until I saw the phrase 'activist judge.' Why do I always find the right wing so... predictable?

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.

Millennial, Civic Leaders Advocate for America's Oldest HBCU

Christopher Norris | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

Many in the widespread coalition that make up "Heeding Cheyney's Call," are stating that the racially inequitable funding formula is the main reason that Cheyney, an all-time great institution, now has an all-time low student enrollment.

Watch: The Path of Positive Resistance

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Between them, doctors Jill Stein and Margaret Flowers have been arrested nine times. In the face of injustice in America, rather than look the other way and stick to practicing medicine, they decided to do something about it.

India's Millennial Entrepreneur Wants to Call Philly Home

Christopher Norris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

He didn't know what the word entrepreneur was, but that didn't stop him from starting his own puppet show business in sixth grade and grossing a .50 cent profit, which he divided amongst his friends to buy chocolates.

Greenpeace Activists Arrive In St. Petersburg

AP | VITNIJA SALDAVA | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The 30 people arrested following a Greenpeace protest at an Arctic oil rig were transferred ...

19 Young Activists Changing America

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Who are the young radicals and reformers among us now whose names may not be well-known to the general public, but whose activism is leading the country in a more progressive direction?

An Oasis in a Food Desert

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

On this week's Moyers & Company, historian and author Peter Dreier tells us that the current political crisis is fraught with possibility for progressives in America -- and shares the reasons he continues to be optimistic.

Greenpeace Protesters Denied Bail In Russia

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2013 | Green

* Environmental protesters being held on piracy charges * First foreigners to appeal against detention fail ...

Watch: Wendell Berry on His Hopes for Humanity

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In a rare television interview, environmental legend and writer Wendell Berry leaves his Kentucky farm for an inspiring conversation on Moyers & Company.

Greenpeace Stages Vigils For Activists Held In Russia

Agence France Presse | Dmitry Zaks | Posted 12.06.2013 | Green

Greenpeace supporters held vigils across the world Saturday in support of 30 activists jailed by Russia after a protest against Arctic oil drilling, s...

Russian Court Jails 6 More Greenpeace Activists

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 11.29.2013 | Green

MOSCOW — A court in the northern Russian city of Murmansk on Sunday sent all eight remaining Greenpeace activists to jail for two months, showin...

Are College Males The Real Victims? This Men's Rights Activist Says So

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.27.2013 | College

Fewer and fewer males are enrolling in college institutions, and one men's rights activist argues that it's because men "don't feel that welcome on ca...

Russia Jails Greenpeace Activists

AP | ALEXANDER ROSLYAKOV and NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green

MURMANSK, Russia — A Russian court on Thursday jailed the U.S. captain of a Greenpeace ship along with a Russian photographer and more than a do...