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Much Ado About Herbalife

Michael de Portu | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Michael de Portu

Would you not expect the stock to gradually move upward from there? And so it did.

Anonymous Extraordinaries

Catherine Okafor | Posted 03.04.2013 | Impact
Catherine Okafor

I believe as activists we need to acknowledge the AMAZING work that we work countless hours in order to create change for the causes, communities, and organizations that we are passionate about.

50 Young Progressive Activists Who Are Changing America

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

In the next decade, America will be transformed by a new wave of progressive activism, led primarily by organizers, thinkers, and politicians born after 1960.

Tunisian Media Aren't Quite Free Yet

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.25.2012 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Tunisian reformers, activists, bloggers, journalists and others who suffered under Ben Ali are eager to see radical changes in record time, which may not be realistic, as the dust has yet to settle on their country's revolution.

LGBT Support Group Formed At Very Unlikely Campus

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.22.2012 | College

Bob Jones University, a Christian institution notorious for their controversial fundamentalist views, now has a new LGBT support group on campus, KLTV...

Janell Ross

Jose Antonio Vargas: Happy Despite Being Left Out Of Obama Administration's Immigration Reprieve

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 06.18.2012 | Latino Voices

On Friday, when President Barack Obama and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that the administration will protect a...

A True People's Party: Chen and China -- Toe to Toe!

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 07.04.2012 | World
Mark R. Kennedy

The degree to which Chen Guangcheng has put the planet's two most powerful nations in uncomfortable positions and forced a delicate diplomatic dance reflects, in part, the rising power of activists and protesters.

Where Did All the Liberal Civil Liberties Advocates Go?

Noah Baron | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Noah Baron

If civil liberties mean anything to liberals, we need to start criticizing violations of those civil liberties regardless of who perpetrates them -- and that criticism must be done with the same urgency as always.

A Success Worse Than Failure? Lessons From Activist Campaigns in South Africa and Sudan

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

For activist movements seeking positive change, there is only one thing worse than obscurity: the infliction of unintended negative consequences on those you are trying to help.

Don't Dismiss 'Slacktivists' -- Give Them The Tools To Do More

Bob McKinnon | Posted 05.25.2012 | Impact
Bob McKinnon

How does social change happen - with marches or clicks? To anyone who grew up in the 60's this seems like an absurd, if not offensive question. But t...

Fashioning a Trend for Human Rights in Congo

Emmanuelle Chriqui | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact
Emmanuelle Chriqui

It is time to bridge the gap between the suffering in Congo, and American consumers. We have the power to pressure companies to clean up their supply chains and not source from mines controlled by armed groups. We can demand that our products be conflict-free.

Feminist Zinefest in Brooklyn

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 04.22.2012 | New York
Jenna Henry Hansen

Zines are usually found at small, independent bookstores, but zinefests are a popular way to sell, swap and share resources. I chatted with co-organizer Elvis Bakaitis to find out more about the Feminist Zinefest.

There Is Only One Issue In America

Steven Van Zandt | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics
Steven Van Zandt

Yes, we can demonstrate. We can march. We can write and sign petitions to our representatives. We can occupy. But the truth is, other than the value of venting, we're wasting our time.

Tyler Kingkade

Could This Be The First Occupy Wall Street Commercial?

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The director behind what could be considered the first commercial promoting the Occupy Wall Street movement also made a video for an unl...

Tyler Kingkade

Protesters Travel From Far Away To Join The Occupy Movement In D.C

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.08.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Cynthia Dalton has no health insurance, no home and has been unemployed for five years. She was taken in to live with her family, but he...

Tyler Kingkade

Van Jones: Progressives Should Be Like The Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former White House environmental adviser Van Jones is calling on progressive activists to be more like the Tea Party in order to take ba...

Tyler Kingkade

Worker Activists Deliver Petitions Against Jobless Discrimination To Capitol Hill

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Labor advocates delivered 250,000 petitions in support of an initiative to ban hiring discrimination against the jobless on Wednesday, h...

Saki Knafo

Maikel Nabil Sanad, On Hunger Strike in Egypt, Is Dying, Says Family

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.15.2011 | World

Back in March, when the ouster of Hosni Mubarak was still fresh, the Egyptian government arrested a 25-year-old blogger named Maikel Nabil Sanad and s...

Women Warriors: Not Your Everyday Desperate Housewives

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 08.17.2011 | Women
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

The women warriors I am referring to are not packing a pistol or taking orders from anyone. These women warriors are fiercely feminine and fully equipped with more powerful energy, creative inspiration, deep intuition, knowing, and vision.

Saki Knafo

Giving A Face To 'Anonymous': A Meeting With A Member Of The Secret Society Of Hackers

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 08.15.2011 | Technology

Here's the thing about the secret international brotherhood of Internet bandits called Anonymous: It's kind of hard to get an interview with them. Whe...

12 Arrested For Feeding Homeless

Posted 08.10.2011 | Home

Over the past week, twelve members of food activist group Food Not Bombs have been arrested in Orlando for giving free food to groups of homeless peop...

Three Pakistanis: All Young, All Talented, All Women

Dilara Hafiz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dilara Hafiz

In a patriarchal society rife with tribalism, it's remarkable that the women are the engineers of social change. Keep an eye on these three visionaries in particular.

On 9th Anniversary of Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility, Activists "Witness Against Torture"

James M. Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
James M. Russell

The announcement by White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs that "it's gonna be a while" before the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility closes did not deter nearly 200 activists in Washington, DC on a snowy January 11.

Activists Act, Don't Wait, As Senate Holds More Hearings on Future of DADT

James M. Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Russell

Despite ridicule and numerous letdowns, LGBT activists have continued to push Obama toward his campaign platform when he has catered to the right.

Politically Active Americans Facing Searches and Surveillance

Kevin Zeese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Zeese

FBI searches highlight a dangerous trend: domestic surveillance of peace and other activists. Americans need to understand the context of these raids so they can work to stop the infringement of constitutional rights.