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Street Dogs: American Musicians Stand Up For Tibet's Imprisoned Artists (VIDEO)

Heidiminx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
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The tools of our culture may have changed, but we are STILL capable of using the tools of our culture to amass a widespread movement for change.

A Tribute to Joe Strummer: Use Your Voice

Heidiminx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
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In honor of Joe Strummer's 59th birthday, I'd like to encourage his fans everywhere to stand up, do something, fight for something -- change something.

Save Zanskar DIY: Supporting an Endangered Culture From Your Living Room

Heidiminx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
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The aim of Save Zanskar is to promote education, and save the distinct culture of this very poor, traditionally Tibetan region of northern India.

Tattoos: Inked for a Cause

Heidiminx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
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Over a year and a half ago, I started a column for InkedMag.com, called Inked for A Cause -- it combined two of my passions: socially-minded people and my 20-year love affair with body art.

The Dalai Lama's Message and Youth Who Enable it

Heidiminx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
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The Dalai Lama delivered his annual March statement to the Tibetan people, stressing the free flow of information within China as the means for building greater understanding of the true situation in Tibet.

Hard Work, Tattoos and Changing the Status Quo

Heidiminx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
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I have so many brilliant friends and students in Delhi who want to work, but cannot find jobs. I began to think of the Internet cafes here that sit dormant. I knew they could be put to use.

What's Special About the Specials

Heidiminx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Bands like The Beat, The Specials, Madness and The Special A.K.A dominated the airwaves and dance floors. The movement behind these songs was political, it was for change.

Human Rights Soundbytes

Heidiminx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
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Two weeks ago, I found a video that asked people on the street: What are human rights? People were better able to explain what they weren't -- but not what they were.