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No Cowards Here: Boycotts as Non-Violent Resistance

Andre E. Johnson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Religion
Andre E. Johnson

When we stand collectively -- when we are prepared to make a statement, when we stand in our convictions, when we replace fear with faith -- boycotts, a nonviolent way to resist evil, tend to work.

Starbucks Enters Same-Sex Marriage Boycott Wars

Sam Fiorella | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Sam Fiorella

The key here is that more often than not, controversy sells. Precedent seems to have been set. Expect more of these public 'us vs. them' stances being made by corporate CEOs and an equally decisive reaction from activists.

Interview With Patrik Gallineaux, Stolichnaya's LGBT National Brand Ambassador, on Stoli Boycott and Protests

Jason Rowan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Rowan

When I ran into Gallineaux -- quite by chance -- in Key West, I tried to clarify some of the issues that were troubling me. Although you've got to be wary of taking a corporate spokesperson's words at face value, Gallineaux's sincerity and dedication to his community are hard to deny.

Pastamore: A Love Story About Gays and Pasta (NSFW VIDEO)

Carl Sandler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

2013-10-01-pastamorevidstillsmall.pngBarilla boasted that his company would never make a commercial featuring a gay family, so we said, "Fork you, Barilla," and decided to make our own.

A Call for Prayer -- and Action -- Against Violence in America

Bernice A. King | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Bernice A. King

In the name of "national security,' our government spends billions every week on military weapons and action in other nations. But we must face the painful reality that violence in our schools and communities is also a very legitimate concern with respect to national security.

Chicken With a Side of Bigotry: Chick-fil-A's Ungodly Business Plan

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 09.17.2012 | Food
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Chick-fil-A makes a chicken sandwich so good that footballer Cassanova McKinzy chose a college based on the proximity of said sandwich. So good that some people drive miles to imbibe. So good that God said only straight people can eat them. Wait... what?

Egypt's Conscientious Objectors

Adel Iskandar | Posted 08.16.2012 | World
Adel Iskandar

This is an election devoid of legal legitimacy from conception to execution. Nevertheless, the Egyptian electorate has been forced to sleepwalk through the voting process as if walking the plank toward outcomes already vetted by the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.

Boycotting Rat Infested Wal-Mart Not the Answer

Steven Kurlander | Posted 08.14.2012 | Business
Steven Kurlander

Recently, the news dominating the Catskills Mountains of upstate New York has centered on ongoing health violations at the local Monticello Wal-Mart -- and some are advocating a boycott of the store until they clean up their mess.

Of Books, Boycotts, and Killer Whales

David Kirby | Posted 04.21.2012 | Books
David Kirby

My new book about killer whales in captivity -- Death at SeaWorld -- does not hit stores for another five months, and already there are two online petitions (here is one) to boycott the title and urge booksellers and the media to ignore and reject the book.

Occupy's Next Move?

Maria Armoudian | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics
Maria Armoudian

While many supporters of the Occupy demonstrators are agitated over public officials' growing demands that the Occupy settlers move off the occupied grounds, how might the Occupy movement move forward?

Elise Foley

State Lawmakers Weigh Costs Of Copying Arizona On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Arizona passed its contentious immigration enforcement bill, SB 1070, last April, state legislatures across the country took note....

I'm With Stupid: Iran Saves 2012 London Olympics From Pointlessness

Todd Hartley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

While the world waits with bated breath to see if Japan can avert a nuclear disaster, we can all at least breathe a sigh of relief knowing that anothe...

20 Life Lessons Learned From Shopping

Lillian Daniel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lillian Daniel

Be grateful for what you have. Sometimes we search for the treasure out there when it is already waiting for us back at home.

Palestinians Try More Peaceful Resistance: Less Violence, More Protest Marches And Boycotts Of Settler Goods

New York Times | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Senior Palestinian leaders -- men who once commanded militias -- are joining unarmed protest marches against Israeli policies a...

Jason Linkins

American Family Association's "War On Christmas" Gap Boycott Is A Fatwa Fail

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier every year, and with it comes the idiotic fringe-media meme that's come to be known as the "War On Christ...

This Title Could Never Do Justice to How Much Christmas Is Pissing Me off This Year

Richard Laermer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Laermer

Can we get rid of this two week hiatus--and move on over to 1/04/10? Do we need the time off that badly? Am I Scrooge-worthy? Or am I just sensible?...

Boycott Alabama: Joe Babiasz, Big Three Sympathizer Angry At Sen. Shelby, Starts Site

WWJ Newsradio 950 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Joe Babiasz says he's sick of the 'circus of the Senate hearings'--and he wants 49 states and the District of Columbia to boycott the state of Alabama...

Proposition 8 Backlash: What's Wrong with Discriminating Against Those Who Want to Discriminate?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

When hate or smugness affects one of our neighbor's quality of life and places him or her on a pedestal below, it deprives that person of the chance to be happy and fulfilled.